Dr. Craig J. Hudson is a Psychiatrist, Medical Researcher and Entrepreneur who has a solid reputation in all spheres, albeit as somewhat of a maverick. Trained in the University of Toronto system, he has applied his creative thinking to pursue CNS research in an innovative, unique, and rigorous manner. His goal has always been to utilize scientific research and his extensive clinical experience to uncover novel and forward ways to treat challenging health conditions. He has multiple well-cited publications and patents spanning his almost 30-year career. Dr. Hudson founded the biotechnology company Biosential Inc. in 1999.
Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario Canada, Craig Hudson attended the University of Waterloo where he first developed interest in research science. He earned his medical degree at the University of Toronto in 1988 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1993 specializing in Psychiatry. He is a past recipient of the Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Award which allowed for post-doctoral research focusing on the role of phospholipids in the treatment of major mental illness.
Throughout his career, Dr. Hudson has maintained an interest and a balance between lab-based research and clinical work. He co-founded Biosential Inc. in 1999 with Susan Hudson to pursue his varied research interests focusing on central nervous system conditions. Some recent topics of research exploration include natural source tryptophan, essential fatty acids, movement disorders and cognitive impairment treatments. He has published extensively in a variety of medical journals including Archives of General Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry, Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology, Nutritional Neuroscience, Parkinson’s Disease, and Journal of Affective Disorders. Dr. Hudson has authored several books and holds 26 patents. He has extensive clinical and psychopharmacology experience and maintains both an outpatient and hospital-based practice.