Dr. Vinod G Kulkarni has been in the field of mental healthcare since 37 years. He completed MBBS from Government Medical College Bellary, and then secured a seat at the King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEM), Bombay, for postgraduate studies. He was under the tutelage of the internationally acclaimed Psychiatrist, Dr. D R Doongaji, at KEM, Bombay. Dr. Kulkarni has obtained DPM and MD degrees from Bombay University in the year 1980, after having trained extensively at KEM Bombay initially, as a resident, and then as a Senior Registrar.
With the singular aim of providing evidence-based mental healthcare at affordable costs to the people of North Karnataka, Dr. Kulkarni set up his practice at Hubli in the year 1982. He has distinguished himself in the profession through his various academic achievements. He has served the Indian Psychiatric Society – Karnataka Chapter as its past president. He has also been the past president of Indian Medical Association- Hubli chapter.
In the past, he has also been associated with the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Hubli, in the capacity of Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry. He was also chosen for the post of the Director of the Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (DIMHANS), Dharwad.