Top 25 Women of Influence


HEALTH

DR. MARLA SHAPIRO

Canada AM’s Health and Medical Expert

WHAT SETS HER APART

  • Marla has been medical consultant for CTV National News since 2003
  • Founding editor of ParentsCanada Magazine
  • Lectures given: 100

HER CHAMPION

Wendy Freeman, President, CTV News

HER STORY

From Wendy Freeman
As told to Kate Daley

I first met Marla in 2001. At the time I was the executive producer of the CTV national news and anchor Sandie Rinaldo called me and said they were bringing in this doctor to do a segment on the show about flesh eating disease. I remember watching that first night and thinking ‘Wow, she’s good.’ She was an amazing communicator and really connected with viewers, taking those big medical terms and telling us how to understand them. Since then we’ve used her more and more—she’s the go-to doctor for Canadians across the country. We hear from our viewers all the time that they love her. She gets the message across.

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