Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam
Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Deputy Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the University Health Network for the Toronto General and Princess Margaret Hospital sites. He is the Physician Lead for Delirium at the University Health Network and co-led the implementation of quality measures, education and practice tools for the institution.
Dr. Sockalingam is the Director of Continuing Practice and Professional Development for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is also the Director of Curriculum Renewal for the Medical Psychiatry Alliance, a $60-million dollar health systems and education initiative focused on medical students and interprofessional teams in practice. Dr. Sockalingam is the co-lead 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 knowledge-sharing network model building mental health and addiction capacity in rural areas.
Dr. Sockalingam’s clinical and research interests include understanding psychiatric morbidity in medical and surgical patients and improving service delivery to improve physical and mental health outcomes, including delirium care. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and is the co-editor of the book, “Psychiatric Care in Severe Obesity”.