Rathi Mahendran - Department of Psychological Medicine


Assoc Prof Rathi Mahendran

MBBS (S'pore), MMed (Psych), MMEd Ed (Dundee), FAMS (Psych)

Associate Professor & Senior Consultant Psychiatrist, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS


Dr Rathi Mahendran graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1980 and completed the Specialist Training in Psychiatry in 1998. She subsequently trained in the UK and the US under Health Manpower Development Plan programmes in 1989 and 1996 respectively. She was awarded Master of Medical Education from the University of Dundee (UK) in 2013.


Her interests are in psychopharmacology and medical education. She also provides psychosocial care for ambulatory patients at the National University Cancer Institute, Singapore (NCIS). Some of Dr Rathi’s notable achievements include the Distinguished Psychiatrist Award by Singapore Psychiatric Association, awarded in 2016.


Academic Appointments

Clinical Lead, Medical Education, National University Health System

Member of Academic Committee, NUS Mind Science Centre


Honors & Awards

Distinguished Psychiatrist Award, Singapore Psychiatric Association (2016)


Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

Fellow (Psychiatry), Academy of Medicine Singapore

Member, College College of Psychiatrists Interim Council, Academy of Medicine Singapore (2014 – 2015)


Professional Education

MBBS, National University of Singapore

MMed in Psychiatry, National University of Singapore

MMEd in Medical Education, University of Dundee, United Kingdom