Dr. Vivien Brown –MDCM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP
A Passionate Advocate for Women’s Health
Dr. Vivien Brown is a family physician in Toronto, Canada, a well-known national and international speaker and author of A Woman’s Guide to Healthy Aging – Seven essential ways to keep you vital, happy and strong.

Dr. Brown is active in numerous organizations including as Vice President, North America for the Medical Women International Association, Past President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, Former Chair of the Consumer Education Committee for the North American Menopause Society, board member of the Women’s Brain Health Initiative, and Health Choices First, as well as numerous provincial and federal advisory bodies.

Dr. Brown’s speaking engagements focus on reducing cancer risks and prevention, adult immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases, stress in the workplace and stress management, health promotion and healthy aging, osteoporosis prevention, menopause, and healthy hormonal alternatives, and women and health.

Her vast experience and many professional accreditations, memberships and research activities, awards and appointments include:

  • 2012 Physician of the Year (Toronto Region) Ontario College of Family Physicians.
  • 2011, Physician of the Year by KMH, an international diagnostic facility.
  • 2009, Recipient of the prestigious Enid Johnson MacLeod Award from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada for teaching in women’s health.
  • Recipient University of Toronto, Excellence in Professional Community Development
  • Past President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, linking female physicians, students, and residents throughout the country and promoting a national conversation about health-related issues.
  • Vice President of Medical Affairs for Medisys Health Group promoting preventative healthcare.
  • Board Member, Women’s Brain Health Initiative
  • Board Member, Immunize Canada
  • Board Member, Health Choices First
  • Organizing committee of the Canadian Immunization Conference, w/Public Health Canada, to represent family doctors in Canada
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine. The University of Toronto.
  • Lecturer, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Past Chair – Consumer Education Committee, North American Menopause Society
  •  VP for North America of the Medical Women’s International Association (2019)

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  1. Dr. B, a wonderful start. I’ll look forward to reading more. Question: Is there a place for readers to offer you subjects they would like to hear more about? The blog may not be the right place, but perhaps you can direct us a Link to an email address for this purpose? Cheers! RhondaN

    1. Hi there. Thanks for your interest. So glad you found the blog helpful. Your suggestions on topics are very welcome, just leave them in the comment section and I will incorporate them at the first opportunities. So keep checking back.

  2. Dr. Brown;

    I had a thought.

    I was thinking that maybe some of the contributing factors, that put women at risk more for Alzheimer’s and Dementia could be;

    1.the multi-tasking that women do-as women we are almost expected to be “super women” and this causes the need for multi tasking constantly and consistently. We already know that this is harmful to memory…could there be a link? Women are far more likely to be able to multi task as far as I have seen through research and life experience.

    2.Stressful/traumatic life events and stress overall throughout life. I watch my Grandmother go through the final stages of dementia; she didn’t have a good doctor and they really neglected her condition; but unlike the other women in my family who have been fine up to her generation…she is the first to suffer from this disease. I can’t help but realize that she was in the war, and lead a very tumultuous life…could stress be a huge contributing factor? Can it with our hormones leave us more susceptible to the loss of our mental faculties? Women tend to be much more emotionally based and I can’t help think that may hurt us more than help us.

    Just some thoughts and musings; I’m a social worker that works with elderly 🙂

    Also, I have noticed a commonality in the disease where people whom are most afraid of death and growing older are amongst a large group of the patients.

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