Marla Shapiro

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Marla Shapiro is a Canadian medical doctor, best known as a health journalist for CTV News Channel and The Globe and Mail. Her reports on health and medical issues have also aired on Canada AM and on CTV's daytime talk show Balance: Television for Living Well.[1]

Born in Montreal, Quebec,[2] she is a graduate of McGill University and an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.[1] Shapiro is also the founding editor of ParentsCanada magazine. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and was featured in a television special about her experience.[3] She is the author of Life in the Balance: My Journey with Breast Cancer (HarperCollins Publishers, 2006).[4]

She was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2015.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Speaker Profile". National Speakers Bureau.
  2. ^ "Dr. Marla Shapiro". Canadian Health and Lifestyle. Archived from the original on 2011-06-30.
  3. ^ Marla Shapiro on IMDb
  4. ^ "Life in the Balance: My Journey with Breast Cancer". HarperCollins Publishers.
  5. ^ "Four Nova Scotians among Order of Canada honourees". The Chronicle-Herald, July 1, 2015.

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