Norman Doidge, M.D., is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher, author, essayist and poet. He is on faculty at the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry, and Research Faculty at Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, in New York. He is the author of two New York Times Bestsellers. He lives in Toronto.
Doidge studied literary classics and philosophy at the University of Toronto. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Toronto, then moved to New York, where he had a residency in psychiatry and obtained a degree in psychoanalysis at Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, and the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.
In 1993 he presented his early research at the White House in Washington, D.C., and is credited with helping preserve these treatments as part of the Canadian and Australian health care systems. Along with supervising residents at the University of Toronto, he is also a Training Analyst (a trainer of psychoanalysts) in the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis. He has done volunteer work in Ethiopia, teaching psychiatry and lecturing at Addis Ababa, Department of Psychiatry.