Dr. Verna Yiu is President and CEO of AHS effective June 3, 2016.

Dr. Yiu’s previous role at AHS helped oversee the integration and coordination of a diverse, complex, end-to-end health delivery model for the province through accountabilities for five functional areas: Quality & Healthcare Improvement, Strategic Clinical Networks, Clinical Informatics and Clinical Information Systems, Medical Affairs, and partnerships with academic institutions and other physician-led organizations.

Prior to joining AHS in August 2012 as Vice President, Quality and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Yiu served as Interim Dean of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta and also held senior positions in the dean’s office from 2000.

Dr. Yiu is a graduate of the University of Alberta (U of A) and Harvard University, and is currently a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta.

Dr. Yiu has also led various areas of health administration for more than 15 years, both within the health care delivery system and in academic settings. Since returning to the U of A in 1994 as a pediatric nephrologist, her leadership roles have spanned heading clinical programs to spearheading medical education reform.



Phone: 1-888-342-2471 Fax: 780-342-2060

Mailing Address:

c/o President & CEO
Seventh Street Plaza
14th Floor, North Tower
10030 – 107 Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E4

At the Core

Watch Dr. Verna Yiu's video: "Celebrating our AHS Volunteers " as part of her blog series, At the Core.

Podcast: Dr. Verna Yiu discusses her personal background, her leadership style and her to-do list for the organization.

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Employment Agreement (June 3, 2016)