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Dr. Roumen Milev appointed as Director of the Centre for Neuroscience Studies

Dr. John Fisher, Vice-Principal (Research), Dr. Richard Reznick, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Dr. Barbara Crow, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, are pleased to announce that Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Roumen Milev as the Director of the Centre for Neuroscience Studies, Office of the Vice-Principal (Research), for a five-year period beginning October 1, 2017. 

Since 2000, the Centre for Neuroscience Studies has flourished under the direction of Dr. Doug Munoz. Drs. Fisher, Reznick, and Crow would like to thank Dr. Munoz for his superb leadership over the last 17 years. 

Dr. Milev graduated in 1983 with his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical Academy in Bulgaria. He then earned his PhD in Psychiatry from the Bulgarian Academy of Science, graduating in 1988. He subsequently completed a specialty in Psychiatry from the Department of Health. 

Dr. Milev began his career in Canada as a clinical lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan. He then joined the Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University in 2001 as an assistant professor, where he was promoted to associate professor in 2005 and full professor in 2009. He was appointed as the Head of the Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s in 2007. 

Dr. Milev is also an accomplished scientist, and has focused much of his research on depressive disorders and antidepressant treatment response. He is a highly funded researcher in his field, and in addition to his extensive scientific publications, he has given nearly 300 presentations over the course of his career. Dr. Milev is also passionate about continuing professional development, and has chaired numerous organizing committees for conferences and annual meetings. 

He has also held a number of leadership positions outside of Queen’s University. He is currently a governor for the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization, and has served as a clinical director for Addictions and Mental Health Services for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington. He has also held positions as the Vice-Chair of Hotel Dieu Hospital’s Medical Advisory Committee, as lead psychiatrist for Quinte Healthcare Centre, and as the program medical director for Hotel Dieu’s Mental Health Program. 

Dr. Milev has received a number of accolades for his work and exemplary service in the field of psychiatry. Notably, was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by both the American Psychiatric Association in 2012 and the Canadian Psychiatric Association in 2013.  

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