Aaron Orkin

Associate Professor
Temerty Faculty of Medicine

Dr. Aaron Orkin is a Physician and Researcher in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Public Health and Preventive Medicine. He studied History and Philosophy of Medicine (Oxford), Public Health (Toronto), and Clinical Epidemiology (Toronto). He is Ontario's first fellowship-trained Clinical Public Health Specialist, and is passionate about improving patient care and community health by integrating clinical practice and public health approaches. His practice focuses on addressing health inequities in close partnership with marginalized communities, and building sustainable, community-based services by engaging the public directly in health service delivery. He has advised governments and the humanitarian non-profit sector in Canada and internationally on population health and equity. Dr. Orkin is an Associate Professor in the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health. He is the founding Director of Population Health for Inner City Health Associates Toronto, leading a team of practitioners providing population health services for and with people experiencing homelessness. He practices emergency medicine at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Unity Health Toronto.

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