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Danielle Martin, MD

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.

My Sessions

How Canada’s successes & failures can inform our next system

Presidential Ballroom

Health care is about more than financing and delivery. It’s about the answers to some very fundamental questions: Are we there for each other when we are at our most vulnerable? Do we believe that good health leads to good outcomes – like a stronger economy, more cohesive communities and more fulfilling lives? No single […]

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Single payer: Follow the money

Presidential Ballroom

The first step to creating the perfect health care delivery system would be universal coverage, says George Halvorson. But what kind of universal coverage? How do we pay doctors? How do we optimize patient care delivery? How do we share the financial risk of health care costs? These are a few of the topics the […]

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