Associate Professor Datin Dr Sharmilla Kanagasundram started her career in 1995 with the Ministry of Health, Malaysia, as a Medical Officer in Melaka. She has 20 years experience in treating psychiatrically ill patients having worked in Hospital Kuala Lumpur 1998 -1999 and University Malaya Medical Center since June 1999. Her areas of expertise include general psychiatry(Unipolar Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Schizophrenia organic mental disorders, treatment of self harm and adjustment disorders), liaison psychiatry (treating psychological symptoms in the medically ill patients) as well as community and rehabilitation psychiatry.
She is a life member of Malaysian Psychiatric Association and International College OfNeuropsychopharmacology (CINP). She is also a registered specialist with National Specialist Registry (NSR) Malaysia. She completed her Masters in Psychological Medicine (UM) in 2004. She also completed her second Masters in AntiAging, Regenerative and Medical Aesthetics(UCSI) in 2016.
Her publications include articles in reputable international journals http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-6903-2012 as well as e- books. She has written 2 books. “Coping with conflict in couples 2015” as well as “Healthy aging for the brain 2017”. On and off she writes for magazines to enhance mental health awareness.
She has also taken part in more than 30 international clinical trials conducted by pharmaceutical companies since 2004. She is the undergraduate (MBBS) coordinator for the Department Of Psychological Medicine University Malaya Since July 2017 and she was also the coordinator of the out- patient psychiatric clinic from 2004 to 2014 at PPUM.She is fluent in English and Malay and less fluent in Tamil.
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