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Michael M. Rachlis MD MSc FRCPC LLD (Honoris Causa)
Health Policy Analysis

Portrait of Dr. Michael Rachlis

Dr. Michael Rachlis was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1951 and graduated from the University of Manitoba medical school in 1975. He interned at McMaster University and then practiced family medicine at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre in Toronto for eight years. He completed specialty training in Public Health at McMaster and was made a fellow of the Canadian Royal College of Physicians in 1988.

Dr. Rachlis practices as a private consultant in health policy analysis. He has consulted to the federal government, all ten provincial governments, and two royal commissions. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. In 2010, the University of Manitoba conferred upon Dr. Rachlis an honorary doctor of laws in recognition of his service to Canadian health policy.

Dr. Rachlis is based in Toronto but consults and lectures widely on health policy issues. He has been invited to make presentations to committees of the Canadian House of Commons and the Canadian Senate as well as the United States House of Representatives and Senate. He is a frequent media commentator on health policy issues and the author of three national bestselling books about Canada’s health care system. In his spare time, Dr. Rachlis enjoys cycling and duplicate bridge.