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Dr. Sheldon Elman

As a family physician in Montreal, Dr. Sheldon Elman saw an opportunity to complement the Canadian healthcare system. He identified the personal and systemic value in treating health issues before they became medical problems, not once diagnosed. A lifelong innovator, Dr. Elman founded Medisys Health Group in 1987. Under his leadership, Medisys became Canada’s leading national private and corporate healthcare service provider. This has established Sheldon as one of Canada’s top corporate medical advisors. Sheldon served as the Chairman of Medisys until 2018 when the business was sold to Telus Health. In addition to these responsibilities, he maintains an active medical practice.

Sheldon is the Executive Chairman of Carebook Technologies, co-founder of Esplanade Ventures, and Persistence Capital Partners, Canada’s largest healthcare-focused private equity fund.

Sheldon is also an active member of Canada’s business and social community. He was a long-standing board member of the CD Howe Institute, he continues to be a member of the Cercle des Présidents, a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He is a past recipient of E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in Quebec, as well as a past Co-Chair of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Daffodil Ball and Co-Chair of the Quebec Ride to Conquer Cancer. He has been appointed a board member of the Jewish General Hospital and most recently since 2015 – a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.

Sheldon graduated from McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and is a member of the Canadian College of Family Physicians. But his most important role is that of husband to Dr. Meryl Elman for the past 50 years and the father of Stuart Elman and Dr. Elyssa Elman. Without a doubt, being the grandfather of Mila, Romy, Max and Ben is his greatest reward.



Contact Information

500 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H3A 3C6
Zip/Post Code
QC H3A 3C6
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