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.