Clinician Scholar Profiles
Dr. Alexander G. Bahadur is a psychiatry resident at the University of Toronto. He completed his medical doctorate training at the University of Ottawa, and his Bachelor of Health Sciences at McMaster University. He is currently working with Dr. Petal Abdool, Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam, and members of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Simulation Centre team to explore the use of immersive virtual reality to enhance simulation-based psychiatric medical education.
Dr. Bushra Khan is a final year Resident Physician and Clinician-Scholar in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She will be pursuing Forensic Psychiatry subspecialty training at the University of Toronto. During her PGY5, Dr. Khan concurrently pursued a Master of Public Health with concentration in Quantitative Methods at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Dr. Khan holds two prestigious international fellowships as a Rappeport Fellow with the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and a Public Psychiatry Fellow with the American Psychiatric Association where she serves as vice-chair. Dr. Khan's research formerly focused on underserved communities with individuals experiencing homelessness. Dr. Khan’s research shifted through clinical interest to psychiatry and the law and currently examines forensic systems with respect to intersectionality with culture, syndemics and health outcomes in carceral settings. Following the completion of her subspecialty training, Dr. Khan intends to set-up a mixed practice as a forensic psychiatrist specializing in patients with severe mental illness and as a research scientist.
Bahar Orang completed her MD at McMaster University and holds an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto. She is currently a PhD student in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. Her research takes up carceral studies, anticolonial political theory, and critical race theory. She also has an active creative practice outside of medicine as a poet. She has publications forthcoming in the Routledge Handbook of Medicine and Poetry, Canadian Journal of Disability Studies, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, and Psychoanalysis, Society, and Culture.
CSP Supervisor: Dr. Suze Berkhout
Nikhita Singhal completed her undergraduate degree and medical training at McMaster University. She is passionate about social justice and advocacy work, contributing to psychiatric education, and exploring novel and innovative emerging treatments including psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. She hopes to pursue subspecialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry; areas of clinical interest include substance use and eating disorders. Her Clinician Scholar Program project is focused on enhancing child and adolescent psychiatry training in equity, diversity, and inclusion principles through the development of virtual modules, with a focus on integrating input from youth and families with lived experience. She is also engaged in several other education scholarship initiatives (including through the PsychEd Podcast) as well as research focused on psychedelics.
Claire Stanley holds an MD from University of Toronto. She is currently a third year psychiatry resident at the University of Toronto. Her research interest surrounds exploring novel intensive outreach services for older adults with severe mental illness. She is working with Dr. Sarah Colman and Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos to study a novel psychogeriatric assertive community treatment team using a quality improvement approach.