Dr. Tony George is Chief of the Addictions Division at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is also Professor of Psychiatry and Co-Director of the Division of Brain and Therapeutics in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto (U of T), where he directs a program of research focused on understanding the biological basis of addiction co-morbidity (e.g. tobacco and cannabis) in serious mental illness, with a focus on schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. His research is supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Ontario Mental Health Foundation (OMHF) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). He was the inaugural holder of the Chair in Addiction Psychiatry at the University of Toronto (2006-2012). He completed his undergraduate and medical school training at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, graduating with his M.D. degree in 1992. Dr. George then completed psychiatry residency training (1992-96) and a fellowship in Translational Neuroscience (1996-98) at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, joining the faculty at Yale in 1998. He was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University before coming to Toronto in late 2006. Dr. George has over 220 peer-reviewed publications, and is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP); in 2007 he was appointed as Associate Editor, and since 2013 he has served as Deputy Editor of the ACNP’s journal Neuropsychopharmacology. He contributed the chapter on Nicotine and Tobacco to Cecil Textbook of Medicine in 2011 and 2015. Dr. George is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Canadian Council on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and co-edited its recent report on Cannabis and Youth in 2015.
- Company:Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
- Short Bio:Chief, Addictions Division