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Dr. Patel has completed externships in various well-known psychiatric training facilities such as the Maudsley Hospital (London England), Mayo Clinic (Minnesota), the National Institute of Psychiatry (Mexico City), and Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston).

He has had a varied active inpatient and outpatient practice which focuses Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Legal Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Acquired Brain Injury and Program Development/Administrative Psychiatry. He is the medical director of Grand River Hospital's Specialized Mental Health Program. He has been a consultant to various primary care health teams, as well as to the Kitchener-Waterloo Acquired Brain Injury Program.

He has been a respected advisor to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). He is an appointed Psychiatrist Member of the Consent and Capacity Board (CCB) of Ontario. He is a Peer Assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). He is an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He is also a Board Member of the Tri-Hospital Research Ethics Board (THREB).

He is a Co-Founder and Vice-Chair of ‘Mental Health Without Borders’, and has led humanitarian aid missions to Guyana (South America).

Featured Publications

  • Gadit, A & Patel, S. Psychiatric training: a comparison between Canada and Pakistan. Is there a common ground? J Pak Med Assoc, 2007, vol 57, no. 5, p: 267-271.
  • Gadit, A & Patel, S. Karo-Kari: disturbed psyche or wild ego? J Pak Med Assoc, 2007, vol 57, no. 3, p: 112-113.
  • Gadit, A. & Patel, S. Mentorship Program in Mental Health: Time to develop a new academic relationship. J Pak Med Assoc, 2007, vol 57, no. 11, p: 527-528.
  • Gadit, A & Patel, S. Boundary violations in medical practice: what should be done?  J Pak Med Assoc, 2008, vol 58, no. 4, p: 211-213.
  • Patel, S. & Gadit, A. Karo-Kari: A Form of Honour Killing in Pakistan. Transcult Psychiatry 2008, Dec; 45 (4): 683-694.
  • Prinicpal Site Investigator for ‘An Open-Label, Non-Randomized Registry of the Natural Use of Paliperidone Palmitate in Canada’; Canadian Sustenna Treatment Assessment Registry (CANSTAR)—Research in progress

Education

  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (Canada) - Psychiatry

    Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2008

  • M.D., Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of the Art of Obstetrics, University College Dublin, 2003

  • B.Sc. (Hons.), Psychology, Queen’s University, 1997

Research Areas

A review of a shared care model of psychiatric care in a community health clinic.

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