Dr. Ali Eslami MD, PhD

I am a child psychiatrist at BC Children’s Hospital and Compass Clinic. I am licensed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia. I went to medical school in my home country, Iran. Then, I took a long detour and went to graduate school in the US to study philosophy. After I got my PhD from Brown University, I jumped back to medicine. I did my general psychiatry training at UCSD, and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at UCLA, both in California, USA. I moved to Vancouver after I finished my training. While at BC children’s Hospital, I have worked in different units, including emergency psychiatry, NeuroPsychiatry clinic, and adolescent inpatient unit. I have been always interested in nurodevelopmental disorders, and I have been performing autism assessment for various health authorities in BC for about 10 years now. I have a research lab at BC Children’s Hospital where I study the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to protect and prevent mental health decompensation in children and adolescents. Clinically, my main interest is diagnostic consultation.

compass clinic

Psychology Services for Children in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and beyond


(604) 709-3515

#302 - 1720 Grant Street Vancouver, BC V5L 2Y7