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Dr. Kerry Boyd is an Associate Clinical Professor with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University. She has devoted most of her psychiatric career to working with people affected by developmental disabilities. She works as a developmental psychiatrist at McMaster Children's Hospital and Bethesda Clinical Services. She also serves as Bethesda's Chief Clinical Officer. She teaches undergraduate medical and postgraduate students at various stages of training and provides experiences working with teams that specialize in developmental disabilities across the lifespan. She has been awarded a 2013-2015 AMS Phoenix Project fellowship, advancing the AMS Call to Caring; “rebalancing human compassion and technical expertise.” A Curriculum of Caring has been developed in partnership with people affected by disabilities as healthcare educators ( Dr Boyd’s research activities are focused on healthcare education and program evaluation.


  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Subspecialty Certification, McMaster, 2013 
  • Psychiatry Residency, McMaster, 1993
  • Internship, Western, 1989
  • MD, Western, 1988

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