Field of interest
General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Marital Therapy and Counseling
MBBS – Trivandrum Medical College (1974-1979)
DPH Trivandrum Medical College (1986-1988)
DPM NIMHANS Bangalore (1993-1995)
DNB National Board of Exams (1995)
41 years as a doctor of which, 25 years as a Psychiatrist.
Initial 5 years in private hospitals followed by 20 years in Kerala Health Services.
Worked as Consultant Psychiatrist under Ministry of Health in Brunei Darussalam for 11 years, being in charge of half the districts of the country.
Since returning to India in 2015, working as Consultant psychiatrist in private hospitals. Joined SJMH in March 2016.
Life member of Indian Medical Association
Life fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society
Life member of Indian Psychiatric Society – South Zone
Life member of Indian Psychiatric Society – Kerala State Branch
Other Achievements and Recognitions
Wrote the script for a documentary by Doordarshan, Trivandrum on the plight of psychiatric patients in 1991.
Was part of the team at Mental Health Centre, Trivandrum, which designed the District Mental Health Program for Kerala.
Was instrumental in starting the DNB program for Psychiatry in the Mental Health Centre, Trivandrum