Shane McInerney

MB, MSc, MRC Psych

Associate Scientist, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

Research Programs


Dr. Shane McInerney is a Staff Psychiatrist and Associate Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto in the Department of Psychiatry. His research interests include cognition in Major Depressive Disorder, as well as pharmacological and psychological treatments of mood disorders and suicide.

Recent Publications

  1. Ceniti, AK, Heinecke, N, McInerney, SJ. Examining suicide-related presentations to the emergency department. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2018; :. doi: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2018.09.006. PubMed PMID:30268506 .
  2. Kenney, JPM, McPhilemy, G, Scanlon, C, Najt, P, McInerney, S, Arndt, S et al.. The Arcuate Fasciculus Network and Verbal Deficits in Psychosis. Transl Neurosci. 2017;8 :117-126. doi: 10.1515/tnsci-2017-0018. PubMed PMID:29662701 PubMed Central PMC5898602.
  3. Forcellini, G, O'Donoghue, S, Kenney, J, McInerney, S, Scanlon, C, Nabulsi, L et al.. Structural connectivity and rich-club organization in recent onset psychosis. Schizophr. Res. 2018;192 :477-478. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2017.05.018. PubMed PMID:28527982 .
  4. McInerney, SJ, McNeely, HE, Geraci, J, Giacobbe, P, Rizvi, SJ, Ceniti, AK et al.. Neurocognitive Predictors of Response in Treatment Resistant Depression to Subcallosal Cingulate Gyrus Deep Brain Stimulation. Front Hum Neurosci. 2017;11 :74. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00074. PubMed PMID:28286473 PubMed Central PMC5323405.
  5. Kennedy, SH, Lam, RW, McIntyre, RS, Tourjman, SV, Bhat, V, Blier, P et al.. Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments (CANMAT) 2016 Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Major Depressive Disorder: Section 3. Pharmacological Treatments. Can J Psychiatry. 2016;61 (9):540-60. doi: 10.1177/0706743716659417. PubMed PMID:27486148 PubMed Central PMC4994790.
  6. Maher, S, Cunningham, A, O'Callaghan, N, Byrne, F, Mc Donald, C, McInerney, S et al.. Clozapine-induced hypersalivation: an estimate of prevalence, severity and impact on quality of life. Ther Adv Psychopharmacol. 2016;6 (3):178-84. doi: 10.1177/2045125316641019. PubMed PMID:27354906 PubMed Central PMC4910403.
  7. Leonard, M, McInerney, S, McFarland, J, Condon, C, Awan, F, O'Connor, M et al.. Comparison of cognitive and neuropsychiatric profiles in hospitalised elderly medical patients with delirium, dementia and comorbid delirium-dementia. BMJ Open. 2016;6 (3):e009212. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009212. PubMed PMID:26956160 PubMed Central PMC4785299.
  8. Kenney, J, Anderson-Schmidt, H, Scanlon, C, Arndt, S, Scherz, E, McInerney, S et al.. Cognitive course in first-episode psychosis and clinical correlates: A 4 year longitudinal study using the MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery. Schizophr. Res. 2015;169 (1-3):101-108. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2015.09.007. PubMed PMID:26416442 .
  9. McInerney, SJ, Kennedy, SH. Review of evidence for use of antidepressants in bipolar depression. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2014;16 (5):. doi: 10.4088/PCC.14r01653. PubMed PMID:25667812 PubMed Central PMC4321017.
  10. Scanlon, C, Anderson-Schmidt, H, Kilmartin, L, McInerney, S, Kenney, J, McFarland, J et al.. Cortical thinning and caudate abnormalities in first episode psychosis and their association with clinical outcome. Schizophr. Res. 2014;159 (1):36-42. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2014.07.030. PubMed PMID:25124520 .
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Staff Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, St. Michael’s Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto