Lakshmi Yatham appointed Head, Department of Psychiatry

A message from Dr. Dermot Kelleher, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Vice-President, Health

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lakshmi Yatham as Head, Department of Psychiatry effective January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2024.

In this role, Dr. Yatham will provide strategic leadership to the Department to foster excellence and innovation in education, research and health care.

Dr. Yatham is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Director of the UBC Institute of Mental Health, and Regional Head of Psychiatry and Regional Program Medical Director for Mental Health and Addictions at Vancouver Coastal Health and Providence Health Care. He has an Executive MBA from the Sauder School of Business and a wealth of leadership experience in academic, healthcare and professional organizations. He has held leadership positions such as the President for the International Society for Bipolar Disorders, the Secretary for the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP), and is now the President-Elect of the WFSBP.

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