Apollo specialist centre



Dr Jataveda Mahapatra

MBBS, MMedSc Clin Psych, MRCPsych (UK), FRANZCP

Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Mahapatra is a general adult psychiatrist having trained in psychiatry in the UK and Australia. He has more than 15 years of experience in managing a variety of psychiatric conditions. Apart from adequate expertise in managing general psychiatric conditions, his special interests include difficult to treat anxiety disorders, depression, bipolar disorder and variants, first episode psychosis and personality disorders. He is a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK and Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Additionally, he has the degree of Master of Medical Science in Clinical Psychiatry (with distinctions) from the University of Leeds School of Medicine, UK. 


Dr. Mahapatra takes pride in developing a collaborative rapport with individuals seeking treatment and feels that true recovery lies in individuals gaining better understanding of themselves and their situation. His practice is based on thorough assessment and appropriate use of therapeutic techniques combined with careful prescription of medication. He uses therapy techniques based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).


Dr Jatinder Randhawa


Consultant Psychiatrist 


Dr. Randhawa is a general adult psychiatrist with special training in psychotherapy, particularly CBT, ACT, Mindfulness, and Imaginal Exposure Therapy for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Randhawa uses a combination of medication and therapies in his practice. His special interests are Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders including Depression and Bipolar, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dementia, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Psycho-Endocrinology.


He has specialist qualifications in Psychiatry from Australia as well as the UK, i.e., a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and a Member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK. He qualified as a Medical Doctor in 2000 and has over 12 years of clinical experience in Psychiatry. He trained in Psychiatry in the UK, where he worked for approximately 7 years. 

Additionally, he has Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from the UK . He has also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Australia. He brings along years of personal experience and practice of Mindfulness, Yoga and Meditation. His approach with clients is holistic, person-centred and thoroughly evidence-based. Although he identifies himself with the CBT and Mindfulness tradition, his approach to talking therapies is existential and eclectic (using combination of therapy models).

Dr Dhananjay Singh

Consultant Psychiatrist & Senior Lecturer (School of Clinical Medicine-PAH-Southside Clinical Unit)

Dr. Singh is a general adult psychiatrist with special training in psychodynamic psychotherapy & CBT.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and did his training in Psychiatry from London, Basic Specialist Training from University College London rotation and Higher Specialist Training from Barts and East London rotation. He obtained his Membership of The Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK in 2006 and got his Certificate of Completion of training (CCT) from UK in 2010. 

He has worked in a variety of settings and has more than 14 years of experience in managing a wide range of psychiatric conditions.  The clinical topics of special interest to him range from use of mental health act to management of difficult to treat anxiety disorders, mood disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, eating disorders and personality disorders. He is committed to the use of evidence-based interventions and management and uses his expertise to tailor his treatment according to the needs of the client. He is a member of a CPD group and regularly participates in peer group meetings which provide a forum for reflective practice.

He has extensive research interest and has published papers on trends in the appeal of the mental health act, cost awareness of psychotropic drugs (The Psychiatrist, Journal of Royal College of Psychiatrists, UK) and service innovation (Journal of Psychiatric administration and Management, official publication of the American Association of Psychiatric Administrators). Dr. Singh is currently employed as a consultant psychiatrist at Queensland Health, Metro South Health Service in Redlands and works both in inpatient and community settings. He has keen interest in Medical Education and is a Senior Lecturer at School of clinical medicine-PAH-Southside clinical unit. He is actively involved in medical education and also supervises psychiatry registrars.

Dr Mirciulina (Ina) Maria ACIU 


Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Aciu is a female psychiatrist with more than 10 years of experience in Psychiatry. After completing her primary medical qualifications (MBBS) in Romania (Institute of Medicine Timisoara) she worked for a couple of years as a general practitioner before moving to Australia with her family.

Dr Aciu received training in Psychiatry in Australia and in 2017 after the completion of her training she obtained the Fellowship of Australia and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (FRANZCP). MIRCIULINA works both in the public and private health practice and is actively involved in the medical education and the supervision of psychiatry registrars.

Dr Aciu is a general adult psychiatrist with special interest in: mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders and perinatal psychiatry. She has extensive experience and knowledge having worked in a variety of settings over the years: inpatient/ outpatient clinics/ Emergency Department/Community Rehabilitation Unit/Acute Care Teams and Homeless Team. She is a member of the Australasian and The International Marce Society for Perinatal Mental Health. MIRCIULINA offers evidence based psychopharmacology treatment and management interventions tailored to the individual’s needs. MIRCIULINA speaks English and Romanian.

​Dr. Ranganath Rattehalli


​Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Rang Rattehalli is a Consultant Psychiatrist with more than 15 years’ experience of working in Australia and the United Kingdom. His areas of interest include mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders including OCD and PTSD, grief and psycho-oncology. He uses a combination of psychological approaches and medications. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australianand New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) in London. In addition to his Private Practice at the Apollo Specialist Centre, he works as a Staff Specialist at the Mood Disorder Academic Clinical Unit for Metro South Health and holds an Academic Position with the Griffith University School of Medicine.