Bio of Dr. Sunil Bhatia:

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Born and brought up in New Delhi – the capital of India, I completed my medical school and psychiatric education at the prestigious, Maulana Azad Medical College. After immigrating to the States, I trained at Brookdale Hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, New York. I was the chief resident and a fellow at New York Psychoanalytic Clinic in my final year of training. Thereafter, I had a brief training in child psychiatry. I came to the Upstate in 2000 and since then I have worked in both clinical and teaching positions at mental health clinics, State Hospital, Mary Black Hospital, Spartanburg Regional Hospital and PRISMA Health System. My approach in Psychiatry is Client Centered. I strongly believe that psychiatric problems can engulf our whole being and underlying causes are multi factorial – genetic, medical, psychological, social , spiritual and so on. The treatment modalities should be based on our knowledge in neurosciences, behavioral sciences, literature, philosophy and religion. My mantra is to promote “ physical, mental, social and spiritual well being.” Above all, my message to my future patients is that: “we are all struggling with the problems of life and helping them is a privilege and opportunity for learning more about life.”

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