Our team

Mental Health professionals come from various disciplines (psychiatry, psychology, nursing, occupational therapy, social work, psycho-education). Working in an interprofessional team, the physicians, nurses, and allied professionals operate according to best practice to treat patients.

Programs leaders and clinical coordinators 

Addictions Unit 

Jorge Palacios Boix, MD
Medical Director, Addictions Unit

Antonis Paraherakis, MSc, MBA
Clinical Coordinator, Addictions Unit 

Day Hospital

Allan Fielding, MD
Medical Director, Day Hospital

McGill University Sexual Identity Centre (MUSIC)

Karine Igartua, MD 
Medical Director, MUSIC

Richard Montoro, MD
Medical Director, MUSIC

Early Psychosis and Schizophrenia Spectrum Program (EPSSP)

Howard Margolese, MD
Medical Director, EPSSP

Ronna Schwartz
Clinical Coordinator, EPSSP


Gail Myhr, MD, CM
Medical Director, MUHC CBT Unit

Personality Disorders Program

Joel Paris, MD
Medical Director, Personality Disorders Program (short-term program)

Ronald Fraser, MD
Medical Director, Personality Disorders Program (extended care program)

Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy

Tewfik Said, M.D

Neuromodulation Unit

Michaela Barbarosie, MD PhD
Co-Director, Neuromodulation Unit

 Theo Kolivakis, MD
Co-Director, Neuromodulation Unit

Alain Ptito, PhD
Co-Director, Neuromodulation Unit

Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program