Chinmoy Gulrajani, MBBS, DFAPA

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Chinmoy Gulrajani

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-273-9731

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Program Director, Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry

MD, MD, University College of Medical Sciences

Residency, University of Delhi

Residency, University of Missouri - Columbia

Residency, Yale University

Fellowship, Forensic Psychiatry, Yale University


Chinmoy Gulrajani, MBBS,  DFAPA is an adjunct assistant professor at the department of psychiatry and medical specialist in forensic psychiatry with the Minnesota Department of Human Services. 

Dr. Gulrajani is the training director for Forensic Psychiatry. As part of this role he is responsible for administration of the fellowship program in Forensic Psychiatry. In the psychiatry residency program, Dr. Gulrajani teaches the forensic psychiatry lecture series to PGY 2 and 3 and in the public psychiatry lecture series at the PGY 4 level. In addition, he is also involved in teaching medical students at the University of Minnesota and forensic psychology fellows at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center. 

Dr. Gulrajani joined the department of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota in 2014. Prior to this he was medical director for inpatient behavioral health at the Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn New York and a consultant forensic psychiatrist in the trial courts in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, New York.

Awards & Recognition

  • 2018 Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • 2017 Teacher of the Year: Forensic Psychiatry, University of Minnesota
  • 2014 Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • 2003 Lily Young Investigator in Bipolar Disorder, International Society for Bipolar Disorders

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, American Psychiatric Association (APA)
  • American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL)
  • Minnesota Psychiatric Society (MPS)


Research Summary/Interests

  • Physician Malpractice
  • Cross Cultural Psychiatry



Gulrajani C. The Psychiatrist and the Death Penalty. Psychiatr Ann. 2015; 45: 593-594. doi: 10.3928/00485713-20151104-01

Gulrajani C. The Death Penalty and Psychiatry: A Historical Overview. Psychiatr Ann. 2015; 45: 598-602. doi:10.3928/00485713-20151029-01

Paradis, C., Owen, E., Solomon, L.Z., Lane, B., Gulrajani, C, Fullar, M., Perry, A., Rai, S., Lavy, T. & McCullough, G. Competency to Stand Trial Evaluations in a Multicultural Population: Associations between Psychiatric, Demographic, and Legal Factors. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry. In press.

Gulrajani, C., Kapoor, R. (2009): Right to Presence of Counsel During an Insanity Defense Evaluation. Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 37:107-109.

Goswami U, Sharma A, Varma A, Gulrajani C, Ferrier IN, Young AH, Gallagher P, Thompson JM, Moore PB (2009). The neurocognitive performance of drug-free and medicated euthymic bipolar patients do not differ. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 120 (6): 456 -463

Goswami, U., Gulrajani, C., Varma, A., Sharma, A.N. and Ferrier, I.N., Young, A.H.,Moore, P.B. (2007): Soft Neurological Signs do not increase with age in Euthymic Bipolar Disorder subjects. Journal of Affective disorders. 98 (3):99-103.

Research Thesis titled “Differential Cognitive Effects of Mood Stabilizers in Symptomatically Improved Patients of Bipolar Disorder”. Accepted for publication by the University of Delhi, India in April 2002 (165 pages).


Gulrajani, C (2015): Life in Prison with the Remote Possibility of Death: Recent Trends in Capital Punishment: American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Newsletter, 40(2):17-18

Gulrajani, C (2015): Robert Weinstock, MD: Is staying out of trouble the last word in forensic ethics? Resolving ethical dilemmas through dialectical principlism: American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Newsletter, 39(1):1-2

Gulrajani, C (2013): Influence of Race, Culture and Socioeconomic Status inForensic Psychiatry: American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Newsletter, 38 (2):11,17.

Gulrajani, C (2011): Cultural Factors in Competence to Stand Trial Evaluations;Interpretation beyond translation. American Academy of Psychiatry and The Law Newsletter, 36 (3):23-24


Teaching Areas

  • Medical Students at University of Minnesota
  • Residents in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Minnesota
  • Forensic Psychology Fellows at St. Peter Regional Treatment Center

Responsible for setting up fellowship training program in Forensic Psychiatry within the Department of Psychiatry at University of Minnesota


Clinical Interests

Severe Mental Illness; Competence to Stand Trial; Malingering