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. Dr. Doidge served as Head of the Psychotherapy Centre and the Assessment Clinic at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry, and taught in the departments of Philosophy, Political Science, Law and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. His New York Times and international bestselling books The Brain That Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing appear in 23 languages. The Brain That Changes Itself was chosen by the Dana Brain Foundation’s Journal Cerebrum, from among 30,000 books on the brain in English, as the best general book on the brain.
Dr. Doidge was awarded the Mary S. Sigourney Prize, the highest award in international psychoanalysis, and the National Association of Mental Illness Ken Book Award. He has been a guest to discuss the brain and human nature on BBC, PBS, CBS, CNN, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, SBS, CBC, CTV, Global, and TVO, and his popular writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, U.S. News and World Report, the back-page essay for Time Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, and The Guardian. Dr. Doidge practices tai chi, a moving meditation.