Dr. Stephen Wiseman
Dr. Stephen Wiseman did his undergraduate education in a BSc program at the University of Alberta and competed his medical school training at the University of Calgary in 1989. After working for two years as a General Practitioner in the Medical-Surgical and Organic Brain Syndrome programs at Riverview Hospital in Port Coquitlam, he completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia-graduating as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1996.
As a psychiatrist, Dr. Wiseman has worked in both Alberta and British Columbia in a variety of settings including inpatient work on clinical teaching units and private outpatient practice utilizing both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. He was trained in and provided regular electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatment for seven years at St. Paul’s Hospital, and for the past fifteen years has also been very active in occupational and civil forensic psychiatry where he first established his interest in chronic and complex pain conditions. During his career, Dr. Wiseman has also spoken out at an international level against the Church of Scientology and its efforts to stigmatize and deny mental illness and its treatment.
Since 2009, Dr. Wiseman has worked as a pain psychiatrist at the St. Paul’s Hospital Complex Pain Centre, and continues his affiliation there as a consultant to two highly specialized inpatient pain beds. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia. He has been recognized as a Fellow of both the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Association, and is a member of the Canadian Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain. He received his training and certification in repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, is a member of the Clinical TMS Society, and is excited to join the BrainStim group as a founding partner with a particular focus on the treatment of centralized and neuropathic pain conditions.