Dr. Sanjeev Kumar is Clinician Scientist, Staff Psychiatrist and Medical Head of Geriatric Clinical Research at CAMH. He is also Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Kumar obtained his medical degree from Government Medical College Patiala in India. He completed his residency training in general psychiatry at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, followed by clinical fellowship training in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. He then completed a clinical research fellowship at CAMH and the University of Toronto, and joined CAMH as a staff psychiatrist. Dr. Kumar is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is also board certified in general psychiatry (specialty) and geriatric psychiatry (subspecialty) by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Areas of Research
Dr. Kumar’s research focuses on developing novel biomarkers and treatment interventions for patients with Alzheimer’s disease. He is studying novel markers of neuroplasticity and cognition using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). He has been awarded a NARSAD Young Investigator Award by the Brain and Behavior Foundation to carry out research using repetitive TMS (rTMS) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. He is also studying mechanisms and treatment interventions for neuropsychiatric symptoms of neurodegenerative disorders. He is the recipient of several local and international honours and awards.
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