MD, MSc, FRCP(C)
Geriatric Psychiatry, Clinical Trials, Mindfulness/Meditation/Mind-Body Interventions (Yoga, Tai Chi) for Late-Life Depression, Anxiety, and Dementia.
Dr. Soham Rej completed his medical school (2009), psychiatry residency, and MSc of Psychiatry at McGill University in Montréal (2014), followed by a geriatric psychiatry research and clinical fellowship at University of Toronto (2014-2017). He then joined the Department of Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital and McGill University in 2017.
Major Research Activities
Since 2016, his lab's primary research interest has examined mindfulness and mind-body interventions (e.g. yoga, qi gong/tai chi, meditation, accupuncture) in the treatment of older adults with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and cognitive disorders (people with dementia and caregivers. These studies have also increasingly integrated neurocognitive, neuroimaging, EEG, and serum biomarkers. Other planned clinical trials and initiatives, include using virtual reality and telehealth."