Professor Gangadhar is a Psychiatry expert with over 30 years’ experience in the field of mental health, both clinical and academic. He was the Director of NIMHANS since 2016. He has been a pioneer in research relating to the application of Yoga in psychiatric disorders, electroconvulsive therapy and understanding the neurobiology of schizophrenia. He has been the Honorary Deal at SVYASA Yoga University, Bengaluru and an adjunct faculty at National Institute of Advanced Studies. He is part of the National AYUSH Committee for Integrative Medicine. He was awarded the Padmashri in 2020.