MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry), DNB - Psychiatry, Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP)
17 Years Experience Overall (15 years as specialist)
Dr. Shreedhar KB Gowda is a consultant psychiatrist with over 16 years of experience across India and Australia. Following MBBS from Government Medical College, Bellary in 1999, his psychiatric postgraduation training has been at premier institutes including: Diploma in Psychiatry (DPM) from National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Diplomate of National Board (DNB) from St. Johns National Academy of Medical Sciences, Bangalore. Following his postgraduation, he has worked in NIMHANS and Department of Psychiatry, St. Johns National Academy of Medical Sciences. He then moved to Melbourne, Australia, in 2010 and obtained the Fellowship of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP). He is passionate about clinical work, and was among the few to initiate private practice in Melbourne shortly after his fellowship. He has worked as consultant psychiatrist in public mental health units including Melbourne Health and Mercy Health, Melbourne, and South Australia Health, Adelaide. He has also consulted at various private clinics and hospitals in Melbourne including Wyndham private, Southwest Specialist Centre, and the well-known NorthPark Private Hospital consulting suites.He is well versed in working with clientele from diverse socio-cultural-linguistic background. He is fluent in Kannada, English, Hindi and Telugu. He is keenly focused on treating clients with a holistic bio-psycho-social approach following a thorough assessment. He believes in multimodal treatment module which combines judicial use of medications, psychoeducation, supporting family members and psycho-social interventions.The languages he knows includes: Kannada, English, Hindi and Telugu.Dr Gowda is popular for his warm, down-to-earth, and innovative approach leading to strong therapeutic relationships and long-standing follow-ups with clients. His main interests are in the treatment of, Depressive disorders,Bipolar Affective disorders, Anxiety spectrum disorders including OCD, Panic disorder, different phobias and social anxiety disorder,Alcohol and other drug use disorders,Personality disorders,Sleep & Sexual disorders,Post traumatic stress disorder,Marital discord/ Family discord/ relationship issues, Schizophrenia and other Psychotic disordersNeuropsychiatric conditions andConsultation Liaison Psychiatry.