Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Claire M. De Souza BSc, MD, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Child and Adolescent, Psychiatry Health and Disease
Clair De Souza
Contact Info
T: (416) 813-6511
The Hospital For Sick Children
555 University Ave
1st floor Elm Wing, #1104A
Toronto, ON, M5G 1X8
Appointment Status Primary

Dr. De Souza is a Staff Psychiatrist and Medical Director of the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Program at

the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. She is a Project Investigator with the SickKids

Research Institute and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She is President of the Medical

Staff Association at SickKids. She chairs a national group on Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

(PCLP) in Canada.


Dr. De Souza completed her studies at the University of Toronto where she earned a Bachelor of Science

degree with High Distinction, and graduated from Medicine with Honours and from the Psychiatry

Residency program with a special interest in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has subspecialty

certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of



Dr. De Souza has been involved with optimizing service delivery through programmatic changes and

protocol development with an eye to improving care for children and adolescents with complex co-

morbid medical and psychiatric conditions, including those with distressing and impairing physical

symptoms. She is collaborating with colleagues in Canada and in the US on care pathways for this



Dr. De Souza has collaborated on courses in communication, clinician well-being, and working with

families. She has presented at local, national and international conferences and at family education days.

She has made Physician Well-Being a priority through her work with the Medical Staff Association.