Dr Ganesh Kudva graduated from the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2011. He obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (UK) in 2015, and completed his residency training under the Clinician-Scientist Track in 2020. During the course of his training, he has worked in a myriad of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings across various hospitals, including the Institute of Mental Health, Changi General Hospital and the National University Hospital. After completion of his psychiatry training, Dr. Kudva worked as a specialist at the Institute of Mental Health, where he was involved in the Early Psychosis Intervention Programme (EPIP) and ran an inpatient psychiatric ward.
Dr Kudva’s interest is in General Adult Psychiatry and in Adolescent Psychiatry. He has extensive experience in managing psychotic disorders, especially in young people. He also has, due to his work with the Singapore Armed Forces, an interest in Military Psychiatry. He also has a special interest in helping individuals with anxiety disorders and those with gender dysphoria.
Dr Kudva is a passionate educator who has taught psychiatry at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. A former Chief Resident of the National Psychiatry Residency Programme, he is now a member of the Psychiatry Residency Clinical Core Faculty and is highly active in guiding residents and preparing them for their postgraduate examinations.
Dr Kudva was awarded the National Healthcare Group Teaching Award for Junior Doctors in 2019 as a recognition of his efforts in teaching residents.
Dr Kudva has also been actively involved in research and is widely published in a number of fields such as in suicidology, Covid-19 and its impact on mental health, and in medical education. He retains an interest in better understanding the impact that the pandemic will have on population mental health.