Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS
Dr B.N.Gangadhar obtained MD in 1981 from national Institute of Mental health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), premier Psychiatry Institute in India. He has been a faculty in the same Institute since then. Currently, he is a professor of Psychiatry. He was also the Medical Superintendent of NIMHANS hospital till Jan 2010. He has published over 240 scientific articles in peer-reviewed national and International journals. His research areas include ECT, RTMS & Yoga, Schizophrenia and Community Psychiatry. He heads an advanced center for Yoga therapy at NIMHANS. He has coordinated the development and design of a patented indigenous ECT machine. He has received the prestigious Sir CV Raman award in 1999 and the BC Roy award in 2010 by the Karnataka Government. He is also the Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences. He has guided four PHDs and nearly 20 MD dissertations. Dr Gangadhar is the associate editor of Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica and a coeditor for the Asian Journal of Psychiatry. He has traveled widely on scientific agenda and has served on organizations like WHO.