Dr. Sivaprakash B
MBBS, MD Psychiatry
Dr. Sivaprakash B completed his graduate medical education (MBBS) and MD Psychiatry residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India. He was appointed as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, MGMCRI, on 18 February 2002. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2007, & the rank of Professor in 2011. He is serving as Head of the Department of Psychiatry since 1st November 2017. He has been closely associated with the development of the Department of Psychiatry right from its inception. Dr. Sivaprakash has 24 years of experience as a UG teacher & 13 years of experience as a PG teacher. He has participated in NMC approved workshops on medical education in 2013 & 2018. He is adjunct faculty of Medical Education Unit, MGMCRI, & additional faculty of Centre for Music Therapy Education & Research, SBV. He is a member of SBV Library Committee, Phase 1 MBBS curriculum sub-committee, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) - SBV, SBV studio committee & the SBV Gender Care Team. He is a member of the editorial board of Music and Medicine journal. Every year, he conducts modules on "Literature Search, Review and Reference Management" at the "Dissertation Workshops" for the postgraduate students of SBV, and at the workshops on "Research Methodology, Biostatistics and Preparation of Scientific Manuscript" for PhD scholars. He currently handles overall administration of the Department of Psychiatry, & oversees all clinical & academic activities. He serves as coordinator of the departmental PG curriculum & the departmental database & e-calendar. He is in charge of implementation of e-governance at the departmental level. He has played a key role in the development of the communication skills training modules for students. He has played a vital role in the development & implementation of Supervised Self-assessment of Psychological Well-being, an activity that is included as part of the health screening program for 1st year graduate & postgraduate students. Dr. Sivaprakash received the Long Service Award from SBV, in 2019. He is a Life-Fellow of the Indian Psychiatric Society since 2006. He is a Registered Medical Practitioner under Tamilnadu Medical Council, India, since 1993. He has 27 research publications to his credit & has authored 5 chapters in books. He has served / is serving as research guide for 11 PG dissertations, & has served / is serving as co-guide for 18 PG dissertations. Dr. Sivaprakash has a special interest in psychosomatic medicine, mind-body medicine, music therapy, mental health literacy, anti-stigma initiatives, reference management software & e-governance. His focus areas include continuous quality improvement with regard to clinical care, & the harnessing of Information & Communication Technology to achieve better organization & streamlining of all activities in the clinical, academic & administrative domains, in the Department of Psychiatry.
Dr Partheeban M
Dr. Partheeban M joined as Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry on 17th February 2021. He has teaching experience in medical institute since last 5 years. He completed his MD from the prestigious institute of national importance named National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences(NIMHANS). He received multiple awards during his postgraduate training like “Best Psychotherapy Award”, Best SERWICE (Service for enhanced recovery with Intensive Continued Engagement) for the year 2016. His area of interest is addiction medicine, community psychiatry and perinatal psychiatry. He has recently received “Travel grant” for paper presentation in 29th European Congress of Psychiatry conference 2021, at Florence, Italy. He was invited as Guest speaker on multiple occasions which was conducted by National Mental Health Programme (NMHP), Puducherry on topics like Mental health overview, Psychiatry in general practice, substance abuse, women mental health etc. He actively involves in school mental health programmes like Project “G-MAN” (To prepare gentlemen) school programme at five different schools in Puducherry to address challenges in adolescents with the support from Suryan FM from January 25 to 31, 2017. As a part of National action plan for drug demand reduction (NAPDDR) he conducted community awareness programme to substance users, urban slums dwellers, youths, women self help groups on “ Drug abuse prevention” conducted at multiple places by Govt of Puducherry, Directorate of social welfare November 2019, January 2021. He has presented multiple research papers at national and international conferences on late onset psychosis, postpartum depression, Buprenorphine maintenance treatment at Global conference of Biological Psychiatry, International Conference on Motherhood and mental health conducted by MARCE society, European Psychiatric Association Conference. He has presented nine research papers in indexed national and international journals. He is a reviewer in journals like International Journal of Mental Health, Indian Journal of Psychiatry, Indian journal of psychological medicine. International journal of social psychiatry, Journal of Psychiatry Research. He is a Coguide for ongoing research to PhD dissertation for Mr. Artchoudane under the department of Yoga. As a part of the Medical Education Unit (MEU) he has completed the Revised Basic Course Workshop (RBCW), Curriculum Implementation Support Programme (CISP). He has secured top mark in Basic course in biomedical research (BCBR) conducted by Indian council of medical Research (ICMR). Currently pursuing Fellowship Course in Psycho Sexual medicine under JSS University and Advanced course in addiction medicine under NIMHANS.
Dr. Avudaiappan S
Profile SummaryDr. S. Avudaiappan completed his Undergraduate Medical degree at IRT Perundurai Medical College from 2001 - 2007 and his Post-graduation from Thanjavur Medical College from 2009 - 2012. He joined Mahatma Gandhi Medical College as Assistant professor on 13th December 2013. He was promoted as Associate professor and is currently working in that position. He has a U.G & P.G teaching experience of 7 years. He is in charge of UG curriculum coordination and Special Clinics Coordination. He has 10 research publications to his credit. He has filed for a patent for a patient restraint device called C- Band. He is primarily interested in Public Health Education of Mental health disorders. He runs a blog titled மனம் திறந்து for the same. He has delivered many lectures in various forums in a variety of topics
Dr Karthick S
MBBS, MD Psychiatry
Dr Karthick Subramanian is a consultant psychiatrist working as Assistant Professor, in the Department of Psychiatry, in Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute (MGMCRI), Puducherry, India.
He joined the institute on the 2nd of June 2018 as Assistant Professor. He is presently working in the institute under the same designation. He pursued his Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Psychiatry from the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry. He has also completed certified courses on "NMC recommended Basic Course in Biomedical Research", "Introduction to Psychology", and "Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health". He has around 6 years of post-graduate teaching and 8 years of undergraduate teaching expertise.
He also holds various positions at the departmental, institutional, and university levels. He is the Executive Member of the Scientific & Academic Forum of MGMCRI (2020), an active Member of the Tobacco Cessation Center (NTCP), Member Secretary of Feedback Monitoring Committee (MGMCRI), and the Departmental Coordinator related to IQAC tasks. At the departmental level, he is in-charge of the Substance Use Disorders Clinic (SUDC) at MGMCRI. He is also the Departmental Coordinator for Database Management,& PG Formative assessments. He is the Departmental Deputy Coordinator for developing & implementing PG Curriculum. He is an active member of the Indian Psychiatric Society, and its zonal & regional branches.
He has published around 40 research papers across various national and international reputed scientific journals. He has 2 completed research projects (Intramural & ICMR-STS) and 1 on-going project related to suicide. He also holds associate Editorship and peer reviewer roles in some national and international journals. He is also the recipient of various awards, namely the “Budur Krishna Murthy Silver Jubilee Conference Award 2017", "Research Days Publication Awards" for the years 2019 & 2020. Has attended various national and international conferences, and presented scientific papers to his credit.
His main research interests lie in the fields of bipolar disorder, substance abuse, suicide, and community psychiatry. Apart from academic & clinical activities, he has been actively involved in community & out-reach mental health activities, as a Guest Speaker, Panellist, Resource Person & volunteer, especially in the fields of substance abuse, suicide & stigma.
Dr Vigneshvar C
M.B.B.S, M.D Psychiatry