KMC alumnus, Dr Shivangi, made chairman Mississippi Board of Mental Health

July 25, 2014

Dr Sampat Shivangi, a 1962 batch alumnus of Kasturba Medical College Manipal, was made Chairman of the Mississippi State Board of Mental Health in June. Dr Shivangi has the honor of being the first Asian American in the State to head the Board which has close to a billion dollar budget with staff strength of 8500. He was appointed to the prestigious post by the Governor of the state of Mississippi.

This is yet another instance of how well Manipal Academy of Higher Education alumni are doing across the globe in every field. Dr Shivangi’s dedication to the people served by the public mental health system, his knowledge and vast experience got him to the top. He was appointed to the Board in 2009.

From 2005 - 2008, Dr. Shivangi served as the Advisor to the US Secretary of Health and Human Services. He is the past president elect of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. He is the founding president of the American Association of Physicians of Indian origin in Mississippi and is the past president and chair of the India Association of Mississippi. Dr. Shivangi is the president and CEO of US Info Systems of Mississippi. He served as a house delegate in American Medical Association Chicago, IL. Dr. Shivangi represents the Medical Physician category on the Board of Mental Health.