Dr. Rob Tanguay
BSc (Hons), MD, FRCPC, CISAM, CCSAM
Chief Medical Officer, Aspen Island Therapeutics
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery President, Pain Society of Alberta
Alberta and NWT Regional Director, CSAM
Co-Lead, Alberta Pain Strategy, AHS
Provincial Medical Lead, Alberta Addiction Education, AHS
Founder and Clinic Lead, Opioid Deprescribing Program, AHS
Co-Founder and Co-Lead, Community RAAM, AHS
Consultant, Carewest OSIC
Hotchkiss Brain Institute & Mathison Centre for Mental Health
Dr. Tanguay is a Psychiatrist who completed two fellowships, one in Addiction Medicine and one in Pain Medicine. He is a clinical assistant professor with the departments of Psychiatry and Surgery at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.
Most recently Dr. Tanguay helped found and is the Chief Medical Officer of Aspen Island Therapeutics, a program dedicated to providing medical and psychological intervention for people living with complex and treatment resistant mental health disorders such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction, and chronic pain with use of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. He is the Medical Lead for the Alberta Addiction Education Sessions for Alberta Health Services (AHS). He is the Regional Director for Alberta and North West Territories for the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) where he sits as a board member, the President of the Pain Society of Alberta, and the co-chair of the internationally recognized Alberta Pain Strategy. He is the founder of the Opioid Deprescribing Program with AHS, the Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Community Clinic with AHS, and the Transitional Outpatient Pain Program for Spine (TOPPS) clinic working with spinal surgeons to optimize spinal surgery outcomes. He also consults with the Carewest Operational Stress Injury Clinic treating veterans and RCMP for trauma related injuries.
Dr. Tanguay is also the lead lecturer for Addiction for the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Academically, he is involved in research in trauma, addiction, chronic pain, opioids, and cannabis and is a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education at the University of Calgary.