Clinician and academician with 16 years experience in the field of psychiatry. Excellent track record of working in areas of schizophrenia, forensic psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, De-addiction psychiatry, psychopharmacology and community psychiatry. Areas of interest are research in thought, language and communication deficits in schizophrenia and designing treatment strategies for prisoners. Worked in 32 multi-center international drug trials. Current functions are developing administrative strategies in improving the clinical services in psychiatry hospital, training postgraduate students in psychiatry, clinical psychology, psychiatric social work and psychiatric nursing. Currently heading psychiatric hospital services in the capacity of medical superintendent at Dharwad Institute of mental Health and Neuroscience Dharwad, Karnataka.