Dr. Alex Drossos is a Child Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at McMaster University, where he is also the instructor of the graduate course, “Circumpolar Health: A Global Health Perspective”. He is passionate about Inuit health and, more generally, the health and human rights of Indigenous Peoples globally.
While not Indigenous nor a northerner himself, Alex has long-standing clinical experience in Canada’s north, primarily in Nunavut. He provides weekly virtual and semi-annual in-person psychiatric care to Nunavummiut. Locally in Hamilton, Alex works with the Child & Youth Mental Health Program at McMaster Children’s Hospital as well as at the De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre. Beyond medicine, Alex’s additional education includes computer engineering (BESc), biology (BSc), health services management (MBA) and health professional education (MEd) during which he completed the Collaborative Program in Aboriginal Health. He is also very involved in e-Health, Virtual Care and Digital Health Literacy/Safety initiatives and research.
Alex continues to enthusiastically struggle with learning basic Inuktitut. Prior to becoming President of CSCH from 2018-2021, Alex served as the CSCH Treasurer for two terms.