Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Mahanagar Boys International College, 1973. Doctor of Medicine in Psychiatry, Mahanagar Boys International College, 1977.
Intern Gandi Memorial & Associated Hospital King George Medical College, Lucknow, 1974, resident, 1975—1977, chief resident, 1978, lecturer, 1978—1987, reader associate professor, 1987—1995, professor department psychiatry, since 1995.
Fellow: Indian Association Social Psychiatry, Richmond Fellowship Society (life), Indian Epilepsy Association (life), Indian Psychiatric Society (life. Executive council 1990-1994, organising secretary 45th annual conference 1993, chairman biological psychiatry speciality 1995-1996, vice president 1996, president 1997, editor 1997—2002, vice president 2003-2004, president 2004-2005, member journal committee since 2005, Poona Psychiatric Association award 1989, Tilak Venkoba Rao Oration 1992, Marfatia award 2004, Doctor D.L. N. Murthy Rao Oration 2005, Central Zone Oration 1990), Indian Association Clinical Psychologists (life). Member: World Psychiatric Association (zonal representative since 2005).
Married Upma Trivedi, February 20, 1977. Children: Mohit, Shobhit.