Speaker Profiles

Dr. Michael Teehan

Dr. Michael Teehan

President

Canadian Psychiatric Association

Dr. Michael Teehan is an educator and clinician-researcher from Halifax, Nova Scotia with an abiding interest in severe and persistent mental illness. More recently his clinical work has focused on treating patients experiencing early psychosis.

Dr. Teehan is currently Deputy Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. He has a long association with the university where he also served as Director of postgraduate training from 1994 to 1999. A native of Ireland, Dr. Teehan began his postgraduate studies in psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin, completing a final year at Dalhousie and graduating in 1984. Since that time he has been an active member of the teaching staff at the Capital District Health Authority hospitals in Halifax.

In 2002, Dr. Teehan’s clinical excellence was recognized with the Community of Scholars Award of Excellence in Clinical Practice from the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie and in 2003 with a Medical Staff Achievement Award from the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre.

In addition to direct clinical care, Dr. Teehan has worked in mental health administration as Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Camp Hill Medical Centre and as the Clinical and Academic Director of the Capital District Health Authority.

Dr. Teehan has been an active member of the Canadian Psychiatric Association since 1984. He served as the Nova Scotia representative to the Board of Directors from 1988-1994 and from 2009 to the present. In addition, he has been a member of the education, research and advocacy committees.

Dr. Teehan is also a Member of the College of Physicians in Ireland and was elected a Fellow of the College of Physicians in Ireland in 1996.

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