Sites: CDL-Oxford, CDL-Toronto, CDL-Vancouver, CDL-Wisconsin
Stream: Advanced Therapies
William Panenka is a dually certified psychiatrist-neurologist and assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at UBC. He is the research lead of the BC Provincial Neuropsychiatry program and a researcher with the BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Institute and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. He is the medical lead at the Neuropsychiatry Concussion Clinic and a neurology consultant at the Fraser Health Concussion Clinic. His clinical focus is on treating complex neuropsychiatric illnesses, while his research programs centres on mental health, addictions, and traumatic brain injury in multiple populations ranging from athletes to the homeless. Neuroimaging and blood biomarkers, including advanced MRI imaging analysis such as diffusion tensor imaging, are primary techniques employed by the Panenka Laboratory to inform diagnosis and prognosis in psychiatric illness.