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Dr. Chris Cavacuiti

Academic/Professional degrees:  BA, MD, CCFP, MHSc, (C)ASAM, FCFP, (D)ABAM, CCSAM, DFASAM

Dr. Chris Cavacuiti has an extensive background in addiction medicine and inner city health. Before founding the TrueNorth Medical Centres in 2013, he worked as a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, the Casey House Aids Hospice and the Seaton House homeless shelter. His clinical, research and advocacy work focuses on addiction medicine, LGBT issues, Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, and First Nations Health.

Dr. Chris Cavacuiti is also on the teaching and research faculty of the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Cavacuiti has received his Ontario Medical Association (OMA) Focused Practice Designation in Addiction Medicine and in 2019, Dr. Cavacuiti was elected as the Chair of the OMA Section on Addiction Medicine.

He was the lead editor of the 2012 American Society of Addiction Medicine textbook entitled Principles of Addiction Medicine: The Essentials. He is also the author of the booklet Suboxone: A Handbook for Patients.


2013 Role Modeling Clinical Excellence Award
DFCM. Post Graduate Education Program Award

2008 Teaching in Family Medicine Clerkship Award
DFCM. University of Toronto.

2001 Department of Family and Community Medicine Undergraduate Education Program Teaching Award.
Faculty of Medicine. University of Toronto.