Ron Ruskin is a Toronto writer and psychiatrist-analyst.
Ron Ruskin is the author of The Last Panic, a medical thriller, and the tragic-comic novel The Analyst Who Laughed to Death. His latest novel is Confessions of a Medical Student, released in September 2018 by Sphinx Books. Ron is a founding editor of Ars Medica, a medical-humanities journal, and has published over forty-five stories in literary and medical journals. He has co-edited texts on psychotherapy supervision, as well as on humanities and medicine, such as his 2011 book Body and Soul.
Ron Ruskin is a staff psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He directs a hospital day-treatment program where he works with a mental health team treating psychiatric patients. Ron has written and presented papers on the impact of suicide on residents and psychiatrists, boundary violations in psychotherapy, the psychoanalysis of violent sports, such as hockey, and the importance of arts and humanities to heighten sensitivity to the pain and suffering of others. (Read more of the author’s story.)