Paramala Janardhanan Santosh
Department of Child Psychiatry
Institute of Psychiatry, London, United Kingdom
Dr Paramala Santosh is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist who developed and heads the Centre for Interventional Paediatric Psychopharmacology and Rare Diseases (CIPPRD) at the Maudsley Hospital, London. Dr Santosh is a Visiting Reader at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neurosciences (IoPPN), King’s College London, and focuses on translational research. He is recognised as an international expert on Autism, developmental psychopharmacology, neuropsychiatry, paediatric neurodegeneration, suicidality, and the use of information technology to improve health delivery. He has conducted research into the overlap of Autism, ADHD, and Bipolar Disorder; psychopharmacology and paediatric neurodegeneration in the context of Hunter syndrome, Hurler syndrome, Sanfillipo disease, Gaucher disease, Neiman-Pick Type C, Rett syndrome, and other diseases. He is also recognised as an expert in the field of assessment and management of complex multiple co-occurring developmental disorders. He is currently involved in research of comorbidity in Autism Spectrum Disorders, its assessment and management, as well as the MILESTONE project which looks at how to improve transition process and experience for young people from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services to Adult Mental Health Services, in the UK and across Europe. He has also been involved in developing computerized assessment tools such as the HealthTrackerTM.
Dr Santosh obtained his MD in Psychiatry from the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Science and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India; subsequently completed his Psychiatry training at Guy’s Hospital; specialised in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from the Maudsley Hospital, London. He became a Consultant in 2002 at the Maudsley and Guy’s Hospitals, moved to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, in 2004, to set up the Centre for Interventional Paediatric Psychopharmacology (CIPP), and the CIPP moved to the Maudsley Hospital, London in 2012. CIPPRD is involved in assessing and managing children and adolescents with severe and complex treatment-resistant neuropsychiatric disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders, childhood bipolar disorders, childhood dementias, epilepsy related psychiatric comorbidity, post-head injury syndromes and children with severe physical illness or serious psychotropic induced side-effects. He continues his focus on translational research.
• Developmental Neuropsychiatry and Psychopharmacology
• Childhood Dementias and Paediatric Neurodegeneration
• Neuropsychiatric Management of Paediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
• Web-based Health Assessment and Monitoring and Pharmacovigilance