Norman Doidge, MD, is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, author, and poet. He studied classics and philosophy at UC and graduated with high distinction. After winning the E.J. Pratt Prize for Poetry at age 19, he won early recognition from the literary critic Northrop Frye, who wrote that his work was “really remarkable… haunting and memorable.” He earned his medical degree at U of T, followed by psychiatric and psychoanalytic training at Columbia University, and a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellowship. An expert in neuroplasticity, psychiatry, psychotherapy, and neuroscience, he is on faculty at the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry and Columbia University’s Centre for Psychoanalytic Training and Research. He is author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Brain That Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing. His writing has appeared in medical journals and The Wall Street Journal, Time, The Daily Telegraph, The Globe and Mail, and The National Post. His work has been recognized by Brain Injury Canada, the Mary S. Sigourney Prize, the CBC Literary Award, and four National Magazine Gold Awards.
Dr. Norman Doidge
(BA 1978 UC) (MD 1983 U of T)