Dr. Shiv Gautam is one of the eminent psychiatrists in the country, who is at present the Director and Professor of Psychiatry at the Gautam Institute of Human Behavior and Alternative Medicine, Jaipur. Dr. Gautam, who was formerly the Additional Principal of the Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur, and Former Member Secretary of the Rajasthan State Mental Health Authority,is known for his contribution to Mental Health Education to masses through the print and electronic media.
Dr. Gautam entered the medical career when he graduated in MBBS from the S.M.S. Medical College in 1973 in Jaipur. He, later did his post graduate studies - D.P.M. in 1976, and MDin 1978 - both from the National Institute of Mental Health &Neuro Sciences, (NIMHANS) in Bangalore. He, then passed his membership examination of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS) in 1980 from the National Board of Examination, New Delhi. Dr. Gautam, later underwent training programs in Community Mental Health at the Indian Council of Medical Research in1981, and the W.H.O. training program in1983. He also workedon a research project at the Maudseley Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry, Londonin 1988.
Dr. Gautam provides specialized treatment in Geriatric Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug De-addiction, Child Adolescence, and Women’s Mental Health. He is the Hon. Secretary, Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI); Hon. Secretary, Mental Health Foundation, Jaipur; Member of the Publications Committee of the Indian Psychiatric Society Ancips 2010. He has been a Member of the Executive Council IPS Rajasthan State Branch from 2009 to 2012; Convener, Private Psychiatry Section of the Indian Psychiatric Society from 2013 to 2014; and Gen. Secretary of the Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health from 2010 to 2012.
Dr. Shiv Gautam has received a number of awards in recognition of his service.