Saint Mary's Hospital

3830 Lacombe Avenue, Montreal, QC  H3T 1M5
Telephone: 514-345-3511, ext. 3358

Psychiatrist-in-Chief: Dr. Gustavo Turecki
Site-Chief: Dr. Michel Elie/Dr. Hannah Schwartz

Hospital website:

There are thirteen full time psychiatrists working in the department with shared responsibilities in four different services within the two divisions, Adult and Geriatric. The four services are

  • Emergency, Crisis Clinic and ER follow-up
  • Assessment Clinic and OPD follow-up
  • In-patient service (29 beds)
  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry to the general hospital (320 beds)

The department follows 2500 individual patients annually. It functions conjointly with the Mental Health Program which includes nurses (including case managers), social workers, psychologists, and occupational therapists. The Rehabilitation Program includes a DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) Group for Personality Disorders.


Message from the Chief

St. Mary’s Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry offers a structured training program assuring core teaching and exposure to a diversity of patients. Because St. Mary’s is a relatively small community hospital, the department offers a unique opportunity for close supervision and mentoring of trainees and for specialized training in Community Psychiatry and Shared Care following the Recovery Model. The patient’s best interest is the department’s primary preoccupation, and conflicts are solved in response to the question: What interdisciplinary team interventions will best succeed for this patient and his/her personal entourage?



  • Addiction
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Personality Disorder
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Family Psychotherapy


Our psychiatrists have special expertise in PTSD, Dissociative Disorders, Addiction, and suicidality. The Geriatric Division is well known for its core rotation for residents and its active involvement in research. 








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