Dr. Sarah Muttitt

VP & Chief Information Officer, SickKids; VP & Chief Information Officer, University Health Network


Sarah received her MD from the University of Alberta and completed her pediatric residency and neonatal fellowship at SickKids.  She went on to become a Staff Neonatologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta.  After completing her MBA at the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in 1999, Sarah began her career in eHealth.  She consulted on telehealth initiatives across Canada and the US and served as Director of MBTelehealth, the provincial telehealth network for Manitoba.   In 2004, she joined Canada Health Infoway, and, as Vice-President, Innovation and Adoption, championed the adoption and value realization of electronic health information systems across Canada. Dr. Muttitt became the Chief Information Officer for Singapore’s Ministry of Health in December 2007, responsible for the delivery of the national electronic health record and the strategic alignment of health IT initiatives to address emerging health care challenges and priorities. After returning to Canada, Sarah joined Alberta Health Services to lead the Provincial CIS Program and was appointed CMIO in October 2013. In this role, she led clinical informatics, health information management and the procurement of a province-wide clinical information system.

In July 2015, she was appointed VP, Information Management and Technology and CIO at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. At SickKids, Dr. Muttitt led the procurement and implementation of Epic as the hospital’s enterprise-wide healthcare information system, a single shared instance with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). In January 2020, Dr. Muttitt was appointed the joint Vice President and CIO for both SickKids and the University Health Network (UHN). Sarah’s clinical experience, knowledge of innovative healthcare technologies and leadership of large-scale healthcare transformation will assist both organizations as they advance digital transformation and seek more seamless integration for patients and providers and greater efficiencies across the broader healthcare system.