Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Sidney H. Kennedy
Professor
Brain and Therapeutics
SIDNEY KENNEDY
Contact Info
T: (416) 603-5760
Location
UHN - Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst St
9th Floor, 324
Toronto, ON, M5T 2S8
Appointment Status Primary

Research/Teaching

Research Synopsis

Dr. Sidney H. Kennedy is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, a Scientist at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto, Canada. He also holds an appointment at St. Michael’s Hospital as the Arthur Sommer-Rotenberg Chair in Suicide Studies and Depression.

Dr. Kennedy is the lead investigator for a multi-centre depression biomarker initiative collectively known as the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network for Depression. He has published extensively on new drug evaluation, neuroimaging and neurostimulation therapies, personality factors in depression, antidepressant effects on sexual function and treatment guidelines for Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.

He is the Immediate Past President of the International Society for Affective Disorders and a former President of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the founding chair of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT).
He has published more than 350 peer reviewed publications and 11 books on depression and related topics.