U-M Depression Center and NNDC appoint Dr. Sagar Parikh

May 11, 2015  //  FOUND IN: Strategy & Leadership

Sagar Parikh, M.D., was appointed as the John F. Greden Professor of Depression and Clinical Neuroscience, and Professor of Psychiatry, at the University of Michigan and has been designated as associate director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center. He has also been appointed as the Medical Director for the National Network of Depression Centers, of which the U-M Depression Center is a founding member.Sagar Parikh

Dr. Parikh comes to Ann Arbor from the University of Toronto where he was a Professor of Psychiatry from 1994-2015. In Toronto, he served as Director of Continuing Mental Health Education and Head of General Psychiatry, and at Toronto’s major hospital grouping, the University Health Network, he completed two terms as Deputy Psychiatrist-in-Chief and served as President of the Medical Staff Association and as a member of the Board of Trustees. Previously, he was head of the Bipolar Clinic and Director of CME at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto.

Dr. Parikh described his reasons for making this career move and a family move to Ann Arbor, MI. “Transforming care for mood disorders is something the University of Michigan and the NNDC are poised to do—by integrating research and education at the level of the individual patient, the treatment provider, and the health care system. I found the dynamism and interplay of neuroscience, patient centered care, and outreach compelling—and that’s what made it worth going Blue!”

Dr. Parikh is the author/editor of two books and over 130 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and co-author of CANMAT treatment guidelines for Depression and for Bipolar Disorder, the world’s most cited mood disorder guidelines. Dr. Parikh has a special interest in Continuing Education and Knowledge Translation research and delivery, having developed and tested novel CME programs to teach clinicians new skills to diagnose and treat mood disorders.

Dr. Parikh’s education spans both the US and Canada, as a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover; Columbia University (Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering); and McGill University Faculty of Medicine (M.D, C.M.). He trained in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and at the University of Toronto, and subsequently completed a two-year Research and Clinical Fellowship at the University of Toronto.

University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center: (734) 936-4400, depression@umich.edu

National Network of Depression Centers:  (734) 332-3914, nndc@nndc.org

Website: http://www.depressioncenter.org/

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