MB BS, Diplomate of National Board (Gen.Medicine) Primary, MD(Psychiatry), Diplomate of National Board (Psychiatry), FRCPsych (UK).
Approved clinician status for the purposes of section 145(1), including approval under section 12(2), of the Mental Health Act 1983. Memberships/Fellowships: Fellow, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK; Member, British Medical Association; Life Member, Indian Psychiatric Society; Life Member, Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (IASP); Member of British Neuropsychiatry Association (BNPA); Member of Society for study of Behavioural Phenotypes (SSBP).
Awarded National Talent Scholarship 1975 – 1981. Highest achievement in MD (Psychiatry) Dec 1988. Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
Areas of expertise
Assessment and management of psychopathology associated with mental illness in learning disabilities, including challenging behaviour. Management of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Management of epileptic syndromes associated with learning disability.
Foreign Languages Spoken:
Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Urdu, Punjabi
I trained in UK and India, and have extensive experience in different specialties of Psychiatry over 20 years. Before joining Psychiatry I had training in Internal medicine and its sub-specialties, that has given me a sound footing in managing physical disorders associated with Psychiatry, and also gives me confidence in differentiating between overlapping situations. I have done a number of medico-legal reports mainly in relation to patients under my care, and have experience in writing court reports, with a good knowledge of current law relating to mental health and learning disabilities.