Dr. Joseph Sadek is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Dalhousie University and the clinical and academic leader, Nova Scotia Hospital, Acute Care. He is also an Associate Scientist with the Maritime SPOR Support Unit (MSSU). He chaired the provincial Suicide Prevention Task Force and served as the regional director for the Canadian ADHD resource Alliance and the head of the neurosciences professional competency unit component at Dalhousie University. Dr. Sadek is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (DABPN) and fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) (2005). In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Sadek also holds a pharmacy degree (B.Sc. Pharm) and an MBA from St. Mary's University in Halifax and completed the one year Global Clinical Scholars research Training program (GCSRT) at Harvard University. Dr. Sadek completed his psychiatry residency program (Dalhousie University) and psychopharmacology research training, (Harvard University) in 2004. Dr. Sadek published 4 books including Clinician’s guide to ADHD (2013), Clinician’s guide to adult ADHD comorbidities (2016), Clinician’s guide to Children and Adolescents ADHD comorbidities (2018), and The Clinician’s Guide to suicide risk assessment and management (2018). Dr. Sadek has several peer reviewed publications and served as principal investigator for several clinical trials. He wrote a book chapter: Stimulant Medications, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology in 2017 and developed the patient assessment and education site www.mentalhealthinnovation.com. He is an external reviewer Journal of Attention Disorders, The Canadian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease. Dr. Sadek received several awards and grants. Latest in 2017,” the MBA Alumni Impact Award” from St. Mary’s University and The Harvard Medical School Award for the Capstone Research Project.
Dr. Joseph Sadek Research Interests are ADHD and comorbid disorder, Suicide Risk Assessment and management, Psychopharmacology.