Graeme Cunningham, M.D. is a medical graduate of the University of Glasgow 1967 and trained in Internal Medicine in the United Kingdom and in Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada and practiced Internal Medicine in Northern Ontario until 1987. At that time he returned to formal training in Addiction Medicine at the Addiction Research Foundation and in 1988 was certified as having expert knowledge in Addiction Medicine with the American Society of Addiction Medicine. In 1995 he was elevated to Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is currently a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry at McMaster University and Director of the Addiction Division at the Homewood Health Centre, a large residential treatment centre with 87 beds for the assessment and treatment of all addictive disorders in adults. He is also a Past-chairperson of the Section of Addiction Medicine of the Ontario Medical Association, Past Board member of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine and Past-President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.