Tony GEORGE – Toronto



Dr. Tony George is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and is based at CAMH, where he directs a program of research focused on understanding the biological basis of addiction co-morbidity in serious mental illness, with a focus on schizophrenia and other mental illnesses. He served as Chief of the Schizophrenia Division (2008-2016), Medical Director of the Complex Mental Illness Program (2012-2016) and Chief of Addictions (2016-2019) at CAMH. He was also 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 Drug Abuse (NIDA).

He completed his undergraduate and medical school training at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 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 psychiatry faculty at Yale in 1998. He was Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University before coming to the University of Toronto as a Full Professor in the Fall of 2006.

Dr. George has over 300 peer-reviewed publications, and is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP). From 2013-2022, he served as Deputy Editor of the ACNP’s journal Neuropsychopharmacology (NPP).

In 2023, he became Co-Principal Editor of NPP with Dr. Lisa Monteggia. He is also serves as Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Canadian Council on Substance Abuse (CCSA). Dr. George wrote the chapter on Nicotine and Tobacco in Cecil Textbook of Medicine in 2011, 2015, 2019 as well in the newest edition in 2023.