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Dr. Gordon Allan Arbess holds many positions in Toronto, Canada. At the University of Toronto, he is a Program Director for the HIV/AIDS Enhanced Skills Residency Department of Family & Community Medicine, HIV/AIDS and Adolescent Health Case Coordinator, Seminar Leader, Learning Facilitator, Lecturer, and a Member of the Interviewing Committee for the Residency Program. Additionally, in St. Michael’s Hospital, Dr. Arbess is a Clinical Director of the HIV/AIDS program, Member of the Board of Directors of the Family Health Team, Coordinator, Resident Clinical Supervisor, Member of the Medical Records Committee and DFCM Physician’s Partnership Business Committee, and a Staff Physician at The Health Centre. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors in the Mind-Body Healing Centre and a House Physician in Casey House.
Dr. Arbess started his academic journey at McGill University, having completed a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. Then, he pursued his Medical Degree at Queen’s University and his Family & Community Medicine Residency Program at the University of Toronto. He sought Postgraduate, research and specialty training in a number of institutions. He received Addiction Medicine training in Betty Ford Treatment Center, and thereafter, he obtained HIV Facilitated Access Physician training. Following, he undertook a Methadone prescribing course with the Addiction Research Foundation (ARF), and the HIV/AIDS Clinical Program in the San Francisco General Hospital Preceptorship Program and Chase-Braxton Medical Services Preceptorship Program.
His clinical interests are in the intersecting areas of HIV and mental health, HIV and Cardiovascular Health, and HIV and Aging. He is a site investigator for CTN 314: Change HIV study, which aims to improve our knowledge of the complexities of HIV and aging, with a focus on understanding the physical, mental, cognitive, and social aspects of health and how they interact to affect wellbeing.