Dr. Jennifer Russel


Dr. Jennifer Russel is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. She graduated from McMaster Medical School in 2005, and completed her Psychiatry Residency at the University of Toronto in 2010.

Dr. Russel has worked as a psychiatrist in several inpatient units across Canada and was the medical director of the adolescent psychiatry inpatient unit from 2013 through 2018. Her main area of focus has been working with youth with complex mental health difficulties such as severe mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, and neuropsychiatric disorders as well as with their families.

Dr. Russel is the co-chair for the Trauma Informed Steering Committee at BC Children’s Hospital. She is currently the Clinical Director of the Compass Program at BCCH, the first provider support program in Canada. Dr. Russel also works at the Physician Health Program in Vancouver, and maintains a small consulting practice.

Her main areas of focus are Trauma Informed Practice, Compassion Fatigue and Physician Wellness.

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