Brief CV

Brief CV  (answering questions patients ask me sometimes)


'MD' = Medical Doctor  (McGill University)

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

'CCFP' = Certificant College Family Physicians  

('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.)



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:

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, Ontario
Community Psychiatry & Psychotherapy
1999 – 2020 (present)


2017 Theratree Award - Medical Psychotherapy Association Canada


2018 BICA Society Outstanding Research Award Diploma -- Ninth Annual International   Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2018) held on   August 2018 as part of the Joint Multi-Conference on Human-Level Artificial   Intelligence  (HLAI-18)


2019 BICA Society Outstanding Research Award Diploma -- Tenth Annual   International Conference on Brain-Inspired Cognitive  Architectures for Artificial   Intelligence (2019 BICA*AI) (name change in BICA)


Association Participation:

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

Board of Directors of the GPPA (General Practice Psychotherapy Association (Canada))
2008 - 2013
Chair of the GPPA (General Practice Psychotherapy Association (Canada))
2011 - 2013

Certificant Review Committee, GPPA
2013 - 2020 (present)

Journal Committee, GPPA
2007 - 2020 (present)

OMA (Ontario Medical Association) Section on Primary Care Mental Health
Education Committee
2018 - 2020 (present)


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

2019 - 2020 (present)



Recent Presentations and Publications related to medical psychotherapy/ psychiatry work are listed on the page 'Publications and Presentations'


Hobbies, Interests:

Artificial Intelligence
(Interest in the merging of symbolic and subsymbolic (neural network-like) functions in cognitive architectures, ie, to create artificial models of brain functioning.)