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Dr. Chinnasamy is a psychiatrist and associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. She works part-time with St. Joseph’s Healthcare in the Mood Disorders Program offering consultation to outpatients and supervision of students and clinicians.

Dr. Chinnasamy also maintains a full-time psychiatric practice in Stoney Creek. Her clinical approach is centred on patient education and resolution of psychosocial barriers as a standard adjunct to pharmacotherapy to aid in maximal recovery, relapse reduction, and resilience building. Her specific interests include mood disorders, ADHD, and youth mental health.

Dr. Chinnasamy obtained her medical degree from the Stanley Medical College of Madras University, India. She completed a residency in general surgery at the Dudley Health Authority, UK prior to her completion of psychiatric residency at McMaster University.


  • FRCP (C), McMaster University, Hamilton 1993
  • MBBS, Madras University, Chennai India,1982

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