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Doctor Profile

Dr. Savita Malhotra

Dr. Savita Malhotra, MD

40+ Years Of Experience

Consultant Fortis Hospital, Mohali

Psychiatry

OPD Schedule - +91 172 469 2222, +91 172 502 1222

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    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

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  • MD Psychiatry & Ph.D. from PGIMER, Chandigarh.
  • WHO & British Council Fellowship Training in Child & Adolescent Mental Health in USA & UK.
  • WHO Training in Tobacco Cessation in Thailand.

Clinical Interest:

Her areas of clinical expertise include diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders in adults and children and adolescents, viz. Autism & pervasive developmental disorders, ADHD, emotional & behavioural problems of children adolescents, learning difficulties, stress related disorders and mental disorders in the physically ill, substance use disorders. She has extensive experience of treating patients with medication, ECT, individual psychotherapy, counseling, behavioural therapy, marital therapy, relaxation therapies and CBT. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Drug De-Addiction, are also her areas of expertise.

  • Consultant and Professor Head, Department of Psychiatry, PGIMER, Chandigarh.
  • Clinical, teaching & research experience of 40 years in PGIMER in General Adult Psychiatry;
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services; Consultation-Liaison services; De-addiction services; Tobacco Cessation Clinic & Tele-Psychiatry.

Medical Breakthroughs:

Created and developed an Automated Computerized System & Method for Tele-Psychiatry for delivering mental health care in remote areas through non-specialists. This is a path breaking research a first of its kind in the world, this project was awarded the highest order of merit and excellence as an e governance project in the country in a national level competition. (Patent pending)

  • Life Fellow, Indian Psychiatric Society.
  • Life Fellow, Indian Association for Child & Adolescent Mental Health.
  • Life Fellow, Indian Association for Social Psychiatry.
  • Member, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Board Member, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Section of World Psychiatric Association.

Received 27 academic awards from various professional societies & organizations for excellence in research, including:

  • Tilak Venkoba Rao Oration award of the ICMR;
  • Dr. KL Wig Oration Award of the NAMS;
  • Dr. DLN Murthy Rao Oration Award of the IPS;
  • Poona Psychiatrists Association Oration Award of IACAM;
  • Honoured by the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry for global leadership etc.

Dr. Savita Malhotra retired from PGIMER, Chandigarh on 31.01.2016 as Dean, PGIMER and Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry after 42 years of continuous service. She is known internationally and nationally for academic excellence in Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She has served on many national committees and bodies involved in planning and policy making in the country. She is a recognized leader and resource person in mental health and child mental health at the national and international level. She has provided treatment and care to a large number of psychiatric patients in PGI for decades. She has been a teacher to students of MD, PhD in Psychiatry and DM in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.