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Dr. Ravi Soni

Dr. Ravi Soni

Dr. Ravi Soni

Dr. Ravi Soni
D.M. Geriatric Psychiatry, M.B.B.S. , M.D. (Psychiatry)
Mobile: +91 9601555370
Email: ravi.soni@gipshospital.com

Highlights

  • First Geriatric Psychiatrist of Gujarat and first DM in Psychiatry in Gujarat.
  • At present, only qualified Geriatric Psychiatrist in Gujarat and western India.
  • Works exclusively for mental health issues and psychiatric illnesses in elderly – old age patients.
  • More than 700 Geriatric patients with mental health issues benefited from his services in a single year, since joining GIPS Psychiatry Clinic in Ahmedabad.

Basic Information and Achievements:

Date of Birth:  6th July 1987

Born and brought up in Ahmedabad, in a Hindu Soni family.

Office Address: Dr Ravi Soni, First Floor, Dev Complex, Opp. Mercedez Show room
Near Parimal Cross Roads, Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad, Gujarat-380006

Mobile: +91 9601555370

Areas of Interest:    Geriatric Psychiatry, Creating Awareness for Dementias and Geriatric Mental Health Issues

Education and Training

Name and Location of Institution (City, State or Province and Country)

Degree and Year Awarded

Area of Study

Sharda Shishu Vihar School, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India (Gujarat Secondary Education Board)

S.S.C. 2002

Secondary Education

Sheth C.N. Vidyalaya, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India (Gujarat Higher Secondary Education Board)

H.S.C. 2004

Higher Secondary Education

B J Medical College, Civil Hospital Ahmedabad, Gujarat (Gujarat University) Gujarat Medical Council

M.B.B.S.-2010

Under-graduate Medical Education

B J Medical College, Civil Hospital Ahmedabad, Gujarat (Gujarat University)

Gujarat Medical Council

M.D. (Psychiatry)- 2013

Post-graduate Medical Education

King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, U.P, India

(King Georges’ Medical University)

D.M. (Geriatric Mental Health)

(2013-2016)

Super Speciality Medical Education

Professional Experience :

Position/Title

Name and Location of Institution

(City, State or Province and Country)

Dates

(Start/Stop Dates as applicable)

M.B.B.S. with Internship

B J Medical College, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (Gujarat University)

July 2004 to March 2010

Resident (M.D.) (Psychiatry)

B J Medical College, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat (Gujarat University)

07.04.2010 to 02.07.2013

Senior Resident in Geriatric Psychiatry (as DM student)

King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, U.P, India            

26.07.2013 to  25.07.2016

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry

Hospital for Mental Health, Ahmedabad, Gujarat

29.09.2016 to 30.04.2018

As Private Practitioner

(Consultant Geriatric Psychiatrist)

GIPS Psychiatry Clinic and De-Addiction Center, Ahmedabad

01/05/2018 to till date

Total Professional Experience

Total Teaching Experience

As Private Consultant

3 years as senior resident and 1 year and 7 months as Assistant Professor  (Teaching Experience 4 years and 1 month)

1 year and 3 months.

Dissertation:

MD Psychiatry (2010-2013): Study of Comparison of Stressful life Events in Depressed and Physically ill Adolescents”, Soni RM, Parikh MN, Vankar GK.

DM Geriatric Mental Health (2013-2016): “A study of Correlation of Serum homocysteine level with Changes in MRI brain and Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in Alzheimer’s disease patients”, Soni RM, Tiwari SC, Kohli N, Mahdi AA.

Publications:

  1. Tiwari SC, Soni RM. (2014) Alzheimer’s disease Pathology and Oxidative Stress: Possible Therapeutic Options. J Alzheimers Dis Parkinsonism. 4:162. doi:10.4172/2161-0460.1000162
  2. Suthar S, Soni RM, Sharma I, Tiwari SC. Corticobasal degeneration presented as rapidly progressive dementia. J Geriatr Ment Health 2015;2:57-9.
  3. Soni RM, Khurana H, Tiwari SC. Delirious mania in geriatric age: A rare presentation. J Geriatr Ment Health 2015;2:112-4.
  4. Tripathi SM, Singh P, Soni RM, Tripathi RK, Tiowari SC. A case of “Rapidly Progressive” Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. J Geriatr Ment Health 2016, Indian Journal of Psychiatry 58(5), S146-S147.
  5. Soni RM, Tiwari SC, Abbas AA, Kohli N. Serum homocysteine and behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia: Is there any correlation in Alzheimer’s disease? Annals of Neurosciences 25(3), 152-159.

Presentations:

  • Poster presentation – “Rise and Fall of Antipsychiatry and its current status” in annual national conference of west zone  branch of Indian Psychiatric Society, November 2012
  • Oral presentation – “Study of Comparison of stressful life events in depressed and physically ill adolescents” in annual conference of west zone branch of Indian Psychiatric Society, November 2012 and in annual conference of Gujarat state branch – Indian Psychiatric Society, September 2012.
  • Oral presentation – “Rise and Fall of Antipsychiatry and its current status” in annual national conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS), January 2013

Research Project:

  • Trainer in Mental Health Primary Care Project run by Dr. G.K.Vankar, Head and Prof., Dept. of Psychiatry and funded by Mental Health Organization, Health and Family Welfare Dept., Govt. of Gujarat from 2008 to 2011

Prize Won:

  • Postgraduate Psychiatry Quiz at Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Gujarat State Branch held at Lonavala 2012.
  • Won an Award of “Best Senior Resident of the Year” of the Department of Geriatric Mental Health, King George’s Medical University in the year of 2015.

Special Training:

  • Training for trainers in Mental Health Primary Care Project run by Dr. G.K.Vankar, Head and Prof., Dept. of Psychiatry and funded by Mental Health Organization, Health and Family Welfare Dept., Govt. of Gujarat from 2008 to 2011
  • Actively participated in workshop on Post Graduate Development organized by Gujarat Institute of Psychological Sciences, Ahmedabad, January 2011
  • Actively participated in summer training workshop in Geriatric Mental Health organized by Department of Geriatric Mental Health, King George’s medical University, Lucknow, April 2012
  • Actively participated in training workshop on Cognitive Behavior Therapy organized by Indian Psychiatric Society – Gujarat State Branch, Ahmedabad, May 2012
  • Actively participated in training workshop on Sigmund Freud and Defence Mechanisms organized by Indian Psychiatric Society – Gujarat State Branch, Ahmedabad, Sept. 2012
  • Training Workshop in Advanced Trauma Life Support, Participated in June 2012.
  • Workshop on “Evidence Based Medicine Practice”, held at King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, Sept. 2015.

CMEs and Workshops Participated:

  • Post Graduate Teaching Programme in Psychiatry- West Zone held at Lonavala 2011.
  • Post Graduate Teaching Programme in Psychiatry- West Zone held at Malad, Mumbai, 2012.
  • “Psychiatry Update” organized by WPA Section on Developing Countries , Dept. of Psychiatry, Sheth V.S. Hospital, Smt. NHL Medical College and Indian Association of Private Psychiatry- Gujarat State Branch  held at Ahmedabad, on February, 2012 and March 2017.

As a Resource person and Organizer:

  • Invited as a Guest Speaker on Topics of GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY, in Many State level and National Conferences.
  • Successfully conducted State level CME/Training workshop for Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social workers on “Diagnosis and Management of Dementia”. As a resource person, I talked about:
  1. Symptoms and Staging of Alzheimer’s Disease
  2. Pharmacological Management of Dementia

Service to Community: Resource person

  • In celebration of various days like World Elder Day, Elder Abuse Prevention Day, World Suicide Prevention Day, World Alzheimer’s Day, Mental Health Week etc.
  • In Various Mental Health Awareness Programs organized by NGOs like Blind Peoples’ Association, SEWA, St. Xavier’s Social Service Society etc.
  • “Disability Certification Camp” for Mental Retardation organized by Blind Peoples’ Association in 2010 and 2011.
  • In “Mental Health Primary Care Project” run by Dr. G.K.Vankar, Head and Prof., Dept. of Psychiatry and funded by Mental Health Organization, Health and Family Welfare Dept., Govt. of Gujarat from 2008-2011.
  • ‘Disability Certification Camp’ for Mental Retardation organized by Govt. of Gujarat three times in 2017.

Membership:

  • Indian Psychiatric Society. Life Ordinary Member No. R13/12 (IPS)
  • Indian Psychiatric Society, Western Zonal Branch (IPS-WZB)
  • Indian Psychiatric Society, Gujarat State Branch (IPS-GSB)
  • Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP)
  • Indian Association of Geriatric Mental health (IAGMH): LF/IAGMH/1838

Conferences and CMEs Attended:

  • Annual National conference of Indian Psychiatric Society at Kochi 2012 and Bengaluru 2013.
  • Annual conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Western Zonal Branch at Daman 2011 and Nasik 2012.
  • Annual conference of Indian Psychiatric Society, Gujarat State Branch at Jodhpur 2010, Lonavala 2012 and Jaipur 2017.
  • Annual National conference of Indian Association of Geriatric Mental Health at Lucknow 2013 and Baroda 2015.
  • Various local, State level, Zonal level and National level CMEs held in different parts of India.

Previous participation in clinical trials:

Indication of Trial

Clinical Phase of Trial (I-IV)

Role in Trial (e.g. Investigator, Sub-Investigator)

Year in which trial was conducted

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Phase III

Sub Investigator

2012

  • Depression in Old Age.
  • Neuropsychiatric manifestation after Cerebro-vascular Diseases (stroke) which includes Depression
  • Late onset (after 45 years of age) and Very late onset Psychosis (after 65 years of age)
  • Bipolar Disorder in Old Age.
  • All forms of Dementias
  • Psychiatric co-morbidities in Parkinson’s disease patients
  • Medically unexplained symptoms in Elderly (Somatization)
  • Psychosis associated with uncontrollable medical illnesses
  • Delirium: Acute and Persistent (ICU Psychosis)
  • Any Diagnostic and Management Query in Elderly patient with Psychiatric Illnesses

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