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Dr. Ronald Ruskin


Ron Ruskin grew up in Toronto and graduated from medical school at Queen's University in Kingston. Always interested in humanities, Ron wrote for the Queen's Journal as an art reporter and published poetry in Quarry. After his MD he took a year off and studied art in Aix-en-Provence. Ron trained in Psychiatry at McGill University and worked as a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, interested in the interface between the arts and the psyche. He is married with three daughters and has published over 45 short stories, a medical thriller  Bantam Books], a textbook of psychotherapy supervision[APA press], co-edited a text on humanities and psychiatry[U of T Press], and is completing two novels.  Ron works at Mount Sinai Hospital where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, staff psychiatrist and Director of the Three Day Psychiatry Hospital.  Ron is one of the founding editors of Ars Medica, a journal of medicine, the arts, and humanities.

Ron has had his work published in The Canadian Forum, Quarry, Queen's Quarterly,  The Healing Muse, The Journal of the American Medical Association [JAMA], The American Journal of Psychiatry, The Canadian Medical Association Journal [CMAJ], The Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis,  and The Medical Post.

Ron has won several awards for his writing and teaching.

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Clinical Perspectives in Psychotherapy Supervision. Eds. Greben, S. Ruskin, R. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, 1994.
The Last Panic. Toronto: Bantam-Seal, 1979-80
"Culture and Psychotherapy". with Beiser, M. Chapter in Standards in Psychotherapy. eds. Cameron, P., Deadman, J., Ennis, J. Toronto: UTP, 1998.
"Frigates". Quarry Magazine Vol.18. No.4., 1969.
"Elizabeth". Quarry Magazine Vol. 19, 1970.


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