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For tirelessly championing universal healthcare: Dr. Martin isn’t just Chatelaine’s house doc — she’s a family physician, vice-president of medical affairs and health system solutions at Women’s College Hospital, and an associate professor at the University of Toronto. This year, she continued her work advocating for universal healthcare by lending her voice to U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders in his bid to expand medicare. She was appointed to co-lead a review of federally-funded health organizations, and, oh yeah, she published a best-selling book, Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians. —S.A.