Dr. Kwame McKenzie
Dr Kwame McKenzie, CEO Wellesley Institute, Medical Director Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, Toronto (CAMH), Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Dr McKenzie is a physician, psychiatrist, researcher and policy advisor.
He has worked to identify the causes of mental illness and what can be done about them for over two decades. He is an active, funded researcher of social, community, clinical and policy issues and has nearly 200 academic publications including four books. Dr McKenzie has set up award winning services, sees patients, trains clinicians and researchers as well as developing health policy for governments.
He has international experience in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and United States.
Dr McKenzie is Medical Director responsible for Dual Diagnosis, Child Youth and Family and Geriatric services and Director Health Equity at CAMH. He is a full Professor and the Co-Director of the Division of Equity Gender and Population in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Dr McKenzie sits on the boards of Ontario Hospitals Association, Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto and United Way Toronto as well as a number of Government Advisory committees.
Recent awards include, Dominican of Distinction, African Canadian Achievement for Scientific Excellence and Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists UK.