Dr. Don Addington


40 yrs Practicing as a Specialist
10 yrs Experience as an Independent Medical Examiner

CPSA Physician Details


  • MBBS, England, 1972
  • MRCPsych, England 1976
  • LMCC – Licentiate of Medical Council of Canada
  • FRCSC – Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons Canada – Psychiatry

Dr. Addington is a graduate of the University of London England. He was a member of the Royal Air Force for ten years and did his Psychiatry training through the Universities of London and Oxford. He moved to Canada in 1980, working first in Forensic Psychiatry at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon. He then moved to Calgary where he was the clinical medical director of the Forensic Assessment Unit at the Calgary General Hospital. In 1985 he joined the University of Calgary Department of Psychiatry as a full-time faculty member and moved his practice to the Foothills Hospital. Since then he has worked has a clinician, educator, researcher and administrator. His research has focussed on individual assessment and the quality of health services.

Dr. Addington has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of a broad range of mental disorders. His experience in the military, corrections and hospital emergency services has provided extensive practical contact with first responders and this has led to an interest in trauma and stressor related disorders.