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Anthony Feinstein PhD., M.D.


Anthony Feinstein, Ph.D., M.D., received his medical degree in South Africa at the University of the Witwatersrand. Thereafter he completed his training in Psychiatry at the Royal Free Hospital in London, England, before training as a neuropsychiatrist at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square in London. His additional degrees were obtained through the University of London, England. He is a professor of neuropsychiatry at the University of Toronto.

Anthony is the author of In Conflict (New Namibia Books, 1998), Dangerous Lives: War and the Men and Women Who Report It (Thomas Allen, Toronto 2003), The Clinical Neuropsychiatry of Multiple Sclerosis (Cambridge University Press 1999, with the second edition in 2007), Michael Rabin, America’s Virtuoso Violinist (Amadeus Press, 2005, second edition, 2011; audiobook, 2017 ), Journalists Under Fire: The Psychological Hazards of Covering War (John Hopkins University Press, 2006) and Battle Scarred (Tafelberg Press, 2011), Shooting War (Glitterati Editions, 2018). He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and has authored many book chapters.

In 2000-2001 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to study mental health issues in post-apartheid Namibia. In 2012, he produced a documentary, “Under Fire” based on his research of journalists in war zones. It was shortlisted for an Academy Award and won a 2012 Peabody Award. His series Shooting War for the Globe and Mail Newspaper was shortlisted for a 2016 EPPY award.

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