Dr. Zipursky obtained his BA from Cornell University and MD from McMaster University. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by postdoctoral fellowship training at Stanford University and the Palo Alto Veterans Administration Medical Centre in the field of brain imaging in schizophrenia and alcoholism. He served as the Clinical Director of the NIMH Clinical Research Center at the Palo Alto VAMC and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He was a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto from 1991-2006 where he was Professor of Psychiatry and Tapscott Chair in Schizophrenia Studies. From 2007 to 2011, he served as Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and Chief of Psychiatry/Vice-President for Mental Health and Addiction Services at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and Hamilton Health Sciences.
Determinants of outcome from schizophrenia and optimizing the pharmacologic treatment of schizophrenia.