Bellwood Health Services, a nationally recognized leader in the treatment of substance use disorders and related mental health issues, is pleased to announce that Dr. Ilan Nachim has been appointed its Medical Director. New to the medical staff at Bellwood, Dr. Nachim has shown great promise in leadership and exceptional patient care since joining Bellwood this Summer. Cara Vaccarino, COO of EHN Canada, Bellwood’s parent company, said the following about Dr. Nachim:
It is evident why Dr. Nachim has become one of the most highly respected physicians in addiction treatment in North York. Ilan is kind and compassionate and an exceptionally skilled clinician. His many years of experience and impressive credentials will be sure to meet the various and often complex needs of the people we serve. We look forward to his leadership in ensuring that Bellwood continues to provide the excellent and innovative care that people across Ontario and Canada have grown to expect and trust.
Dr. Nachim is board certified in Family Medicine, has completed the ISAM exam and is a member of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine. He has more than 5 years of experience in the field and has dedicated his career to supporting patients and families affected by addiction. Dr. Nachim earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Western Ontario and graduated from medical school and joint Masters of Science program from Touro College in New York and the Technion Institute of Technology in Israel. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Toronto in 2012.
Dr. Nachim previously served as the Medical Consultant for Addiction Services for York Region and as Site Lead for Southlake Regional Health Centre for Mentoring, Education, and Clinical Tools for Addiction: Primary Care-Hospital Integration (META:PHI). He served on the York Region Opioid Education and Response Workgroup and supported the development of a chronic pain curriculum for family medicine residents at the University of Toronto.
Regarding his appointment, Dr. Nachim says, “I am honored to be serving as Medical Director of Bellwood. We have such an amazing team of experts on our staff! Helping people get on the road to recovery; getting people well and keeping them well is what we are about at Bellwood. I am thankful and excited to be here.” In addition to caring for patients, Dr. Nachim will help ensure Bellwood maintains the highest standards in medical practice, quality of care, patient safety, and compliance with medical policies, regulations and the standards of government, hospital, and accrediting bodies.