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Dr. Yelena Chorny (she/her)

Practice Model: GP Focused Practice

OH Region: West Region (ESC/SW/WW/HNHB)


Dr. Yelena Cherny is a leader in the delivery of compassionate, evidence-based care to people with substance use and concurrent disorders.

In her current role as Chief of Addiction & Trauma Services at Homewood Health Centre, she is known for her skills in strategic thinking, collaboration, and change management.

Dr. Chorny’s leadership has been instrumental in the development and delivery of innovative services, including Homewood Health Centre’s Traumatic Stress Injury & Concurrent Program, Guelph’s Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinic, and the Cat Lake First Nation Wellness Program.

She certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Chorny lives in Guelph, Ontario with her partner, son, and a 10O-pound lap dog.

Communities Served

Urban; Adults with substance use disorders and concurrent mental illnesses, with a focus on trauma-related disorders. Additional focus on First Responders and Healthcare Providers. Patients come from all over Ontario, as well as from other provinces and territories.

Past Sessions

  • Caring for people who have experienced trauma – November 24, 2021 Practising Well CoP

Clinical Interest

Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry Mental Health