Alan Harrison, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s, and Sherri McCullough, Tom Buchanan and Glen Wood, Chairs of the Boards of Directors for Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, and Providence Care are pleased to announce that Roumen Milev has been reappointed as Head of Psychiatry at Queen’s University, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital and Providence Care for a second term from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2017. Dr. Milev was first appointed head of the department on October 1, 2007. Dr. Milev is also the Program Medical Director of Mental Health for Kingston General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Hospital.
Dr. Milev obtained his medical degree, doctorate in forensic psychiatry, and specialty in psychiatry in Sofia, Bulgaria. He subsequently re-trained in psychiatry and was appointed as a Lecturer at Leeds University in England. He relocated to Canada in 1995 to take up a position as Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry with the University of Saskatchewan in Regina. He was promoted to Clinical Assistant Professor in 2000. Dr. Milev came to Queen’s in 2001 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2005 and to Full Professor in 2009. Dr. Milev also holds a cross-appointment in the Department of Psychology. He has served as Chair of the Division of Adult Treatment and Rehabilitation Psychiatry, Deputy Head of Department for the Providence Care Site, and Program Clinical Director for the Adult Treatment and Rehabilitation Services Program.
Dr. Milev was instrumental in the development of a nationally and internationally recognized Mood Disorders Research and Treatment Service at Queen’s, and he has a consistent record of scholarly publication. He serves on or chairs numerous committees and he is frequently invited to speak at conferences in Canada and internationally.
Dr. Milev’s scholarship and contributions to the education of medical students and residents has been recognized internationally. Dr. Milev has been elected by his peers as a Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association, the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK), and as an inaugural Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.