Dr. Ajit Kumar  Avasthi

Dr. Ajit Kumar Avasthi

Consultant
Fortis Hospital, Mohali Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences

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Doctor’s Profile

  • Former Head, Senior Professor Department of Psychiatry,  Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India.
  • Clinical interest areas include schizophrenia, anxiety and mood disorders, human sexuality and its dysfunctions, and consultation-liaison psychiatry
  • President of Indian Psychiatric Society (2010) and President, Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health (2017-19)
  • Member, Institute Body of JIPMER, Puducherry(2019-23); Member  Board of Management, Baba Farid University of Health Sciences,  Punjab  (2013-2023); was conferred Punjab State Award on Independence Day (2014)
  • Chairman of Academic Committee of Govt. Medical College, Amritsar (2012-2018); Expert Consultant to Govt. of Punjab for improving Drug De-addiction Services in the State of Punjab (2012-2017); Member Task Force on Health and Medical Education under Punjab Governance  Reforms Commission (2012-2017); Director  Board of the Punjab Health Systems Corporation, Govt. of Punjab (2013 -17)
  • Conducted more than 50 funded research projects, has guided 60 theses for Ph.D., M.D, MS, DM and MCh.
  • Published over 350 original research papers in reputed journals.

Overview

    • Delivered more than 200 Guest/Invited Lectures in meetings of the professional bodies, has read more than 250  papers in national and international conferences and Faculty of nearly 200 professional/educational development programs.
    • Conducted more than 50 funded research projects, has guided 60 theses for Ph.D., M.D, MS, DM and MCh.
    • Published over 350 original research papers in reputed journals. Has edited 16 books in the field of Psychiatry and has contributed more than  60  book chapters.

  • MD (Psychiatry) (PGIMER, chandigarh)

    • Life Fellow of Indian Psychiatric Society and Indian Association for Social Psychiatry
    • Member National Academy of Medical Sciences
    • Founding Member Indian Society of Biological Psychiatry
    • International Fellow American Psychiatric Association
    • Fellow International Society for Affective Disorders
    • Fellow Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health

    • Winner of prestigious Marfatia Awards (1989, 2012) and PPA-I Awards (1990, 1999, 2005, 2008, 2015) of the Indian Psychiatric Society
    • Dr. B.B. Sethi Award (2012)
    • Dr. G.C. Boral – I Award of Indian Association for Social Psychiatry (2012,2017)
    • IAGMH – INTAS Award of Indian Association of Geriatric Mental Health (2012, 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018)
    • ICMR Dr. Vidya Sagar Award for Outstanding contribution to the field of Mental Health (2014)
    • Was conferred Punjab State Award on Independence Day (2014)

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