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John MacDonald - St. Michael's Hospital. Toronto, ON, CA

John MacDonald John MacDonald

St. Michael's Hospital

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Family doctor, innovation researcher, and technology enthusiast.



Family medicine resident, health technology entrepreneur and researcher with an interest in disruptively affordable healthcare, entrepreneurship and vulnerable populations.

Industry Expertise (5)

Health Care - Providers

Medical/Dental Practice

IT Services/Consulting

Health Care - Services


Areas of Expertise (5)

Inner City Health

Careers in Healthcare

Health Information Technology

Health Ict in Lmics

Health Entrepreneurship

Accomplishments (4)

Discover the Reality of Educating All Minds (professional)


Successfully led the expansion of a university charity from Queen's University to four universities across Canada, raising money for the construction of libraries in Southeast Asia. The organization now operates at eight Canadian Universities.

VeriDrug (personal)


Co-founder and "pitch-man" for VeriDrug. Voted #1 most interesting concept and best team at Hacking Health 2012 in Toronto, featured on CTV news and speaker at BCPSQC Quality Forum 2013. VeriDrug is a diverse team of doctors, developers and designers turning pharmacy and insurance medication data into up to date patient medication lists. @VeriDrug

LookFlix Advisor (professional)


Advisor to Facebook app startup founded in Toronto before becoming a MassChallenge 2012 finalist.

Social Venture Capital Researcher - University of Toronto (professional)


Leader and team member of a variety of cooperative projects between the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto examining the decision tree of social venture capitalists as well as what innovative strategies are being used to deliver access to healthcare in the developing world.

Education (2)

University of Calgary: MD, Medicine 2011

Queen's University: BSc., Life Sciences & Economics 2008

Affiliations (1)

  • VeriDrug

Event Appearances (1)

Hacking Health - VeriDrug

Hacking Health  2012




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