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David Marsh

Dr. Marsh is the chief medical director for Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres and professor, clinical sciences at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM). Dr. Marsh graduated in medicine from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1992, following prior training in neuroscience and pharmacology. From July 2010 to February 2018, Dr. Marsh served NOSM as associate dean, community engagement.

Prior to moving to NOSM, Dr. Marsh held leadership positions with Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care and faculty appointment with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia from 2004-2010. Previously, he held leadership roles at the Addiction Research Foundation and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto from 1996-2003. Author of over 100 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and government reports, Dr. Marsh’s research interests focus primarily on treatment of opioid dependence including heroin-assisted treatment and supervised injection. Dr. Marsh received the Nyswander-Dole Award from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence and fellowships from the International and American Societies of Addiction Medicine in recognition of his contribution to this field.