Dr. Javeed Sukhera is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Paediatrics at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada where he is also the Senior Designate Physician Lead for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), and Interim Chair, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He provides clinical consultation to the Child and Adolescent Mental Healthcare Program, Paediatric Chronic Pain Program and Transcultural Mental Health Program.
He completed his honours bachelor of science degree at Trinity College at the University of Toronto and his medical degree at the Medical School for International Health (MSIH), an innovative collaboration between Columbia University and Ben-Gurion University in Israel that provides a four-year MD program with an emphasis on global health. He completed his residency in psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Rochester in New York. He also holds a PhD in Health Professions Education from Maastricht University's School of Health Professions Education in the Netherlands.
He has been honoured to serve on the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Board of Directors from 2010-2012. He has also served on the AAMC’s Organization of Resident Representatives Administrative Board and as a Diversity Leadership Fellow and member of the Committee of Members-in-Training at the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Sukhera holds certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is also double-board certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Sukhera sits on several committees and councils at the local, provincial, national and international levels. He is President of the Ontario Psychiatric Association. He sits on the Governance Committee of the Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontarioand Board of the Clinical Teachers Association at Western University. He was recently appointed to the London Police Services Board.
His work has been recognized by the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry's 2018 Award of Excellence, Western University Department of Psychiatry Clinical Innovation Award, Arnold Gold Foundation, and the Associated Medical Services- Phoenix Fellowship.
Since 2012, he has secured over $2 million in grant funding including several peer-reviewed research grants as principal investigator. His research interests include mental illness stigma reduction, implicit bias in health professional education and facilitating authentic youth and community engagement with the health sector.
Dr. Sukhera speaks regularly on a variety of topics:
- mental health
- equity, diversity and inclusion
- implicit bias
- youth engagement