On behalf of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), I am thrilled to congratulate CMA Past-President Dr. Katharine Smart for being named a Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner in the Women of Courage category by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).
Dr. Smart has cemented a reputation as a fearless, trusted and authentic voice advocating for Canadian physicians, the medical profession and patients. Her tenure as CMA president through 2021-22 confronted some of the most difficult challenges health care workers have ever faced in Canada. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic that devastated health systems, the accelerating health workforce crisis and the rise of health disinformation, Dr. Smart spoke with compassion, clarity and thoughtfulness to bring Canadian physicians, patients and decision-makers together to better understand the issues on a path toward solutions.
I’m proud to call Dr. Smart a friend, mentor and colleague. Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition.
Dr. Alika Lafontaine, CMA President