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Jon Hunter is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, where he heads the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. CL Psychiatry addresses the psychiatric needs of medically and surgically ill patients. He is also the Head of Psychosocial Services in the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. He is a founding member of the Collaborative Mental Healthcare Network of the Ontario College of Family Physicians, which links family practitioners in the community with mental health care mentors for advice about managing psychiatric concerns in a timely fashion. He participates in grants funded by NCIC, the National Institutes of Health, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the Change Foundation, and is an award-winning clinical teacher.

Dr. Hunter’s clinical practice centers on the psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care of cancer patients. Research interests include psychological management of chemotherapy side-effects, group psychotherapy in women at high risk for breast cancer, the role of early life experience and attachment in adaptation to disease, and the importance of mentalizing in treatment.

Reach him: jon.hunter@sinaihealthsystem.ca

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Bob Maunder is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Head of Research for the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto. He is a member of the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto and serves on the editorial board of General Hospital Psychiatry. Dr. Maunder’s research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation (Ontario), the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada and the Collaborative Mental Healthcare Network of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. His research is focused on stress, resilience and the interpersonal determinants of health. He was the lead researcher and author on a series of papers documenting the impact of childhood adversity and of extraordinary workplace stress, from SARS to critical incidents, on healthcare workers.

Dr. Maunder’s clinical work concerns psychiatric aspects of living with inflammatory bowel disease, hepatitis C and other chronic illnesses.

Reach him: robert.maunder@sinaihealthsytem.ca

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