Sanjeev Kumar, MD

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar is a geriatric psychiatrist and is the Medical Head of Geriatric Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, Canada. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kumar completed his residency in psychiatry at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine followed by a clinical fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. He then completed a clinical research fellowship at CAMH and the University of Toronto. Dr. Kumar is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Kumar’s research focuses on developing novel biomarkers and treatment interventions for patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). He is developing novel neurophysiological markers for the cognitive and behavioral symptoms of AD using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), electroencephalography and brain imaging techniques. He is also exploring the role of novel treatment interventions such as TMS and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to treat cognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms of AD. He has been awarded several local, national, and international honors and awards including NARSAD young investigator award and travel awards from Society of Biological Psychiatry and American Psychiatric Association. He has received several peer-reviewed research grants and has published his work in reputed medical journals including JAMA Psychiatry.