Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Mohammad Alsuwaidan is a clinical and research fellow in mood disorders at the University of Toronto. He has been affiliated with the Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit (MDPU) since 2006.

Dr. Alsuwaidan's areas of interest include novel treatments for mood disorders, the use of technology in service delivery and knowledge transfer, and mental health systems/policy reform. Among his projects was the MDPU podcast, ranked in the top 20 medical podcasts in 2008 on the Apple iTunes© store. He has been involved in numerous research endeavors and clinical trials at the MDPU and has led efforts to elucidate the effects of physical exercise on mood disorders neurobiology.

Dr. Alsuwaidan is the recipient of several awards and distinctions including the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Junior Researcher Colloquium, the International Society for Bipolar Disorders' Lilly Young Investigator Fellowship, the Association for Academic Psychiatry Fellowship and the American Psychiatric Leadership Fellowship - the oldest and most prestigious resident fellowship of the APA. He is an accomplished and sought after speaker having been recognized multiple times with best grand rounds and teaching awards by the University Health Network and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Dr. Alsuwaidan completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Toronto and has trained at the Stanford University Bipolar Disorders Clinic and the Tufts University Medical Center Mood Disorders Clinic. He is currently a Master of Public Health candidate at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.