Sagar V. Parikh, MD

Sagar V. Parikh, M.D., is the John F. Greden Professor of Depression and Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Michigan Medical School and Professor of Health Management and Policy at the university’s School of Public Health. He is also Associate Director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center. Previously, he was Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, where he had been Director of Continuing Mental Health Education and Head of General Psychiatry.

At Toronto’s major hospital grouping, the University Health Network, Dr. Parikh completed two terms as Deputy Psychiatrist in Chief and was President of the Medical Staff Association. Prior to that, he was head of the Bipolar Clinic and Director of CME at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Dr. Parikh is the author/editor of two books and nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and monographs, and coauthor of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) treatment guidelines for depression and for bipolar disorder. He is an author of The CHOICE-D Patient and Family Guide to Depression Treatment, a free online publication available at http://goo.gl/3Dtidh.

Dr. Parikh has conducted clinical trials examining the combination of medication and psychotherapy for bipolar disorder and for depression, as well as pharmacotherapy trials in mood disorders. As medical director of the Mensante Corporation in Toronto, he helped create a novel Internet system for the recognition and management of mental disorders. Dr. Parikh is Medical Director of the National Network of Depression Centers (USA), serves as Secretary of the International Society of Affective Disorders and as Co-Head, Section of Affective Disorders, World Psychiatric Association. He has received a number of awards for his teaching, most recently the Association of Chairs of Psychiatry Award for Excellence in Education.

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