Dr. van Reekum completed his Honours Biochemistry Degree at McMaster University in 1981, and his Medical Doctor degree at McMaster in 1985.

He went on to complete his Residency in Psychiatry at McMaster in 1991 and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

He has completed two Fellowships; one in Behavioural Neurology at Boston University in 1990, and one in Research Design and Methodology at McMaster in 1992.

Dr. van Reekum has served as a neuropsychiatric consultant to the Acquired Brain Injury Program at the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre since completing his training.

He was a staff psychiatrist, and Associate Scientist, at Baycrest Centre for nearly fifteen years, and has provided care to inpatient and day program patients at West Park Hospital as well as group educational sessions to clients of COTA’s ABI program.

Dr. van Reekum is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, an Associate Member of the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto, an Assistant Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster University, and a Professeur Associé in the Department of Psychology at Laval University.

 Dr. van Reekum currently provides neuropsychiatric consultations to ABIP once a month, and neuropsychiatric assessment and treatment to clients of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario and of Brain Injury Services (Hamilton).

Dr. van Reekum is an author or co-author on over 100 scientific articles and chapters, has edited a number of chapters and sections of important textbooks, has been a reviewer and/or board member for a number of scientific journals, was a contributor to Ontario’s mTBI Practice Guidelines (all three editions), has held over two million dollars in research grants, has supervised a number of post-graduate students, and was co-chair of a committee proposing the diagnosis of Apathy to the DSM-V.

He is currently healthy and happy, and considers himself to be extremely fortunate.