Dr. Catherine ZahnPresident & CEOCentre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Dr. Zahn was appointed President and CEO of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in 2009. CAMH is Canada’s leading mental health hospital and the country’s largest academic health science centre focused on mental illness.
She received her MD (honours) from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto (U of T), where she completed her residency training in neurology. She holds an MSc in Health Administration from U or T and has completed the Directors’ Education Program at the U of T Rotman School of Management. Dr. Zahn is a Professor in the U of T Faculty of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She has made numerous contributions to health care in Ontario through her leadership in hospital integration, technology assessment and mental healthcare system improvement.
Recent honours include membership in the Order of Canada, Doctor of Laws degrees (honoris causa) from Western University, (London, Ontario) and Ryerson University, (Toronto, Ontario) and the Bryden Award for Outstanding Achievement (York University). The International Association of Business Communicators has also named her Communicator of the Year. Dr. Zahn serves on a number of health-care related boards and committees, as well as on the Board of Governors of Upper Canada College.
Dr. Zahn is a champion for the integration of psychiatry and neuroscience, passionately working to steer mental illness into the mainstream of healthcare, promoting equitable access to healthcare resources for people with mental illness.