Biography of Dr. Leah Hillier
Dr. Leah Hillier, MD CCFP SEM attended the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University and subsequently completed her Family Medicine residency training at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and specialty training in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Toronto, under the mentorship of Dr. Cruz.
Leah was a member of Western University’s varsity lightweight rowing crew and previously played premier women’s soccer. In her younger years she was a competitive dancer. In her spare time, she enjoys distance running, yoga, bouldering, and ultimate Frisbee. She has worked as a physician for the National Ballet, Ballet Jorgen, Hockey Canada, Toronto Rock Lacrosse, the Canadian Football League, the Ontario Hockey League, Skate Canada, Canada National Beach Volleyball, the Pan Am and Parapan Am games, and both York University and the University of varsity teams.
Prior to studying medicine, Dr. Hillier obtained a degree in business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business and worked briefly in management consulting. She was also a member of the team that founded the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation. Dr. Hillier completed an innovation fellowship at the Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV). She is actively involved in clinical research and has a particular interest in the role physical activity in the prevention and maintenance of disease.