Soumitra Pathare (Course Co-ordinator) is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune. He has contributed to the WHO Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package. He has worked as a WHO consultant in various countries like Eritrea, Indonesia, Lesotho, Samoa and Vanuatu assisting them in developing mental health policy and drafting and implementing mental health legislation.
He is a member of the Policy Group appointed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, to draft a new national mental health policy for India. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of the International Journal of Social Psychiatry.