Dr Peter Selby

Clinician Scientist / Director of Medical Education


Peter Selby MD. is the Clinical Director of the Addictions Program and Head of the Nicotine Dependence Clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). He is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Family and Community Medicine, Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. He is the executive director and creator of the TEACH project – a continuing education certificate program in Applied Counseling for Health with a focus on smoking cessation, through the University of Toronto. Dr. Selby’s research, as a Principal Investigator at the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit, includes smoking cessation especially in smokers with co morbid conditions, and web-based interventions, and as a Principal Investigator of the STOP study, investigations include the effectiveness of NRT and medications in different types of intervention settings. He helped start the program for pregnant substance using women at St. Joseph’s Health Centre providing both addiction medicine and obstetric care. He continues his clinical research with pregnant women who use substances and is the PI of a knowledge translation program (PREGNETS) to increase the adoption of evidence-based interventions with pregnant smokers.