Fidel Vila-Rodriguez

Attending psychiatrist at BC Psychosis and Neurostimulation programs
Degrees / Designations 


Email Address 
Mailing Address 
2255 Wesbrook Mall; Detwiller Pavilion, UBC Hospital Vancouver, BC, V6T 2A1


Academic Appointment 
Clinical Assistant Professor
Other Areas of Research 
Treatment refractory psychosis; treatment refractory depression; neuroimaging; non-invasive neurostimulation

As a Clinician-Scientist, I have a strong interest in conducting translational research that bridges our understanding on the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders with the clinical applications of this knowledge. I am particularly interested in applying this strategy to severe mental disorders such as refractory schizophrenia and treatment refractory depression. My clinical practice is actively focused in those most severely afflicted by such conditions, and my research interests are directed at finding novel therapeutic interventions within Non-Invasive Neurostimulation Therapies (NINETs) that can help mitigate the suffering of those with severe and refractory forms of psychosis and depression. I strongly believe that understanding at a mechanistic level how NINETs work is a critical step towards translating this knowledge to clinical practice. More important, translating that knowledge to clinical practice will have a direct, immediate, and positive impact for those who struggle and suffer the most devastating forms of mental disorders.