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David Goldbloom

David Goldbloom, MD, is Senior Medical Advisor, Education and Public Affairs, at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He has attended Harvard University, Oxford University as Rhodes Scholar, and McGill University, where he trained in medicine and psychiatry. In 2007, he was appointed Vice-Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and subsequently served as Chair from 2012–2015. He is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, has authored over 100 scientific articles, and given countless talks and lectures. He has received numerous awards for his outstanding contribution to the field of psychiatry, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. He has been elected a Distinguished Fellow of both the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Association, and in 2014, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Beyond his professional responsibilities, David Goldbloom is immediate past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada and current Chancellor of its Senate. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Glenn Gould Foundation and former President of the Off Centre Music Salon, a professional chamber music ensemble.


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