|Dr. Marla Shapiro is one of Canada's most trusted guides to personal health and well-being. Widely recognized as the Health and Medical Contributor for CTV's Canada AM, and the medical consultant for CTV National News,she also made headlines herself when, diagnosed with breast cancer,this doctor became the patient. With characteristic courage and that infatigable drive to educate, Shapiro had her battle with cancer documented by camera crews and wrote her own bestselling book, Life in the Balance. |
A warm, compelling and compassionate speaker, Dr. Shapiro offers presentations on a variety of healthcare issues. As a practicing physician with a Masters in Health Science, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, Dr. Shapiro is an incredibly well-informed, well-spoken resource for information on healthcare.
Dr. Shapiro was also named the winner of the 2010 May Cohen Award from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada. The award recognizes a commitment to the professional, social and personal advancement of women physicians and to the promotion of the well-being of women both in the medical profession and in society at large.