We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kathleen Pajer as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine as of July 1, 2017.
A professor in the Department, Dr. Pajer is also Chief of Psychiatry at CHEO. Previously, she was Chief of Psychiatry at IWK Health Centre in Halifax, tenured Associate Professor in Pediatrics and Psychiatry at The Ohio State University, and Residency Training Director at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry and at Allegheny University of the Health Sciences. Active throughout her career in clinical research, Dr. Pajer had brought over $22 million in grants and contracts to her departments.
Dr. Pajer is highly regarded by peers and department members, hitting the ground running upon her arrival in 2014 with her innovation in clinical care and research. She brings to the role of Chair a keen interest in academics and efficient, effective administrative methods, and a wealth of experience in academic administration including within our own Faculty. Dr. Pajer serves as a member of the Faculty Council, and has performed committee work for the Department and contributed to various University sub-committees.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Pajer on her appointment to the role of Chair, Department of Psychiatry.