Dr. Peter Szatmari joins the prestigious Royal Society of Canada
SickKids’ Dr. Peter Szatmari has been named Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
The RSC recognizes individuals for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and/or artistic achievement in their fields. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.
In 2013, Dr. Szatmari assumed the combined position of Psychiatrist-in-Chief at SickKids and Chief, Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, as well as Director of the Division of Child and Youth Mental Health at the University of Toronto. He also holds the Patsy and Jamie Anderson Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health.
Dr. Szatmari is recognized for his significant contributions to the understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in many areas including diagnosis, measurement, genetics and longitudinal development. He has also made significant contributions to research in child and youth mental health more generally. He was one of 89 new Fellows named to the Academies of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, nominated and elected by RSC peers.
The 2021 Fellows will be welcomed into the RSC this November during the RSC's 2021 Celebration of Excellence and Engagement. Learn more about all the Fellows on the RSC website.