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Bruce Ballon
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Last updated: 2020-01-18
Dr. Bruce Ballon
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Dr. Bruce Ballon Medicine Professional Corporation
North York
  Accident Benefits, Auto Insurance, Chronic Pain, Consultant, IME - Independent Medical Evaluator, MDA - Multi Disciplinary Assessment, MD - Medical Doctor, Pain & Disability Management, Psychiatrist, SABS Claims, Third Party Medical Evaluators
  Dr. Ballon has been performing IME for close to two decades.

In addition to general psychiatry expertise, please note Dr. Ballon also has the following subspecialties and expertise:

ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY (BEHAVIOURAL e.g. problem Gambling, Tech Use, Shopping, Sexual Activities)

PLEASE NOTE: Medically Licensed in
Nova Scotia
(Can also Reactivate in British Columbia ~ six weeks, as have been Licensed there previously)

An award-winning psychiatrist, Dr. Ballon is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health for the University of Toronto, as well as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Health Sciences. He has fellowships in Addiction Psychiatry as well as Youth & Family Psychiatry. As the Director of Education for SIM-one, he embraced a collaborative approach, developing numerous programs and helping foster the next generation of simulationists. He also was the creator & Head of the Advanced Clinical and Educational Services at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, which developed into the ongoing Problem Gambling, Gaming and Internet Services. Dr. Ballon is a Senior Education Consultant for Baycrest, where he is involved in developing simulation & innovative experiential trainings.

Fellow 2016 Canadian Psychiatry Association
Certificate 2000 Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship - University of Toronto
Fellow 1998 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Diploma 1998 Psychiatry - University of Toronto
Fellow 1998 The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
– Specialist in Psychiatry
Certificate 1998 Child Psychiatry Fellowship - University of Toronto
Licentiate 1995 Medical Council of Canada
Certificate 1995 Medical Council of Canada – LMCC II
M.D. 1993 Medical Doctor - University of Manitoba

B.Sc. (Hons) 1989 Genetics - University of Manitoba

Other Education:
Certificate 2015-6 Geriatric Psychiatry Course
Canadian Association of Geriatric Psychiatry
Certificate 2014 Developing Leadership Presence Program
Queens School of Business
Certificate 2012-3 Meta-leadership in Practice – Strategies for Health professions Education
Harvard Course
Certificate 2006 University of Toronto Centre for Faculty Development (Faculty of Medicine)
– Education Scholars Program 2 year program (Masters Credited)
Certificate 2006 MIT/Harvard Center for Medical Simulations
– Comprehensive Institute & Certificate in Medical Simulation
Certificate 2004 University of Toronto Centre for Faculty Development (Faculty of Medicine)
– Teacher Training Program (Stepping Stones) 2-year program
Certificate 2004 On-Line Course, Government of Canada
– Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS)
Certificate 2003 National Institute of Health
– Human Participants Protection Education for Research Teams
Certificate 2003 CMA Physician Manager Institute, Toronto, ON
– Leadership Skills for Shaping the Future

2017 – Senior Education Advisor – SIM-one
2015 – Physician Assessor/Investigator for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
2014 – Senior Education Consultant – Baycrest
2014 – 15 Senior Education Consultant – Sunnybrook Health Science Centre
2013 – Associate Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH), University of Toronto (Faculty of Medicine)
2011 – Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto (Faculty of Medicine)
2010 – Leading Developer, Problem Gambling, Gaming and Internet Problems (formerly known as ACES (see below)
2010 – 16 Director of Education (inaugural) SIM-one – Simulation Ontario Network of Excellence
2009 –10 Network for Excellence in Simulation Clinical Teaching and Learning
Associate Director (inaugural), Education Scholarship in Simulation
2009 – Adjunct Professor appointment in Health Sciences department of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology
2008 – Clinician Educator, part-time staff, Mount Sinai Hospital, Department of Psychiatry
2008 – Physicians Health Program of the OMA
Problem Gambling and Process Addictions Consultant
2008 – 2010 Creator and Head, Advanced Clinical and Educational Service (ACES) for Problem Gambling, Gaming and Internet Problems AKA PGGIU (CAMH)
2007 – Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Ontario
Consultant to the Provider Services Branch for review of cases for appropriate care and services within Ontario and development of Health Care Initiatives
. 2007-2008 Development of Pine River Institute Project
. 2008-2009 Development of Portage Ontario Project
. USA facilities (e.g. CARON, Betty Ford, Foundations Network)
2006 – Academic Educator, Centre for Faculty Development University of Toronto (Faculty of Medicine)
2004 – 10 Education Scholar / Clinical Education Specialist, Concurrent Disorders Service and Capacity Building Team (CAMH)
2003 – 11 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto (Faculty of Medicine)
2003 – Consultant, Problem Gambling Service (CAMH)
1998 – 05 Cross Appointed Psychiatrist, Child Psychiatry and Addiction Divisions Concurrent Disorder and Special Populations in Addiction Programs (CAMH)
2008 – 12 Director (inaugural), Psychiatry Simulation Innovation (P.S.I.) Centre (Joint University of Toronto Simulation Network for Excellence / Mount Sinai Hospital Education Centre)
2004 – Clinical Educator Member, Wilson Centre for Research in Education, University of Toronto (Faculty of Medicine)
2004 – 07 Addiction Psychiatry Education Coordinator, University of Toronto (Department of Psychiatry)
2000 – 04 Head, Youth Addiction Services (CAMH)
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