Dr Howard Schneider
Dr Howard Schneider

Brief CV

Brief CV  (answering questions patients ask me sometimes)


'MD' = Medical Doctor  (McGill University)

'MDPAC(C)' = Certificant Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada

'CCFP' = Certificant College Family Physicians of Canada

('Board Certified', a term often heard in various media, refers to US doctors. In Canada, family doctors can be certified in being 'certificants' of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.)

'FCFP' = Fellow College of Family Physicians of Canada
(A designation awarded for continued studies and contributions in areas of family medicine. I have both CCFP and FCFP designations.)



High School -- Montreal, Quebec
Undergraduate University -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (engineering degree), Cambridge, USA

Medical School -- McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

Internship -- McGill University, Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec


Work in Family Practice:

Centre Médical I.D.S., Montréal, Québec   1986- 1995
MCI Walk-in Emergency Clinics, Toronto, Ontario 1996- 1999

Work in Psychiatry & Psychotherapy & Related Areas:

Cité de la Santé Hospital, Laval, Québec
(Université de Montréal teaching hospital in psychiatry)
Emergency Department with Admitting Privileges in Psychiatry
1986- 1995

Sheppard Associates/ Sheppard Clinic/ Sheppard Clinic North, Toronto/GTA, Ontario
Community Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
1999 – 2022 (present)


2017 Theratree Award - Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada


2018 BICA Society Outstanding Research Award Diploma -- Ninth Annual International   Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 



Association Participation:

Physician Examiner for The Medical Council of Canada
LMCC Part II Clinical examination   1994 - 2019

Board of Directors of MDPAC (
Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada)
2008 - 2013
Chair of MDPAC (
Medical Psychotherapy Association of Canada)
2011 - 2013

Certificant Review Committee, MDPAC
2013 - 2022 (present)

Journal Committee, MDPAC
2007 - 2022 (present)

OMA (Ontario Medical Association) Section on Primary Care Mental Health
Education Committee
2018 - 2022 (present)


Brain-Inspired Cognitive Architectures for Artificial Intelligence (BICA*AI)
Annual International Conference  -- Program Committee

2019 - 2022 (present)



'Publications and Presentations Page' (these are simply listed sequentially as they occur; MDPAC Journals are not indexed but links provided; AI-related and medical-related usually indexed differently but links provided to full papers where possible).


Hobbies, Interests:

Human Level Artificial Intelligence ("HLAI" or "AGI")