Dr. Marcia Anderson DeCoteau
Strong Principled Leadership

Brief Curriculum Vitae

A brief overview of Dr. Marcia Anderson's experience, accomplishments and skills.

Dr. Marcia Anderson Decoteau, MD MPH FRCPC


Current Appointments

  • Medical Officer of Health, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • Medical Lead, Indigenous Health Programs, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • Clinical General Internist, Adult Medical Clinic, Grace Hospital
  • Head, Section of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Health, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Assistant Professor, Departments of Community Health Sciences and Internal Medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba

Selected activities and Positions held

  • President of Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada (2006-2009)
  • Chair, Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress (2008-2010)
  • Member, Mayor’s Indigenous Advisory Council (2015-present)
  • Member, Manitoba Provincial Cardiac Care Network (2015- present)
  • Member, RCPSC Indigenous Health Advisory Committee (2012- present)
  • Member, Central Policy Admissions Committee, Max Rady College of Medicine (2008- present)
  • Member, Health for All Coordinating Committee, WRHA (2015- present)
  • Member, Canadian Medical Foundation Awards Committee (2006-2009)
  • Chair, Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada Aboriginal Health Task Group (2005-2006)


  • BSc (University of Winnipeg) 1998
  • MD (University of Manitoba) 2002
  • FRCPC (Universities of Manitoba and Saskatchewan) 2006
  • MPH (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) 2007


Previous Media and Leadership Training

  • Physician Management Institute Courses: “Disruptive Behavior: a Rational Approach for Physician    Leaders,” “Engaging Others,” “Managing People Effectively,” “Conflict Management and Negotiation,” “Strategic Influence: Advocacy, Allies and Accountability,” and “Crucial Conversations”
  • Institute for Healthcare Innovation: “Leadership and Organizing to Improve Population Health”
  • Sommer Scholars Leadership Program (2006-2007)
  • Media Training: in Sommer Scholars Program and at CMA Leaders Forum 2008

Selected Awards

  • Sommer Scholars Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2006)
  • Goldsmith Fellowship and Departmental Award, Harvard School of Public Health (2006, declined)
  • Induction into Delta Omega National Public Health Honour Society (2007)
  • National Aboriginal Achievement Award (now the Indspire Awards, 2011)
  • Manitoba Future 40 under 40 (2016)

Selected Media Appearances

CBC White Coat, Black Art (podcasts available for these dates: December 16, 2016 and October 4, 2014)

CBC Unreserved (podcast available for date November 13, 2016 )

Multiple appearances CBC National, CBC Radio and APTN

TEDx Talk (March 2016) [Watch Here]