Dr. Ganesan’s service to the community includes volunteering on the boards of several mental health organizations and immigrant services societies. He is also a founding member of the Vancouver Association for the Survivors of Torture, a non-profit group dedicated to serving and treating refugees and immigrants who suffer from psychological and physical injuries as a result of political violence and torture.
Dr. Ganesan was himself a refugee, having come to Vancouver from Vietnam in 1981. He has been a practicing psychiatrist in Canada since 1988 and is the founder and director of the Cross Cultural Clinic at VGH, which provides culturally sensitive and language-specific mental health assessment and treatment.
Dr. Ganesan is the head and medical director of the Department of Psychiatry for VCH-Vancouver
as well as a clinical professor of psychiatry at UBC. He serves in a variety of capacities on local, provincial, national and international programs and is also a valued member of the VCH-Vancouver Medical Advisory Committee. Dr. Ganesan is well known in the community for his long-standing and tireless commitment to the improvement of psychiatric care in Vancouver.