Jon Hunter MD FRCPC
Director, Consultation Liaison Division
Department of Psychiatry
University of Toronto and Sinai Health System
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Jonathan Hunter is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, where he heads the Division of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, which addresses the psychiatric needs of medically and surgically ill patients. He is also the Head of Psychosocial Services in the Marvelle Koffler Breast Cancer Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital.
He is a founding member of the Collaborative Mental Healthcare Network of the Ontario College of Family Physicians, which links family practitioners in the community with mental health care mentors for advice about managing psychiatric concerns in a timely fashion. He participates in grants funded by NCIC, NIH, CIHR, and the Change foundation, and is a highly regarded clinical teacher.
His clinical practice centers on the psychiatric and psychotherapeutic care of cancer patients. Research interests include psychological management of chemotherapy side-effects, group psychotherapy in women at high risk for breast cancer, the role of early life experience and attachment in adaptation to disease, and the importance of mentalizing in treatment.