Dr. Tim Ayas
Dr. Tim Ayas is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. He completed his Master’s Degree in Public Health, specializing in Hospital Administration, at the University of Alberta and then worked at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Misericordia Hospital. He completed medical school at the University of Calgary in 2003. He then completed a residency in rural family medicine at the University of Alberta in 2005 and then a fellowship in Psychiatry at the University of Calgary in 2011. He was Chief Resident of the University of Calgary Department of Psychiatry in 2010. Over the past decade he has worked at the Claresholm Centre for Mental Health and Addictions (CCMHA) as the past Clinical Medical Director, Carnat Centre psychosis day hospital, and a variety of outpatient mental health clinics. He has ample experience treating patients with concurrent mental health disorders and addictions. He is currently on the board of the University of Calgary Department of Psychiatry as the Section Chief responsible for Addictions, Claresholm Centre, and south outpatient services for the Calgary zone. He teaches psychopharmacology often at the medical school, to psychiatrists in training, and to physician colleagues on a provincial and national level; and has been blessed to have been granted multiple teaching awards. He is also the Psychiatry Clerkship Director at the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine and the Scientific Co-chair of the annual Alberta Psychiatric Association Conference.