Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam MD, MHPE, FRCPC
Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam is Professor and Vice-Chair, Education in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is also Vice President, Education at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Psychosocial Director for the Toronto Western Hospital Bariatric Surgery Program at the University Health Network.
He is currently the Co-Chair for the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Ontario Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental and Health and the University of Toronto, which is a provincial hub-and-spoke virtual knowledge-sharing network model building mental health and addiction capacity in rural Ontario.
Dr. Sockalingam has >180 peer-reviewed publications and is a lead investigator on several peer-reviewed clinical and medical education grants. His clinical research interests are focused on increasing access to integrated models of medical psychiatry care, including in the area of obesity and mental health. His education research interest focuses on the implementation of mental health capacity building using technology and data-informed lifelong learning. He has been the recipient of several national and international education awards including the 2018 Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP) Alan Stoudemire Award for Innovation and Excellence in C-L Psychiatry Education and the Association of Chairs of Psychiatry of Canada Award for Excellence in Education.