The Carol MitchelL Chair in Menopause

The Carol MitchelL Chair in Menopause

“Your investment will broaden this critical research into the unique needs of menopausal women and allow worldwide expert, Dr. Wendy Wolfman, to mentor the most-promising medical minds. Join us as we de-stigmatize menopause and support our sisters, daughters, and future generations of Canadian women.”

Carol Mitchell

Where it all began -

With a drive and passion to fill a significant health-care gap in Canada and around the world, in 2015 Carol Mitchell came to Sinai Health Foundation with an idea to create Canada’s first Chair in Menopause. Her goal was to begin to normalize the conversation around menopause, destigmatize and address the unmet health-care needs of mature women. A taboo subject, the issue had received little to no attention or funding, so Mitch decided to take action. She believed it was time to elevate an expert and world leader in the field of menopause – Dr. Wendy Wolfman. With Mitch’s continued passion, advocacy and financial support, a community of loyal donors joined the effort to achieve a milestone $2 million goal. Matching all subsequent donations since then, to fully endow this position at $3 million, Mitch continues to be an integral part of this unfolding story. The Chair in Menopause supports research, fellowship training and mentorship for promising medical minds in this under-served specialty. Dr. Wendy Wolfman, a world-leading expert in mature women’s health, is the inaugural holder of the Carol Mitchell Chair in Menopause.

About Carol Mitchell

Carol Mitchell, or Mitch, as she’s affectionately known by many, is a trailblazing philanthropist and committed champion for women and the many overlooked issues surrounding menopause. Mitch’s generosity, passion and visionary support led to the creation of the Carol Mitchell Chair in Menopause at Sinai Health in 2015. To this day it is the only position of its kind in North America with the specific purpose of enabling clinical and academic advances in the field. Her incredible volunteerism, advocacy, and philanthropy continues to galvanize the community and places her at the forefront of an effort to improve care and destigmatize this issue.

Professionally, Mitch has had a successful career providing high quality investment advice to individuals and institutional investors for almost three decades. She is the Founder and CEO of iMaGiNe Wealth Management, an independent hedge fund company.

About Dr. Wendy Wolfman

Dr. Wendy Wolfman has dedicated her entire clinical and academic career to improving the lives of women. She is the Director of the Menopause Clinic and The Premature Ovarian Failure Clinic at Mount Sinai Hospital, part of Sinai Health. She is also Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto and is currently co-chair of the clinical gynaecology practice guidelines committee for the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists of Canada. She received her MD from the University of Calgary, her post-graduate training in Calgary, Toronto and South Carolina. Her current research interests include optimal replacements for patients with premature ovarian failure and transvaginal progesterone in the menopausal woman. Dr. Wolfman also sits on the International Menopause Society.

In her role as the Inaugural Recipient of the Carol Mitchell Chair in Menopause, she has increased awareness and educate the medical community. To that end, she runs an annual course for up to 400 physicians and other health professionals and lectures throughout the community to family practitioners.  

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It’s time to change the change.

Mature Women’s Health is a pressing global equity issue. Sinai Health’s Centre for Mature Women’s Health is working to support better research, knowledge, advocacy, and treatment for mature women. Contact us to learn how you can be part of this important work.