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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 has been a long-time medical leader, and has  been a consultant to various primary care health teams.

He has been a respected advisor to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), a board Member of the Tri-Hospital Research Ethics Board (THREB) and 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), an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and an Investigating Medical Coroner for the province of Ontario. 

He is a Co-Founder and Vice-Chair of ‘Mental Health Without Borders’, a non-profit organization focused on global mental health. Through this involvement he holds academic positions at University of Ottawa, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and McMaster University, with published research and awards for clinical teaching.


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. 

McMaster Psychiatry Resident Handbook (2013). Editor of psychotropic section. ( 

McCutchen, B., Patel, S. & Copeland, D. Expanding the role of Pas (Physician Assistants) in the treatment of severe and persistent mental illness. American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2017, vol 30, no. 8, p: 36-37.

Principal 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 

Co-developer of ‘Long Acting Therapy for Schizophrenia’ brochure (nationally distributed in 2017)


  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner – American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, 2016
  • 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

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