Dr. Sahoo is a psychiatrist, with training and a research background in psychiatric epidemiology, clinical psychopharmacology and clinical studies of mental disorders. He studied in India and completed his Diploma in Psychiatry at the Central Institute of Psychiatry (CIP) in the city of Ranchi. He then completed his Masters Residency at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) in Bangalore. Both CIP and NIMHANS are two of the premier institutes for psychiatric training and research in India. Dr. Sahoo complemented his education and training in Hong Kong by participating in a short fellowship in functional genomics though the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). Currently, he is participating in a clinical fellowship in concurrent disorders through the Institute of Mental Health at the University of British Columbia. Before joining as a clinical fellow in January of 2012, Dr. Sahoo was the Senior Registrar in the Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, India. His responsibilities included patient care, teaching, and research. He has over 70 academic publications in international and national indexed journals and is on the review board of 10 international journals of psychiatry and public health. He has won more than 20 international awards for his work, the most recent being the Schizophrenia Early Career Investigator Award (2012). Dr. Sahoo has recently focused on trying to study the co-aggregation of addictive and concurrent disorders in a family genetic study of alcohol dependence.