Paul Grof

Paul GrofPaul Grof, M.D., PhD, FRCPC, became specialized in psychiatry in 1962. He worked as a research psychiatrist in the Psychiatric Research Institute in Prague, and as a fellow in psychoendocrinology of affective disorders in West Germany. In 1968 he was recruited as research psychiatrist and faculty member at McMaster University, Canada. From 1974 - 77 he helped develop and run Affective Disorder Clinics at the Sunnybrook Medical Center, University of Toronto, and several other Canadian universities. Dr. Grof spent 1977- 78 as a Visiting Scientist at the National Institute of Mental Health in Washington. In l982 he became Director of Research and Education at the Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital, a teaching hospital of McMaster University, expanding research activities in psychobiology, and establishing a psychopharmacology research and training center. From 1985 - 2000 he was active as an Expert of the World Health Organization, Mental Health Section and chaired both an Expert Committee and a Working Group on psychotropic drugs. From 1988 - 93 Dr. Grof was Clinical Director of the Royal Ottawa Hospital and subsequently directed their clinical and research activities in mood disorders. He is currently Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and directs Mood Disorders Center of Ottawa. He has published over 400 articles and three books, receiving several national and international research awards.