Dr. Danielle Martin, Womens' College Hospital
Posted by Carol (Bieser) Hutchinson
on Jan 14, 2015
Guest Speaker for Friday Lunch, February 27, 2015
Location: at the Fairmont Royal York in the Imperial Room (Main Lobby)
Topic: Innovating for Sustainability: Unlocking the Potential of Public Health Canada
Danielle Martin is Vice-President, Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions at Women's College Hospital (WCH) and a family physician in the Family Practice Health Centre at WCH. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.
Danielle is a national leader on issues relating to health care policy, working as an expert both within and outside academia on issues relating to the preservation and enhancement of public health care, and the intersection of primary care with other parts of our health and social systems. She is also the medical correspondent for CBC’s The National, a regular guest on the Steven and Chris Show, a columnist for Canadian Living and an in-demand speaker on the future of Canada’s health care system.
In 2006 Danielle helped launch Canadian Doctors for Medicare (CDM) and chaired the board of CDM until May 2013. She sat two terms on the Health Council of Canada and is a recipient of the Canadian Medical Association Award for Young Leaders. In 2013 she was named by the Toronto Star in its list of the "13 People to Watch.”
In her work at WCH Danielle is helping to advance the vision for Women’s College Hospital as a “hospital designed to keep people out of hospital”, developing and evaluating new models of care that deliver solutions to the most pressing issues facing Canada’s health system.