WCH leaders recognized for excellence and expertise

08/12/2017 12:35:26 PM

Over the past few months, numerous Women’s College Hospital leaders have received special recognition and awards honouring their contributions to their respective fields. Here, we are pleased to highlight some of the extraordinary women whose work has received much-deserved accolades! 

Dr. Danielle Martin, family physician and vice-president of medical affairs and health system solutions at WCH, was recently named a Top 100: Canada’s Most Powerful Women by Women’s Executive Network. She also received recognition from Toronto Life as one of the city’s top 50 most influential people, and from Post City as one of Toronto’s most inspiring women of 2017. 

Dr. Martin is a national health policy leader and a strong advocate for removing barriers to care and improving health equity. Her policy work, research and advocacy focus is on closing the health gaps faced by Canadians, particularly vulnerable and marginalized populations. 

Dr. Kelly Metcalfe, adjunct scientist at Women’s College Research Institute and a professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto, was recently named a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences – one of the highest honours a health scientist in Canada can receive. She was also inducted into the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists by the Royal Society of Canada and received the Dean’s Rising Star Award from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Metcalfe is a world leader in hereditary cancer research, with a special focus on discovering and understanding the genes that increase a woman’s risk of breast and ovarian cancer. 

Dr. Gillian Hawker, scientist at Women’s College Research Institute and former WCH physician-in-chief, was awarded the 2017 May Cohen Award for Women Mentors by the Canadian Medical Association. The award recognizes her dedication to making mentorship a priority in her career. 

A clinician-scientist, Dr. Hawker is widely recognized as a leading clinical epidemiologist and health services researchers in the field of osteoarthritis. Since beginning her career with WCH in 1992, she has established a remarkable reputation as a medical leader, teacher and mentor. 

Kristen Winter, chief human resources officer at WCH, was recently named one of the Top 25 HR Professionals in Canada by Canadian HR Reporter, a national magazine published by Thomson Reuters. 

Kristen joined WCH in 2012. Under her leadership, the human resources team has implemented a number of initiatives such as leadership development, significant volunteer growth, holistic wellness offerings including yoga and a new payroll system, to name a few.

Congratulations to these extraordinary women, whose work to advance the mission and vision of Women’s College Hospital is transforming healthcare for women and their loved ones every day.