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Doctor Profile - Dr. Sathianathan

Senior Consultant
Dr. Sathianathan


MBBS, DPM, MD (Psychiatry), MPH (USA)

Area(s) of Specialization:

Geriatric Psychiatry, Deaddiction, Tele Psychiatry, Crisis Intervention, Marital Counselling


38 Years ( Clinical & Teaching)

Consultation days:

Monday to Friday

Consultation Time:

10.00 am to 2.00 pm

For Appointment, Call:

044-24768027 EXT: 8214/426

Fellowships / Memberships:

  • Life member, Schizophrenic Care and Research Foundation (SCARF), India (1987 – till date).
  • Member INCLEN Trust, Philadelphia, USA. (July 2001 – 2003).
  • Director, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, MMC & GGH, Chennai (1998 –2003).
  • Serving as Inspector, Medical Council of India, New Delhi. (1998 – till date).
  • Member, Governing Body, Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI).
  • Treasurer, IndiaCLEN (2000 – 2002).
  • Member, Capacity Building Sub Committee, IndiaCLEN (2001-2003).
  • Academic Council Member – Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (2004 – till date).
  • Examiner (Psychiatry), Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka (2005 – till date).
  • Elected as ‘International Member’ by ‘American Psychiatric Association’ during March 2007.
  • President, Indian Psychiatric Society, South Zone (2008).
  • Chairman, Continuing Medical Education, Indian Psychiatric Society (2008 till date)
  • Member, Screening Committee for Doctoral Program, Dr M.G.R Medical University, 2009.
  • Appointed by the Government of Tamil Nadu, for Inspection of Mental Health Asylum in Chennai city.- Current
  • Appointed by Medical Council of India as Senior Personnel to carry out the Inspection(s) on its behalf at various Medical Institution(s) at Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh- Current Secretary, Ethics Committee, Madras Medical College & Government General Hospital, Chennai, India
  • National Vice Chairperson, Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI), 2009.
  • Invited as “The Member of The IPS SZ Tribunal” during November 2013.


  • Kantipudi SJ, Kannan GK, Viswanathan S, Ranganathan S, Menon J, Ramanathan S. Antenatal depression and Generalized Anxiety Disorder in a tertiary hospital in South India. Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, Volume XX / Issue X / XXXX-XXXX 2020. [DOI: 10.1177/0253717620928440]
  • Suvarna Jyothi Kantipudi, Navina Suresh, Poornima Ayyadurai and Sathianathan Ramanathan. Sexual Dysfunction and Marital Relationship in Women With Schizophrenia in Comparision with Caregivers: A Hospital-based Study. Journal of Psychosexual Health, 2(1) 87-92, 2020. [DOI: 10.1177/2631831820918133].
  • Alka Chandrakar, Suvarna Jyothi Kantipudi, K Sandhya, Sathianathan Ramanathan. Occurrence and Motives Associated with Relapse after a De-addiction Treatment in Men with Alcohol Dependence Syndrome in a Tertiary Care Hospital – A Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2020 Apr, Vol-14(4): VC11-VC14. [DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2020/44240.13656].
  • Suvarna Jyothi Kantipudi, Sathianathan Ramanathan. Prevalance of Postpartum Psychiatric Disorders in a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India. Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research (JMSCR) Volume 06 / Issue 10 / Page 285 -288 / October 2018.
  • Sathianathan R, Kantipudi SJ. The dementia epidemic: Impact, prevention, and challenges for India. Indian Journal of Psychiatry 2018; 60: 165-167. 6. A Case study on “Chronic and persistent worry that interferes with professional life – How to treat?” published in the ANXIETY CASELINKS, Issue 2, June 2018.
  • Sushma Viswanathan, Swetha Raghavan, Pranjali Bansal, Sathianathan R. Hydrocephalus Complicating Dementia. Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research (JMSCR) Volume 5/Issue 9/Page 28352-28355/September 2017.
  • Vaishnavi R, Karthik MS, Balakrishnan R, Sathianathan R. Caregiver burden among alchocol dependent patient. Journal of Addiction. (Accepted for Publication – In Press) Indexed in PubMed.


  1. Conducted a study on Psychiatry Morbidity and Disability among aged – A study done for Gerontological Research, Australia (1988 – 1989).
  2. Multi-Centric Study on Evaluation of family Health Awareness Week Program – funded by USAID. (1992 – 2000).
  3. International Multi Centre, Clinical Trials is being carried out in the area of Mental Health since 2000.
  4. "Rapid assessment survey on the use of alcohol among the urban population" - A collaborative study with Dr. D. Mohan, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi [1999 – 2000].
  5. "National household survey on alcohol and drug abuse in India" - A major epidemiological survey carried out in 60 clusters all over Tamil Nadu [2000 – 2001].
  6. Conducted a research study on enhancing the overall development of high school students through life skills training. (2000-2002).
  7. "Injection practices among health care providers and clients" - An epidemiological study involving around 80 centers throughout the country, by Dr. Narendra Arora, AIIMS, New Delhi and Dr. R. Sathianathan [2002 – 2003].
  8. "Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practices of health policy makers influencing the decisions taken by the health care providers and caregivers" – This study focused on HIV care in Urban and Rural areas [2003].
  9. "Migration and Mental health" – A collaborative study with Dr. Rajesh Sagar, AIIMS, New Delhi [2003 – 2004].
  10. Conducted more than 50 International Clinical Trials - (Randomized controlled trials) involving various psychotropic drugs (2000 – till date).
  11. Conducted a research study on "Prevalence of depression in diabetics and evolving intervention strategies" funded by the Government of Tamil Nadu [2005].
  12. Conducted “Psychosocial support training for primary school teachers at Andaman & Nicobar Islands” – (Phase I ) –Project supported by UNICEF(.Oct-2005- Dec 2005).


  • Served as Director, Institute of Mental Health, Chennai [January 2008 – February 2011]
  • Programme Director for the “One Month Certificate Course on Basic Issues in Geriatric Care” sponsored by National Institute of Social Defense, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India which was organized by Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Society of India, Chennai Chapter at ICSA, Egmore, Chennai between Feb – March 2014.
  • Programme Director for the “Free Certificate Course in Geriatric Care for Bed Side assistance / Care taker” sponsored by National Institute of Social Defense, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India collaborating with Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Society of India, Chennai Chapter at Nimmadhi War Memorial, RA. Puram, Chennai from Feb 2014 – April 2014.
  • Organized several programs for executives in various private and public sector concerns, in leadership training, stress management, time management & managerial skills.

Awards and Honours:

  • Awarded Tour Fellowship Rotation Sites at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, to meet with faculty, October 3rd – 4th 1989.
  •  Received the “Sandoz Gerontological Award” for the presentation on Factors that Influence Disability among the Ages” October 12th – 19th, 1989  at  the VIII World Congress of Psychiatry, Athens, Greece .
  • Awarded ‘INCLEN’ Fellowship and underwent training in Clinical Epidemiology, at the University of North Carolina, USA, August 1990 – 1991.
  • Awarded “The INCLEN Grant” for the Research Study “Predicting the Risk for Repetition for Suicidal Attempts”, at the International Conference, Cairo, in 1993.
  • Awarded “Leadership Recognition Award” by the Behavioral Health Group, USA, in the Health Care Management in Addiction Financing Conference held in Washington, USA during Sep – 1997.
  • Awarded “Rockefeller Foundation Award “for the study of Adolescent abortions during the “World Safe” Conference and INCLEN XV Global Conference held in Mexico, February 1998.
  • Received the WHO grant   from the Ministry of Health, Republic of Maldives to serve as a Consultant Psychiatrist, India Gandhi Memorial Hospital at Male and the Guraidoo Rehabilitation Center, Guraidoo Islands, Maldives- 1998.
  • Awarded a Sponsorship for a presentation on “Women Abuse” in 2nd World Congress on Health Environment and culture organized by the United Nations University at Tokyo, Japan on November 2000.
  • Invited as a Member- Expert Committee of the UNDCP at Vienna, Austria, 2001
  • Received ‘Dean’s Commendation Certificate’ in the year 2001 from the Dean, Madras Medical College & Government General Hospital, Chennai.
  • Awarded INCLEN Fellowship for the scientific contributions on “Strategic Framework for Mental Health Policy and Planning” in INCLEN XVIII Global meeting, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, February 10 – 13, 2002.
  • Attended Scientific Programme (‘Evidence Based Medicine in Mood Disorders’) at Copenhagen, Denmark during 27 – 31 January 2003 and received 2 CME Credits.
  • Conferred the National Champion for the PANSS Training for Principal Investigators in India, by the JANSSENS (2007).
  • Awarded the Dr. D. S. Memorial Oration Award at the 29th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, A. P, Hyderabad, (2009).
  • Has been awarded by the Indian Society for Clinical Research (ISCR) for Clinical Researches & Best Site of the year (Department of Psychiatry, GH) -9, October, 2009.
  • Awarded ‘Best Teacher Award’ by the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University in the field of ‘Medical – Psychiatry’ on 5th September 2010.
  • Certificate of Honour – The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical University honoured as ‘Emeritus Professor’ of this University in recognition of meritorious services provided to the Medical Profession on 22 March 2011.
  • The American Academy of Continuing Medical Education certifies the Completion of Education Activity Titled ‘Psychiatrica’ which was held in HuaHin, Thailand on 17 July 2012.
  • Attended the Council Meeting & Received the Award on Behalf of India during the 29th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International held between 1 – 4 May 2014 at San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA.
  • Appointed as the Chairperson, Geriatric Psychiatry Specialty Section of Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) for the year 2014-2015.
  • Appointed as the Chairman for the Awards Committee, Indian Psychiatric Society (IPS) for the year 2015-2016.
  • Invited as an Expert in Psychiatry by the International Society for Medical Education, Research, and Guidelines (ISMERG) for the ISMERG Educational Interactive Workshop MIND-2016 held at Dubai from 11th – 14th February 2016.
  • Awarded as an “ASPIRING RESEARCH AMBASSADOR” of Sri Ramachandra University in appreciation of promising research potential as demonstrated by quality research publications and initiatives in generating research grants during the INDO-US Workshop on “Research Capacity Building – Phase II” on 27 February 2017.
  • Received “Lifetime Achievement Award” from Indian Medical Association, Chennai Kodambakkam Branch on 26 th November 2017.
  • Appointed as Expert Committee Member ‘To Conduct Police Wellbeing Programme to redress the mental/physical stress and to improve professional skills for Police Department” as per
    • G.O. (Ms) No.516 (Pol.IX) Dept., dated: 11.06.2018
    • G.O. (Ms) No.836 (Pol.IX) Dept., dated: 27.07.2018

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