William Cherniak MD,MPH


Markham Stouffville Hospital
381 Church Street
Markham, ON, L3P7P3



Research Interests

Emergency Medicine, Public Health, Women's Health, Experimental (e.g., RCTs), Systematic Reviews, Disadvantaged Populations (e.g., aboriginal, inner city, global health, global equity), Survey Methods, Cancer Care, Education Research

William Cherniak is a Family and Emergency physician working in the Greater Toronto Area.  He is currently the Executive Director and a CoFounder of Bridge to Health Medical and Dental, a Canadian registered charity working in southwestern Uganda and is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. He recently completed a Masters in Public Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a concentration in health in crisis and humanitarian assistance and is consulting for Leidos Biomedical Research, In Support of the Center for Global Health at the US National Cancer Institute/National Institutes for Health.



Research Synopsis

William 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.  

Publications and Awards

Recent Publications

Loh LC, Cherniak W, Dreifuss BA, Dacso MM, Lin HC, Evert JE. Short term global health experiences and partnership models: a framework. Globilization and Health. 2015;11:50

Cherniak W, Silverman M. Syphilitic Gumma. The New England Journal of Medicine, Images in Clinical Medicine. 2014; 371:667

Cherniak W, Drain PK, Brewer TF. Educational objectives of international medical electives – a literature review. Journal of Academic Medicine. 2013;(88)11:1778-81

Honours and Awards

Delta OmegaAlpha Honor Society, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
•    National Public Health Honor Society for the United States of America 
•    Awarded to graduates of public health programs who hold top grades   and outstanding achievments 

Research Travel Grant, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine
•    Award supports Faculty to present novel research at an internationally recognized conference

Sommer Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
•    Recognizes current leaders in the field of public health
•    Given to 13 of 260 students in every MPH class
•    Award includes $62,000 for full tuition and $22,000 for living expenses

Clinical Clerkship Teaching Award, University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine – The Scarborough Hospital
•    Award is given to the resident who receives the best evaluations from medical students for teaching

Dr. Jacqueline Perry Award, University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine
•    Award honours commitment to volunteer work
•    Recipient is nominated by preceptors and program leadership

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