Dr. PHILIP JohnDr. Philip John is the Senior Consultant Psychiatrist in Cochin ‐ in practice for over 39 years. Dr. Philip John graduated in Medicine from Medical College, Trivandrum and holds MD in Psychiatry from NIMHANS, Bangalore.

Dr. Philip is noted for pioneering the shift of Psychiatry into mainstream medicine in Kerala, de‐stigmatising it in a General Hospital setting. He also pioneered the introduction of Child Psychiatry Services as a division of Psychiatry with Peejays Child Guidance Clinic in Kochi.

The Visakha Oration Award instituted by the Indian Psychiatric Society (SZ) has been bestowed on Dr. Philip John. He is Co-Chairperson, Spirituality and Mental Health Task Force, IPS.