Dr. Sidney H. Kennedy is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and Psychiatrist-in-Chief at University Health Network, Toronto, Canada. He was the inaugural Cameron Wilson Chair in Depression Studies and Head of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at University of Toronto before moving to University Health Network in 2002. Dr. Kennedy is involved in a wide range of integrated mood research projects designed to identify clinical endophenotypes and optimize treatment outcomes. His work involves new drug evaluation, neuroimaging and neurostimulation therapies, personality factors in depression, antidepressant effects on sexual function and the development and renewal of treatment guidelines for both Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. Dr. Kennedy is a former President of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology and the founding chair of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT). He is a Distinguished Fellow of both the American and Canadian Psychiatric Associations and a member of both the American and European Colleges of Neuropsychopharmacology. He has received awards for his contribution to clinical research from the Canadian Psychiatric Association and the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He is the author of more than 300 peer reviewed publications and11 books, including “Treating Depression Effectively: Applying Clinical Guidelines” with Raymond Lam, David Nutt and Michael Thase, now in its second edition and “Psychotropic Drugs Fast Facts” with Dr. Roger McIntyre now in its 4th edition. Dr. Kennedy graduated in Medicine from Queen’s University Belfast, trained in Psychiatry in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and completed fellowship training at the University of Toronto, where he has been a faculty member since 1982.
Biography Updated on 4 February 2009