Dr. Nav Persaud

(416) 864-6060 ext. 77578

"Dr. Nav Persaud has distinguished himself as an advocate for patient safety, social justice, transparency and pharmacare — not to mention a brilliant researcher and practitioner. With a reputation for being principled and persistent, he has not been afraid to rock the boat if that’s what it has taken to effect change."

— Toronto Star, Dec. 6, 2018

Dr. Nav Persaud

Dr. Nav Persaud has dedicated his career to narrowing the health gap between the highest and lowest wealth brackets, and to ensuring that everyone in Canada can afford the medication that they need. Dr. Persaud is a Canada Research Chair in Health Justice.

He is leading the first-ever trial providing people with free access to essential medicines – quantifying the links between medication cost and health outcomes, and bringing to light the unfair choices that millions of Canadians are forced to make about their health.

Dr. Persaud is a scientist with MAP Centre for Urban Health Solutions in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. He is a staff physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital, and an associate professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Persaud was named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40 in 2017.