Lakeridge Health Announces New Chief of Staff and Thanks Dr. Tony Stone for a Decade of Service

Posted on Wednesday November 23, 2022

DURHAM REGION – Lakeridge Health is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Randy Wax as the new Chief of Staff, effective December 1, 2022.

Dr. Wax joined Lakeridge Health in 2010 as Section Chief of Critical Care, helping to evolve the service into an expanded regional academic critical care site in Oshawa, and led the formation of a multi-site department at the Ajax Pickering and Bowmanville Hospitals. Most recently, Dr. Wax served as the Medical Director of Academic Affairs, as well as President of the Medical Staff Association, having previously served on the Executive.

Dr. Wax is also the Central East Sub-Region Lead for Critical Care in conjunction with Ontario Health. In addition, he has worked as a Transport Medicine Physician with Ornge, Ontario’s air ambulance and critical care transport service.

Within academia, Dr. Wax is an Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine and the Regional Director of Clinical Education with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University. He also serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and has held a faculty role at Ontario Tech University.

As well, Dr. Wax is an active researcher and has lectured extensively. He has published numerous papers and book chapters on medical education, health-care simulation, cardiac arrest, septic shock, disaster management, and end-of-life care. One of his papers on COVID-19 patient care has been downloaded more than 100,000 times around the globe and cited in more than 1,000 research papers.

Dr. Wax has received specialty certifications in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Emergency Medical Services. He has also been inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and has received numerous awards from the Society of Critical Care Medicine for his leadership in education, clinical care, and international disaster management. As well, he was selected by the Canadian Association for Medical Education to receive the 2018 Certificate of Merit Award for his commitment to medical education.

“Dr. Wax is a highly accomplished and respected physician in our Durham Region communities and beyond, as well as a recognized regional and provincial leader in critical care and medical education and we are ecstatic that he will be joining us in this new capacity,” said Cordelia Clarke Julien, Chair, Board of Trustees.

Cordelia adds that “along with this exciting announcement, the Board wants to thank and recognize Dr. Tony Stone for serving as Chief of Staff over the last 10 years. Lakeridge Health has greatly benefited from Dr. Stone’s leadership, his active role in the community, and the respect and relationships that he has earned and developed across Durham Region. His steadfast commitment to people, both internal and external to Lakeridge Health, is immeasurable and his impact will be felt for generations to come.”

Dr. Stone will continue to remain a part of Lakeridge Health as a privileged staff member.


About Lakeridge Health
With five hospitals, four emergency departments, three critical care units, a long-term care home, a full range of medical and surgical specialties, and more than 20 community health-care locations, Lakeridge Health offers some of the broadest and most comprehensive range of acute care, ambulatory care, and long-term care services in Ontario.

Lakeridge Health is home to several regional specialty centres and services, including the Central East Regional Cancer Program, R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre, The Shoulder Centre, and eye care and chronic kidney disease services. Additionally, we are proud to serve our community with a full suite of inpatient, ambulatory, and community-based mental health and addictions services, as well as provide safe, high-quality, compassionate care in our state-of-the-art long-term care home, Lakeridge Gardens.

Guided by our vision of One System. Best Health. and supported by a dedicated team of more than 7,700 staff, physicians, and volunteers, Lakeridge Health is working in collaboration with its Durham Ontario Health Team, primary care, and community partners to foster a truly integrated, regional system of care. Together, we are focused on empowering people to live their best health and fostering an accessible, inclusive, and equitable environment for all.

For more information contact:
Sharon Navarro
Manager, Public Relations and Digital Communications
Lakeridge Health