Whitby’s Ontario Shores, Lakeridge Health to share top psychiatrist

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Published October 12, 2021 at 9:57 am

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and Lakeridge Health are now sharing their top psychiatrist.

Dr. Kevin Chopra, the Medical Director of General Psychiatry at Ontario Shores, has also been named the new Chief of Psychiatry and Medical Director, Mental Health and Addictions at Lakeridge Health for a five-year term.

Ontario Shores and Lakeridge Health are longstanding partners in the care of individuals living with mental health conditions and addictions. Under Chopra’s leadership, Ontario Shores and Lakeridge Health will have the opportunity to strengthen their partnership within Durham to make access and services more seamless for those living with mental health conditions and addictions.

This cross appointment is also expected to advance the learnings and leading practices of both organizations to improve mental health and addictions care throughout Durham region.

Prior to Ontario Shores, Chopra served as a Psychiatrist in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Division at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, for the Department of National Defense at CFB Toronto, and at the Parkdale Community Health Centre.

Chopra has won several awards, including the Young Investigator Award from the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology and the CIHR/Wyeth Fellowship Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, since getting his medical degree from Dalhousie in 2000 and his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2013.

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