Alice Charach , MD, FRCPC
The Hospital for Sick Children
Neuropsychiatry Team Head
Child Health Evaluative Sciences
University of Toronto
Dr. Charach is Head of the Neuropsychiatry Team in the Outpatient Department of Psychiatry at The Hospital for Sick Children, specializing in treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and associated disorders. She is an associate scientist with The Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute. Her primary area of research is long-term follow up of children with ADHD, investigating adherence to medication and effectiveness of stimulant treatment.
Prior to joining the staff at SickKids, Dr. Charach spent 15 years consulting to community-based children’s mental health agencies. She continues working with Kinark Child and Family Services centre in Simcoe County. She has developed expertise working on multidisciplinary teams, integrating biological, psychological and social/community interventions for children and adolescence with mental health problems. She has also worked with local school boards in helping to develop comprehensive early identification and intervention programs.
Dr. Charach has been active in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education programs in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She is also an Associate Professor and a tutor for the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Department of Health Policy Management and Evaluation.