Psychiatrist

Dr. Meera Chandy is Health City Cayman Islands’ on-staff Psychiatrist. Dr Meera brings years of international experience and supports the medical team. She has worked as a Liaison Psychiatrist and is now involved in the development of psychocardiology here at Health City.
  • Health City's Dr. Meera - Bio Photo

Background

Dr Meera completed her post graduate studies in 1991, following which she worked as a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry, at the St John’s Medical College Hospital in Bangalore, India where she had clinical as well as teaching responsibilities. Subsequently she initiated and developed Liaison Psychiatric services in 3 different general hospitals in South India, where she gained experience in recognizing and treating psychiatric problems in the medically ill.

Dr Meera has worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in the National Health Service of the UK, with clinical and administrative responsibilities to the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) for General Adult Psychiatry in the South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust; and has also had experience working across different parts of the UK including Cardiff, Coventry, and Staffordshire. She continues to be registered with the General Medical Council of the U.K. as a Specialist in General Adult Psychiatry.

She brings several years of experience working in a general hospital setting to Health City, where she is involved in developing the field of Psychocardiology, or the psychiatric care of patients presenting with cardiac disease, as well as services for the detection and care of psychiatric illnesses in other patients visiting Health City. Dr Meera provides inputs to the cardiac rehabilitation service which is currently being developed for the after care of patients with cardiac illness. She has worked for charitable organizations while in India and served as Consultant Psychiatrist to a Rehabilitation Home for the homeless mentally ill.

 

Professional Highlights
  • Physician’s Training on the management and counselling of HIV/AIDS-an initiative run by the World Health organization, N.A.C.O. and C.M.A.I. for the training of trainers – New Delhi and Kampala, Uganda
  • Community Response to HIV/AIDS-an initiative run by the UNAIDS, World Council of Churches and C.M.A.I. for the training of trainers – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Counselling and Communication in Psycho-oncology- an initiative for the training of trainers for the care of patients suffering from Cancer run by the CRC group Manchester, at NIMHANS, Bangalore
Education & Fellowships
  • NHS International Fellowship for Consultant Psychiatrists, U.K. 2003-05
  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, U.K. 2004
  • Diplomate of the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India 1991
  • Diploma in Psychological Medicine from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India 1987
  • MBBS – Christian Medical College, Vellore, India 1985
Special Areas of Interests
  • General Hospital (Liaison) Psychiatry
  • Women’s issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Spirituality and Psychiatry

Information

SpecialtyPsychiatrist
QualificationsM.R.C.Psych; Dip. N.B.E (Psy); D.P.M.; M.B.B.S.
Years of Experience23 years