Soham Rej

Academic title(s): 

Associate Professor

Soham Rej
Contact Information
Email address: 
soham.rej [at]
514 340 8222 x 27506

Dept. of Psychiatry
Jewish General Hospital/Lady Davis Institute
4333 Côte-Ste-Catherine Rm 144
Montréal, Qc, H3T 1E4



Areas of expertise: 

Geriatric Psychiatry, Randomized Clinical Trials, Technology-Assisted Behavioral Interventions (Virtual Reality, Zoom, Sensors, Phenotyping, Robots), Mind-Body Interventions (Mindfulness, Meditaiton, Yoga, Tai Chi, Exercise, Health Education), Psychedelic Therapy, Late-Life Depression, Anxiety, and Dementia.


Dr. Soham Rej completed his medical school (2009) and psychiatry residency at McGill (2014), followed by a geriatric psychiatry clinical and research fellowship at the University of Toronto (2017). He is currently a Geriatric Psychiatrist and Assistant Professor at the Jewish General Hospital/Lady Davis Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada since 2017.

As of Dec 2022, he has 140 peer-reviewed publications, $2.2M in peer-reviewed research funding (CIHR, FRQS, etc.) and $2.1M in charitable, corporate, and governmental funding. He has mentored more than 90 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, psychiatry residents, and other trainees.

Major Research Activities
Soham's investigates clinical trials to improve mood, anxiety, and cognitive disorders in older adults with three foci:
1. Technology-Assisted Behavioral Interventions with a Human Touch (Virtual Reality, Zoom, Sensors, Phenotyping, Robots), working closely with Community Partners and using Mixed Quanti-/Quali-Methods
2. Mind-body Interventions (Mindfulness, Meditation, Tai Chi, Yoga, Exercise, Health Education)
3. Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy (Ketamine, Psilocybin)


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