Dr. Marla Shapiro is a Certificant of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and a Specialist in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She is a
Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and has her own family practice.
Since 2000, Dr. Shapiro has been the Health and Medical Expert for CTV NEWS. Viewers know her for her appearances on CANADA AM. Dr. Shapiro continues to be seen regularly on CTV News Channel and as the medical consultant on CTV National News. In addition she is a contributor to CTV’s W5
Dr. Shapiro is the recipient of the 2005 Media Award from the North American Menopause Society for her work in expanding the understanding of menopause, and won the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada/Canadian Foundation for Women’s Health Award for Excellence in Women’s Health Journalism in 2006 for her documentary Run Your Own Race.
Dr. Shapiro has written a regular column for the Globe and Mail. She currently writes her weekly blog on the CTVNews.ca website. Dr. Shapiro is the Founding Editor of Parents Canada Magazine.
In 2015, Dr. Shapiro was named a member of the Order of Canada, for contributions as a family physician and trusted source of health information.