Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Kiran Patel BSc (Hons), MBBS, DipFMH, DipAB (Dist), MAcadMEd, FRCPsych, MCPsychI, FRCPC
Assistant Professor
Forensic Psychiatry
Contact Info
T: (416) 535-8501 30929
Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
1001 Queen St W
Unit 1, 168A
Toronto, ON, M6J 1H4
Appointment Status Primary
BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Science (with Honours), University of London (UK)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, University of London (UK)
FRCPsych Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)
DipFMH Diploma in Forensic Mental Health, University of London (UK)
DipAB (Dist) Diploma in Addictive Behaviour (Distinction), University of London (UK)
FRCPC Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Psychiatry)
Professional Memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canad
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK)
Member of the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland (Republic of Ireland)
Member of the Academy of Medical Educators (AME)
Member of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS)
International Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Member of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
Member of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA)
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

I completed my undergraduate and postgraduate training in the United Kingdom, obtaining accreditation as a specialist in General Psychiatry, Substance Misuse Psychiatry, and Forensic Psychiatry. I practiced as a Forensic Psychiatrist in the UK for 5 years before moving to Canada in 2014.

I am a Staff Psychiatrist within the Forensic Division of the Complex Care and Recovery Programme at CAMH and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto.

I carry out inpatient work on the Forensic Assessment & Triage Unit, the primary interface between CAMH and the Court system, and provide psychiatric opinion to the Mental Health Court at Old City Hall on a weekly basis. I am the Clinical Lead for the CAMH partnership programme with the Ministry of Correctional Services & Community Safety, the Forensic Early Intervention Service (FEIS). FEIS provides enhanced triage, assessment and case management services to inmates at Toronto South Detention Centre and the Vanier Correctional Centre for Women. I am the Medical Head – Criminal Justice Interface, which is a CAMH leadership position directing and co-ordinating the various CAMH services that directly interface with the Criminal Justice System.


Research Synopsis

My focus, and my passion, is translation of research evidence into best-practice models and protocols, through service development and innovation, driving and consolidating change, followed by comprehensive service evaluation.

I play a key role in the FEIS Research Team, collecting and evaluating data related to the FEIS Programme.

I am involved with education and teaching development in relation to mental health within Corrections.