Danielle Martin, M.D. is the executive vice president and chief medical executive of Women’s College Hospital (WCH), where she is also a practicing family physician. Danielle is leading the hospital’s strategy to establish Women’s Virtual, Canada’s first virtual hospital, aimed at improving care and reducing health system costs in ways that can be scaled up across our health care system. Danielle’s policy, clinical and academic expertise, combined with her commitment to health equity, have made her a highly regarded health system leader. She regularly provides expertise and formal advice to lawmakers both nationally and abroad.
Danielle holds a Masters of Public Policy from the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. She is an active scholar and an internationally recognized researcher on health system issues. As a well-recognized media spokesperson, Danielle frequently provides commentary on health issues through her work as a health contributor at the CBC. Her national bestselling book ‘”Better Now: 6 Big Ideas to Improve the Health of all Canadians,” was released in 2017.
In conjunction with her work at WCH, Danielle is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. The recipient of many awards and accolades, in 2019 she became the youngest physician ever to receive the F.N.G Starr Award, the highest honor available to Canadian Medical Association members.