Department of Psychiatry


Welcome to the department of Psychiatry. Our treating team encompasses an amalgamation of Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatric Social Workers who work in collaboration with each other to ensure a holistic approach to all our patients.

With a combination of experienced eminent clinicians, with some of our faculty being trained from the Premier Institutes of our country and abroad; we have been striving to provide a rich clinical and academic experience with a blend of experience, novel evidence based and personalized approach to patients, care givers and students.

Faculty / OPD Schedule

Outpatient Department at Justice K. S Hegde Charitable Hospital runs on all days of the week including Sundays. OPD timings are from 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM and on Sundays from 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM.

Sl.No UNIT-1
Tuesdays/ Thursdays/ Saturdays
Mondays/Wednesdays / Fridays
1 Dr. Satheesh Rao (Professor & Head of the department) Dr. Shrinivas Bhat (Prof & Unit head)
2 Dr. Shishir Kumar (Assistant Professor) Dr. Santhosh Prabhu (Assistant Professor)
3 Dr. Nishiguru (Assistant Professor) Dr. Smitha (Assistant Professor)
4 Dr. Arun Bhat (Senior resident) Dr. Prabhath Kodancha G. (Assistant Professor)
5 Dr. Gunasagari Rao (Lecturer in Psychiatric Social Work) Mrs. Agneita Aiman (Lecturer in Psychiatric Social Work)
6 Ms Swathi (Clinical Psychologist) Mr. Paul Parless (Clinical Psychologist)

PG Residents

Sl. No. Name Designation
1 Dr. Anjana Krishnakumar Jr.Resident
2 Dr. Aniruddha Shetty Jr.Resident
3 Dr. Neela B. Shenoy Jr.Resident
4 Dr. Shambhavi Jaiman Jr.Resident
5 Dr. Daiveek P.G. Jr.Resident
6 Dr. Tarachand Naik B.T Jr.Resident

Speciality Clinic Schedule

Sl. No. Name of the Clinic Days
1 Community Extension Services Monday to Fridays @Nitte
Thursdays @ Vittla
2 OCD and Anxiety Disorders Clinic Wednesdays
3 Geriatric special services Thursdays
4 De-addiction special services Thursdays/Fridays
5 Child and adolescent psychiatry clinic Saturday


  • In-Patient services round-the-clock and includes
    • 3 closed wards that offer de-addiction, male and female psychiatry services
  • Emergency psychiatry services round the clock
    • specialized isolation wards with Intense monitoring for severe psychiatric disorders with suicidal ideations
  • Liaison Psychiatric Services – round the clock to manage psychiatric issues in various medical disorders
    • specialized isolation wards with Intense monitoring for behaviorally disturbed patients
  • Personalized and group interventions for management of patients with substance use disorders and polysubstance dependence
  • Community Psychiatry Services
    • De-addiction services at rural centres
    • Community-based awareness camps
  • Geriatric day-care services to meet with increasing health needs of the elderly
  • Brain Stimulation Techniques
  • Psychometric Assessments and Certification
    • IQ Assessments
    • Personality Assessment
    • Neuropsychological Assessments
    • Specific Learning Disability Assessments
  • Psychotherapy services
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Interpersonal Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Brief Psychodynamic Therapies
    • Supportive psychotherapies

Special Clinics

OCD and Anxiety Disorders Clinic: (Wednesdays)

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders are common mental health problems faced by about 2-3% of general population. Anxiety disorders are most common psychiatric disturbances found in community and patients with various other physical illnesses. People suffering with these disorders often suffer silently and fail to seek help due to various reasons. These disorders contribute remarkably for the disease morbidity burden and reduce the quality of life. We offer a systematic and holistic care in assessment, diagnosis and management of the patients suffering with these disorders by experienced faculty in psychiatry and allied branches trained in premiere institutes which run such speciality clinics.

Geriatric special services: (Thursdays)

Special services concerned with assessment and management of age related physical, psychological and social aspects is provided. Special geriatric day care facility to encourage recreational activities to boost overall physical, mental and cognitive functions is conducted.

De-addiction special services: (Thursdays (Unit 1) and Fridays (Unit2))

Special services to help clients to deal with substance use. Both out-patient and in-patient basis are provided. Includes: Tobacco Cessation Clinic (TCC) for both smoking and smokeless tobacco use. Also includes assessment and management of physical and psychiatric co-morbidities alongside of Motivation Enhancement Therapy (MET) and medical management of substance use.

Child Guidance Services: (Saturday)

Assessments and management pertaining to the mental health of children is provided. Includes: IQ assessment, Neuropsychiatric evaluation and therapy sessions for children based on their individual needs.