M. Jitender Sareen, MD FRCPC

Dr. Sareen is the Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, Medical Director for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Mental Health Program and Provincial Co-Lead of the Mental Health Addictions Team for Shared Health.  Dr. Sareen holds the rank of Professor of Psychiatry in the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology and Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.

Dr. Sareen has been supported by numerous national and local peer-reviewed grants in the areas of military mental health, indigenous suicide, and homelessness. He currently holds the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundation Grant (2015-2022) on Defining the Longitudinal Course, Outcomes, and Treatment Needs of Vulnerable Canadians with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Dr. Sareen has published over 350 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of traumatic stress, anxiety disorders, indigenous suicide, psychiatric neuroimaging, and military mental health.  Many of these publications have been in high impact journals including: New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA Psychiatry, and Psychological Medicine.

Dr. Sareen has received several awards for excellence in clinical research (Canadian Psychiatric Association, Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy) and teaching (University of Manitoba).