Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam
Director, Continuing Professional and Practice Development
Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry
Sanjeev Sockalingam
Contact Info
T: (416) 340-3762
UHN - Toronto General Hospital
200 Elizabeth St
Toronto, ON, M5G 2C4
Appointment Status Primary

Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto the Vice President, Education at CAMH in July 2018. He completed his medical school at the University of Manitoba and his psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto.

He is currently the co-lead for the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) Ontario Mental Health at the Centre for Addiction and Mental and Health and the University of Toronto, which is a provincial hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing network model building mental health and addiction capacity in rural Ontario.  He is the Director of Curriculum Renewal for the Medical Psychiatry Alliance, systems and education initiative building capacity in integrated physical and mental health care.

Dr. Sockalingam has >125 peer-reviewed publications and is a lead investigator on several peer-reviewed clinical and medical education grants. His clinical research interests are focused on C-L Psychiatry, specifically obesity and mental health. His education research is focused on training for managing complexity, alignment of quality improvement and continuing professional development, and understanding factors influencing lifelong learning in practice. He has been the recipient of several national and international education awards including the 2018 Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP) Alan Stoudemire Award for Innovation and Excellence in C-L Psychiatry Education and the Association of Chairs of Psychiatry of Canada Award for Excellence in Education.


Research Synopsis

a. Assessment and management of psychosocial issues related to bariatric surgery, managing psychiatric issues in liver disease, delirium

b. Medical education research, specifically related to continuing professional development, curriculum development and evaluation