Dr. Ashok Pai's Personal Website...
The shining star of Shimoga’s medical firmament is Dr K A Ashok Pai, the son of late advocate Kateel Appu Pai and home-maker Vinodini Pai. Born in Shimoga on December 30, 1946, Pai wanted to become a psychiatrist right from his high school days. He graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, and went on to do a post graduate degree in psychiatry from NIMHANS, and later a fellowship and diploma in behavioural medicine, counselling and psychotherapy from the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine at Dallas in the United States.
Dr Pai joined Kasturba Medical College at Manipal in 1975. He was the founder member of the college’s pyschiatry department. He continued his efforts to develop a psychiatry department at Shimoga’s government-run McGann Hospital, and in 1979 founded Manasa Nursing Home, making psychiatric care available in
Shimoga for the first time.
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