Hany Bissada


Hany Bissada
Associate Professor

Room: 3061 RGN CMM/Elizabeth Bruyere
Office: 613-737-8042
Work E-mail: hbissada@ottawahopsital.on.ca

Hany Bissada


Dr. Bissada is the Director of the Regional Centre for the Treatment of Eating Disorders at The Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Bissada is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He is the recipient of the 2009 C.A. Roberts Award of the Canadian Psychiatric Association. This national award was given to him in recognition for his work in establishing the eating disorders treatment program at The Ottawa Hospital, and for providing superior quality psychiatric care to his patients. Dr. Bissada completed the first randomized controlled trial examining the effects of Olanzapine, an atypical antipsychotic medication, to promote weight gain and to reduce obsessive symptoms among women with anorexia nervosa. The results of this trial were published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. His research interests include treatment outcomes, and medication treatment trials for eating disorders.

Key Words:

tactile perception, haptics, motor cortex, transcranial magnetic stimulation, healthy aging, magnetic stimulation

Fields of Interest

  • Pharmacological treatment of eating disorders
  • Pharmacological treatment of obesity associated with binge eating
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