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Dr. Frank MacMaster

Vice President, Research and Innovation


Frank MacMaster, PhD is the IWK’s Vice President, Research and Innovation and a Professor of Psychiatry at the Dalhousie School of Medicine. Dr. MacMaster joins us from the University of Calgary where he was an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Cumming School of Medicine and was also the Scientific Director for the Provincial Addictions and Mental Health for Alberta Health Services. 

Originally from Nova Scotia, MacMaster studied at Saint Mary’s and Dalhousie universities and did his training at the IWK in mental health. He holds a PhD in neurobiology and anatomy and was a postdoctoral fellow in brain imaging in child psychiatry at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. His research focuses on using brain imaging to better understand and apply brain stimulation in pediatric neuropsychiatric disorders.

Frank and his wife, Jacqueline, along with their youngest of three children are thrilled to be back in Halifax. Frank is also an avid musician.

Dr. Frank MacMaster - Vice President, Research and Innovation