Faculty Bio

Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC
University of Toronto
University Health Network
Toronto, ON
Chairman and Executive Director, Brain and Cognition, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Chicago, IL
Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences
University of California School of Medicine
Riverside, CA

Dr. Roger McIntyre is currently a Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto and Head of the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. Dr. McIntyre is also Executive Director of the Brain and Cognition Discovery Foundation in Toronto, Canada. He is Director as well as Co-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) from Chicago, Illinois, USA. Dr. McIntyre also serves as Professor and Nanshan Scholar at Guangzhou Medical University, and Adjunct Professor at the College of Medicine at Korea University. Additionally, Dr. McIntyre is also Clinical Professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York, USA and Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the University of California School of Medicine. Dr. McIntyre was named by Clarivate Analytics as one of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds" from 2014 through 2019. This distinction is given by publishing the largest number of articles that rank among those most frequently cited by researchers globally in 21 broad fields of science and social science during the previous decade. Dr. McIntyre is also the President and CEO of Champignon.

Dr. McIntyre is involved in multiple research endeavours which primarily aim to characterize the association between mood disorders, notably cognitive function and medical comorbidity. His work broadly aims to characterize the underlying causes of cognitive impairment in individuals with mood disorders and their impact on workplace functioning. This body of work has provided a platform for identifying novel molecular targets to treat and prevent mood disorders and accompanying cognitive impairment.

Dr. McIntyre is extensively involved in medical education. He is a highly sought-after speaker at both national and international meetings. He has received several teaching awards from the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry and has been a recipient of the joint Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) / Council of Psychiatric Continuing Education Award for the Most Outstanding Continuing Education Activity in Psychiatry in Canada.

Dr. McIntyre was the lead author for the Florida Best Practice Psychotherapeutic Medication Guidelines for Adults with Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. He has also contributed to the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety (CANMAT) guidelines for the treatment of Depressive Disorders and Bipolar Disorders. Dr. McIntyre has published more than 600 articles/manuscripts and has edited and/or co-edited several textbooks on mood disorders.

Dr. McIntyre completed his medical degree at Dalhousie University. He received his Psychiatry residency training and Fellowship in Psychiatric Pharmacology at the University of Toronto.

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