The Team


Danielle Martin

Dr. Danielle Martin
Vice President, Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions

Danielle is the Vice President, Medical Affairs and Health System Solutions at Women's College Hospital (WCH), and the founder of WIHV, where she is a Senior Innovation Fellow. She is also a family physician in the Family Practice Health Centre at WCH and an assistant professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. In 2016, she was awarded the CIHR-IHSPR Article of the Year Award for her work on the Estimated cost of universal public coverage of prescription drugs in Canada.

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 that will boost.

Sacha Bhatia

Dr. Sacha Bhatia
Director, WCH Institute for Health System Solutions & Virtual Care

Sacha is the Director and co-founder of WIHV, a scientist at Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) and staff cardiologist at Women’s College Hospital and the University Health Network. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Institute for Health Policy Management and Evaluation. Recipient of the American College of Cardiology’s Young Investigator Award and the American Society of Echocardiography’s Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator Award, Sacha is a rising star in health research and innovation.

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WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care
Women’s College Hospital

76 Grenville Street,
Toronto ON M5S 1B2

Telephone: 416.323.6400 ext. 6096
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WIHV Advisory Board

WIHV benefits from the expertise of its Advisory Board, chaired by Dr. Chaviva Hosek and made up of top health system leaders and thinkers from across Ontario. They convene quarterly to provide advice to WIHV on emerging health sector issues and help to link critical partners to the team, ensuring that the work we do remains applicable across the sector.

Scientific and research experts on the Board also help WIHV to recruit world-class researchers who will address the most relevant and pressing policy-relevant ambulatory care issues.

Dr. Chaviva Hosek, Advisory Board Chair
Dr. Gillian Hawker
Alexandra Johnson
Anthony Dale
Cathy Fooks
Dr. Christopher S. Simpson
David Henry
Don Tapscott
Dr. Lynn Wilson
Michael Decter
Dr. Moira Stewart
Dr. Paul Dorian
Dr. Paula Rochon
Tom Closson
William Falk


WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care
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