My name is David Gratzer. I’m a psychiatrist.

This is where I work…


This what I think about…


This is who I think about…


And this is my website, home of the Reading of the Week, my weekly blog on all things psychiatry.

About Dr. Gratzer…


Dr. David Gratzer is a Toronto-based psychiatrist and physician.

He works at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, where he is an attending psychiatrist, and serves as the co-chief of the General Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems Division, overseeing the clinical and academic work of 100+ psychiatrists. He is also the CPPD site coordinator. Previously, he worked at the Scarborough and Rouge Hospital, where he was the physician-in-charge of mental health inpatient services, and was the physician co-lead for consultation-liaison services.

He is active in education, and recently won the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine’s Ivan Silver Innovation Award. He has been nominated 10 times for University of Toronto teaching awards.

He is a founding member of the national editorial board of CAMH’s Portico and served on the OMA’s Section on Psychiatry Executive. He peer reviews for several journals, including CMAJ, and he sits on the editorial board of JMIR Mental Health and The British Journal of Psychiatry; he is an associate editor of The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Dr. Gratzer writes widely. His articles have been published in The Globe and Mail and Maclean’s. He is the author of two books and the editor of a third. His first book was awarded the Donner Prize in 2000.

His research interests include psychiatry and technology; he does CIHR-funded work on e-therapies.

Follow him on Twitter:image0031@davidgratzer.