Henal Shah


I am Dr. Henal Shah, a psychiatrist working as an Associate Professor in a municipal hospital and medical college of Mumbai: Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital.

My schooling and medical training was in Mumbai. Since my school days, I was fascinated with the mind and thus psychiatry was a natural extension of this passion. After completing my psychiatry training, M.D. Psychological Medicine, I did a short stint as a postgraduate student at The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow. As a resident, I realized that I enjoyed teaching and research. I decided to continue as a full time teacher in the municipal run medical colleges and hospitals of Mumbai. For over a decade I have been enjoying this.

My areas of interest are child psychiatry and medical teaching. I have done a regional FAIMER fellowship in Mumbai (2006-2008) and in Philadelphia (2008-2010) and enjoyed them thoroughly. I am married to Rakesh, a pediatric surgeon. We have our hands full with two adolescents, Yajas and Bhumika. I enjoy reading and traveling.