Sanjeev Sockalingam

My research activities are focused on two major themes: (1) identification and treatment of psychosocial morbidity in medically ill patient populations, and (2) approaches to translating knowledge on best practices in Psychiatry to better patient care. My clinical interests are medical psychiatry and collaborative mental health care, with a specific focus on the areas of bariatric surgery, hepatology and delirium care.

Our bariatric surgery psychosocial research team is conducting studies examining psychosocial predictors of bariatric surgery outcomes; factors for improving adherence to care post-surgery; establishment of psychosocial quality indicators for bariatric psychiatric care; and the efficacy of novel psychosocial interventions, such as telephone cognitive behavioural therapy in bariatric surgery patients.

Our continuing professional development research team is studying methods for integrating quality improvement into mental health professional development activities and methods for enhancing knowledge translation in the psychiatric care of medically ill patients. We are researching the role of apps and simulation to improve team-based delirium care in these activities.
Obes Med. 2018 Mar;9:38-44
Gerretsen P, Kim J, Shah P, Quilty L, Balakumar T, Caravaggio F, Plitman E, Chung JK, Iwata Y, Pollock BG, Dash S, Sockalingam S, Graff-Guerrero A
Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2018 Nov 26;:
Wnuk S, Parvez N, Hawa R, Sockalingam S
Int J Rheum Dis. 2018 Nov 05;:
Kandane-Rathnayake R, Golder V, Louthrenoo W, Luo SF, Jan Wu YJ, Li Z, An Y, Lateef A, Sockalingam S, Navarra SV, Zamora L, Hamijoyo L, Katsumata Y, Harigai M, Chan M, O'Neill S, Goldblatt F, Hao Y, Zhang Z, Al-Saleh J, Khamashta M, Takeuchi T, Tanaka...
Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2018 Aug 30;55:51-59
Shen N, Sockalingam S, Charow R, Bailey S, Bernier T, Freeland A, Hawa A, Sur D, Wiljer D
J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2018 Oct 16;:
Wiljer D, Tavares W, Mylopoulos M, Campbell C, Charow R, Davis D, Okrainec A, Silver I, Sockalingam S
Acad Psychiatry. 2018 Oct 11;:
Crawford A, Gratzer D, Jovanovic M, Rodie D, Sockalingam S, Sunderji N, Teshima J, Thomas Z
Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 Sep 21;:
Stahel P, Sud SK, Lee SJ, Jackson T, Urbach DR, Okrainec A, Allard JP, Bassett AS, Paterson AD, Sockalingam S, Dash S
J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2018 Aug 28;:
Lockyer JM, Sockalingam S, Campbell C
Psychosomatics. 2018 Jun 30;:
Moscovici M, Wnuk S, Okrainec A, Hawa R, Sockalingam S
Can J Diabetes. 2018 May 08;:
Santiago VA, Warwick K, Ratnakumarasuriyar S, Oyewumi A, Robinson S, Sockalingam S

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Deputy Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Department of Psychiatry, University Health Network
Head, Hepatology and Mental Health Service, University Health Network
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Director, Bariatric Surgery Psychosocial Program, Toronto Western Hospital
Director, Continuing Professional and Practice Development, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Director, Curriculum Renewal, Medical Psychiatry Alliance