Gabor Maté


Physician, Public Speaker and Bestselling Author. Gabor Maté MD, is a renowned physician, public speaker and bestselling author whose works have been published internationally in twenty languages. Dr. Maté is an expert in the areas of:

• Addiction

• Mind/Body Health

• Stress & Illness

• Parenting & Childhood Development

• Attention Deficit Disorder


His most recent book is the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. For twelve years Dr. Maté worked in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside with patients challenged by hard-core drug addiction, mental illness and HIV, including at Vancouver’s Supervised Injection Site. With over 20 years of family practice and palliative care experience and extensive knowledge of the latest findings of leading-edge research, Dr. Mate is a sought-after expert on mind/body health, parenting, childhood development, illness,and the treatment of addictions. A renowned thinker and speaker, Dr. Maté regularly addresses health professionals, educators, and lay audiences throughout North America. At the core of his work is an understanding of the broader context in which human disease and disorders arise, and the intricate mind/body unity that is at the root of illness, and of health.

Awards & Recognition

• Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction.

• Honorary Degree (Law) from the University of Northern British Columbia.

• Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University.

• 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence.

List Of Talks

• When The Body Says No: Mind/Body Unity and the Stress-Disease Connection.

• The Hungry Ghost: A Biospsychosocial Perspective on Addiction, from Heroin to Workaholism.

• Beyond The Medical Model: A Biopsychosocial View of Attention Deficit Disorder and Other Childhood Developmental Disorders.

• Peer Orientation: Why Children are Stressed, Why Parents and Teachers are Disempowered and How To Restore a Healthy Balance in Adult-Child Relationships.

• The Biology of Loss: What Happens When Attachments Are Impaired and How To Foster Resilience.

• Toxic Culture: How Materialistic Society Makes Us Sick.