Douglas Mental Health University Institute

6875 LaSalle Boulevard, Verdun QC H4H 1R3 
Telephone 514-761-6131ext. 2745
Email: darfra [at]
Chief of Hospital: Mimi Israel
Map of Douglas Mental Health University Institute

The Douglas Institute is the only institution within the McGill Health Network entirely dedicated to mental health. The Douglas offers a broad range of specialized and ultra specialized mental health services, to people of all ages. The Douglas has a strong teaching mandate and offers teaching and training opportunities to students of all disciplines and training to other professionals and to community partners. Its close affiliation with the Douglas Research Centre also offers opportunities for knowledge transfer and clinical research integration.

Message from the Chief

Founded in 1881 by Alfred Perry, the Douglas has effectively transformed itself from an asylum to a progressive mental health institution. The Douglas joined McGill in 1946, created its world-renowned Research Centre in 1979, and became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre in 1982. The Douglas’ leadership in mental health care delivery, research, and training was acknowledged when it was named a Mental Health Institute in 2006. The Douglas is dedicated to offering the best available treatments while seeking new treatments, to training the professionals of tomorrow, and to reaching out to the public in order to fight stigma.


  • Mental Health Program for Adults in the South-West Territory
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Mood, Anxiety and Impulsivity Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Intellectual Handicaps with Psychiatric Comorbidity
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychosocial Recovery and Specialized Housing





Dr. Lila Amirali
Dr. Serge Beaulieu
Dr. Jean-François Bélair
Dr. Dominique Belisle
Dr. Marcelo Berlim
Dr. David Bloom
Dr. Marianne Boisvert
Dr. Jean-Marc Bourque
Dr. Norman Carrey 
Dr. Euphrosine Casimir
Dr. Emmanuel Cauchois 
Dr. Eduardo Chachamovich
Dr. Helen Cvejic 
Dr. Andrée Daigneault 
Dr. Bruno Debruille
Dr. René Desautels 
Dr. Maria Di Tomasso

Dr. Maurice Dongier
Dr. Suzanne Dongier
Dr. Pierre Etienne
Dr. Kia Faradi
Dr. James Farquhar
Dr. Catherine Giguère 
Dr. Natalie Grizenko
Dr. Jean-Marc Guilé
Dr. Janique Harvey
Dr. Mimi Israël
Dr. Claude Jolicoeur 
Dr. Fabrice Jollant
Dr. Joanne Joly
Dr. Ridha Joober
Dr. Sherif Karama
Dr. Philippe Lageix
Dr. Ruby Lake-Richards

Dr. Martine Lalinec
Dr. Emmanuelle Levy
Dr. Ashok Malla
Dr. Johanne Martial
Dr. Michel J.Messier
Dr. N. P. Vasavan Nair
Dr. John Pecknold
Dr. Mark Rabinovitch
Dr. Johanne Renaud
Dr. Suzane Renaud
Dr. Mario Roy
Dr. George Subak
Dr. Barbara Suranyi
Dr. Gustavo Turecki
Dr. Elizabeth Veljanova
Dr. Marc-Alain Wolf