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Dr. Chris Byrne

Dr. Byrne is a consultant emergency physician at London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London and an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University. He has an outpatient practice in addiction medicine and sees patients across Ontario.

He received degrees in Medical Sciences (2010) and Medicine (2014) from Western University in London, Ontario, and completed postgraduate training in Emergency Medicine (2019) at the University of Toronto. During his residency training, he completed a Master of Science in Evidence-Based Health Care with distinction (2018) at the University of Oxford.

In his addition to his clinical and teaching activities, Dr. Byrne is involved with qualitative and quantitative clinical research, with areas of interest including cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, withdrawal management and anti-craving therapy for stimulant use disorder, and high-dose buprenorphine induction for opioid use disorder. He is an advocate for increased acute care resources to support those with substance use disorders who are interested in initiating medical treatment.


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