• Portrait of Dr. Kitender Sareen.
  • Professor and head

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Department of Psychiatry
    University of Manitoba
    Room PZ430 – PsycHealth Centre
    771 Bannatyne Avenue, Health Sciences Centre
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 3N4

    Phone: 204-787-7056
    Fax: 204-787-4879
    jsareen@hsc.mb.ca (admin email)
    sareen@umanitoba.ca (university email)


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Dr. Sareen is professor and head of the psychiatry department at UM, and provincial specialty lead for mental health and addictions, Shared Health.

Dr. Sareen has published over 400 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of traumatic stress, anxiety disorders, indigenous suicide prevention, and military and veterans’ mental health. Many of these publications have been in high impact journals including: New England Journal of Medicine, CMAJ, JAMA Psychiatry, Psychological Medicine and Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.

Dr. Sareen has been supported by numerous national and local peer-reviewed grants (over $20 million in Principal investigator grant funding throughout his career). He has continuously held CIHR funding as a principal investigator since 2004. He currently holds the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Foundation grant (2015-2022) on Defining the Longitudinal Course, Outcomes, and Treatment Needs of Vulnerable Canadians with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Dr. Sareen’s work has had national and provincial impact on policymakers decisions related to military and veterans’ health, suicide prevention, homelessness, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Dr. Sareen has presented as a witness to the House of Commons and Senate Standing committees of Veterans and Public Safety Personnel.



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PZ433-771 Bannatyne Avenue
University of Manitoba, Bannatyne campus
Winnipeg, MB R3E 3N4 Canada