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Dr. Tony George

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Senior Clinician-Scientist, Addictions Division
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Dr. Tony George is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the
University of Toronto (U of T), where he directs a program of research focused on
understanding the biological basis of addiction co-morbidity (e.g. tobacco and cannabis)
in serious mental illness, with a focus on schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. He
also served as Chief of the Schizophrenia Division (2008-2016), Medical Director of the
Complex Mental Illness Program (2012-2016) and Chief of Addictions (2016-2018) at
CAMH. He was also the inaugural holder of the Chair in Addiction Psychiatry at the
University of Toronto (2006-2012). His research is supported by the Canadian Institutes
of Health Research (CIHR), the CAMH Foundation and the National Institutes of Health

He completed his undergraduate and medical school training at Dalhousie
University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, graduating with his M.D. degree in 1992. Dr. George
then completed psychiatry residency training (1992-96) and a fellowship in Translational
Neuroscience (1996-98) at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven,
Connecticut, USA, joining the faculty at Yale in 1998. He was an Associate Professor of
Psychiatry at Yale University before coming to the University of Toronto as a Full
Professor in 2006.

Dr. George has over 260 peer-reviewed publications, and is a Fellow of the
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). Since 2013, he has served as
Deputy Editor of the ACNP’s journal Neuropsychopharmacology (NPP). In 2023, he will
become Co-Editor in Chief of NPP. Dr. George wrote the chapter on Nicotine and
Tobacco to Cecil Textbook of Medicine in 2011, 2015 the newest edition scheduled for
2019, and is Vice-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Canadian Council on
Substance Abuse (CCSA), co-editing its report on Cannabis and Youth.


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