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Dr. Prabhat Kumar Chand

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Dr. Prabhat Kumar Chand

Faculty Profile

Associated with NIMHANS as faculty since (Month and Year)
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Employment History




Associate Professor

 Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

 Assistant Professor


Senior Resident

Senior Resident

NIMHANS, Bangalore

  NIMHANS, Bangalore

 Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

 NIMHANS, Bangalore

 PGIMER Chandigarh

3 year and 2 months

 2 year and 11 months

 4 months

 1 year and 4 month


 3 years

 7 months

Educational Qualifications
MBBS: MKCG Government Medical College, Berhampur, Berhampur University, Orissa MD Psychiatry: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh DNB: National Board of Education, NewDelhi
Awards, Fellowships and Recognitions, Memberships

Fellowship: Indo-US fellowship in Public health at University of New Mexico, USA in PROJECT ECHO ((Extension for Community Healthcare Outcome)

Membership: National Academy of Medical Sciences MNAMS

Co-ordinator: Virtual Knoweldge Network NIMHANS ECHO 

Contact Information
phone: 91- 80-26995298(O) Email: Mobile: 9480829485 (call only facility)
Areas of Research Interest

Substance use disorders, Intervention and Outcome, Dual (comorbid) Diagnosis, Technology enhanced learning and clinical care 

Other Information
Virtual Knowledge Network VKN NIMHANS


“Virtual” Knowledge Network NIMHANS ECHO: A cost effective innovation and free interactive online skill building activity in the area of Addiction & Mental Health  

The treatment gap in mental health is huge in our country. Virtual Knolwedge Network (VKN) NIMHANS is running weekly online NIMHANS ECHO sessions to bridge the gap. The Project ECHO, US is the intellectual partner of this initiative. The heart of this NIMHANS ECHO model is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community health care providers (doctors and others). In this way, doctors, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.


The ongoing weekly VKN NIMHANS ECHO teleHealth session, a collaboration with Project ECHO USA consists of components of both case based

 learning i.e. Case presentation and Didactic sessions by experts. In this weekly training, the aim is to develop a learning loop and a knowledge-sharing network which will create in-depth knowledge, skills and self-efficacy among health care practitioners. This guided practice help to decrease in disparity in the standard of treatment care in our country. The partner health professionals also present case. This live (Synchronous) session are integrated with an e-learning module certification for participants. 

At this point there are 700 health care professionals including medical colleges have partnered to this free of cost knowledge sharing platform. approximately 15 classrooms and 50  individual health professionals participate in this weekly videoconference based sessions. In last year 520 participated for this weekly programe and 300 received certificate for completion of the module. \

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