Dr. David Goldbloom
Dr. Goldbloom is a leading psychiatrist and an Officer of the Order of Canada. He maintains an active clinical and teaching role as Psychiatrist and Senior Medical Advisor at CAMH. He completed an honours degree, majoring in Government at Harvard University and then attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he obtained an M.A. in Physiological Sciences. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at McGill University and is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters and has provided talks and lectures to student, professional and public audiences. He is the co-author of the best-selling book “How Can I Help? A Week In My Life As a Psychiatrist”, and in 2021 he authored the book “We Can Do Better: Urgent Innovations to Improve Mental Health Access and Care”.
In 2007, he was appointed Vice-Chair of the Board of the Mental Health Commission of Canada; he subsequently served as Chair from 2012-2015. In addition to his professional activities, Dr. Goldbloom is past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada and currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Conservatory of Music.