Dr. Vivien Brown

The 2009 Enid Johnson MacLeod Award winner is Dr. Vivien Brown!

The Enid Johnson Macleod award recognizes either a physician or non-physician for the promotion of women’s health research and/or women’s health education.  This award was established to honour Dr. Enid MacLeod, a long-time member of the Federation from Nova Scotia. Dr. Vivien Brown received this award at the FMWC’s 2009 Award luncheon which is part of its annual conference held this year in Montreal. Vivien is a family physician, educated at McGill University, where she studied internal medicine as well as family medicine. She has a well-established community based practice in Toronto.  Certified by the College of Family Physicians in 1986, she has served as an examiner for the College, helping to maintain a high academic standard of care and is now a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians.
     Previously a staff physician at the University of Toronto Health Service, she supervised residents for The Toronto Hospital. Currently she teaches medical students at all levels at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Brown specializes in issues of Women’s Health, Adult Immunization and is recognized as a certified menopause clinician, by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS). She serves on the NAMS Consumer Education Committee, promoting and teaching Women’s Health.
     Appointed to the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, and at McMaster University, Dr. Brown received the Community Development Award from the University of Toronto for Excellence in Professional Development. Most recently she received the award from the University of Toronto for Teaching at the Clerkship level.  Active in efforts to raise awareness for Women’s Health, she is an expert in implementation issues around HPV vaccination and the importance of immunization in preventative medicine.  Dr. Brown maintains her commitment to continuing education for family physicians by frequently lecturing nationally and internationally on preventative medicine.  Dr. Brown is on staff at Mount Sinai Hospital, The University Health Network and North York General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She also is the National Director for Women’s Health at Medisys Health Group Inc.