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Venkatesh Bhat, MBBS
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
School of Medicine
Service    Community Service
  • DR J V BHAT ENDOWMENT - I am a member of the Dr J V BHAT ENDOWMENT Committe of the Manipal Academy of Health Sciences, Manipal, India. This honors the memory of my father who was an internationally recognized scientist by having an imminent scientist deliver an oration annually. ( 7/2006 - 8/2009 )
  • Honorary Adviser to our Temple Main Priest in mental and behavioral health issues to assist members of our congregation. ( 1/2000 - 4/2009 )
  • Donor - My family and I continue to honor our committments to donate and support many organizations including the Salvation Army, Cancer Society, etc;. ( 1/1996 - 4/2009 )
  • RIVERSIDE HINDU SOCIETY: Donor and Sponsor - My family and I continue to sponsor and donate regularly towards the Hindu Temple building fund and its educational, cultural and spiritual activities. ( 9/1995 - 4/2009 )
  • President - Konkani Association of Southern California. This has a membership of more than 170 families. It preserves, promotes and furthers the culture and traditions of Konkanis, a minority group of less than 2 million worldwide and originating from India. My family assists me in spearheading our mission which involves a lot of our time and funds. ( 4/2005 - 3/2007 )
  • Member - 1. Awards Committee of the Konkani Association of Ontario, Canada. My family sponsored 2 of the 10 Awards this Committe presented at the 6th North American Konkani Conference held from 7.1.06 to 7.3.06 in Hamilton, Ontario. 2. Assisted the Volunteer and Special Needs Committees of the Konkani Association of Ontario, Canada. ( 7/2004 - 7/2006 )
  • Chairman - 1. Recognition Committee of the Konkani Association of Southern California (KASC). I made a substantial donation to support activity of this Committee and sponsored 2 of the 5 Awards that were awarded at the 5th North American Konkani Sammelan held in July 2004 at Garden Grove, California. 2. Chairman of the Volunteer and Special Needs Committee of KASC. I made a substantial donation to support activity of this Committee. ( 7/2002 - 7/2004 )
  Society Memberships (professional)
  • Konkani Association of Southern California: Member and Volunteer supporting the cultural, educational, youth, women and seniors activities. ( 1/1998 - 4/2009 )
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  Committee Membership (LLU)
  • VA PEER REVIEW COMMITTE - Do peer reviews when requested by the Chief of Behavioral Medicne Service. ( 7/2006 - 6/2009 )
  • LLUSOM Dept of  Psychiatry Resident Supervisory Committee Member. ( 7/2006 - 6/2009 )
  • VA Behavioral Medicine Physician Committe - Member of the VAMC Behavioral Medicine Physician Committee that meets monthly to update physician clinical programs and activities. ( 7/2006 - 6/2009 )
  • Member of the VAMC (Deans Hospital) Psychiatry Residency Review Committee that works with the Residency Director to ensure that LLU Psychiatry Residents and other trainees rotating on our Service get outstanding training and teaching in every Section of the Behavioral Medicine Service. We assist with Psychiatric Resident rotations, VA on call issues, Didactic Teaching, Clinical Supervision, Mentoring and Advisorship of residents and conduct annual Mock Psychiatric Examination Boards. ( 7/2004 - 6/2009 )
  • LLUSOM Department of  Psychiatry - Attend Department of Psychiatry Meetings regularly ( 7/2002 - 6/2009 )
  • VAMC Behavioral Medicine Service - Attend VA BMS Meeting regularly. ( 9/1995 - 4/2009 )
  • CONTINUED ADMINISTRATIVE AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS AS DESCRIBED IN 2005 ANNUAL ACADEMIC REPORT. ADDITIONALLY INTERVIEWED 10 PSYCHIATRY RESIDENCY APPLICANTS FOR THE LLU DEPT OF PSYCHIATRY ( 7/2005 - 6/2006 )