Dr Ramachandra N Moorthy Foundation for Mental Health & Neurosciences

Brief Biodata of Dr. Ramachandra N Moorthy

  • Born, raised and educated in Mysore city
  • Was first in the state in Natural Science and Intermediate
  • Joined Medical College, Mysore, Government of India scholarship was awarded.
  • Graduated in December 1958 and completed one year internship at KR Hospital, Mysore.
  • Did one year internship in 1960 in Detroit Michigan, followed by two year residency training followed by final year completion in Vancouver.
  • Obtained FRCP (Canada) in Psychiatry in December 1968.
  • Special interest in psycho dynamically insight oriented psychotherapy in Richmond Suburb of Vancouver.
  • Was the first full time psychiatrist at Richmond Hospital and to pen psychiatric unit of 16beds in that general hospital in 1980.
  • First chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Richmond Hospital and the first unit doctor.
  • Donated two lakhs dollars towards the psychiatric unit of Richmond Hospital
  • Instituted Ramachandra N Moorthy award in the field of Psychiatry at IMA annually.
  • Donated Rs. 2 lakhs towards the auditorium of Mysore Medical College.
  • Donated Rs. 2 lakhs to NIMHANS – 1,00,000 meant for the oration and Rs.1,00,000 for prizes for the best outgoing student of M.Phil in the discipline of Neurophysiology and Biophysics.
  • Donated approximately 3.25 Crores as the Dr Ramachandra N Moorthy Foundation Fund for academic and training activities in the field of mental health at NIMHANS.DSC_6859 DSC_6857 DSC_6860