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Subhash Chandra, MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, currently working as a Forensic Psychiatrist at Brooklyn Supreme Court, New York, for Kings County Hospital Center. He completed his Psychiatry residency at SUNY Downstate and Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Before coming to the US, Dr. Chandra was a senior resident in Forensic Medicine at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He was awarded the 2014 Rappaport Fellowship, a very prestigious award from the American Association of Psychiatry and Law (AAPL) for his leadership, research, and involvement in medical education. He was also nominated for an outstanding resident award from Indo-American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Chandra taught Forensic Medicine and Psychiatry to medical students across major states in India and abroad. He was recognized by the Associate Dean of Clinical Medical at SUNY Downstate for his teaching skills.
His involvement in research has been outstanding and ongoing. Currently, He is working on suicide-specific forensic linguistic text analysis software at the Institute for Linguistic Evidence, and was involved in the primate model research, and investigation on alterations in the brain glutamate and GABA level in patients with bipolar depression, using proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1HMRS). In coming years, he plans to use 1H MRS further in forensic population to study the topographical variation of neurometabolites with criminal thinking and behavior.
Dr. Chandra is not only an excellent scholar, researcher, clinician and a teacher but also a clinical leader. He served as Resident Fellow Section (RFS) Representative to the American Medical Association – International Medical Graduate Section (AMA–IMGS) Governing Council from 2014 to 2016. AMA-IMG governing council members are elected each year via a nationwide election for a three-year term. He was not only elected but also voted by the GC members to be their delegate to AMA House of Delegate. He served as the Chair of the fellow resident section of his State Specialty Society and also had the privilege to serves as a delegate to the state medical society. He was elected as an RFS Alternate Delegate to American Medical Association, House of Delegate. He served on the AMA committee of scientific research and graduate medical education. He was chair of Social Media Committee, AMA-IMG Section. He presided over the AMA-IMG Scientific Committee for both 12th and 13TH AMA Annual Research Symposium. He served as the panelist and principal speaker at AMA Symposium and Webinars held for International Medical Graduates. He was invited as a featured expert by New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Forum, on the discussion of future of medicine and U.S. international medical graduates.
Dr. Chandra has been an ardent participant in community activities like ‘Brooklyn Free Clinic’, ‘American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’ and ‘National Alliance for Mental Illness’ walk. He was invited to AMA-IMG Congress to comment on this important aspect of “Healthy Mind & Meditation,” which most of the physicians are not trained into. As a certified instructor of North America Institute of Vihangam Yoga, he organizes free sessions called, “Control Your Wavering Mind,” benefitting many students, professionals, and workers in dealing with despair and anxiety in their daily lives.