A pioneer in medical psychiatry, Rose Geist has established new care models that help patients with unexplained medical symptoms, and co-occurring mental and physical symptoms. She is currently the Program Chief and Medical Director of Mental Health at Trillium Health Partners. A proponent of collaborative care, she is also Director of the newly formed Medical Psychiatry Alliance, a partnership between Trillium Health Partners, the University of Toronto, the Hospital for Sick Children, and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, with the mandate of changing the way mental healthcare is taught to residents and delivered to patients in Ontario. She is a frequent speaker on mental health issues for both professional and lay audiences, promoting access to care, including through telepsychiatry, and removal of the stigma associated with mental illness. In the community, she has served the Governing Council of U of T, and the Capacity to Consent to Treatment in Youth. She earned a master’s in conducting from the University’s Faculty of Music in 2011.
Dr. Rose Geist
(BSc 1969 UC) (MD 1975 U of T)