Peter Szatmari ​

Professor @ University of Toronto

Dr. Peter Szatmari, BA, MD, MSC, FRCPC, is Chief of the Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, as well as a professor in and the Director of the Division of Child and Youth Mental Health at the University of Toronto. He holds the Patsy and Jamie Anderson Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health. Dr. Szatmari is the head of one of the largest divisions of child and adolescent psychiatry in the world, and an international expert in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). He has also published more generally in psychiatric epidemiology and in clinical research in developmental psychopathology. More recently, he has turned his attention to developing evidence-based, patient-oriented systems of care for children and youth and evaluating innovative models of care using clinical trials methodology. He has been editor of several important journals in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry and has consulted to government agencies in Canada, the USA and the UK. He is the author of the book A Mind Apart; Understanding Autism and Asperger Syndrome.