Sagar V. Parikh, M.D., is the John F. Greden Professor of Depression and Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Michigan and associate director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center. He is also a professor of health management and policy at the School of Public Health.
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. Before that he was head of the bipolar clinic and director of continuing medical education at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Dr. Parikh is the author/editor of two books and more than 130 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and co-author of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments guidelines for depression and for bipolar disorder. He 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 Corp. 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 is co-head of the section of affective disorders of the 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.