Professional Page

This is section of my webpage containing my professional information. It includes links to my research work. It includes the PDF’s of my published articles as well as PowerPoints of my presentations that I have delivered.

At the bottom of the page are some resources that I found helpful for research in general and also clinical psychiatry.

My Research Profiles

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PubMed

ResearchGate

LinkedIn

Cureus Profile

Psychiatric Research

I am the Chief Resident of the Clinician Scientist Program at the University of Toronto in the Psychiatry Residency Program. I currently work in the Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). I am also interested in epidemiologic research and correctional psychiatry.

Current work – Brain Stimulation

My main project currently is researching the efficacy of brain stimulation for schizophrenia.

I have recently completed a review on the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for the treatment of schizophrenia. Some of my work on this topic includes:

I am also currently working on a project examining the use of ECT for the treatment of depression in individuals who also have comorbid borderline personality disorder and/or post-traumatic stress disorder. This is going to be presented at the 2017 Society of Biological Psychiatry Meeting in San Diego, and it will be submitted shortly as a manuscript.

Current work – Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Currently I am working on a project looking at the link between trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cancer using the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions data. We want to determine if PTSD/trauma is associated with increased odds of cancer. This work has been submitted for presentation at the 2017 Canadian Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.

Current work – Correctional Psychiatry

I have recently published a paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law (PDF) which uses a life-trajectory model of suicide to propose the development of a novel suicide screening tool in prisons and jails. This project won an essay award at CAMH that was profiled here and I presented it at the 2016 Canadian Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting.

Previous work

My previous research looking at changes in cortical inhibition with clozapine treatment:

Clozapine potentiation of GABA mediated cortical inhibition in treatment resistant schizophrenia.
PDF Version.
PowerPoint Presentation.

 

Non-Psychiatric Research

During my medical school and undergraduate work I have also been involved in several other research projects.

Cardiac Imaging

Single low-dose CT scan optimized for rest-stress PET attenuation correction and quantification of coronary artery calcium.
PDF Version

Accuracy of low-dose rubidium-82 myocardial perfusion imaging for detection of coronary artery disease using 3D PET and normal database interpretation.
PDF Version.

Radiation Oncology

Radical-Intent Hypofractionated Radiotherapy for Locally Advanced Non–Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
PDF Version.

Soft Tissue Mechanics

Measurement of the hyperelastic properties of ex vivo brain tissue slices
PDF Version

 

Helpful Research Resources

Writing Science – Joshua Schimel

The Physician Scientist’s Career Guide – Mark Eisenberg

Marketing for Scientists – Marc Kuchner

A PhD Is Not Enough! – Peter Feibelman

 

Helpful Clinical Resources

The Psychiatric Interview: The Art of Understanding

The Practical Art of Suicide Assessment: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and Substance Abuse Counselors