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David Williamson

Ph.D. (doctor), M.Sc. (master in science),  Regular member
Principal Interest
Rx (cannabis, opioids, ionic channels)
Secondary Interest
Epidemiology and pain trajectories
Primary Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Secondary Affiliation
Centre de recherche de l'Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal (HSCM)


David Williamson has a degree in pharmacy (B Pharm, 1996) and in hospital pharmacy (MSc, 1997) from the University of Montreal. He completed a second year residency (PGY2) at the Sacré Coeur Hospital (1998), training in intensive care pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina (2002) and a doctorate (PhD) at the 'University of Sherbrooke (2014). He is currently a full clinical professor and co-director of the master's program in advanced pharmacotherapy at the Faculty of Pharmacy at the University of Montreal since 2016 and a specialist in clinical pharmacy at the Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur in Montreal. He holds a research career grant (clinical fellow since 2016 from the Quebec Research Fund - Health) at the Research Center of the Sacré-Coeur Hospital. His research program focuses on the pharmacotherapy of sedation, analgesia, agitation, delirium and pain in traumatic brain injury and in the intensive care unit.