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Dr. Soumitra Shankar Datta - Psychiatrist, kolkata

Dr. Soumitra Shankar Datta

PsychiatristMBBS, MD, MRCP, DNB
Experience: 10 yrs
Availability: Tata Medical Center
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location14 MAR(E-W), New Town, Rajarhat, Opp New Town Police Station, Kolkata, 700156
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  • Psycho-oncologist
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychiatry
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Mental Illness
  • Logistic Regression
  • Psychotherapeutic Processes
  • Qualifications and Recognitions

    Professional Statement

    Dr. Soumitra Shankar Datta is a senior consultant psychiatrist working in the Department of Palliative Care and Psycho-oncology of Tata Medical Centre. After MBBS, he obtained DPM, MD and DNB degrees in psychiatry from Christian Medical College, Vellore. He was awarded the Florence Nichol Prize and Rose Chacko Medal for being the best out-going student for the DPM and MD courses in CMC,Vellore. Subsequently he joined the department of psychiatry in CMC, Vellore as a lecturer and consultant. On moving to United Kingdom after obtaining MRCPsych, Dr. Datta trained as a child psychiatrist. Dr. Datta has a Certificate of Completion of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from UK (CCT). Prior to joining TMC, he worked as a substantive consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist in Kings College Hospital, London and The Maudsley Hospital, London. During his clinical career he has trained doctors and other professionals and was an examiner for undergraduate and post graduate medical students of University of Manchester and Guy’s Hospital, London. He was awarded Donald Cohen Fellowship by the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists and Allied Professionals in 2008. In 2014, Dr. Datta was awarded the UCL International Teaching Excellence Bursary by the University College London to develop Communication skills training for oncology clinicians.


  • MBBS
  • MD
  • MRCP
  • DNB
  • Specializations

  • Psychiatrist
  • Experience

  • Tata Medical Cancer Hospital & Research Center, Consultant
  • Awards

  • Donald Cohen Fellowship in Child and Adolscent Psychiatry, IACAPAP, 2008
  • UCL Teaching Excellence Bursary University College London, 2014
  • UCL teaching excellence bursary was awarded by University College London to develop communication skills training course for oncology clinicians in India
  • Rose Chacko Prize Christian Medical College, Vellore, 2003
  • Best outgoing MD student, Florence Nichole Medal, Christian Medical College, Vellore, 2001
  • Best outgoing DPM student Summer Research Studentship
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, 1993
  • Memberships

  • Member, Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK
  • Member, Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health, London
  • Member, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing Association, UK & Ireland.
  • Life Fellow, Indian Psychiatric Society
  • Life Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences, India.