Dr Asif Iqbal Ahmed, formerly Senior Adviser (Psychiatry) is a Gold Medalist Post Graduate in Psychiatry (1995) from AFMC Pune. He retired as Colonel from the Army Medical Corps where he rendered yeoman service for 25 years in the Armed Forces Healthcare. During his illustrious career he received Chief Of Naval Staff Commendation and citations for Vishist Sewa Medal and Naosena Medal for devotion to duty while catering to the Mental Health needs of the community.
He specializes in comprehensive psychological care utilizing solution-focused treatment to a wide range of problems ranging from Depression, Addictions, Schizophrenia, Anxiety and Stress-Related Disorders, Childhood Disorders, Dementia and other age-related disorders
He worked extensively with troops of the Indian Armed Forces on Stress Management, Suicide Prevention and Alcohol Abuse conducting workshops for about 10,000 troops across the country to create awareness on these important issues.
Apart from being a passionate practitioner, he is also a popular teacher being much sought after by younger colleagues for his vast experience and acumen.
His areas of interest are Depressive Disorders and Geriatric Ailments. His mission is to reduce Stigma towards Psychiatry patients by creating awareness thereby ensuring more needy people receive appropriate treatment.