Dr. S. Mohan Raj, Consultant Psychiatrist, graduated from Stanley Medical College in 1989 and went on to do his M.D (Psychiatry) at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore in 1992. He qualified for his Diplomate in National Board (DNB) in Psychiatry, also from NIMHANS.
From 1992 to 1995, he has been teaching Post graduate students at NIMHANS.
He has presented many research papers at National and International conferences. He received the ‘Jayaram Award’ for the best research paper at the Annual conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society, South zone in 2000.
He was awarded the ‘P.V. Subramaniam Gold Medal’ for proficiency in Psychiatry during final M.B., B.S at Stanley Medical College.
He is trained in Psychodrama, a psychotherapy technique by the Moreno Institute, Germany.
He has authored a chapter “Protective factors in Adolescents’ in the book ‘Bhave’s Textbook of Adolescent Medicine’ , Jan 2006.
He has been delivering public education lectures / interactive sessions/ workshops in schools for students, teachers and parents and for corporates. Preventive Psychiatry is his area of interest.
He has been writing articles for ‘The Hindu’ on mental health and adolescent issues and in addition, short stories. He is participating in public awareness programs in various TV channels, including the ongoing ‘Manathodu Pesalam’ on Thanthi TV.
He is a reviewer for the Cochrane network for Evidence based medicine.
He was the Chairperson of the Task force on Indian Psychiatric Society website for 2007and 2008. He is also a peer reviewer for the 1) Indian Journal of Psychiatry and 2) Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
A keen mountaineer, he underwent Basic Mountaineering course at the Institute of Mountaineering, Manali, in May 1994.
Since 1999, he has been in Private practice at Adyar, Chennai.
Since Nov 2012, he is the Director of Tharu Clinic, a multi specialty clinic at Valmiki nagar, Thiruvanmiyur.