Mark Rapoport, MD, FRCPC
SPECIALTY AND TITLE
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Acting Head, Geriatric Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Co-Director, Ambulatory Care and Human Resources, Sunnybrook Psychiatry Partnership
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
AREA OF RESEARCH
Dr. Rapoport’s main research focus is on motor vehicle collisions in older adults with neurological and psychiatric diseases and their treatments. His research as co-lead of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging’s Driving and Dementia Team centres on driving cessation in the context of dementia. Current projects include the development of the Driving and Dementia Roadmap (DDR) (www.drivinganddmentia.ca), studies on autonomous vehicles in dementia, an educational intervention for healthcare providers and a problem-solving intervention to assist with emotional aspects of driving cessation. Dr. Rapoport’s research has also involved developing tools for predicting collisions in clinical practice with older adults, updating and strengthening the Canadian Medical Association’s Driver’s Guide.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE AND/OR HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
In addition to over 114 publications in peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Rapoport’s contributions to science are reflected in his numerous awards. He founded the annual CAGP National Review Course in Geriatric Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry Online Course in 2012, which won The 2014 Award for the Most Outstanding Continuing Education Activity in Psychiatry in Canada, and the 2016 Paul Patterson Award for Innovations in Education Leadership. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Psychiataric Association and the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, and won the 2014 CAGP Award for Outstanding Contributions in Geriatric Psychiatry. In 2023, Dr. Rapoport received the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry’s Henry Durost Award for Excellence in Creative Professional Activity.