William Cherniak, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine
Temerty Faculty of Medicine
University of Toronto
Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
William Cherniak BSc MD MPH CCFP(EM)/DABFM is an emergency physician with training in family medicine and global public health. He is a co-founder and board chair of Bridge to Health Medical and Dental and a co-founder, board chair and CEO of Bridge to Health USA. He is also a founding director of the African Film Festival. Dr. Cherniak has had research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, Academic Medicine, PLOS ONE and given numerous speeches in Europe and North America on global health and development.
Dr. Cherniak completed his medical school at the University of Calgary and residency at the University of Toronto. He completed a cancer fellowship at the U.S. Federal Government’s Center for Global Health in the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health as well as a Master in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a concentration in health in crisis and humanitarian assistance, while a Sommer Scholar with a full-scholarship. He taught at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine, and is an Adjunct Professor with Northwestern University and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Cherniak is passionate about sustainable and equitable global health development and is actively involved in research into maternal and child health, global health education and collaborative international programming.