Dr. Akshya Vasudev is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry,
Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
at Western University and a Consultant Geriatric Psychiatrist at the London Health Sciences Centre
in London, Canada. He joined the Department of Psychiatry in September 2010 and was cross appointed
to Medicine in June 2011. He completed his undergraduate training in Medicine (MBBS) in 1995,
and post graduate training (MD) in Clinical Pharmacology in 1999 at Delhi University in New Delhi,
India, followed by an MRCPsych with a subspecialization in Geriatric Psychiatry in 2010 at Northern
Deanery in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.
Dr. Vasudev currently has two main areas of research interest: the neurobiology of late life depression particularly
its relationship with cardiovascular factors & pharmacogenomics of drug response and adverse events.
He is collaborating with a number of researchers at UWO in these areas. His publications have
appeared in various peer-reviewed journals including the Cochrane Database Syst Rev, BJPsych, BMJ
and J Affect Disord. Dr. Vasudev was awarded the Junior Investigator award by the International
College of Geriatric Psychoneuropharmacology in 2009 for his contributions to research. He has been
recently selected to be an ICES@Western Faculty Scholar for gaining further training in epidemiological
research using large administrative databases held at the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES).
In the clinic, Dr. Vasudev works along with members of multidisciplinary teams to help patients with late life affective
disorders, those displaying behavioural and psychological symptoms associated with dementia, delirium
and psychosis. He also offers consultation for neuropsychiatric patients with movement disorders and
inborn errors of metabolism.
Dr. Vasudev loves to teach medical students and residents in Psychiatry and Medicine the complexity of relationship
between aging, pharmacological interventions and psychological constructs. He was awarded an Outstanding
Award for excellence in Post Graduate Education in Geriatric Psychiatry in 2014 by Western University.
Vasudev, MBBS, MD, MRCPsych, PG Cert Med Ed
Assistant Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry and
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Associate Scientist, The Lawson Health Research Institute
London Health Sciences Centre, Victoria Hospital
800 Commissioners Road East, Room A2-607,
London, Ontario, N6A-4G5
(519) 685-8500, x76693
Fax (519) 667-6707