Dr. Siva Sivakantha


MBBS Calicut Medical College, Kerala;
MD in Psychiatry from St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Columbia University New York (USA)


Other Experience:

  • Resident and Chief Resident, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, Department of Psychiatry, New York, USA.
  • Psychiatrist, Hannibal Regional Clinic, Canton, MO
  • Psychiatrist, Community Mental Health Centers, New London Hannibal, MO
  • Psychiatrist, Lewis Town and Brighton Pavillion Nursing Homes, Quincy, IL
  • Psychiatrist, Chemical Dependence Rehabilitation Center, Quincy, IL
  • Psychiatrist, Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, MO
  • Gadson Clinic (group practice), Hannibal MO and Quincy IL
  • Psychiatrist, Western Psychiatric Institute, University of Pittsburgh Medical College, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Psychiatrist, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA
  • FAIR MOUNT (psychiatry) Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

15 years of clinical experience in the U.S.A and now 10 years in Indiana Hospital.
Resident in Psychiatry and Chief Resident in Psychiatry at College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, Department of Psychiatry, New York, USA.

Areas of expertise:

  • Psycho pharmacology
  • All forms of mood disorders
  • Schizophrenia and other psychotic illness
  • Addiction psychiatry
  • ADHD and related disruptive behaviour disorders in children and adolescents
  • CBT – cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Consultation psychiatry
  • Geriatric psychiatry including management of Dementia and Delirium
  • Tele psychiatry and e- consultations (soon to commence)
  • Interventional brief psychotherapy


Associate Member of American College of Psychiatry.
Published papers: Mental Disorders and Predisposing factors in South Indian Population – A cultural perspective; Rheumatic Heart Disease and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical bulletin, Calicut Medical College Journal and Local Newspapers.
Teaching Experience: Conducted continued medical education courses on Delirium, ADHD and Mood Disorders; Conducted lectures for nursing/medical students, medical and psychiatry residents of Universities of Pittsburgh, Drexler, Jefferson and Temple, PA; As Chief Resident coordinated research programs on atypical anti Psychotics (Olanzapine, Risperdal, Ziprasidone) headed by Dr. Peter Weiden, MD.

Licensure and Certification:

FLEX Parts I & II and ECFMG Parts I & II, USA Pennsylvania, Illinois and Missouri, USA.

Dr. Siva Sivakantha

Dr. Siva Sivakantha

Sr. Consultant Psychiatrist

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