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  Editorial Board

Journal Committee: 

The Journal Committee of Annals of Indian Psychiatry consists of members from the west zone who provide administrative support for the journal activities.

Dr PM Chougule
Consultant Psychiatrist, Kolhapur

Ex President, IPSWZB

Ex Associate Professor & HOD, Department of Psychiatry, RCSM, GMC, Kolhapur


Dr Kishor Gujar

Consultant Psychiatrist, Pune

Ex Psychiatrist & Head, Dept of Psychiatry,YCM Hospital,Pimpri,Pune

Ex Deputy Superintendent,YCM Hospital,Pimpri Pune

Ex Incharge,Child Guidance Centre, YCM Hospital,Pimpri Pune

Vice President & President Elect,IACAM

Member Advisory Board,Journal of Indian association of Child and adolescent Mental Health

Direct Council Member,IPS

Ex President IPS WZB

Past President,Poona Psychiatrist’s Association

Former Zonal Representative to Central Council of IPSIACAM


Dr Kaushik Gupte

Consultant Psychiatrist Sardar Smarak Hospital, Bardoli

Visiting Psychiatrist, Mahavir Hospital, Surat.

Election Officer,Election Commission,IPS


Dr Mukesh Jagiwala
Consultant Psychiatrist , Surat

Hon. Treasurer, IPS

National Executive Committee Member, SAARC Psychiatric International Federation

Executive Committee Member,IPS

Ex Executive Committee Member, Indian Association of Private Psychiatry

Ex President, IPS WZB

Chairman,  Constitution Committee, IPS WZB

Ex Secretary,  Social Security Scheme, IPS

Ex President, IPS, Gujarat State Branch, 2000-01

Ex Chairman,  Constitution Committee, IPS, Gujarat State Br.

Ex President,IPS, South Gujarat Branch


Dr  Pundalik Paikakode

Consultant Psychiatrist , Goa

Member,National Advisory Board,Indian association of Private Psychiatry

Founder Member Goa Psychiatric Society

Ex President,IPSWZB

Ex Member Goa State mental authority

Ex Hon Secretary,IMA Goa State

Ex EC Member, Indian association of Private Psychiatry


Dr Nilesh Shah

Prof  & Head, Psychiatry, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & Hospital, Mumbai.

Chairperson Ethics Committee Masina Hospital

Ex President IPSWZB,

Ex EC member IEC,LTMMC & LTMGH, Mumbai


Dr Jay Shastri

Consultant Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Smt. Motibai Thakcersey Institute of Research

Honorary Professor in Sir Kikabhai Premchand’s MIND college of Special Education – University of Mumbai, Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist -The Research Society for the Care, Treatment and Training of children in Need of Special

 Member of the Board of Management for the Research Society for the Care, Treatment and Training of Children in Need of Special Care, Mumbai,

Member of Ethics Committee for the Research Society for the Care, Treatment and Training of Children in Need of Special Care, Mumbai

Ex Convener Child Psychiatry & Adolescent Psychiatry- specialty section IPS WZB

Ex Honorary Secretary – IPS WZB

Ex  Honorary Treasurer- IPS WZB.

Ex Honorary Treasurer- Indian Association of Biological Psychiatry


DrVidyadhar Watve

Consultant Psychiatrist, Poona Hospital & Research Centre, Pune.

Ex President,IPS



Advisory Board:

The Advisory Board of Annals of Indian Psychiatry consists of  members  who provide guidance for journal strategy/ policy and are not involved in any editorial decisions.


Dr Prakash Behere
Vice Chancellor, Dr D Y Patil Education Society (Deemed University), Kolhapur

Visiting Professor at University of Chester, England


Dr. Vivek Kirpekar
Prof & Head Psychiatry
NKP Salve Institute ofMedical Sciences& Research,Nagpur

Speciality Field Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Zonal representative of IPS WZB on Central council of IPS

Editorial Board member, Indian Journal of Private Psychiatry, Journal of Psychosexual Health



Dr. Ritambhara Mehta
Professor & Head,Dept of  Psychiatry,Govt Medical College,Surat

Additional Dean,GMCS

Member Secretary,scientific Research Committee,GMCS

Chairperson,Scientific Committee,IPSGSB


Dr. T. S. S. Rao

Professor  Psychiatry, J.S.S. Medical College,Mysore, India

Ex Editor,Indian Journal of Psychiatry



Dr Vihang Vahia
Professor Emeritus, Dept of Psychiatry, RN Cooper Hospital & HBT Medical College, Mumbai

Consultant Psychiatrist Breach Candy and Lilavati Hospitals,Mumbai



Dr Ganpat Vankar
Professor and Head,Dept of  Psychiatry,Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College

and Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital, Wardha

Ex Editor, Archives of Indian Psychiatry



Dr Mrugesh Vaishnav
Consultant Psychiatrist, Samvedana Happiness Hospital,Ahmedabad





Dr Russell Desousa
Asia Pacific Bioethics Division
UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
Melbourne Australia: Chennai India
Executive Director and Dean
Professor of Psychological Medicine
International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine (IIOPM)  Australia - USA - UK


Dr Dilip V. Jeste,

Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care
Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences 
Director, Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging
University of California, San Diego



Dr Solly Rataemane 

Professor , Dept of Psychiatry
Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU),Africa



Dr Amresh Shrivastava

Consultant Psychiatrist, FLEX. Program for Schizophrenia and Severe Mental illness
Parkwood Institute of Mental Health.
 Associate Scientist, Lawson Health Research Institute (LHRI) & Department of Psychiatry Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry,Western University  London, ON



Dr Rajiv Tandon
Executive vice-chair and Professor of Psychiatry, University of Florida. 
Chief of Psychiatry , Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Editor in Chief, Asian Journal of Psychiatry



Hon . Editor :

Dr. Neena  S Sawant

Professor(Addl), Dept.of Psychiatry,Seth GSMC & KEM Hospital,Mumbai.

Vice President, Research Society, Seth GSMC & KEMH

EC member, IACAM

EC Member,BPS

Chairperson, Ethics Committee, MDACS, Mumbai

Ex Chairperson, WDC, Seth GSMC & KEMH (2006-2018)

Ex EC Member, IPSWZB

Ex Chairperson, Subcommittee: CME,IPSWZB

Tel: 9930583713


Associate Editors:

Dr Avinash De Sousa
Consultant Psychiatrist,Mumbai 

Research Associate Department of Psychiatry Lokmany Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital 

Founder Trustee Desousa Foundation 

Secretary Indian Association of Biological Psychiatry

Chief Editor ,Indian Journal of Mental Health 

Assistant Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry 

Deputy Editor, Industrial Psychiatry Journal

Editorial Board Member: Indian Journal of Private Psychiatry, Journal of Geriatric Mental Health, Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine

Managing Editor,Global Bioethics Enquiry

Associate Professor and Secretary ,International Institute of Organisational Psychological Medicine

Tel:  9820696828


Dr Parag Shah

Professor & Head, Dept of Psychiatry,Surat Mun Institute Of Med Edu & Research,Gujarat
President,IPS Gujarat State Branch


EC Member , IPS South Gujarat Branch
Tel:  9426138318

Assistant Editors:

Dr Devavrat Harshe 

Asst Professor Dept of Psychiatry, Dr DY Patil Medical College,Kolhapur

Member,Bioethics Wing, Dr DY Patil Medical College

Hon secretary,IPS Kolhapur Branch

Member Scientific Committee,Deccan Psychiatric Association,

Member Editorial Board, Indian journal of psychological Medicine
Tel:  9167577279


Dr. Ashish Srivastava

Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry & Human Behavior,Goa

Hon President, Psychiatry Society of Goa

Hon Secretary, IPSWZB

EC Member, IMA Goa

Speciality Field Editor, Indian Journal Of Psychiatry

 Tel:  8551061672


Editorial Board:
The members of the Editorial board of Annals of Indian Psychiatry are involved in

assigning reviewers, acting as referees / reviewers /copyeditors or making any editorial decision on the manuscript.



Dr. Debasish Basu

Professor of Psychiatry

Drug De-addiction & Treatment Centre

Department of Psychiatry

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research




Dr Suresh Bada Math

Professor,Dept of Psychiatry

In –charge Head of Community Psychiatry

In-charge Head of Telemedicine Centre

Consultant,Forensic Psychiatry

In-charge Legal Aid Clinic

National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences, Bangalore.


Dr. Malay Dave

Consultant Psychiatrist,Mumbai

Honorary Psychiatrist: Hindusabha Hospital, Psychiatric Clinic & Rehabilitation Center, Ward No. 30, Sarvoday Hospital (Ghatkopar)

Honorary Psychiatrist,Home for Mentally Retarded Children (Mankhurd

 Honorary Visiting Specialist - Jagjivan Ram Western Railway Hospital (Mumbai Central)

Chair, Quiz Subcommittee IPS West Zonal Branch

Co chair,Biological Psychiatry Task Force IPS


Dr.Smita N Deshpande

Professor,Dept of Psychiatry,Deaddiction Services & Resource Center for Tobacco Control

Head,National Coordinating Unit ICMR for NMHP Projects

Head,Central India Unit of UNESCO Bioethics Chair,Haifa

Centre of Excellence in Mental Health,PGIMER-Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi


Dr Rajesh Dhume

Senior Psychiatrist, Dept of Health, Govt of Goa

Nodal Officer Deaddiction Program, Goa

Nodal Officer Drug Treatment Clinic Program, Goa

Nodal Officer DMHP,Goa

Co-chairperson, Physical therapy subcommittee, IPS
President, IPSWZB

Ex Hon Secretary,IPSWZB



Dr. Kshirod Mishra

Professor & Head , Dept of Psychiatry, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram

Secretary,Institutional Ethics Committee


Zonal Represesntative IAGMH

Editorial Board Member MGIMS journal

Member Journal committee, IJP


Dr. Om Prakash 
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Institute of Human Behaviour & allied Sciences (IHBAS), New Delhi

Dr Sujit Sarkhel

Associate Professor,Institute of Psychiatry,IPGMER & SSKM Hospital,Kolkata

Hon Editor,Eastern Journal of Psychiatry & Bengal Journal of Psychiatry

Associate Editor: IJP,IJPP

Asst Editor: IJPM

Editorial Board Member:OPJAS

Dr. S C Tiwari

Retd.Prof.& Head
Department of Geriatric Mental Health,
Ex-Dean, Hospital Affairs,
Ex-Vice Dean, Centre for Advance Research & Training (CARTS) 
King George's Medical University, 
Lucknow , India.



Dr Savita Bhakta

Asst Professor,Dept of Psychiatry

Clinical Foundations director

University of California,San Diego School of Medicine,LA,USA.

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Dr. Subodh Dave

 Consultant Psychiatrist,Derbyshire Healthcare foundation Trust

Hon. Asso Professor, University of Nottingham,

Associate Dean, Royal College of Psychiatrists,UK 

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Dr Amulya Nadkarni

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Lincs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, UK


















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