Dr. De Jesus' main research interest is the neurophysiology and treatment of severe psychiatric disorders, using transcranial magnetic stimulation to study the role of cortical inhibition and plasticity as potential pathophysiological mechanisms in schizophrenia, depression and obsessive compulsive disorder. Dr. De Jesus has also participated in treatment studies using repetitive transcranial magnetic brain stimulation (rTMS) in these disorders. He has several peer-reviewed publications in prestigious journals such as Neuropsychopharmacology, Schizophrenia Research and Cortex.
Dr. Danilo de Jesus is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Torontoand staff psychiatrist at the Mood and Anxiety Division at CAMH.
Dr. Danilo de Jesus was born and raised in Brazil. He completed medical school at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte in 2003. He subsequently entered the residency training in Psychiatry at the Grupo Hospitalar Conceicao in Porto Alegre, Brazil, which he completed in 2007. He completed a Master’s Degree in the Schizophrenia program at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul under the supervision of Dr. Paulo Belmonte de Abreu in 2010 and fellowship training at the University of Toronto under the supervision of Drs. Jeff Daskalakis and Alexander Simpson in 2014, at which point he started as an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.