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Dr. Marla Shapiro

Canada AM's Health and Medical Expert

Since 2000, viewers across Canada have tuned in to see Dr. Marla Shapiro as CANADA AM's Health and Medical Expert. Every week, Dr. Shapiro brings the latest medical news as well as practical advice to keep the entire family healthy on Canada's #1 morning show.

Dr. Shapiro completed medical school at McGill University and trained at the University of Toronto for her Masters of Health Science in Community Health and Epidemiology. She trained in Family Medicine and is certified by the Canadian College of Family Practice. She concluded her specialty training in Community Medicine receiving her Fellowship in Community Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She holds a Fellowship in Family Medicine and is a NAMS credentialed menopause specialist.

In 2000, Dr. Shapiro became the Health and Medical Expert for CANADA AM. In addition to her weekly appearances on CANADA AM, Dr. Shapiro is seen on CTV NEWS CHANNEL and as the medical consultant on CTV NATIONAL NEWS. In 2003, she began hosting "Balance: Television for Living Well", a refreshing daily health and lifestyle show seen across North American households.

Dr. Shapiro wrote a regular column for The Globe and Mail and currently writes a health column for Canadian Health and Living Magazine as well as her weekly blog on the CTV.ca.She is the editor of Health Essentials Magazine and ParentsCanada Magazine, writing a regular "Ask Dr. Marla" column for ParentsCanada. Additionally, Dr. Shapiro is a member of several committees and advisory boards including Cancer Care Ontario, the newly formed Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Baycrest Hospital, Research Canada and SIGMA Canadian Menopause Society.

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. She 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. The documentary, written, presented and co-produced by Dr. Shapiro, has won numerous industry awards including the New York Film Festival and the Columbus International Film and Video award.

Dr. Shapiro received an Award of Excellence from the College of Family Physicians of Canada for her lifelong commitment and dedication to family medicine in 2008. As well she was awarded the Excellence in Creative Professional Activity in 2008 by the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Her national best selling book, Life in the Balance: My Journey with Breast Cancer, was released in Fall 2006.