Allan Kaplan

Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
250 College St, 832, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5T 1R8
Appointment Status

Allan S Kaplan MD MSc FRCP(C) is currently a Senior Clinician/Scientist, at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. He is also Full Member, Graduate Faculty, Institute of Medical Science.  He previously served as Vice Dean, Graduate and Academic Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine. He was the inaugural Loretta Anne Rogers Chair in Eating Disorders at Toronto General Hospital. He received his medical, psychiatric and graduate school training at the University of Toronto. He has worked in the field of eating disorders for 35 years, has lectured widely on various topics in the field, published 200 peer reviewed articles, two books, 60 book chapters and over 200 abstracts. He is the Past President of both the Academy for Eating Disorders, the largest organization of eating disorder professionals in the world, and the International Eating Disorder Research Society. He has been a continuously funded peer reviewed investigator since 1992, and has received grant support from the National Institute of Mental Health in the USA and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in Canada.

Research Synopsis

Research interests include all aspects of eating disorders, specifically the genetics of anorexia nervosa (NIMH funding); the psychobiology of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and obesity (CIHR funding); innovative treatments for anorexia nervosa, specifically with atypical antipsychotics( NIMH funding) and the treatment of anorexia nervosa with rTMS; and the medical and psychiatric comorbidity of eating disorders.