GMC Number: 5200131
I am a consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with 16 years experience of working in the NHS out of which last 12 years have been in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I was awarded MRCPsych in 2004. I completed higher specialty training in 2007 and took up Consultant post in Leicester. I worked in Leicestershire CAMHS until December 2015. Currently I am setting up CAMHS service in India.
I provide comprehensive assessment and treatment for children and adolescents presenting with mental health or behavioural problems. I take a holistic approach in using evidence based psycho-social and medical interventions which is personalised. I strongly believe in reflective practice and therefore value feedback from patients, families and professionals.
I have gained specialist expertise in the assessment and management of Neurodevelopmental disorders like Autism, ADHD and Tics/Tourette’s disorder. I was a lead consultant for ADHD services in Leicester. I was instrumental in setting up specialist ADHD clinic and got Shared care agreement for ADHD medications and Melatonin with General Practitioners that benefited families. I am passionate about teaching, training and Research. I was principal investigator for multicentre “Voices” study.
I have the experience of leading and managing a multi-disciplinary CAMHS as Team Leader, during which time, the waiting time was reduced from over 6 months to 6 weeks for routine appointments. I received clinical Excellence Awards for developing and delivering quality care.
I speak English, Hindi and Kannada and can conduct consultations in these three languages.