Dr. Joy Albuquerque completed her medical training in Manitoba then worked as a general practitioner for a few years prior to specializing psychiatry, completing her FRCPC training in Ottawa 1997. With a longstanding interest in mental health advocacy, she chose to round out her education through graduate training in philosophy (MA 2007).
Dr. Albuquerque joined the OMA’s physician health program in 2004 to develop its services for doctors with mental health problems and, in 2017, accepted the position of Medical Director. Her role has evolved beyond the management of mental health conditions to expertise in the field of risk management of physicians and their work. Dr. Albuquerque is regularly invited to present on issues related to physician health and well-being. She has written and published on topics of physician health, burnout and resilience.
Dr. Albuquerque practices at St. Michael’s Hospital and is Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, department of psychiatry.
Outside of medicine Joy is an avid reader of classics and fiction. She and her husband enjoy long-distance walking and have been going on annual walks for over 15 years.