Dr. Wasuki Upadhyaya is a medical doctor who received his MBBS degree from SDM college of Medical Sciences & Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka border, and worked in psychiatry briefly. He later pursued a master’s degree (MD) in Ayurvedic pharmacology from Benares Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. During the same, his research was on the preventive effects of Shankhapushpi on genetic models of Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disorder. After this, he worked as a freelance life coach and later worked for two years in SDM Ayurveda college Hassan Karnataka in the department of Ayurvedic psychiatry. Consequently, he worked in modern psychiatry for the Karnataka State Government at Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hassan. Currently, he works as an Integrative psychiatry consultant as well as a technical consultant for the Pharmacy at Indus Valley Ayurvedic Center.
Since his MBBS days, Dr. Wasuki has translated a couple of Sanskrit and Ayurvedic texts into English poetry. He has also co-authored 3 chapters in the Online version of Charaka Samhita. He has presented his research in various conferences including the World Congress of Psychiatry, Berlin 2017. He has been a resource person for various state level and national level seminars. He works as a reviewer for articles for the reputed Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, Elsevier publication. He has also served as a Board member and Medical editor for a couple of startups in incubation. His personal passion lies in the use of spirituality, art, and similar non-pharmacological approaches to mental health and life improvement. He has also been a spiritual practitioner for past 20years