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Karandeep Sonu Gaind

Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Dr. Gaind is a Professor with the University of Toronto (U of T) Faculty of Medicine and Chief of Psychiatry/Medical Director of Mental Health at Humber River Hospital. Prior to joining Humber River in 2014 he worked as a psycho-oncology consultant at Princess Margaret Hospital for nearly a decade and a half.

Dr. Gaind is co-Director of the U of T Adult Psychiatry & Health Systems Division and a university Governor representing Faculty of Medicine Teaching Staff. He is an Honorary Member of the World Psychiatric Association, an Executive Member and Medical Practice & Tariff Chair of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) Section on Psychiatry and Chair of the OMA Relativity Advisory Committee, and a Past-President of both the Ontario Psychiatric Association and PAIRO. He represented Canada internationally from 2015 to 2016 during his tenure as President of the Canadian Psychiatric Association (and much more distantly in high school represented the country on Canada’s two first International Physics Olympiad teams!).

Dr. Gaind has been actively involved in health policy development and advocacy since residency, and has been widely recognized with numerous regional, provincial, national and international awards for his teaching, advocacy and impact. He has helped form health policy and engaged medical colleagues across the country and around the world to be more aware of and advocate against policies that stigmatize and discriminate against the mentally ill, and has testified to provincial and federal bodies and legislators on a range of mental health and health policy issues.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Honorary Member, World Psychiatric Association, University of Toronto


    University of Toronto, FRCP(C)/Psychiatry; MD/Medicine