Dr. Sachin Nagendrappa



About Me

I am Dr. Sachin Nagendrappa, born in Chitradurga, and did my early schooling there. My secondary schooling was in Alva’s College, Moodbidri. Received my medicine degree MBBS from Government medical college, Shivamogga (Shivamogga Institute of Medical sciences), then pursued my passion in psychiatry and completed my MD Psychiatry residency with best outgoing student award from one of the premier institutes for learning psychiatry in the world i.e., National Institute of Mental health and neurosciences(NIMHANS), Bengaluru, India.

Since my training days as a junior resident and as a senior resident I was fortunate to learn the skills in the diagnosis, management of mental health disorders including psychotherapy, from stalwarts in the field and I consider myself lucky to be mentored by the pioneers in the field of psychiatry research.

I have also completed my diplomate national board(DNB degree) from the National board of examinations, New Delhi, India, and a postgraduate degree in Human Rights Law, from the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru.

Soon after my Senior residency at NIMHANS, I joined as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at St.Johns Medical college and hospital. St.John’s is one of India’s prestigious and top-ranked medical college hospitals in the country, known for its multidisciplinary tertiary care providing excellent services at an affordable cost. I am involved in adult and perinatal psychiatry services, rehabilitation, academic training, administration, and research work. I also have experience in forensic psychiatry, telepsychiatry, and community psychiatry.

I am the co-founder and present general secretary of the Indian Association of Psychiatry Trainees(IAPT) and joint Convener of the Asian Federation of Psychiatry Trainees(AFPT) interest group.

I’m involved in many global collaborative research projects and have presented my research on several international and national platforms and won several recognitions and awards. Apart from my clinical and academic career, I am a wanderlust, lover of coffee, books and, the wild-life. An adventure enthusiast who loves to travel, trek. I am a master swimmer and also enjoy playing badminton.

Achievements & Honours

Best Outgoing student award

The batch of 2016-2019, M.D.Psychiatry, National Institute of mental health and neurosciences, Bengaluru, India.

International travel award

The 2020 congress of the Schizophrenia International research society (SIRS) Florence, Italy, April 2020

Best Psychotherapy award

The batch of 2016-2019, M.D.Psychiatry, National Institute of mental health and neurosciences, Bengaluru, India.

Active Member of Professional Organizations

Member of the Early career Psychiatrists section,World Psychiatric Association(WPA), Switzerland.

Schizophrenia International Research society(SIRS),United States of America

World Professional Association for Transgender Health(WPATH),United States of America

Society for Neuroscience(SfN), Washington DC, United States of America

World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation

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