Doug Weir

Dr. Doug Weir is the 131st President of the Ontario Medical Association. He has been practising psychiatry in Toronto for 30 years. He has been active in the Ontario Medical Association since 1988, when he first became a delegate to OMA Council. Dr. Weir has been a member of the OMA Board of Directors since 2005, and served as a member of the OMA Negotiations Team in both 2004 and 2008. Dr. Weir graduated from the University of Calgary medical school in 1977, and completed residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in 1981. He then completed two years of training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Weir was honoured with the Jane Chamberlin award from the Association of General Hospital Psychiatric Services. He received the President’s Commendation from the Canadian Psychiatric Association in 2009. In June 2012, Dr. Weir earned a Masters Certificate in physician leadership by completing the OMA Physician Leadership Development Program. Currently, Dr. Weir maintains a busy solo practice in psychiatry, with a special interest in children and adolescents.

Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author

The media’s damaging impact on public perception of electroconvulsive therapy

Stigma is a significant challenge that infects every issue surrounding mental illness. Mass media depictions of mental illness and treatments of psychiatric disorders perpetuate misconceptions by repeated presentation of negative stereotypes. The impact is seen when patients with mental illness are reluctant to seek the treatment they need. Negative depictions of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) contribute…

Why the tentative agreement is the right deal for Ontario’s doctors

The Ontario Medical Association and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care have reached a tentative Physician Services Agreement. So what does this mean for doctors and patients, and the Ontario health care system? In contemplating this question, I thought I might impart a recent personal experience that provides some context to consider not only the…