Simon Ducharme is Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University and the director of the McGill Division of Geriatric Psychiatry & Neuropsychiatry.

In addition, he is Neuropsychiatrist and a clinician-scientist at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal and The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital).

He received his medical degree from the Université de Montréal in 2007, followed by a residency in Psychiatry at McGill and a Neuropsychiatry fellowship at Harvard University. His clinical practice at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) focuses on the interface between psychiatric disorders and dementia, most notably frontotemporal dementia (FTD). His research uses advanced structural brain imaging techniques to study the longitudinal changes in brain development from childhood to old age, and how it impacts behavior across health and psychopathology. His current projects aim to develop novel neuroimaging diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for dementia. He also evaluates and treats patients with neuropsychiatric complications of epilepsy, chronic traumatic brain injuries, and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.

Simon Ducharme holds a Senior clinician-scientist award from the FRQS. He is the author of over 130 scientific articles and 8 book chapters.

He is a Visiting Fellow at CAS at the invitation of Prof. Dr. Nikolaos Koutsouleris (Medicine, LMU) and Prof. Dr. Johannes Levin (Medicine, LMU) in the context of the CAS Research Group Tools for Transnational Neuropsychiatric Research.