Dr. Jonathan Downar (Co-Director)
Dr. Jonathan Downar is Co-Director of the UHN rTMS clinic, founded in 2011. He also holds the position of Scientist at the Krembil Research Institute at Toronto Western Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and the Institute of Medical Science within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Peter Giacobbe (Co-Director)
Dr. Giacobbe is a staff psychiatrist at the University Health Network (UHN), where he serves as the Head of the ECT service. He has appointments in both the Division of Mood and Anxiety Disorders and the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Giacobbe’s clinical and research interests focus on the development and evaluation of novel neuromodulatory treatment strategies for individuals with treatment-resistant mood disorders.
Dr. Giacobbe has been involved in the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) study for Treatment-Resistant Depression project at UHN since 2004, and has developed expertise in the pre- and post-operative psychiatric management of patients receiving DBS, including the programming of DBS devices. He has published papers on the topic of neuromodulation in the American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Experimental Neurology and the Journal of Neurosurgery.