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2021-2022 Annual Report

Message from the Labatt Family Chair of the Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Benoit Mulsant

In Canada and around the world, mental illness is a leading cause of disability, and effective, accessible treatment is still unavailable for many. Faced with these challenges, it is essential that we create an environment where our faculty and learners collaborate and build on one another’s achievements, working to accelerate progress in treating mental illness at home and around the world.

With this aim the Department continues to promote integration and collaboration locally and globally. This year our City-Wide Psychiatry Rounds began taking place on a monthly basis, providing psychiatry’s foremost experts with a venue for discussion and knowledge-sharing. The University of Toronto, University of Oxford, CAMH and the Oxford NHS Trust is developing deep connections that will spark innovation and provide new tools as we work towards greater equity. Our Mentorship Program is harnessing digital tools to bring faculty together. New Mentorship Groups are providing career support for all as we work towards a more equitable Department that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. The Department hosted our first Global Mental Health Day, the beginning of a community of practice that will ensure the benefits of mental health research know no borders.

These initiatives are creating a future where collaboration and equity bring out the best in our faculty and learners, allowing them to provide the best possible care to their communities. Together, we continue to transform the treatment of mental illness and addiction.

Dr. Benoit H. Mulsant, Professor and Labatt Family Chair of the Department of Psychiatry

Vice Chairs

Dr. Mary Jane Esplen
Dr. Mary Jane Esplen, Vice-Chair, Equity and Mentorship
Dr. Alastair Flint
Dr. Alastair Flint, Vice-Chair, Research
Dr. Krista Lanctot
Dr. Krista L. Lanctôt, Vice-Chair, Basic & Clinical Sciences
Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam
Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam, Vice-Chair, Education
Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos
Dr. Vicky Stergiopoulos, Vice-Chair, Clinical Programs & Innovation

Highlights

Faculty

915
Total Faculty
883
Primary appointed faculty
453
Full-time clinical faculty
203
Part-time clinical faculty
113
Adjunct faculty
114
Status-only faculty

Academic Scholar Award Recipients

Dr. Tara Burra
Tara Burra
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Hsiang-Yuan Lin
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Nick Neufeld
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Martin Rotenberg
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Christian Schulz-Quach
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Peter Szatmari
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Victor Tang
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Christoph Zrenner

New Leadership Appointments

Dr. Stephanie Ameis
Stephanie Ameis, Interim Director, Division of Child and Youth Mental Health
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Meng-Chuan Lai, Co-Chair, Advisory Council for EDI in Clinical Care
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Kenneth Fung, Director, Global Mental Health
Dr. Louise Gallagher
Louise Gallagher, Chief, Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative
Dr. Inbal Gafni
Inbal Gafni, Assistant Program Director, Curriculum and Assessment
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Tarek K. Rajji, Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
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Victor Vien, U of T Site Lead, Indigenous Stream
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Simone Vigod, Department Promotion Committee (DPC) Chair
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Samantha Cook Wallenius, Assistant Program Director, Indigenous Stream

Promotions

Senior Promotions

Promoted to Professor

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Kenneth Fung
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Graham Glancy
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Ariel Graff-Guerrero
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Sophie Grigoriadis
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N. Zoe Hilton
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Clare Pain
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Paula Ravitz
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Peggy Richter
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Alexander Sandy Simpson
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Thomas Ungar

Promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Simuran Brar
Simuran Brar
Dr. Philip Gerretsen
Philip Gerretsen
Dr. M. Ishrat Husain
M. Ishrat Husain
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Andrea Iaboni
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Roland Jones
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Stefan Kloiber
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Sanjeev Kumar
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Rodrigo Mansur
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Abigail Ortiz
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Sakina Rizvi
Dr. Daisy Singla
Daisy Singla
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Clement Zai
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Gwyneth Zai

Junior Promotions

Promoted to Assistant Professor

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Mariam Abdurrahman
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Andrea Berntson
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Matthew Boyle
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Nitin Chopra
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Nicole Davis-Faroque
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Elise Hall
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Misha Hartfeil
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Tanya Hauck
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Michael Hawkins
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Christopher Kitamura
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Nicole Koziel
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Catalina Lopez de Lara Gutierrez
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Anika Maraj
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Kevin Rohani
Dr. Nazneen Shakeel
Nazneen Shakeel
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Adam Tasca

Learners

206
General Psychiatry Residents PGY1-5
12
PGY6 Subspecialty Residents
44
Research and Clinical Fellows

Programs

Program Directors

Petal Abdool
Petal Abdool, Assistant Director, General Psychiatry Residency - IMG
Sumeeta Chatterjee
Sumeeta Chatterjee, Director, Forensic Subspecialty
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Deanna Chaukos, Associate Director, General Psychiatry Residency
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Kien Dang, Associate Director, MD Program
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Shaheen Darani, Director, Faculty Development
Dr. Inbal Gafni
Inbal Gafni, Assistant Program Director, Curriculum and Assessment
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Amy Gajaria, Associate Director, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Education and Training
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Carla Garcia, Director, MD Program
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Ben Goldstein, Director, Clinician Scientist Program
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Daniel Gorman Director, Child & Youth Mental Health Subspeciality & Director, Fellowship Program
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Chloe Leon, Assistant Director, MD Program
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Raj Rasasingham, Director, Continuing Professional and Practice Development
Dr. Mark Rapoport
Mark Rapoport, Director, Geriatric Subspecialty
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Kathleen Sheehan, Director, Clinician Scholar Program
Dr. Adrienne Tan
Adrienne Tan, Director, General Psychiatry Residency Program

Publications

1612
Total
1,053
Data-based Articles
318
Reviews and Editorials
183
Published Abstracts
58
Other (Books, book chapters, book reviews, letters)
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Divisions

Division Directors

Dr. Stephanie Ameis
Stephanie Ameis, Interim Director, Child & Youth Mental Health
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K. Sonu Gaind, Co-Director, Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems
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Graham Glancy, Director, Forensic Psychiatry
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Paul Kurdyak, Co-Director, Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems
Dr. Fang Liu
Fang Liu, Director, Neuroscience & Clinical Translation
Dr. Shellet McMain
Shelley McMain, Director, Psychotherapy, Humanities, and Psychosocial Interventions
A portrait photo of Dr. Tarek Rajji
Tarek Rajji, Director, Geriatric Psychiatry
Dr. Rima Styra
Rima Styra, Director, Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry

Research Funding

Research Funding

Chart data

Funding Sources (%)
Foundations: 24.1M Federal Government: 23.2M United States Govt: 5.4M Research Institutes: 4.9M Corporations: 2.4M Hospitals: 1.4M Ontario Prov. Govt: 1.3M Associations: 0.9M Other: 0.8M Education: 0.7M Societies: 0.7M
36.3 35.0 8.1 7.4 4.2 2.1 2.0 1.4 1.2 1.0 1.0
66 million
Total research funding

View a sample of grants received by faculty in 2022

Partners

Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TASHN) Fully Affiliated Sites

Temerty Faculty of Medicine Hospital Partners

Community-Affiliated Hospitals and Sites

Awards and Recognition