Dr Shyam K Bhat MD is a Psychiatrist, Integrative Medicine specialist, and writer.
He is board certified in Psychiatry (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), Internal Medicine (American Board of Internal medicine), and Psychosomatic Medicine (ABPN subspeciality), with additional certification in clinical hypnosis.
Dr Bhat is the founder of the Mind-Body Clinic, Bangalore, and Nirvikalpa: The Center for Human Potential.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr Bhat consults with organizations and addresses audiences in the United States, and India, on work-life balance, stress management, leadership development, and other topics on mind-body wellness.
His writings have been published in journals and magazines, including the American Journal of Psychiatry, Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry and Time Out. He currently writes a column on holistic well-being for Outlook Business.
Dr Shyam Bhat hosts the show, Heartline on Indigo 91.9
Dr Bhat graduated with an MBBS, from Bangalore Medical College in 1996, and worked as a RJ for a year at Radio Mid-Day, Bangalore. He began his psychiatry postgraduate training in Bangalore (1996), then in the United Kingdom(1997) with the All Birmingham Psychiatry Training Scheme.
Dr Bhat moved to the United States in 1999, where he completed a 5 year combined residency program in Internal medicine and Psychiatry at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU), Springfield, Illinois, USA.
In 2004, Dr Bhat joined the faculty at SIU as Assistant Professor and was also the founder and medical director of the Integrative Medicine services at the Center for Living at St John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.
In 2009, he founded Nirvikalpa: The Center for Human Potential, and in 2010, the Mind-Body Clinic, Bangalore.