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.
Prim Care Diabetes. 2018 May 08;:
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
Psychosomatics. 2018 Mar 21;:
Ho K, Hawa R, Wnuk S, Okrainec A, Jackson T, Sockalingam S
Can J Psychiatry. 2018 Apr;63(4):258-280
Kirmayer LJ, Sockalingam S, Fung KP, Fleisher WP, Adeponle A, Bhat V, Munshi A, Ganesan S
Int J Rheum Dis. 2018 Apr 03;:
Mat S, Jaafar MH, Sockalingam S, Raja J, Kamaruzzaman SB, Chin AV, Abbas AA, Chan CK, Hairi NN, Othman S, Cumming R, Tan MP
J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2018 Mar 10;:
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
J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2018 Mar 01;:
Serhal E, Arena A, Sockalingam S, Mohri L, Crawford A
Med Teach. 2018 Feb 28;:1-6
Kulasegaram K, Mylopoulos M, Tonin P, Bernstein S, Bryden P, Law M, Lazor J, Pittini R, Sockalingam S, Tait GR, Houston P
Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2018 Feb 02;:
Zhou C, Rajaratnam T, Abbey S, Hawa R, Sheehan K, Sockalingam S
Obes Surg. 2018 Feb 06;:
Nasirzadeh Y, Kantarovich K, Wnuk S, Okrainec A, Cassin SE, Hawa R, 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