• Portrait of Wil Fleisher.
  • Professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Department of Psychiatry
    University of Manitoba
    Room PZ420 PsycHealth Centre
    771 Bannatyne Avenue
    Health Sciences Centre
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3N4

    Phone: 204-787-7098
    Fax: 204-787-4879

Research summary

Dr. Fleisher has many ongoing professional, scholarly and research interests, which include child and adolescent psychiatry, medical education, the psychotherapies, medical leadership and mentorship, and the development of critical, systemic thinking in clinical and academic work. He values being in collaborative relationships with both colleagues and learners.


Dr. Wil Fleisher is a professor of psychiatry in the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba.

He is also a member and fellow of both the American and Canadian Psychiatric Associations, and a member of both the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Canadian Association for Medical Education. Dr. Fleisher has served as an examiner and a member of the psychiatry test committee for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).

A native Winnipegger, he entered the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine in 1970, and proceeded to do a mixed internship at the Winnipeg General Hospital in 1974- 1975. His first professional calling was to general medicine, which included professional work in rural and indigenous settings. He worked at the Health Sciences primary health care unit, Klinic and Mount Carmel Clinic, as well as having a community-based general medicine private practice in Winnipeg.

In 1986, he returned to the faculty to complete postgraduate training in psychiatry.

He was the program director for postgraduate education in psychiatry, and subsequently completed two five-year terms as the associate dean for Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) (2000-2005) and associate dean, medical education (2005-2010). He is currently the director, academic affairs for psychiatry.

    • Education

      Doctor of Medicine (MD), Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba (1970-1974)

      Mixed Internship, Division of Postgraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba (1974-1975)     

      Postgraduate Residency Training, Department of Psychiatry and Division of Postgraduate Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba (1986-1990)

    • Awards

      Educator of the Year, for Health Sciences Centre, Department of Psychiatry, Presented by the Psychiatric Residents Association of Manitoba (PRAM), June 5, 2013. (2012-13)

      Fellow, Canadian Psychiatric Association (FCPA) (September, 2014)

      Mentor of the Year Award, Region 2, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) (2015)

      Certificate of Merit Award, for U of M, Canadian Association for Medical Education (CAME), presented at Montreal, PQ (April 16, 2016)

      Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (May, 2017)

      Psychiatrist of the Year, Manitoba Psychiatric Association (MPA) (June 07, 2021)

    Contact us

    PZ433-771 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba, Bannatyne campus
    Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4 Canada