Dr. Gowda completed Residency in Psychiatry from Hahnemann-Drexel University, Philadelphia in 1997 and has ever since worked at the Jersey Shore. He earned his medical degree from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences in Bengaluru, India. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and also Board certified in PsychoSomatic Medicine/Consultation Psychiatry.
Now, we are proud to introduce and make available to the area residents a state of the art, non-invasive, safe, non-medication treatment modality called TMS: TransCranial Magnetic Stimulation. TMS therapy was cleared by FDA in 2008 for difficult to treat Depression (treatment resistant Major Depression) but, it was not available to our patients who needed it the most in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland Counties and surrounding areas. As we have seen so many patients who still suffer from symptoms of Depression despite multiple medication trials. It became our resolution to do all it takes to start a Brain Stimulation/Neuromodulation center/TMS Practice.
We got the MagVenture TMS machine (from Denmark) and all the necessary training for new staff through MagVenture. Dr Gowda completed the visiting Fellowship in TMS training at Duke University, NC in January, 2019 and started offering TMS therapy in our office from 01/21/2019.
We added a third TMS machine in 04/2020
DeepTMS by BrainsWay, which offers a slightly different pattern of brain stimulation.
Dr. Gowda is very passionate about outdoor activities, volunteering and fund raising for a cause. He has regularly participated in ‘Bike MS: City to Shore’ bike ride from Cherry Hill to Ocean City since 2009 raising thousands of dollars for MS Society, etc. He loves biking, skiing and Ocean City beach. He is married with two teen children. He is guided by the motto “Love All, Serve All”.
We strive to provide our patients with the highest quality of psychiatric care in an atmosphere of respect, care and compassion, and in a timely accessible way in a private practice setting that still accepts most insurances (which itself is a challenge dealing with all the insurance complexities).