Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam, MD, FRCPC, MHPE
Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam is the Deputy Psychiatrist-in-Chief at the Centre for Mental Health and a Psychiatrist in the Medical Psychiatry Program at the University Health Network. He is also the Director of the Toronto Western Hospital Bariatric Surgery Psychosocial Program. At the University of Toronto, Dr. Sockalingam is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of Continuing Practice and Professional Development. In this role, he is focused on the interface of continuing professional development and quality improvement to enhance psychiatric care and patient outcomes.
He is also the Undergraduate Faculty Lead and Director of Curriculum Renewal for the Medical Psychiatry Alliance. Dr. Sockalingam’s research has focused on medical education and also on the interface between psychiatric illness and medical conditions, such as obesity, delirium and liver disease.
Dr. Kathleen Sheehan, MD, DPhil, FRCPC
Dr. Kathleen Sheehan is a staff psychiatrist with the medical psychiatry program at the Centre for Mental Health-University Health Network. She is the principal investigator on several research projects and has been awarded grants from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the University of Toronto. Dr. Sheehan is a graduate of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University and completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto. Dr. Sheehan completed her B.Sc. in Neuroscience at the University of St. Andrews and subsequently obtained both her Masters in Neuroscience and Doctorate in Social Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. Her clinical interests are in the fields of consultation-liaison psychiatry and psychotherapy. Her research focuses on quality of health care for individuals with co-occurring physical and mental illnesses, especially in the areas of stroke and delirium, as well as issues at the intersection of ethics, law and mental health care.
Dr. Mark Bonta
Dr. Mark Bonta is a specialist in General Internal Medicine who is a Clinician Educator at the University Health Network in Toronto. He is the Program Director for the UHN/SHS Hospital Medicine Program whereby he oversees a Clinical Training Program in the care of complex medical inpatients. At the University of Toronto, he is the MD Program Faculty Lead for the Collaborator Theme and is Co-Director for the Fellowship Program in Medical Psychiatry.
His research and clinical interests lie in the interprofessional care for complex patients with concomitant medical conditions and psychiatric illness.
Dr. Javed Alloo
Dr. Javed Alloo is a community-based family doctor in Toronto, focused on helping patients adapt and cope with mental health and chronic disease management, with special interest in mindfulness based and cognitive behavioural approaches. Recognizing that the ability to achieve better health, or provide it to others, depends on a combination of emotional, cognitive and physical resiliency, he works to support the adaptiveness of the patients, clinicians and health organizations he works with.
Dr. Alloo’s efforts to nurture that capacity for change extends from individual clinical care to health system pathways, organizational culture shift and industry.
Maria Zhang, RPh, BScPhm, PharmD, MSc
Maria Zhang is an Advanced Practice Clinical Leader and Clinician Educator jointly at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto (U of T). Maria completed her graduate work at CAMH through the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the Collaborative Program in Addiction Studies at U of T. The focus of her research and her teaching is substance use disorders, with a specialization in problematic prescription drug use. She is also interested in knowledge translation and supporting the continuing professional development of health care practitioners.
Jodi Wolff, MSW, RSW
Jodi Wolff, MSW, RSW is a Social Worker working at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in the Mood and Anxiety Integrated Day Treatment Service, and Adjunct Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Jodi also plays a leadership role as the Education Coordinator for Field Instructors and MSW students with practicum placements within Addictions and Mental Health Services. Jodi came to CAMH in 2004, and is an experienced individual and group therapist, with many years of experience working in both mental health and addictions. She has facilitated numerous trainings in the areas of motivational interviewing and concurrent disorders to students, staff and community health care practitioners. Passionate about life-long learning, Jodi holds certification by the prestigious MINT organization (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) and has experience in program development and implementation.