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Dr. Sumantra Monty Ghosh, MBT MSc. MPH MD FRCPC ISAM(C) CSAM

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Positions

Clinical Assistant Professor

Cumming School of Medicine

Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Full Member

Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research and Education

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Background

Credentials

Masters of Public Health, Harvard University - TH Chan School of Public Health, 2021

Masters of Biomedical Technology, University of Calgary, 2004

Masters of Science , Vrjee University of Belgium / University of Alberta, 2016

Biography

Monty Ghosh is an Internist and Addiction Specialist who works at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton as an Internist as well as the Foothills and Rockyview Hospitals doing Addiction Medicine in Calgary.  He works with multiple community based not for profit organizations to provide support for marginalized populations including The Alex and The Calgary Drop-In Centre. He also helps foster and create unique programs to support those living with substance use, experiencing homelessness, and with other vulnerabilities.  He is the Medical Co-Lead for the AHS Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Program.

He has addiction certification through the International Society of Addiction Medicine, and a Masters Public Health from Harvard University.  He is an assistant professor at both The University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, and is heavily involved with provincial policy building in Alberta, as well as with research and is the primary receipient of grants from  Health Canada, Alberta Innovates, Alberta Health, and the Canadian Institute of Health Research. He is the current president of the Section of Addiction Medicine of the Alberta  Medical Association.

He is also the co-chair of the Canadian Network for the Health and Housing of People Experiencing Homelessness (CNH3)

Research

Areas of Research

Addiction including methamphetamines, opioids, and alcohol, Healthcare and Homelessness, Health and Corrections, Harm Reduction, Recovery Oriented Treatments, Linkage to Care and Transitions in Care

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Projects

Virtual Supervised Consumption including evaluating the National Overdose Response Service (www.NORS.ca), as well as other virtual technologies for Harm Reduction.

Methamphetamine toxicity and psychosis management in acute care and community settings

Clinical trials examing managing opioid agonist treatment

People of Lived Experience providing linkage to care and recovery supports in community and acute care.

Innovation regarding health care supports for those experiencing homelessness or those involved with justice concerns.

Awards

  • Avenue Magazine Top 40 Under 40, 2021
  • Award for Young Leaders (Early Career), Canadian Medical Association. 2021
  • Award for Compassionate Service, Alberta Medical Association. 2021
  • Alumni Horizon Award, University of Alberta. 2021
  • Innovator of the Year Award, Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association. 2021