12 Dec Dr. Michelle Pearce, MD FRCPC joins the team

We are both pleased and excited to announce that Michelle Pearce, MD FRCPC will be joining the Possibilities team as of January 2015.

Dr. Pearce is an eminent Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada) who has gained renown as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders, and their associated conditions such as ADHD. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto in 1991 and her post-graduate degree in Psychiatry in 1996 from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the Possibilities Clinic, she served for 16 years as a full-time consulting psychiatrist at Toronto Western Hospital’s Tourette Syndrome Neurodevelopmental Clinic, where she remains part time.

As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, Dr. Pearce has spent many years teaching undergraduate medical and nursing students. She has also played a prominent role in teaching postgraduate medical residents in psychiatry, neurology and paediatrics. Her advocacy for the safe use of antipsychotic medications prescribed for children has led to her ongoing participation as a guideline developer at CAMESA (Canadian Alliance for Monitoring Effectiveness and Safety of Antipsychotics in Children).

Dr. Pearce’s professional affiliations include the Tourette Syndrome Association of Ontario Advisory Board and the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. She also treats children and adolescents with ADHD, anxiety disorders, and autism.

We are honoured that Dr. Pearce has chosen to share her expertise with Possibilities and are looking forward to offering an even higher level of service to the members of our community.