Dr. Benjamin Goldstein is a senior scientist in the VP Research Group and a child-adolescent psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Dr. Goldstein holds the RBC Investments Chair in Children’s Mental Health and Developmental Psychopathology at CAMH, where he is director of the Centre for Youth Bipolar Disorder (CYBD).
He is also a professor of psychiatry and pharmacology at the University of Toronto and an adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. An active educator, Dr. Goldstein serves as director of the clinician scientist program in the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Goldstein completed his medical training at the University of Calgary, followed by residency training in general and child-adolescent psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He has authored over 230 scientific articles and has received national and international awards for his research, including the Royal-Mach-Gaensslen Prize, the Dr. Samarthji Lal Award from the Graham Boeckh Foundation, and the Colvin Prize for mood disorders research from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
Areas of Research
Dr. Goldstein’s clinical and research efforts focus on teenagers with, or at familial risk for, bipolar disorder. His team seeks to generate insights regarding the link between bipolar disorder and cardiovascular disorders, and to identify and implement innovative prevention and treatment strategies that focus simultaneously on physical and mental health. Dr. Goldstein’s team integrates multiple methods, including neuroimaging, vascular imaging, blood tests, and genetic markers, with careful clinical evaluations. Recent clinical trials have examined dialectical behavior therapy, exercise, and nitrous oxide as treatments for bipolar disorder. His research has been funded by grants from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, Brain Canada, CIHR, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the National Institute of Mental Health and the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.
View Dr. Goldstein’s publications on PubMed.