Dr. Danielle Martin is a family physician and the board chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare. She is clinical staff at Women's College Hospital and lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She served on the Health Council of Canada from 2005-2011.
Dr. Martin is an active student of public policy, serving on the Advisory Board of the Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation and enrolled in the Master of Public Policy program at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. Dr. Martin has been recognized for contributions to improving Canadian health care. In 2005, she received the Canadian Medical Association Award for Young Leaders; in 2006, the Ontario College of Family Physicians named her one of three New Family Doctors of the Year.
Dr. Martin helped launch Canadian Doctors for Medicare in May 2006, as the voice for Canadian physicians who believe in "a high quality, equitable, sustainable health system built on the best available evidence as the highest expression of Canadians caring for one another."
Canadians can feel it -- something's not right in our country when it comes to health care. We know our public system is fundamentally sound, but we also know that there is much work to be done to improve it and ensure it's as sustainable as we want it to...