Mandana Modirrousta, MD, PhD, FRCPC
Dr. Modirrousta is an Associate Professor at the University of Manitoba in the Department of Psychiatry as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology. She is certified in the subspeciality of Behavioural Neurology and Neuropsychiatry by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. She is a clinican-researcher and as a researcher she is the principal investigator of multiple research projects evaluating the effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders. Dr. Modirrousta assists with the training of both psychiatry and neurology residents in neuropsychiatry and behavioural neurology. There are several research opportunities for residents, medical students, and graduate students in Dr. Modirrousta’s lab.

Selected publications:

Peterson KT, Kosior R, Meek BP, Ng M, Perez DL, Modirrousta M. (2018). Right Temporoparietal Junction Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in the Treatment of Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures: A Case Series. Psychosomatics. pii: S0033-3182(18)30133-6.

Modirrousta M, Meek BP, Wikstrom S. (2018). The efficacy of twice-daily versus once-daily sessions of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Journal of Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 14:309-316.

Tachere OR, Modirrousta M. (2017). Beyond Anxiety and Agitation: A Clinical Approach to Akathisia. Australian Family Physician. 46(5):296-298.

Milev RV, Giacobbe P, Kennedy SH, Blumberger DM, Daskalakis ZJ, Downar J, Modirrousta M, Patry S, Vila-Rodriguez F, Lam RW, MacQueen GM, Parikh SV, Ravindran AV; CANMAT Depression Work Group (2016). Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2016 Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Major Depressive Disorder: Section 4. Neurostimulation Treatments. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 61(9):561-75. doi: 10.1177/0706743716660033.

Campbell DW, Wallace MG, Modirrousta M, Polimeni JO, McKeen NA, Reiss JP. (2015). The neural basis of humour comprehension and humour appreciation: The roles of the temporoparietal junction and superior frontal gyrus. Neuropsychologia. 79: 10-20.

Modirrousta M, Meek BP, Sareen J, Enns MW. (2015). Impaired trial-by-trial adjustment of cognitive control in obsessive compulsive disorder improves after deep repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. BMC Neuroscience. 16(63).

Dhaliwal S, Meek BP, Modirrousta M. (2015). Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation for the Treatment of Symptoms Following Traumatic Brain Injury. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 6(119).

Modirrousta M, Shams E, Katz C, Mansouri B, Moussavi Z, Sareen J, Enns M. (2015). The efficacy of deep repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the medial prefrontal cortex in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: results from an open-label study. Depression and Anxiety. 32(6): 445-50.

University Rank: Associate Professor
Clinical/Academic/Administrative Responsibilities
Neuroscientist/Neuropsychiatrist Neuromodulation and Neuropsychiatry Outpatient Program (SBGH)
Director: Neuromodulation and Neuropsychiatry Unit (SBGH)
Contact Information
Neuromodulation & Neuropsychiatry Unit
M4 McEwen Building
St. Boniface General Hospital
363 Tache Ave., Winnipeg MB, R2H 2A6
Phone: 204-237-2606
Fax: 204-233-8051