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Dr. S.K. Chaturvedi

Dr. Santosh K. Chaturvedi

Faculty Profile

Associated with NIMHANS as faculty since (Month and Year)
Saturday, October 23, 1982
Employment History

1982 to date - first and last job

Educational Qualifications
MD Psychiatry FRCPsych UK 2010 to date
Awards, Fellowships and Recognitions, Memberships




Kalawati Jagannath Memorial Prize for the Best student in Pediatrics, 1976.

Bronze Medal for performance in M.D. ( Psychiatry ), 1981.

Tilak Venkoba Rao Award, Indian Psychiatric Society, 1988.

Poona Psychiatric Association Award II, 1987.

Bhagawat Award, of the Indian Psychiatric Society, 1988

Poona Psychiatric Association Award I, 1988.

Commonwealth Medical Fellowship Award, 1988 - 1990.

Indian Council of Medical Research Award - Tilak Award, 1989.

Fellowship of the European School of Oncology for Course on Medical Oncology, Italy, 1989.

Poona Psychiatric Assocn. Award I, of IPS, 1991.

Poona Psychiatric Assocn. Award II of IPS, 1991.

ISPRAT Durlabhji Oration Award of 1991, Indian Society of Pain Research & Therapy.

Hans Wyder Fellowship Award of the European School of Oncology, 1992.

Poona Psychiatric Association Award II, of IPS, 1993.

Indian Council of Medical Research Award - Tilak Award, 1992.

Poona Psychiatric Association Award I, of IPS, 1995.

Poona Psychiatric Association Award II, of IPS, 1996.

Poona Psychiatric Association Award II, of IPS, 1998.

Indian Council of Medical Research Award – Dr. Vidya Sagar Award, 1998, given in 2002.

EFIC Travel Grant, 2003

Luke Clack Young Scientist Award, Indian Assoc. of Child & Adolescent Mental Health, 2003. [Dipika & Chaturvedi]

Leading Health Professional Award, St. Martinus University, Curacoa, Asian Campus, 2006

Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. 2010.

DLN Moorthy Rao Oration Award of the Indian Psychiatric Society, 2012.


Contact Information
Phone 26995264 [office] 26995250 [department] Email
Areas of Research Interest

Cancer and Mental Health; Psycho oncology; 

Chronic Pain & somatization; Pain Psychosomatics;

Consultation Liaison Psychiatry;  

Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Cross cultural aspects mental health;

Postgraduate training;

Ethics; Evidence based medicine & systematic reviews;

Quality of life issues

Other Information

Indian Council of Medical Research funded Collaborative Study on Chronic pain, 1981.

Study of Somatic Symptoms in Cancer: Manchester, England, 1988 to 1990.

Psychesthenic Syndrome attributed to vaginal discharge. NIMHANS project, 1988-1991.

Prevalence of premenstrual symptoms and syndromes in Indian women NIMHANS Funded project, 1991 to 1993.

Prevalence of Eating disorders among students in Bangalore. NIMHANS project, 1993-95.

WHO project on ‘Consumers' and Caregivers’ satisfaction with mental health services- a multisite study', 1995 to 1997.

Ministry of Home affairs, Bureau of Police Research and Development project on ‘Mental health problems among police personnel - an epidemiological study’ 1996 to 97.

KMIO-NIMHANS Collaborative Projects on Psycho Oncology, Psychiatric problems in patients receiving radiation treatment, and those with head and neck cancers, Concerns and psychological problems in cancer patients, 1990 to 1998.

Collaborative Study on Cutaneous Body image and Psychosomatic Reactivity of the Skin, Joint study between NIMHANS and London, Ontario, Canada, 1997 to 1999.

International Collaborative Study on Quality of Life of Caregivers of Dementia patients, Japan, 1997 to 1999.

Study of efficacy of Sustained release Alprazolam: a drug trial, 1998 to 1999.

Efficacy of Memorin in anxiety disorders, elderly, those receiving ECT's: 1997 to 1999.

Study on safety and efficacy of Olanzopine, Ily Lilly Project, 1998 to 1999.

Effectiveness of Citalopram in Major depression & comparison with Fluoxetine, 2000-01.

Terry Fox Foundation Research Project on Psychosocial care to improve QOL of Cancer patients and their relatives 2001 – 2002

A multicentre, randomized, double-blind, parallel group, placebo-controlled flexible dose study to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of extended-release bupropion hydrochloride in elderly subjects with major depressive disorders, 2005-06

Clinical study of D-Serine Facilitation of Cognitive Retraining in Schizophrenia. Stanley Foundation, USA, 2006-

Teaching Methods for Postgraduates 2007 to date.

Research on ethics & informed consent in psychiatry 2003 to date

Systematic reviews on different topics - ongoing