Dr. Vivien Brown, MDCM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP, is a family physician in a busy Toronto practice. She is a pioneer and tireless advocate on a national and international scale in raising awareness about women’s health issues, preventative healthcare, and healthy aging. She is a noted speaker in Canada, the US, and Internationally.
She is a recognized leader in her field as an outstanding family physician and educator. She was honoured to be named among the Top 25 Influential Women 2023 by the Women of Influence in Canada. She was awarded Family Physician of the Year 2012 by the Ontario College of Family Physicians.
In 2018, the North American Menopause Society awarded Dr.Brown the Media Award for her work in raising awareness about women’s health issues and healthy aging through her numerous speaking engagements and book, A Woman’s Guide to Healthy Aging: 7 Proven Ways to Keep You Vibrant, Happy & Strong.
Her new book, The NEW Woman’s Guide to Healthy Aging, 8 Proven Ways to Keep You Vibrant, Happy & Strong will be released on February 16, 2021. Available on Amazon.com & Amazon.ca as well as book stores.
Dr. Brown also works to help shape health policy in Canada, through numerous advisory bodies including as past President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, Immunize Canada, and the Women’s Brain Health Initiative, Medical Board of Directors, HealthChoicesFirst, Past Chair of the Consumer Education Committee of the North American Menopause Society, Member, Faculty Advisor, McGill Medical School. She is VP for North America Medical Women’s International Association.
Dr. Brown is an Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Toronto, in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.
Dr. Brown received her medical degree at McGill University and has been practicing family medicine in Toronto since 1982. She and her husband have two grown children and four grandchildren.