Dr. Lydia Hatcher Biography

Dr. Hatcher graduated with her MD in 1982 from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She received certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the Canadian College of Health Service Executives and holds a Diplomate with the Canadian Academy of Pain Management.

Dr. Hatcher has received the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s Mental Health Awareness Award. As well, the College of Family Physicians of Canada awarded her a fellowship.

Dr. Hatcher has been doing pain management for over 25 years. Her focus is on a bio-psycho-social approach to pain management.

Dr. Hatcher is a medical inspector for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. She chairs a subcommittee for the National Opioid Use Guideline Group and was on the expert panel for the 2017 Canadian Opioid Guideline. She is a member of the Canadian Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain. And is on the BoD of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management. She is primary investigator at the McMaster Cannabis Research Centre for a number of clinical trials.

Dr. Hatcher is an Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at McMaster University.

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