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Mimi Israël, MD, FRCPC

Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Douglas Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University
President, Association of Chiefs of Departments of Psychiatry of Montreal
Fellow, Academy of Eating Disorders

Areas of expertise
Eating disorders, affective disorders, crisis intervention, emergency psychiatry and mental health care service organization and delivery

Active as a clinician, teacher, researcher and administrator, Mimi Israël, MD, FRCPC, is primarily interested in the areas of eating disorders, crisis intervention, emergency psychiatry and health care service organization. In addition, she maintains a longstanding commitment to public education and community teaching.

A recipient of four McGill University teaching awards, including the 2004 McGill Department of Medicine Faculty Honour List for educational Excellence, she was also presented with the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Exemplary Psychiatrist Award in 1998 and the grand prize from the Quebec Medical College of Physicians in 2006.

Her research interests have focussed on the implications of temperamental traits and adverse life events on neurobiological indices, HPA axis function, and genetic variations in eating disorders. Other areas of interests within the field of Eating Disorders include the study of factors that determine treatment outcome, and determinants of the efficacy of different treatment techniques such as partial hospitalization.

In addition, Mimi Israel has played a key role in the conceptualization and implementation of several changes that have had a significant impact on service organization and delivery in the institutions she serves. Her vision is to create structures that optimize clinical-research-teaching integration and that offer cutting edge evidence-based clinical care.

Contact information
Douglas Institute
Dobell Pavilion
Room B-2111
6875, boulevard LaSalle
Montreal (Quebec)
H4H 1R3
Phone :
514 761-6131
ext.: 2745

514 888-4056
Find out more :
Has psychiatry rid us of the concept of "madness"? A 2008 lecture by Mimi Israël (in French)
Hitting bottom - Chronic or episodic depression and burnout? A 2011 lecture by Mimi Israel (in French)