Dr. Ian Dawe
Physician in Chief
Dr. Ian Dawe is the Physician in Chief at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores). In this role, Dr. Dawe provides leadership for medical professional practice and champions the quality and safety of medical practice and care. He is actively engaged in patient care and academic activities at Ontario Shores, and is a teacher in the Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Continuing and Public Education programs of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Dawe joined Ontario Shores from St. Michael’s Hospital where he was the Medical Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Service and a Research Associate with both the Keenan Research Centre of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and the Arthur Sommer Rotenberg Chair in Suicide Studies at the University of Toronto.
He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and was the Head of the General Psychiatry Division, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto from 2003 through 2011. Dr. Dawe completed medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and from the University of Toronto, achieved a residency in psychiatry, two years of fellowship training and a Masters degree in Health Administration. His clinical and research areas of interest include emergency psychiatry, quality and patient safety, population health, health advocacy and the design and evaluation of mental health delivery systems.