Dr. Ilan Fischler is the Physician-in-Chief at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores), in addition to being the Medical Director, Clinical Informatics and a Geriatric Psychiatrist on the Geriatric Dementia Unit. He is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and also provides Geriatric Psychiatrist services at North York General Hospital. At Ontario Shores, he provides leadership for medical professional practice and champions the quality and safety of medical practice and care. He is innovative, passionate about how the application of technology can advance the mental health care system and he is dedicated to providing recovery-oriented care to the patients he serves.
Dr. Fischler joined Ontario Shores in 2007. In addition to his role as Medical Director, Clinical Informatics, Dr. Fischler was the Physician Champion for the implementation of the hospital’s fully integrated Electronic Medical Record. He has provided leadership at the provincial level in the development of quality standards for mental health that will be applied across the system.
Dr Fischler is an active researcher and educator who has published and presented in the areas of e-health, dementia and the implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines. He has received numerous individual and team awards for his clinical achievements and innovative leadership including the 2015 Clinical Leadership Award from COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association.