Dr. Chandler has been practicing psychiatry in Southwest Nova Scotia since 1989 and devotes 90% of his time to the care of severely ill children and adolescents with psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. He is a certified subspecialist in Child and Adolescent psychiatry through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He sees patients who live in Western Nova Scotia between the ages of 2 and 18.
Dr. James Chandler is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1983. He then moved to Iowa City for a residency in psychiatry that finished in 1987. After a year as an instructor at the University of Iowa, he moved to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Since then, he has practiced pediatric and adult psychiatry, with an emphasis on pediatric psychiatry.
He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He also has his board certification in psychiatry under the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. He is an Associate member of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a member of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.