The Toronto Star named Dr. Danielle Martin, BSc’98, one of its People to Watch in 2013.
A practitioner herself, Martin, 37, is among the key voices in Canada’s heated healthcare debate. She has publicly denounced private endoscopy clinics for overbilling patients, as well as American firms’ attempts at acquiring Canadian medical institutions.
This April, Martin – who is also a lecturer at the University of Toronto – will take on a new role: that of vice-president, medical affairs and health system solutions, at Toronto’s Women’s College Hospital, where she practices two days a week.
Upon completing her medical training, Martin set out for northern Ontario, where she spent five years working with underserved populations. She is the founding chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare. In 2005, she received the Canadian Medical Association Award for Young Leaders. The following year, she was named one of three New Family Doctors of the Year by the Ontario College of Family Physicians.