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  Editorial Board

Journal Committee: 


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

Email: drnilshah@hotmail.com


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

Email: jai31@hotmail.com


Dr Mukesh Jagiwala
Consultant Psychiatrist, Surat

Honorary 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

Email: mukeshjagiwala@yahoo.co.in


Dr Kaushik Gupte
Consultant Psychiatrist Sardar Smarak Hospital, Bardoli

Visiting Psychiatrist, Mahavir Hospital, Surat.

Election Officer, Election Commission, IPS

Email: guptekaushik@gmail.com


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

Email: prpkakode@gmail.com


Dr Vidyadhar Watve
Consultant Psychiatrist, Poona Hospital & Research Centre, Pune.

Ex-President, IPS

Email: vidyadharw@gmail.com



Dr Kishor Gujar

Consultant Psychiatrist, Pune

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

Ex Deputy Superintendent, YCM Hospital, Pimpri Pune

Ex-In charge, Child Guidance Centre, YCM Hospital, Pimpri Pune

Vice President & President Elect, IACAM

Member Advisory Board, Jornal 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

Email: gujarkishor46@yahoo.in


Dr PM Chougule
Consultant Psychiatrist, Kolhapur

Ex-President, IPSWZB

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

Email: parischougule@gmail.com


Hon. Editor:

Dr Neena S Sawant

Professor (Addl), Dept. of Psychiatry, Seth GSMC & KEM Hospital, Mumbai.
Secretary, Research Society, Seth GSMC & KEMH

EC member, IACAM

Chairperson, Ethics Committee, MDACS, Mumbai

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

Ex EC Member, IPSWZB

Ex Chairperson, Subcommittee: CME, IPSWZB

Tel: 9930583713
Email: drneenas@yahoo.com


Associate Editors:

Dr Avinash De Sousa

Consultant Psychiatrist, Mumbai 

Research Associate Department of Psychiatry Lokmanya 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 Organizational Psychological Medicine

Tel:  9820696828
Email: avinashdes888@gmail.com


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
Email:  drparagsshah@hotmail.com


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
Email: devavrat.harshe@gmail.com


Dr. Ashish Srivastava

Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Goa

Hon President, Psychiatry Society of Goa

Hon Secretary, IPSWZB

EC Member, IMA Goa

Specialty Field Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry

 Tel:  8551061672
Email: ashishsri1977@rediffmail.com



Advisory Board:


Dr. T. S. S. Rao
Professor of Psychiatry, J.S.S. Medical College, Mysore, India

Ex Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Email: tssrao19@yahoo.com


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

Consultant Psychiatrist Breach Candy and Lilavati Hospitals, Mumbai

Email: vvahia@hotmail.com


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

Visiting Professor at University of Chester, England

Email: pbbehere@gmail.com


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

Email: drgkvankar@gmail.com


Dr Mrugesh Vaishnav

Consultant Psychiatrist, Samvedana Happiness Hospital, Ahmedabad

President, IPS

Email: drmrugesh@rediffmail.com



Advisory Board



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

Email: djeste@ucsd.edu


Dr Russell DeSousa

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

Email: russell.f.dsouza@gmail.com


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

Email: dr.amresh@gmail.com


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

Email: rtandon@umich.edu



Dr Solly Rataemane 

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

Email: srataema@gmail.com


Editorial Board:



Dr. Chittaranjan Andrade

Dean (Basic Sciences)
Professor and Head, Department of Psychopharmacology
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru.

E mail: andradec@gmail.com


Dr Shubhangi Parkar

Professor & Head, Psychiatry, Seth GSMC & KEM Hospital, Mumbai.

Chief: Bombay Drug deaddiction center

Chairperson, Suicide Prevention Committee, IPS
Ex Dean I/C, Seth GSMC & KEM Hospital, Mumbai 

Ex Convener, MCI Nodal Centre
E mail: pshubhangi@gmail.com


Dr. Vivek Kirpekar

Prof & Head Psychiatry
NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences& Research, Nagpur

Specialty 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

Email: vivek.kirpekar@gmail.com


Dr. Sandip Shah 

Professor & Head, Dept of Psychiatry
GMERS Medical College & Hospital, Gotri, Vadodara, Gujarat

Chairman, PU IHECR

Member, Institutional Ethics Committee, Medical College, Baroda

NABH Assessor for Ethics Committtee

Chairman Awards Committee, IPS GSB

Former President, IPS GSB

Former Research Director, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth

Former Co-convener, Publications Committee, IPS

Email: hod.psy.gotri@gmail.com


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
Email: ritambharam@yahoo.com


Dr Sandeep Grover

Additional Professor, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Editor, Journal of Geriatric Mental Health

Editor, Journal of Mental Health & Human Behavior

Associate Editor, Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Associate Editor, Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine

General Secretary, Punjab Chandigarh Branch of IPS

Convener, Task Force of IPS on formulation of Clinical Practice Guidelines

Email: drsandeepg2002@yahoo.com


Dr. Anuradha Sovani

Professor and Head, Department of Psychology, SNDT Women's University

Associate Dean Humanities, SNDT, WU

Trustee and consultant, IPH, Thane

Associate Editor, Bombay Psychologist

Email: anuradhasovani@gmail.com


Dr Bhaveshkumar Lakdawala

Professor & Head Psychiatry, AMC MET Medical College & Sheth LG hospital, Ahmedabad

Specialty Field Editor, IJP

Convener, Liaison with other Specialty Associations, Specialty Section

Nodal Officer, OST Centre, LG General Hospital, Ahmedabad

Email: dr_bmlakdawala@yahoo.co.in


Dr Jahnavi Kedare

Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, TN Medical College & BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai         
Member IEC, TN Medical College &BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai
President Bombay Psychiatric Society (2018-19)

Chairperson: Membership Subcommittee &EC member IAGMH

Member, Board of Governors, IISER, Pune

Email: jskedare@gmail.com


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

Ex EC Member, IPSWZB

Email: rdhume@gmail.com


Dr Jayita Deodhar

Professor & Physician (Psychiatry)

Ad Hoc Officer in Charge
Dept of Palliative Medicine
Tata Memorial Hospital

Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai,

Ex Editor, Archives of Indian Psychiatry.

Email: jukd2000@yahoo.co.uk



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

Email: malaydave123@rediffmail.com


Dr.Anil Rane

Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Goa

Imm Past President, Psychiatry Society of Goa

Email: dranilrane@gmail.com


Dr Natasha Kate

Consultant Psychiatrist, Masina Hospital & Nanavati Superspecialty Hospital, Mumbai

Associate Editor - Journal of Geriatric Mental Health

Email: natashakate@gmail.com


Dr Kshirod Mishra

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

Secretary, Institutional Ethics Committee


Zonal Representative IAGMH

Editorial Board Member MGIMS journal

Member Journal committee, IJP

Email: drkkmishra2003@yahoo.co.uk




Professor Alka S Ahuja

Visiting Professor, University of South Wales, Welsh Institute of Health & Social Care, Treforest, Pontypridd           
Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist, Ty Bryn Young Persons Unit,St.Cadloc’s Hospital,Newport

Chair C&A faculty, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Wales

Email: alka.ahuja@wales.nhs.uk


Dr Santosh Mudholkar

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

President, British Indian Psychiatric Association
Associate Registrar (Membership Engagement) Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK

Fellow, Royal College of Psychiatrists UK

Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, London


Dr Anuradha Menon 

Psychoanalyst and Consultant Medical Psychotherapist, UK

Clinical lead- Take time confidential counselling for doctors in training

Consultant in Liaison Psychiatry, Leeds and York partnerships NHS Foundation Trust

Email: menon.anuradha@gmail.com


Dr Biswarup Ghosh

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Member, Senate Board, University at Buffalo.

Email: biswarup@buffalo.edu



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