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Dr. Rob Tanguay

Chief Medical Officer, The Newly Institute
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Calgary Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery

Co-Lead, Alberta Pain Strategy, AHS

Founder and Co-Lead, Community RAAM, AHS
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 The Newly Institute, a disability and rehabilitation 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. He was the Medical Lead for the Alberta Addiction Education Sessions and Opioid Dependency Treatment Education for Alberta Health Services (AHS) developing award winning educational programming. He was the Regional Director for Alberta and North West Territories for the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) where he sat as a board member, the former President of the Pain Society of Alberta, and continues to be the co-chair of the internationally recognized Alberta Pain Strategy. He is the founder of innovative programs including 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 UofC spinal surgeons to optimize spinal surgery outcomes. He previously consulted with the Operational Stress Injury Clinic treating veterans and RCMP for trauma related injuries.

Academically, he is involved in research in trauma, addiction, chronic pain, opioids, psychedelics 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.