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Professor of Psychiatry and Arthur Sommer Rotenberg Chair in Suicide and Depression Studies, University of Toronto

Dr. Sidney H. Kennedy is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, a Scientist at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute and the Krembil Research Institute, Toronto, Canada. He also holds an appointment at St. Michael’s Hospital as the Arthur Sommer-Rotenberg Chair in Suicide Studies and Depression.

Dr. Kennedy is the lead investigator for a multi-centre depression biomarker initiative collectively known as the Canadian Biomarker Integration Network for Depression. He has published extensively on new drug evaluation, neuroimaging and neurostimulation therapies, personality factors in depression, antidepressant effects on sexual function and treatment guidelines for Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder.

He is the Immediate Past President of the International Society for Affective Disorders and a former President of the Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the founding chair of the Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT).
He has published more than 350 peer reviewed publications and 11 books on depression and related topics.


  • –present
    Professor of Psychiatry, University of Toronto


Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences