Chief of Staff

Dr. Mohammad Rassouli is a Medical Oncologist practicing in the Algoma District Cancer Program and he is the Medical Director of Regional Programs and Chief of the Oncology Department at SAH.

Dr. Rassouli obtained his PhD in Biochemistry and MD from the University of Toronto. He completed Internal Medicine at McGill and Medical Oncology at McMaster University. He practiced at Sunnybrook Hospital for many years, before moving to Newmarket, Barrie and then Sault Ste. Marie for the past 10 years.

His oncology practice covers multiple solid tumour sites, with special interest in GU Oncology and innovation for paperless patient charts and virtual oncology. Dr. Rassouli is also an Assistant Professor at Northern Ontario School of Medicine.

The intent of the Public Sector Accountability Act (BPSAA) and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) is that public organizations spending taxpayer dollars must be transparent and open to scrutiny – a belief that is endorsed by SAH, our management team and Board of Directors. Public disclosure of our executive team’s compensation adds a new dimension of transparency already in place at SAH. 

The following is a link to Dr. Rassouli-Rashti ‘s compensation contract:

Dr. Rassouli-Rashti, Chief of Staff


SAH is committed to being open and transparent with its stakeholders and the general public.  Further to this commitment is our compliance with the Broader Public Sector Accountability Act 2010.  This act was implemented to strengthen and reinforce accountability, transparency and oversight of government expense claims.

As per direction received from the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, SAH has created this summary which details the expense reports of Board Members and Senior Staff.

The following is a link to a summary report of the Chief of Staff’s Disclosure of Expenses:

Dr. Rassouli-Rashti, Chief of Staff