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Med grad has big ideas on how to heal medicare

January 19, 2017

Alumna Dr. Danielle Martin, MD'03, has a new book out titled Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for all Canadians.

Danielle Martin
Dr. Danielle Martin, MD'03

Martin is a family doctor and national media commentator on the health issues that hit closest to home for many Canadian families. She practices in the Family Practice Health Centre at Women's College Hospital where she is also the Vice-President of Medical Affairs & Health System Solutions.

In 2013, Martin was named one of the Toronto Star's top "13 People to Watch".  Appearing regularly on CBC's The National, she is a strong advocate for removing barriers to care. In 2014, Martin was the sole Canadian voice on an international committee testifying before a partisan U.S. Senate committee studying what the U.S. can learn from other countries about health care. Her testimony has been viewed more than 1.4 million times on YouTube. In 2015, she was honoured with a Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry Alumni Award of Merit.

Martin's 'big ideas to improve health care for all Canadians' as outlined in her new book are:

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Toronto Star


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