Venkat Bhat

Dr. Bhat is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is currently a staff psychiatrist based at St. Michael’s Hospital and at Toronto Western Hospital. At St. Michael’s Hospital, he is the Director of the Interventional Psychiatry Program which offers novel psychopharmacological (e.g. IV ketamine/other anesthetic agents), neurostimulation (e.g. rTMS, ECT, emerging neurostimulation modalities) and digital therapeutic (mobile-based monitoring and interventions) interventions for Mood and other Disorders. At Toronto Western Hospital, he has a focus on invasive neurostimulation (Deep Brain Stimulation and Invasive Brain Mapping). He collaborates closely with engineering, anesthesia, imaging, informatics, neurology and neurosurgery to offer emerging and procedural interventions for psychiatric disorders, his research program aims to understand treatment-response with these emerging interventions. Dr. Bhat employs interdisciplinary approaches to obtain deeper insights into the human mind, his research projects are often at the intersection of biomedical engineering, neuropsychiatry and other disciplines.

  • Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Krembil & KITE Research Institute, UHN
  • LKSKI & KRCBS, St. Michael's Hospital
  • Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology
  • Neuropsychiatry, Depression & Co-morbid Disorders, Novel treatments (Pharmacology & Neurostimulation)
  • Biomedical Engineering, Digital Data and Health Care Analytics, Understanding Brain Circuitry Underlying Treatment Response