Ontario Shores Appoints new Physician-in-Chief
Dr. Eric Fonberg, Chair, Board
of Directors, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores)
is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Dawe, MHSc, MD, FRCP(C) to the
position of Physician-in-Chief, effective May 24, 2011.
Dr. Dawe joins
Ontario Shores from St. Michael’s Hospital where he is currently the Medical
Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Service and a Research Associate with both
the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St
Michael’s Hospital and the Arthur Sommer Rotenberg Chair in Suicide Studies at
the University of Toronto. In addition, Dr. Dawe is an Associate Professor of
Psychiatry and has been the Head of the General Psychiatry Division, Department
of Psychiatry, University of Toronto since 2003.
“As a psychiatrist,
researcher, leader and teacher, Dr. Dawe will play a key role in continuing to
strengthen patient care and furthering Ontario Shores’ academic mandate. Dr.
Dawe’s passion for a mental health care system that provides a patient-centred
and collaborative model of care, accessible and coordinated services, and
evidence-based best practices aligns well with Ontario Shores’ Vision of
Recovering Best Health, Nurturing Hope, Inspiring Discovery,” says Dr. Fonberg.
Dr. Dawe was the Mental Health Lead for the Toronto Central Local Health
Integration Network (TC-LHIN), providing expert advice to the TC-LHIN on
performance and improvement opportunities in mental health systems within the
Toronto region. He also served as the Medical Director of Toronto’s Emergency
Mental Health and Addictions Alliance, an initiative involving seven hospitals.
“I am excited to join such a progressive and well respected
organization. I look forward to working alongside all of the allied staff,
physicians, and the management team as we focus on recovery, hope and
inspiration through discovery," says Dr. Dawe.
Dr. Dawe completed
medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He achieved a residency
in psychiatry, two years of fellowship training (Suicide Studies, Emergency
Psychiatry, and Mental Health Systems Research), and a Masters degree in Health
Administration, all at the University of Toronto. His clinical and research
areas of interest include emergency psychiatry, quality and patient safety,
population health, health advocacy, and the design and evaluation of mental
health delivery systems.
For more information, or
to set up an interview, please contact:
Communications and Public Affairs
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health
905-430-4055 ext. 6068