Vivien Brown, MDCM, CCFP, FDFP, NCMP
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Vice-President for North America
Medical Women’s International Association

Vivien Brown MDDr. Vivien Brown, family physician and author in Toronto, has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on preventative medicine and implementation issues around vaccination. She is the past President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, linking female physicians, students and residents throughout the country.

Currently, she chairs and is a co-founder of Canada’s HPV Prevention Week, the first country in the world to have created a week of education, an example for the global community. She is the North American Vice President for the Medical Women’s International Association and is excited to share her voice on the world stage, at the United Nations and the World Health Organization.

Her major interests are in the area of health promotion and prevention for women, and continuing medical education. Representing Family Medicine in Canada, she is on the Board of “Immunize Canada,” an educational component of Public Health Canada. She is honored to be a Board member of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative.

Dr. Brown is Vice President of Medisys Health Group, a business dedicated to preventative health. In 2018, she was awarded the Catalyst Award from the Women’s Brain Health Initiative, the May Cohen Award from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, and the North American Menopause Society’s Media Award. The College of Family Physicians of Ontario named Dr. Brown “Physician of the Year for the Region of Toronto” in 2012.

Educated at McGill, she also serves on the Faculty Advisory Board for McGill Medical School. In addition, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Promoting good health for women, her book, “A Woman’s Guide to Healthy Aging” was published last fall and is a best seller in Canada.

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