Dr. Voineskos is the Medical Lead of the rTMS Clinic and is a psychiatrist in the Poul Hansen Family Centre for Depression at UHN. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and also works as a Clinician Scientist at the Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention at CAMH. She completed medical training at the University of Nottingham, England, followed by specialty training in psychiatry at the University of Toronto. As Dr. Voineskos has a long-standing dedication to research, she pursued a PhD through the Institute of Medical Science and Clinician Investigator program at the University of Toronto. After a maternity leave, she completed her PhD in September 2019. Following psychiatric residency training, and during her PhD, she undertook a research training fellowship at the Temerty Centre for Therapeutic Brain Intervention. Dr. Voineskos’ scientific impact is advancing and personalizing investigational and therapeutic brain stimulation techniques in treatment refractory psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Voineskos has recently been named the Labatt Family Professor in Depression Biology at the University of Toronto. Her early international reputation for her research and scientific potential has been recognized locally, by the Department of Psychiatry, provincially by the prestigious John C. Polanyi Prize in Physiology/Medicine and internationally by the American Psychiatric Association. She is a principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple federally and philanthropically funded studies to optimize and personalize brain stimulation delivery, and is a committed mentor and supervisor to graduate students and medical trainees. Dr. Voineskos’ research program is focused on the neurobiological mechanisms and abnormalities in depression, with the translational goal of integrating these scientific findings into clinical care.