Sanjeev Sockalingam

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.
Can J Psychiatry. 2018 Jan 01;:706743717748884
Sunderji N, Kurdyak PA, Sockalingam S, Mulsant BH
Int J Rheum Dis. 2018 Jan 05;:
Pok LSL, Shabaruddin FH, Dahlui M, Sockalingam S, Mohamed Said MS, Rosman A, Lau IS, Isa LM, Hussein H, Ng CT, Mahadeva S
BMC Anesthesiol. 2018 Jan 03;18(1):1
Wong J, Lam D, Choi S, Singh M, Siddiqui N, Sockalingam S, Chung F
BMJ Open. 2017 Dec 14;7(12):e018311
Youssef AT, Constantino R, Chaudhary ZK, Lee A, Wiljer D, Mylopoulos M, Sockalingam S
Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2017 Oct 11;:
Fecso AB, Samuel T, Elnahas A, Sockalingam S, Jackson T, Quereshy F, Okrainec A
BMJ Open. 2017 Sep 03;7(9):e015886
Shen N, Sockalingam S, Abi Jaoude A, Bailey SM, Bernier T, Freeland A, Hawa A, Hollenberg E, Woldemichael B, Wiljer D
Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2017 Jul;47:7-13
Sockalingam S, Hawa R, Wnuk S, Santiago V, Kowgier M, Jackson T, Okrainec A, Cassin S
Acad Psychiatry. 2017 Jun 07;:
Sockalingam S, Arena A, Serhal E, Mohri L, Alloo J, Crawford A
Behav Neurol. 2017;2017:6847070
Alosaimi FD, AlMulhem A, Moscovici M, AlShalan H, Alqazlan M, Aldaif A, Sockalingam S



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