Linda Maxwell


As a healthcare executive, management professional, and noted innovator, Dr. Linda Maxwell has led successful institutional partnerships, public and private-sector business initiatives, and knowledge translation and commercialization activities within hospital and university settings.

Currently, Dr. Linda Maxwell is Executive Director of the Biomedical Zone, a healthcare technology and business development programme and infrastructure (business incubator) she founded. The Biomedical Zone is a first-in-class, hospital-embedded business incubator for emerging health technology companies and partnership between St. Michael's Hospital and Ryerson University.

Dr. Maxwell's breadth of experience and scope of expertise is founded on over a decade and a half as an accomplished head and neck/facial plastic surgeon, medical educator, and published author. In addition to her professional endeavors, Dr. Maxwell sits on several boards including the MedicAlert Foundation Canada, a registered charity dedicated to ensuring Canadians' life-saving information is delivered to front-line medical workers during a health emergency.

In 2016, Dr. Maxwell was named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the Women's Executive Network (WXN). Dr. Maxwell has earned a Bachelor's degree with honors from Harvard University (Biology, cum laude), an M.D. from Yale University, and an M.B.A. from University of Oxford. Dr. Maxwell completed six years of specialty surgery training at University of Toronto.