Allan Peterkin MD, Health, Arts & Humanities Director

Allan PeterkinAllan Peterkin is a full Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Toronto, where he heads the Program In Health, Arts and Humanities (www.health-humanities.com) and serves as Humanities Faculty Lead in both Undergraduate Medical Education and Post-MD Education.

He is the author of 15 books for adults on medical humanities, cultural history ,narrative medicine, human sexuality and physician wellness including “Staying Human During Residency Training-How To Survive and Thrive After Medical School” (now in its sixth North American edition and a first UK edition).

His recent textbooks in the medical humanities include “Portfolio To Go: 1000 Writing Prompts and Provocations for Clinical Learners” (University of Toronto Press), “Keeping Reflection Fresh : A Practical Guide For Clinical Educators” (Kent State Press) and “Health Humanities In Postgraduate Education : A Handbook To The Heart of Medicine” (Oxford University Press). He has published 4 picture books for children , including “The Flyaway Blanket” ( Magination Press) and National Geographic “Kids’ Dream Journal” .

Dr. Peterkin is a founding editor of ARS MEDICA: A Journal of Medicine, The Arts and Humanities (www.ars-medica.ca) and has been a humanities editor with the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) and Medical Humanities (BMJ). He sits on advisory boards with the International Health Humanities Network, AMH (The Association of Medical Humanities-UK) and was a co-founder of CREATING SPACE (Canada’s annual, national health humanities conference.)

He was also instrumental in founding the Canadian Association For Health Humanities (www.cahh.ca)
Contact : allan.peterkin@utoronto.ca

  1. Advisory Board
  2. Artist-in-Residence
  3. Specialist in Arts-based Education