Associate Professor  |  Clinician Investigator and Endowed Chair for Applied Mental Health Research

Amer Burhan

Geriatric Psychiatry - Geriatric Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry


Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
700 Gordon Street, Whitby, Whitby, Ontario Canada L1N 5S9
Research Interests
Neuropsychiatry of neurodegenerative disorders, Therapeutic Brain Stimulation
Appointment Status


  • MBChB, MSc., FRCPC (psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry), Diplomat in Neuropsychiatry (United Council for Neurological Sub-specialties in the US)

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART) Neuropsychiatric Syndrome Professional Interest Area

After graduating from the Medical College of Baghdad University he undertook a fellowship in basic neurosciences at the Montreal Neurological institute, residency in Psychiatry at the University of Rochester, and advanced training in geriatric neuropsychiatry at Western University.
He is Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada certified in general Psychiatry since 2003 and in Geriatric Psychiatry since 2013, a diplomat in Neuropsychiatry from the United Council for Neurological Subspecialties in the US since 2007, and completed a Master’s of Science degree in community health  from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and University of Toronto in 2015. He is a clinician educator and investigator and his career focus on complex mental health presentation in old age and on therapeutic brain stimulation.


Physician-in-Chief at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Research