Dr. Panenka is a dually certified psychiatrist and neurologist, and assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at UBC. He is the research lead of the BC Provincial Neuropsychiatry program and a researcher with the BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Institute. He is the medical lead at the Fraser health concussion clinic. His clinical focus is on treating complex neuropsychiatric illnesses while his research programs center on mental health, addictions, and traumatic brain injury in multiple populations ranging from athletes to the homeless. Neuroimaging and blood biomarkers, including advanced MRI imaging, are primary techniques the Panenka laboratory employs to inform diagnosis and prognosis in psychiatric illness.