Claire Harrigan, MD, is a Psychiatrist and a member of Cleveland Clinic Canada’s Medical Director Program. She has a special interest in forensic psychiatry.  

Dr. Harrigan completed her Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in psychology at Queen’s University in Kingston. She went on to complete her Doctor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, followed by a Residency in Postgraduate Psychiatry. Dr. Harrigan then undertook a Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Always looking to learn the latest in her field, Dr. Harrigan has since completed additional training in correctional psychiatry, chronic care, sexual behaviours, risk assessment, adult forensic psychiatry, and adolescent forensic psychiatry.

Dr. Harrigan is a Lecturer at the University of Toronto as well as a member of the University’s Forensic Program Curriculum Development Committee. She previously held a position on the Residency Competency Committee for Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and the Safety Subcommittee of the Psychiatry Residency Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Dr. Harrigan has volunteered her time with both the Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program in Nunavut and the Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program in Sault St. Marie.

When she’s not treating patients, Dr. Harrigan enjoys playing baseball, volleyball, and basketball. She also loves music, and used to be the lead singer in a band when studying at the University of Toronto.


University of Toronto
Forensic Psychiatry  
Toronto, ON
University of Toronto
Postgraduate Psychiatry  
Toronto, ON
Doctor of Medicine
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
Queen's University
Kingston, ON

Specialty Interests

  • Forensic psychiatry

Professional Memberships

  • Ontario Medical Association (OMA)
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada