Zafiris ‘Jeff’ Daskalakis, MD, PhD

Zafiris ‘Jeff’ Daskalakis is the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego. He was formerly the Temerty Chair and Chief of the General Adult Psychiatry at CAMH.

His research focuses on neurophysiological and treatment studies using repetitive transcranial magnetic brain stimulation (rTMS) and magnetic seizure therapy (MST).

He established Canada’s first TMS clinical training program and holds or has held numerous federal operating grants and awards, including grants from the NIH and CIHR. He has received over $50 million in research funding as a principal investigator, has over 450 peer-reviewed publications, and is an editorial board member for Biological Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, and an Associate Editor for Clinical Neurophysiology.

He is also a member of the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD) Scientific Council.