Dr. Marla Shapiro

Research Canada Special Media Advisor | University of Toronto

MarlaProfessor, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Marla Shapiro completed medical school at McGill University and trained at the University of Toronto for her Masters of Health Science. She concluded her specialty training in Community Medicine, receiving her Fellowship in Preventive Medicine and Public Health from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She also holds a Fellowship in Family Medicine and is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.

You can see Dr. Shapiro on the CTV News Channel as she is the medical consultant on CTV’s National News. She appears on special assignment for W5, Canada’s most-watched investigative news show, and has completed several documentaries. She writes blog posts for CTV and is the author of the bestselling book, Life in the Balance: My Journey with Breast Cancer. She is also the Past President of the North American Menopause Society.

In 2015, Dr. Shapiro was listed in the top 10 of the 50 most powerful doctors in Canada, by the Medical Post, and was named a Member of the Order of Canada, one of this country’s highest civilian honours, for her contributions as a family physician and trusted source of health information.