Robert Tanguay

BSc, MD, FRCPC, CSAM (Certificant), ISAM (Certification)
Alberta & North West Territories Regional Director – 1st Director: 2017-2021

Dr. Tanguay is a Psychiatrist who completed 2 fellowships, one in Addiction Medicine and one in Pain Medicine. He is a clinical assistant professor with the departments of Psychiatry and Surgery at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. He is the Medical Lead for Alberta Addiction Education for Alberta Health Services.

Dr. Tanguay is the Regional Director for Alberta and North West Territories for the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) and the President of the Pain Society of Alberta.  He is the founder of the Opioid Deprescribing Program and the Community Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) program with Alberta Health Services and the Transitional Outpatient Pain Program for Spine (TOPPS) clinic working with spinal surgeons to optimize spinal surgery outcomes.

Dr. Tanguay is the co-chair of the AHS Alberta Pain Strategy. Dr. Tanguay is also the lead lecturer for Addiction for the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Academically he is involved in research in addiction, chronic pain, opioids, and cannabis and is a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education at the University of Calgary.

Dr. Tanguay has been a member of CSAM since 2015 and is the Alberta & North West Territories Regional Director on the board of CSAM.