Vice President, Women's College Hospital
Danielle Martin MD, CCFP, FCFP, MPP, is a family physician and Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Toronto. She practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) where she is also the Vice-President Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions.
Danielle’s policy expertise and passion for equity have made her a leader in the debate over the future of Canada’s health-care system. She is a strong advocate for removing barriers to care and in 2013 she co-founded the Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care – a real-world solutions engine dedicated to solving the health gaps in our system.
She holds a Masters of Public Policy from the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. She has received many honours and awards. Her national bestselling book Better Now: 6 Big Ideas to Improve the Health of all Canadians, was released by Penguin Random House Canada in January 2017.
As a practicing doctor, a hospital administrator, and a policy expert, Danielle offers a unique perspective on health system change. She appears regularly as a medical contributor on CBC television, is a columnist for Châtelaine Magazine and an in-demand speaker on a variety of health and health care topics nationally. For more information about her book and her vision for equity and health system change, visit: www.6bigideas.ca.
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