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Pier Bryden

Title: Staff Physician, Department of Psychiatry
Designations: MPhil, MD, FRCPC
Phone: 416-813-6600
U of T Positions: Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry


Education and experience

  • 2001–Present: Staff Psychiatrist, SickKids, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1997–2000: Psychiatrist (part-time), Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket, Ontario
  • 1997–2000: Psychiatrist (part-time), Women’s Therapy Centre, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1999–2000: Consultant Psychiatrist, Delisle Youth Agency, Toronto, ON
  • 1997–1999: Consultant Psychiatrist, The Robert Thompson Youth and Family Centre, Innisfil, ON
  • 1998–2001: Fellowship in Women’s Mental Health and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (part-time), University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1993–1997: Residency, Psychiatry, Career Track in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  • 1992–1993: Internship, Internal medicine, Queen’s University at Kingston, Kingston, Ontario
  • 1989–1992: MD, Medical School, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario


  • 2018: President’s Teaching Award, University of Toronto 
  • 2005: Paul Steinhauer Teaching Award, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto


  1. P. Bryden, P.Szatmari Start HereA Parent’s Guide to Helping Children and Teens through Mental Health Challenges Simon and Schuster Canada, January 2020
  2. Goldbloom, P. Bryden How Can I Help? A Week in my Life as a Psychiatrist. Simon and Schuster Canada, February 2016; paperback edition January 2017. 
  3. Kulasegaram, K; Mylopoulos, M; Tonin, P; Bernstein, S; Bryden, P; Law, M; Lazor, J; Pittini, R; Sockalingam, S; Tait, G; Houston, P. “The Alignment Imperative in Curriculum Renewal” Medical Teacher 2018
  4. Bryden, P, Ginsburg, S, Kurabi, B, Ahmed, A. “Professing Professionalism: Are We Our Own Worst Enemy? Faculty Members’ Experiences of Teaching and Evaluating Professionalism in Medical Education at One School” Academic Medicine. June 2010: 85(6):1025-1034.*
  5. Bryden, PSteinegger, C, Jarvis, D. “The Ontario Experience of Involuntary Treatment of Paediatric Patients with Eating Disorders”. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. 2010.
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