M.B.B.S. – Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra – April 1991
D.P.M. ( Psychiatry) – Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Maharashtra – May 1994.
B.A. Political Science, Public Administration, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh – 1986.
Areas of special interests:
In addition to routine psychiatry ,following are special areas of interest:
Pre & post operative patients, who may have past history of mental illness, treatment, personality disorders/problems, per operative anxiety/poor coping up mechanisms, phobias, drug abuse which may lead to non co-operation before surgery, intra operative or difficulty while inducing anesthesia, post operative anxieties/insomnias/poor compliance/adjustment problems, troublesome behavior, flaring up of previous symptoms, depression, suicidal thoughts if patient suffers with post operative complications, poor family support, financial crises, physical disability etc. These patients require vigorous psychiatric counselling ,supportive therapies & treatment.
Sexual counselling in erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, as well as relationship guidance—doing combine psychosexual clinics with surgical urologist.
Conducting hospital & community based clinics for detailed psychological assessment for mentally disturbed/challenged children. Child guidance clinics for scholastic /academic performance enhancement using modern therapies & counselling .
Marriage counseling, treatment of post partum psychosis & depression,stress management in pre & post menopausal syndromes in association with gynecologist.
Management of obssessive compulsive disorders, major depression/suicidal patients.
Alcohol, smoking, tobacco, gutkha & other common abuse deaddictions.