WHITBY, ON, April 28 /CNW/ - Dr. Eric Fonberg, Chair, Board of
Directors, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario
Shores) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Dawe, MHSc, MD,
FRCP(C) to the position of Physician-in-Chief, effective May 24, 2011.
Dr. Dawe joins Ontario Shores from St. Michael's Hospital where he is
currently the Medical Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Service and
a Research Associate with both the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka
Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael's Hospital and the Arthur
Sommer Rotenberg Chair in Suicide Studies at the University of
Toronto. In addition, Dr. Dawe is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry
and has been the Head of the General Psychiatry Division, Department of
Psychiatry, University of Toronto since 2003.
"As a psychiatrist, researcher, leader and teacher, Dr. Dawe will play a
key role in continuing to strengthen patient care and furthering
Ontario Shores' academic mandate. Dr. Dawe's passion for a mental
health care system that provides a patient-centred and collaborative
model of care, accessible and coordinated services, and evidence-based
best practices aligns well with Ontario Shores' Vision of Recovering
Best Health, Nurturing Hope, Inspiring Discovery," says Dr. Fonberg.
Dr. Dawe was the Mental Health Lead for the Toronto Central Local Health
Integration Network (TC-LHIN), providing expert advice to the TC-LHIN
on performance and improvement opportunities in mental health systems
within the Toronto region. He also served as the Medical Director of
Toronto's Emergency Mental Health and Addictions Alliance, an
initiative involving seven hospitals.
"I am excited to join such a progressive and well respected
organization. I look forward to working alongside all of the allied
staff, physicians, and the management team as we focus on recovery,
hope and inspiration through discovery," says Dr. Dawe.
Dr. Dawe completed medical school at Memorial University of
Newfoundland. He achieved a residency in psychiatry, two years of
fellowship training (Suicide Studies, Emergency Psychiatry, and Mental
Health Systems Research), and a Masters degree in Health
Administration, all at the University of Toronto. His clinical and
research areas of interest include emergency psychiatry, quality and
patient safety, population health, health advocacy, and the design and
evaluation of mental health delivery systems.
About Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences:
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a
leader in mental health care, providing a spectrum of specialized
assessment and treatment services for people living with complex mental
illness. Patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care,
built on compassion, inspiration and hope. Ontario Shores engages in
research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental
health care system.
SOURCE Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
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Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
905-430-4055 ext. 6068