Danielle Martin

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Danielle Martin is a Canadian physician, health care administrator and an associate professor at the University of Toronto.


Dr. Martin completed her bachelor's degree in science from McGill University and her M.D. at the University of Western Ontario. She also holds a master's degree in public policy from the University of Toronto. Currently she is the vice president of medical affairs and health system solutions at the Women's College Hospital in Toronto. She is also a family physician and an associate professor in health policy at the University of Toronto.

She has debated in favour of Canada's national health care system. In 2006, she started the organization Canadian Doctors for Medicare. She won the Canadian Medical Association award for young leaders. In 2013, the Toronto Star called her one of 13 people to watch.[1]

In March 13, 2014 she appeared at a US Senate Committee investigation on health care systems,[2] specifically regarding issues such as single-payer and multi-payer systems and wait times. After her appearance at this US Senate Committee hearing, she was invited to be a candidate at various levels of Canadian government (municipal, provincial and federal) by various political parties.[3]

Dr. Martin has also made several appearances on CBC Television's The National as part of its Checkup Panel segment.

Dr. Martin is the author of the book "Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians", Penguin Canada, 2017.


  1. ^ "Women's College Hospital - WIHV". Womenscollegehospital.ca. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 
  2. ^ Marsden, William. "Two Canadians lead Obamacare debate". Archived from the original on May 8, 2014. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Political offers pour in for Toronto doctor who defended Canada's medicare | CTV News". Ctvnews.ca. 2014-04-05. Retrieved 2015-03-04. 

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