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Dr. Samantha Hill

OMA past president Dr. Samantha Hill is a cardiac surgeon who is passionate about improving the health-care system, diversity and inclusion in medicine and physician wellness.

Dr. Samantha Hill is a cardiac surgeon at St. Michael’s Hospital and Sunnybrook Health Services in Toronto and the past president of the OMA, representing Ontario’s 32,000 working physicians. Dr. Hill received her medical degree, as well as a Master of Science in epidemiology and biostatistics from McGill University. She also has a Master of Science in community health and health practitioner teacher education from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. In 2017, Dr. Hill was recognized for her excellence in teaching and was awarded a FitzGerald teaching award by the University of Toronto.

Dr. Hill is a single mother of two boys aged five and two and a committed environmentalist who believes that one of the most important things we can do as human beings is to take care of the world.

Speaking topics

Health-care system

Disorders and diseases

Areas of care/specialties

Social issues


Cardiac surgery




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Presentation titles

Epidemiology: How we analyze data to identify and control diseases
Gender issues in medicine
Fixing broken hearts: Cardiovascular physiology and surgery

Dr. Samantha Hill

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