Mark Angelo vividly remembers the disbelief he felt when, at age 18, he learned that he would be a Loran Scholar. “I picked up the phone and when I realized it was the selection committee on the other side, my heart started beating double time. I’d beaten all the odds by getting this far and never thought that this could happen to me.”
Mark chose to attend the University of Toronto, where he served as music director at St. Paul’s Basilica and as vice-president of the undergraduate engineering society. He spent a formative summer teaching music in India and co-authored a research article that was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The research examined a specific drug therapy as a causative factor in blood disorders.
After graduating, Mark worked for several years as a management consultant with Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte). He then earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. In 2009 he joined Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, the world’s largest academic medical centre focused on musculoskeletal health. In a few years, he helped launch and lead the hospital-wide Operational Excellence program and the HSS Innovation Center. While working in the U.S., he served on the board of Friends of Canadian Education, a U.S.-based group that supports the Loran Scholars Foundation and other initiatives north of the border.
Mark returned to Canada in 2015 to lead LMC, Canada’s largest specialist care provider in diabetes and endocrinology, serving 56,000 patients through its team of endocrinologists and diabetes educators. As CEO, he provides strategic leadership to the organization with the vision of bringing the LMC care model to all Canadians living with diabetes. “I’m proud of our integrated specialist care model that not only delivers exceptional patient care and superior customer service, but wait times that are 50-75% below the national average.”
Mark also serves on the advisory board of Medical Confidence, a growing Canadian health care services company. He donates annually in support of future Loran Scholars. “The Loran Award gave me the chance to excel academically while participating fully in campus life and serving my community. Nothing makes me more happy than to see Loran helping new generations of students do the same.”