Vipan Nikore, MD, MBA is an internal medicine physician at Cleveland Clinic Canada and at Cleveland Clinic Main Campus in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also the Chief Medical Director of TD Bank globally and is the Site Medical Director for the Department of Medicine at Trillium Health Partners Credit Valley Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, and was a visiting research scientist in health informatics at MIT in Boston, where he was co-course director for the Sana Global Health Informatics course and co-authored “Global Health Informatics,” one of the first comprehensive global health technology books.

Dr. Nikore has led and founded various organizations and groups, such as HomecareHub to help patients find home care, and the non-profit LYFE (formerly uFLOW), which empowers underserved youth to start their own health service projects. He recruited hundreds of volunteers and youth and expanded the program to Chicago, Cleveland, New York City, and San Francisco. He is a former software developer at IBM, and also led projects at Sun Microsystems, Citibank, UCLA, WHO in Geneva, UNICEF in India, the Ontario Ministry of Health, and Lux Capital in NYC.

At the University of Toronto he teaches clinical medicine on the hospital wards and lectures on healthcare leadership, emotional intelligence, and health innovation. In addition to his medical director role at Trillium he serves as a Quality and Patient Safety lead and is a research investigator in their Institute for Better Health. He acts as an advisor at the Health Education Project in Haiti and has worked clinically in Haiti, Peru, Ghana, Nepal, and India. He is a guest writer on the topic of healthcare at KevinMD, and has served as an advisor and mentor at the Creative Destruction Lab, the Center for Social Innovation’s Agents of Change program, Blueprint Health, and the Harvard Innovation Lab, and also is part of the Toronto Foundation’s Vision 20/20 Philanthropy Program. He has authored chapters on e-Health, medical devices, and genomics, and is authoring a chapter on artificial intelligence in healthcare. He has given talks on healthcare technology, innovation, global health, and leadership in various cities around the world.

Dr. Nikore completed his internal medicine residency training from Cleveland Clinic's main campus, MD degree at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC), MBA at the Yale School of Management, and his BSc in computer science and software engineering at the University of Western Ontario. At Yale he led the student body as the President of the Yale Graduate and Professional Student Senate. As a resident he was selected as the sole recipient among all Cleveland Clinic residents for the Michener Leadership Award for leadership and dedication to community service and humanity, and as a medical student was awarded the Eugertha Bates Award among all UIC graduate and professional students for outstanding level of caring and selfless commitment to the humanitarian needs of others. He is a recipient of Canada’s “Top 40 under 40” award, the country’s most coveted award for young leaders.

In his free time he enjoys sports, travelling, writing, technology, entrepreneurship, philosophy, mentoring youth, discovering new restaurants, and more recently, attempting to learn the guitar and other new activities. He remains very active by working out and participating in hockey, baseball, hot yoga, skiing, and martial arts.


Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio
Doctor of Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
Masters in Business Administration
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Bachelors of Science, Computer Science
University of Western Ontario
London, ON


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Training

Specialty Interests

  • General Internal Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Global Health
  • Healthcare Leadership and Emotional Intelligence
  • Corporate Health Strategy
  • Public Health and Prevention
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety
  • Health Information Technology and Innovation

Awards & Honours

  • Cleveland Clinic William and Roxanna Michener Leadership Award
  • Cleveland Clinic Internal Medicine Senior Resident of the month
  • Multiple Cleveland Clinic Caregiver Awards
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Heartsaver Hero Award
  • University of Illinois Eugertha Bates Award
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society Award
  • Paul Ambrose Scholarship in Preventative Medicine
  • Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) National Travel Scholarship
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine Student Leadership Award
  • Awarded an Albert Schweitzer Healthcare Fellowship Award
  • Yale School of Management Bernstein Fellowship Award
  • University of Western Ontario Honor W Award
  • Dean’s list recipient, University of Western Ontario
  • Special Initiative Award in Computer Science
  • Western Scholarship of Distinction
  • Canada’s Top 40 under 40

Professional Memberships

  • Ontario Medical Association
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
  • American College of Physicians
  • Society of Adolescent Health & Medicine