Dr. Pushpal Desarkar
Assistant Professor
Adult Psychiatry and Health Systems, Brain and Therapeutics
Pushpal Desarkar

Contact Info

T: (416) 535-8501


Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
1001 Queen St W
Unit 4
Toronto, ON, M6J 1H4

Appointment Status


Dr. Pushpal Desarkar is a Staff Psychiatrist with the Dual Diagnosis Program, Division of Adult Psychiatry and a Clinician Researcher with the Brain and Therapeutics Program at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry with the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at University of Toronto.

Dr Desarkar is working both on the inpatient Unit as well as with the outpatient team. As a consultant psychiatrist, he also provides consultation to Surrey Place Centre MMW Videoconference Program.


Research Synopsis

Dr. Desarkar has authored and co-authored more than 30 journal articles and book chapters. He is also on the peer-review board of more than 10 research journals in Psychiatry.

As a Clinician Researcher, he is mainly interested in obtaining new knowledge with regard to neurophysiology in neuropsychiatric disorders, especially Autistic Spectrum Disorder and Schizophrenia, across the life span.

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