Dr. Ganguli completed his medical training at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India in 1973. He then completed his residency in Psychiatry at Memorial University in Canada, and at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC) with the University of Pittsburgh. In 1979, Dr. Ganguli joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh and held appointments as Professor of Psychiatry, Pathology, and Health and Community Systems. While in Pittsburgh, he was also Chief of Clinical Services, WPIC, and Vice Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. In 2008, Dr Ganguli moved to Toronto, Canada, where he served as Executive Vice President at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) until 2012. Currently, he holds the positions of Senior Scientist at CAMH, Professor of Psychiatry and Canada Research Chair at the University of Toronto, and Professor of Psychiatry (adjunct faculty), University of Pittsburgh.
Throughout his career Dr. Ganguli's research has focused on the underlying disease mechanisms and treatment of schizophrenia and related psychotic illnesses. For the last decade, his research has been specifically directed at understanding, preventing, and treating the causes of the increased risk of heart disease and diabetes in persons suffering from psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. His program in chronic disease management has a particular emphasis on developing and testing the efficacy and effectiveness of behavioural intervention in changing lifestyle in order to reduce cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and premature death in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other psychotic illnesses.
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