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.
William Cherniak BSc MD MPH CCFP(EM)/DABFM is an Emergency physician with training in family
medicine and global public health. He is a cofounder and board chair of Bridge to Health Medical and
Dental and a co-founder, board chair and CEO of Bridge to Health USA. He is also a founding director of
the African Film Festival. Bill has had research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the
Lancet, Academic Medicine, PLOS ONE and given numerous speeches in Europe and North America on
global health and development.
Bill completed his medical school at the University of Calgary and residency at the University of Toronto.
He completed a cancer fellowship at the U.S. Federal Government's Center for Global Health in
the National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health as well as a Master in Public Health at the Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a concentration in health in crisis and humanitarian
assistance, while a Sommer Scholar with a full-scholarship. He taught at the University of Southern
California’s Keck School of Medicine, and is an Adjunct Professor with Northwestern University and
an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, Division of