Emergency Departments at Horizon’s regional hospitals are extremely short staffed this weekend and priority will be given to trauma and critical care patients. Patients with non-urgent medical issues may experience long wait times.

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Dr. Sanjay Siddhartha

Chief of Staff, Miramichi area

Miramichi Area

MBBS, MD, DPM, FRCPC, FAPA, CCPE, LFIPS, FCPA

Dr. Sanjay Siddhartha received his medical degree from Medical College Raipur and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Psychiatry (FRCPC).

Dr. Siddhartha is a champion of community-based mental health care and caring for patients in their own environment. He is one of the few physicians in the province to still make house calls, which is an essential part of his frontline mental health support work. He is also a member of the Flexible Assertive Community Treatment (F.A.C.T.) team and the Mobile Crisis Unit team.

Dr. Siddhartha continuously strives to improve access to mental health services and has been instrumental in reducing wait times to see a psychiatrist to well below the provincial and national average. Because of his commitment to frontline care, he was instrumental in creating a unique and highly successful program in which patients referred to the Horizon’s Addition and Mental Health Services in the Miramichi area undergo a psychiatric screening to rule out serious mental illness.

He is a firm believer in multidisciplinary teams and his passion for practicing and providing frontline care sets an example for his colleagues. In 2019, Dr. Siddhartha was awarded the Canadian Certified Physician Executive (CCPE) designation by the Canadian Society of Physician Leadership to recognize his exemplary performance as a leader. He is only one of three New Brunswick physicians to receive this distinction.

Dr. Siddhartha has presented at the World Psychiatric Association Conferences in Beijing in 2010, Barcelona in 2015, and Mexico City in 2018. He has also presented at The Royal Australian and New Zealand Psychiatric Association conferences in 2014, 2016, 2018, and 2019.

He also serves as Chair of the New Brunswick Psychiatric Association Board of Directors, of which he also served as the former president.

  • Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery – Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, Raipur (India)
  • Doctor of Medicine (Psychological Medicine) – King Edward Memorial Hospital at the University of Bombay
  • Diploma in Psychological Medicine
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Psychiatry)
  • Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association
  • Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
  • Lifetime Fellow of the Indian Psychiatric Society
  • Canadian Certified Physician Executive

  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Opioid use
  • Leprosy and mental health
  • Community-based mental health
  • Home visits