President-Elect Dr. Michael Boroditsky
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Dr. Michael Boroditsky got hit by the medical profession bug early, when he began doing research in Women’s Health in the summer of 1991. Since completing his medical training in Obstetrics in Gynecology at the University of Manitoba, he has worked in private practice at St Boniface Hospital and then at the Manitoba Clinic for the last 15 years. He was promoted to Assistant Professor at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University Of Manitoba School Of Medicine in 2017.
In recent years he has been involved with humanitarian relief efforts abroad. In 2015, he traveled to Nepal with the International Red Cross to help provide medical aid following the devastating earthquake and he has completed two missions with Doctors Without Borders in Africa as a Staff Obstetrician.
Dr. Boroditsky’s involvement with Doctors Manitoba began when he was a medical student. He kept a keen interest over the years and sees many issues the Board will need to handle in his tenure. At the top of the list for Dr. Boroditsky is negotiating a new master agreement, supporting Rural physicians during an unprecedented crisis of access to care, and addressing physician burnout. He believes this can only be done through member unity, with all members feeling supported and valued equally.
In his years on the board, Dr. Boroditsky has seen a transformation in the way in which Doctors Manitoba reaches its members, through newsletters, webinars, and surveys, to name a few.
Dr. Boroditsky is an empathetic and compassionate physician who knows the importance of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization (EDID). He values the importance of a diverse board that reflects the broader medical profession in Manitoba and he looks forward to being active in systemic change with Indigenous Women’s health.
Outside of medicine he enjoys spending time traveling in the winter or at the family cottage in the Interlake with his wife and their two daughters. A fitness buff, Dr. Boroditsky is actively involved in the CrossFit Community and recently became certified as a Level 1 Coach.