Dr. David McNeill is the Interim Physician-in-Chief at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores). In this role, Dr. McNeill provides leadership for medical professional practice and champions the quality and safety of medical practice and care. He is currently a Medical Director at Ontario Shores and the Physician partner for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Primary Care Clinics in Oshawa and York Region. He joined the organization in 1998, working as a Hospitalist and Duty Doctor and since that time has made many significant contributions to advance the physical health of our patients and the primary care system throughout our communities.
Dr. McNeill is a regular Examiner with the Medical Council of Canada and is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, MUA. He was part of the clinical team who launched our Metabolic and Weight Management Clinic that won the 2009 Canadian College of Health Service Executives (CCHSE) 3M Health Care Quality Team Award and is a member of Health Quality Ontario’s Expert Panel for the Treatment of Schizophrenia. He has also worked on various Central East LHIN initiatives including the Primary Care Diabetes Lead, Behavioural Supports Ontario and the Primary Health Care Advisory Group. Most significantly, he is a dedicated clinician who strives to make a difference by improving the quality of primary health care for individuals with mental illness.