Danielle Martin

MD (University of Western Ontario)
MPP (University of Toronto)

Professional Interests

healthcare policy, health system innovation, primary care


It is my strong belief that research and education in the areas of health care policy and health care systems are important means of ensuring that the health needs of communities are met, and also vehicles for achieving social change.   Through novel curriculum design, implementation and dissemination, I have worked to increase understanding of healthcare system issues in the Canadian medical community in hopes of achieving that higher goal.  I have worked as an advocate for the preservation and improvement of public health care in Canada for over a decade and with many different hats in the realm of health care policy. I am also an actively practicing family doctor and hospital administrator. Throughout my career I have maintained an active academic practice in which I participate in clinical and health policy education at all levels.  I hope that by role modeling and teaching both clinical care and advocacy skills I will open the door for my colleagues at all stages of their careers to do the same.

Awards and Distinctions (last 10 years)

2014 Apr- 2014 CFPC – Scotiabank Family Medicine Lectureship Award, College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC)
This award recognizes an outstanding Canadian or international figure who has contributed significantly to issues related to the health and well-being of people in Canada and/or around the world.

2012 Dec-People to Watch, The Toronto Star.
The Toronto Star Distinguished Dr. Danielle Martin as one of the thirteen people to watch in Toronto in 2013.

2011- Award for Social Responsibility, University of Toronto.
Awarded annually by the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

2011- Dr. Harrison Waddington Fellowship in Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto.
For educational scholarship in the area of health policy and advocacy curriculum evaluation. Total Amount: 4,000 CAD

2011- Inaugural Recipient, Schulich School of Medicine Young Alumni Award, University of Toronto.
Awarded for the first time by the School of Medicine at the Unversity of Toronto in honour of the school’s 130th anniversary.

Other Affiliations:

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Vice President, Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto
  • Academic Family Physician, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto
  • Academic Family Physician, Family Practice Obstetrics, Family and Community Medicine, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto