Gauthamadas Udipi Academic

Academic Achievements

Dr. Gautham is a Professor of Psychiatry and has served as Head of Department of Psychiatry / Mental Health in various Medical Schools since 2004. A Chennai-based psychiatrist, he has served on the academic councils of several universities and educational institutionsin India. He has served as Visiting professor to Universities in Sweden and USA.He has presented papers at several conferences, and conducted several National and International conferences, workshops and CME programs in his career of 30+ years.

Dr. Gautham is a Fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society, Fellow of Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health ,an affiliate of International Psychogeriatric Association, Member of World Psychiatric Association, and Fellow of the Association of Industrial Psychiatry of India.

He graduated in Medicine from University of Madras in 1980 and then trained for 2 years in Neurology and Psychiatry at the National Institute for Mental Heath & Neurosciences, Bangalore (the best in Asia), a further 2 years in Psychological Medicine and 2 years in Psychiatry at the Institute for Mental Health, Chennai (the premier institute in India). Dr. Gautham has also trained in Child behavior & Development, and Geriatric Mental Health in UK.

Dr. Gautham holds a MD in Psychiatry, Diploma in Psychological Medicine (DPM) , Diploma in Child Behaviour and Development (DCBD), and has done research for his PhD after his MBBS

Dr. Gautham was instrumental in getting the University of Madras to introduce concessions for students with Learning disabilities in 2004.


Notable Assignments


Consultant in Neurobehavioural Medicine

Past: International

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist to the Al Hayat Multi-speciality Medical Center, Muscat, Republic of Oman (1995 to 2001)

Visiting Professor, California Lutheran University, USA (2007 & 2008)

Visiting professor, Uppsala University Sweden (2006-2006)

Associate Faculty, and Course team member, Open University Business School, United Kingdom (1997 – 2001)

Honorary Director, Child-to-Child South India Resource Group, the Indian wing of Child to Child Trust, London (1996 to 1999)

Director of the disaster mental health program, National Lutheran Health & Medical Board (2005 to 2008) in collaboration with the Church of Sweden, World Health Organisation and the United Nations Development Fund.

Sole resource person from India for the WHO Early Childhood Care & Development program in Developing countries (1993 to 1996)

Past National

Professor and Head, Dept. of Psychiatry in medical college and teaching hospital – 2004 to 2016.

Director – Health Services, Harmony Eldercare, a social enterprise dedicated to providing end-to-end solutions for elders (2012-20140

Member in charge of Continuing Professional Development of the Indian Psychiatric Society (2011-2013)

Convener of the psychopharmacology Task Force of the Indian Psychiatric Society. (2013-2015)

Critical reviewer -“National Disaster Management Guidelines – Psychosocial Support and Mental Health Services” of the National Disaster Management Authority, Government of India.

Member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health (IAGMH) (2010 to 2012).

Visiting faculty and trainer, Tamilnadu Police Training Academy, 1997 to 2001

Academic council member of the Annamalai University and MOP Vaishnav College for Women.

Post graduate examiner in psychiatry for MGR Medical University and National Board of Examinations

Member of the Board of studies in Psychology, Annamalai University (1993-95) and Doctoral Board, Martin Luther Christain University (2006-09) and Planning committee member, Department of Distance Education, Annamalai University (1992 to 1996).