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Danielle Martin, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MPP

University of Toronto and the Women’s College Hospital

Danielle Martin 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: From idea to implementation

Presidential Ballroom

KEYNOTE: George C. Halvorson, Chair and CEO of the Institute for InterGroup Understanding PANELISTS: Danielle Martin, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MPP Professor of Family Medicine, University of Toronto and the Women’s College Hospital Founder, Institute for Health Systems Solutions and Virtual Care; Adam Gaffney, Physicians for a National Health Plan; Dean Baker MODERATOR: Vikas Saini, MD President, […]

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