About the editors and contributors
Chief editor: Kingsley Watts, MD, CCFP, FCFP, MRO
Dr. Watts is a family physician with a focussed practice in addiction medicine since 1994. He is currently an Associate Medical Director at the OMA Physician Health Program, responsible for substance use issues, and a part time hospitalist in complex and rehabilitation medicine. He has served as a chair of the CFPC Addiction Medicine Committee, Education Director of the St Joseph's Health Centre Addiction Medicine Service, and as a Family Medicine Residency Site Director. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Contributing editor: Meldon Kahan, MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRCPC
Dr. Kahan is a family physician at the Family Medicine Service, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto, and co-director of the centre's Addiction Medicine Service. In addition, he is an associate professor and funded researcher in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Alice Ordean MD, CCFP, MHSc
Dr. Ordean is a family physician at the Family Medicine Service, St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto. She is the medical director of the Toronto Centre for Substance Use in Pregnancy (T-CUP) and an addiction consultant for St. Joseph's Addiction Medicine Service. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Ordean is a principal investigator in numerous research projects, including the development of comprehensive educational tools for health care providers and better practice recommendations relating to substance use in pregnancy.
Dr. Ordean developed the Addiction Toolkit content alcohol use in pregnancy and contributed to the content on alcohol problems in women.
Lisa Lefebvre, MDCM, CCFP, MPH, DABAM
Dr. Lefebvre is a staff physician in the Addiction Medicine Service as well as Medical Lead for Continuing Professional Development at CAMH. She previously served as CAMH's Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program Director and Head of the Addiction Medicine Service. She is currently an Associate Medical Director in the Physician Health Program of the Ontario Medical Association as well as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Lefebvre contributed to the Addiction Toolkit sections on women with alcohol use problems and older adults and alcohol.
Jose Silveira MD, FRCPC
Dr. Silveira is medical director of the Mental Health and Addictions Program at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Silveira developed the Addiction Toolkit content on alcohol and major depression.
Sheryl Spifhoff, MD, CCFP Dip. ABAM
Sheryl Spithoff is a family physician and addiction medicine physician at Women’s College Hospital and a lecturer at the University of Toronto. She is currently completing her masters at the Institute of Medical Science University of Toronto and has a research appointment at Women’s College Hospital Research Institute. Her research interests include the primary care management of addictions, access to care for vulnerable populations, and health policy.
Dr. Spifhoff revised the Dealing with Alcohol Problems module of the toolkit.