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Prof. Dr Md. Waziul Alam Chowdhury

Prof. Md. Waziul Alam Chowdhury MBBS, FCPS (Psy) MACP (USA) is a Medical graduate from Rajshahi Medical College. After completion of internship he joined as a Medical officer and served as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor of Psychiatry in different Medical colleges and Institutions. In his successful carrier he gained advanced training in Geriatric Medicine & Psychiatry form India and also achieved (WHO) fellowship from there.

MBBS (1981)

FCPS (Fellow of the College of Physicians & Surgeons)

- Psychiatry(1990)

            (a)     In-services trainee          :           Rajshahi Medical College, Hospital


            (b)     Medical Officer             :           Badalgachi Upozila Health Complex, Naoga


            (c)     Post-graduate course      :           1985 to 1990 in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib

                       & Training                                  Medical University (former IPGM&R)


            (d)    Resident Medical           :           Badalgachi Upozila Health Complex, Naoga

                     Officer (RMO)                           20.1.86-24.6.86

            (e)     Assist. Registrar             :           Institute of Mental Health, Dhaka


            (f)     Clinical Assistant (CA)  :           Mental Hospital, Pabna


            (g)     Deputed to FCPS(P-II) :           Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib & Training Medical 

               University (former IPGM&R)         18.8.88-04.9.90

(h)     Senior Consultant          :           Mental Hospital, Pabna


 (i)      Senior Resident             :           Central Drug Addiction Treatment Centre, Dhaka

                      Psychiatrist (RP)                        21.7.91-29.12.92

(i)      Associate Professor        :           Mymensingh Medical College

           Psychiatry (cc)                           04.01.93 - 31.8.03

  (j)    Associate Professor        :           National Institute of Mental Health, Dhaka

                     of Psychiatry(reg.)                     01.9.03-07.7.04

 (k)     Professor &  Head         :           National Institute of Mental Health, Dhaka

                     Department of Geriatric             08.7.04- 18.11.06       

                     & Organic Psychiatry(cc)

(l)     Prof. of Psychiatry(reg.):           Shaheed Ziur Rahman Medical College


(m)     Prof. & Head Dept.       :           National Institute of Mental Health, Dhaka

         Department of Geriatric             20.5.09 -19.3.12

& Organic Psychiatry

(n)     Director-cum-Professor :         National Institute of Mental Health, Dhaka

                                                            19.03.12 - 25.06.2015


1.1          Waziul Alam Choudhury, Firoz Ahmed Quraishi, Ziaul Haque. Mental health and psychosocial aspects of disaster preparedness in Bangladesh. International Review of Psychiatry. December 2006; 18(6): 529-535.

2.2          Md. Waziul Alam Chowdhury, Md. Shah Alam, Md. Abdul Hamid. Psychiatric morbidity pattern of women attending the private chamber of psychiatrist. Bang J Psychiatry. December 2004; 18(2): 22-26.

3.3          Chowdhury WA, Sarker CB. An evaluation of follow up program for drug addict patients. Mymensingh Med J. July 2002; 11(2): 116-118.

4.4          MWA Chowdhury. Major depressive disorder with its different presentations. Mymensingh Med J. July 2000; 9(2): 112-115.

5.5          M Waziul Alam Choudhury, Muzibar Rahman, Bidhan Ranjan Roy Podder. Somatization in depressive illness. Mymensingh Med J. July 1999; 8(2): 121-124.

6.6          M Waziul Alam Choudhury, AFM Saiful Islam. Demographic profile of patients suffering from obsessive compulsive disorder. Mymensingh Med J. January 1999; 8(1): 3-6.

7.7          WA Choudhury, Sociodemographic factors in schizophrenia. Mymensingh Med J. January 1998; 7(1): 19-21.

8.8          Md. Waziul Alam Choudhury, Anwarul Islam Chowdhury, Sayeda Mahmuda. Referral patterns of psychiatry out-patients in Mymensingh Medical College Hospital. Mymensingh Med J. July 1997; 6(2): 54-57.

9.9          Md. Waziul Alam Choudhury. Clinical presentation of conversion disorder. Mymensingh Med J. January 1997; 6(1): 5-7.

10.10      W Choudhury, S. K. Ahmed, H. Islam. Psychosexual outcome of female permanent sterilization. J. Bangladesh Coll Phys Surg. 1990; 8(1): 29-34.

11.11      Prof. (Dr.) Hidayetul Islam, Dr. Waziul Alam Choudhury. Psychiatric Aspects of epilepsy in Dhaka. Shasthyakatha. Oct-Dec 1990: 16-20.

12.12      Dewan Wahidun Nabi, Rezwana Quaderi, Waziul Alam Choudhury, Jhunu Samsunnahar, Dhiraj Mohan Biswas. People’s conception about mastans. The Hygeia. January-June 1988; 3(1 & 2): 49-56.

13.13      Rabbani MG, Chowdhury MWA, Alam MF et al. Cross-cultural (India, Bangaldesh, Nepal) Development of Depression Identification Instrument (DII) for SEARO. (A WHO sponsored ongoing study).

14.14      Rabbani MG, Chowdhury MWA, Alam MF et al. Decrease of treatment gap of epilepsy. A WHO sponsored pilot study in Sonargaon Upazilla, Dhaka, 2012.

15.15      Alam MT, Sarkar M, Khan MZR, Chowdhury TI, Rabbani MG, Chowdhury MWA. Treatment seeking behavior of schizophrenic patients attending tertiary care hospital. Bang J Psychiatry. June 2011; 25(1): 9-19.

16.16            Rabbani MG, Alam MF, Ahmed HU, Sarkar M, Islam MS, Anwar N, Zaman MM, Chowdhury S, Chowdhury MWA et al. Prevalence of mental disorders, mental retardation, epilepsy and substance abuse in children. Bang J Psychiatry. June 2009; 23(1): 11-52. (A WHO sponsored community survey).

16.17            Chowdhauary WA,Alam MF et al. Mental health support for surviving victims, relatives and rescuers in building collapse at Savar. WHO supported Project 2013.


17.1        Chowdhauary WA, Saiful Islam AFM. Social aspect in the management of epileptic patients. Mymensingh Med J. 1993; 2(2): 74-77.


18.1        Chowdhury MWA, Mondal AH, Alam MT, Hakim N, Bhowmik AD. Family intervention : management in child psychiatric disorders. Bang J Psychiatry. December 2010; 24(2): 31-35.

19.2        AFM S Islam, HA Begum, WA Choudhury. Therapeutic drug monitoring: state of the art. Mymensingh Med J. July 1998; 7(2): 100-104.

20.3        Jhunu Shamsun Nahar, Waziul Alam Choudhury, Rezwana Quaderi. An overvies of lithium therapy. Bangladesh Journal of Psychiatry. December 1991; 1(1): 14-17.


21.1.1    Md. Waziul Alam Chouwdhury, Doctor-patient relationship. Mymensingh Med J. January 1998; 7(1): 1-2.

CONTRIBUTION TO Books/ Act/Policy/ Strategy/ Curriculum/Guide:

22.1          Mental Health: A Manual for Primary Health Care Physicians, Published by National Institute of Mental Health, Dhaka.

22.2          Mental Health: Primary Care: A Training Manual for Health Workers, Published by National Institute of Mental Health, Dhaka.

22.3          Revised Draft of Mental Health, Dhaka.

22.4          Strategy and Work Plan for community Based Activates (CBAS) in Mental Health in Bangladesh.

22.5          Strategy for Prevention of Substance Dependence in Bangladesh.

22.6          Curriculum for Training Programme of Primary Health acre Physicians on Mental Health.

22.7          Curriculum for Training of Doctors on Management and Prevention of Substance Abuse Including Alcohol.

22.8          National Policy, Strategy and Plan of Action for Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Surveillance and Prevention in Bangladesh.

22.9          Strategy and plan of  Action for Mental Health Services after Disaster in Bangladesh

22.10      WHO-AIMs (Assessment Instrument for Mental Health System Report on MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM BANGLADESH. (Both in the from of Computer Programme & Book)

22.11      Family Guide Book for treatment of mental Disorder (In Bengali), Published by National Institute of Mental Health, Dhaka.

22.12      Integration of mental Health with primary health care, Published by National Institute of Mental Health, Dhaka.

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