Dr Savita Malhotra
Savita Malhotra did her graduate medical degree, and then postgraduate (MD) degree in Psychiatry and PhD from the Post Graduate Medical Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh India. She has been a British Council Fellow and WHO Fellow for training in child psychiatry in UK and USA. She is a Fellow of Academy of Medical Sciences and an Honorary Fellow of American College of Psychiatrists, and of the World Association for Social Psychiatry.
She retired as Dean, and Professor and Head Department of Psychiatry at PGIMER Chandigarh. She has 45 years of experience in clinical practice, education and research in psychiatry. She pioneered the development of child psychiatry in India for more than 30 years; and conducted pathbreaking research on development of a model telepsychiatry application for delivering mental healthcare in remote areas; conducted seminal research in various fields such as acute transient psychoses, long term course and outcome of schizophrenia, child and adolescent psychiatry among others. Has been a teacher to over 200 MD students. Known in academia in India and abroad. Published more than 350 research papers, books and book chapters.