Meet this year's medical leaders

Dr. Danielle Martin

Dr. Danielle Martin

Dr. Martin is a family physician and vice president, medical affairs and health system solutions at Women's College Hospital. As a national health policy leader, Danielle is a strong advocate for removing barriers to care and improving equity. From a national pharmacare program dedicated to ensuring that all Canadians can access necessary medications, to a basic income to protect the health of low-income Canadians - Danielle's policy work, research and advocacy focus is on closing the health gaps that vulnerable Canadians face. Her book, Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians is a platform to engage Canadians in a national conversation about achievable change.

Dr. David Urbach

Dr. David Urbach

Dr. Urbach is surgeon-in-chief and medical director, preioperative services at Women's College Hospital. Dr. Urbach is a globally-recognized health services researcher in the area of surgical quality improvement. He is a prolific researcher, a surgical innovator and a highly respected leader across the system. His established leadership in new models of care to promote patient access and improve surgical quality make him a natural addition to the WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV), where he is a Senior Innovation Fellow.

Dr. Ruth Heisey

Dr. Ruth Heisey

Dr. Heisey is chief, department of family and community medicine at Women's College Hospital. In addition to her work at Women's College Hospital, Dr. Ruth Heisey is a GP Oncologist specializing in breast disease at Princess Margaret Hospital. Dr. Heisey is internationally recognized for her work in educating primary care providers to better manage women at high risk for breast cancer. Her research incorporates the views of family physicians and women to better care for women at risk for or living with breast cancer.