Robert Maunder, MD, FRCPC


Psychiatrist; Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Dr. Robert MaunderDr. Maunder is a staff psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital and Head of The Integrated Medicine Project, a program of research into aspects of health that lie at the interface of psychology, psychiatry and physical medicine. His clinical practice is focused on the psychiatric care of people with gastrointestinal illness: interventions to improve normal coping with the challenges presented by gastrointestinal disease and treatment of the psychiatric illnesses which sometimes occur together with gastrointestinal disease and complicate its treatment. His research interests are in the role of stress in inflammatory diseases, the interaction of genetic and environmental factors in the course of inflammatory bowel disease and the impact of interpersonal relationships on health.


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group (IBD Group)

Phone: 416-586-4800 ext 3200
Fax: 416-586-8654

Office Location
Mount Sinai Hospital
Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex
915-600 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5G 1X5


  • Maunder, R.G., Greenberg, G.R. Comparison of a disease activity index and patients' self-reported symptom severity in ulcerative colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis, 2004; 10 (5): 632-636.
  • Maunder, R.G. Evidence that stress contributes to inflammatory bowel disease: Evaluation, synthesis and future directions. Inflamm Bowel Dis, 2005; 11(6): 600-8.
  • Maunder R.G., Lancee W.J., Hunter, J.J., Greenberg, G.R., Steinhart, A.H. Attachment insecurity moderates the relationship between disease activity and depressive symptoms in ulcerative colitis. Inflamm Bowel Dis, 2005; 11(10): 919-926.
  • Maunder RG, Panzer A, Viljoen M, Owen R, Schalk AA, Hunter JJ. Physician's difficulty with Emergency Department patients is related to patient's attachment style. Soc Sci Med, 2006.
  • Maunder, R.G., Lancee, W.J., Nolan, R.P, Hunter, J.J., Tannenbaum, D. The relationship of attachment insecurity to subjective stress and autonomic function during standardized acute stress in healthy adults. J Psychosom Res, 2006; 60: 283-290.
  • Maunder, RG, Greenberg, GR, Hunter, JJ, Lancee, W, Steinhart, AH, Silverberg, MS. Psychobiological subtypes of ulcerative colitis: pANCA status moderates the relationship between disease activity and psychological distress. Am J Gastroenterol, 2006; 101: 2546-2551.
  • Hunter JJ, Maunder RG, Gupta M. Teaching consultation-liaison psychotherapy: Assessment of adaptation to medical and surgical illness. Acad Psychiatry 2007 31: 367-374
  • Maunder, RG, Greenberg, GR, Lancee, W, Steinhart, AH, Silverberg, MS. The impact of ulcerative colitis is greater in unmarried and young patients. Can J Gastroenterol.
  • Halpern J, Maunder RG, Schwartz B, Gurevich M. Identifying risk of emotional sequelae after critical incidents. Emerg Med J. 2010 May 29.
  • Maunder RG, Lancee WJ, Mae R, Vincent L, Peladeau N, Beduz MA, Hunter JJ, Leszcz M. Computer-assisted resilience training to prepare healthcare workers for pandemic influenza: a randomized trial of the optimal dose of training. BMC Health Serv Res. 2010 Mar 22;10:72.
  • Maunder RG, Peladeau N, Savage D, Lancee WJ. The prevalence of childhood adversity among healthcare workers and its relationship to adult life events, distress and impairment. Child Abuse Negl. 2010 Feb;34(2):114-23. Epub 2010 Feb 11.
  • Maunder RG. Was SARS a mental health catastrophe? Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2009 Jul-Aug;31(4):316-7. Epub 2009 May 22. Review.
  • Maunder RG, Hunter JJ. Assessing patterns of adult attachment in medical patients. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2009 Mar-Apr;31(2):123-30. Epub 2008 Dec 5.
  • Maunder RG. Psychosomatic medicine: a specialty for generalists. J Psychosom Res. 2009 Feb;66(2):99-100.
  • Maunder RG, Leszcz M, Savage D, Adam MA, Peladeau N, Romano D, Rose M, Schulman B. Applying the lessons of SARS to pandemic influenza: an evidence-based approach to mitigating the stress experienced by healthcare workers. Can J Public Health. 2008 Nov-Dec;99(6):486-8. Review.
  • Maunder RG, Levenstein S. The role of stress in the development and clinical course of inflammatory bowel disease: epidemiological evidence. Curr Mol Med. 2008 Jun;8(4):247-52. Review.
  • Maunder RG, Hunter JJ. Attachment relationships as determinants of physical health. J Am Acad Psychoanal Dyn Psychiatry. 2008 Spring;36(1):11-32.
  • Lancee WJ, Maunder RG, Goldbloom DS; Coauthors for the Impact of SARS Study. Prevalence of psychiatric disorders among Toronto hospital workers one to two years after the SARS outbreak. Psychiatr Serv. 2008 Jan;59(1):91-5.
  • Maunder RG. Using publication statistics for evaluation in academic psychiatry. Can J Psychiatry. 2007 Dec;52(12):790-7.
  • Sloan EP, Maunder RG, Hunter JJ, Moldofsky H. Insecure attachment is associated with the alpha-EEG anomaly during sleep. Biopsychosoc Med. 2007 Nov 1;1:20.
  • Hunter JJ, Maunder RG, Gupta M. Teaching consultation-liaison psychotherapy: assessment of adaptation to medical and surgical illness. Acad Psychiatry. 2007 Sep-Oct;31(5):367-74.
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