Dr. Amin A. Gadit has done his MBBS from Dow Medical College, Karachi in 1984 and since then has multiple postgraduate qualifications in the field of Psychiatry which are MRCPsych (London), FRCP (Ireland), PH.D. (UK), Board Certification in Psychiatry (UK), D.P.M. (Ireland), D.C.P. (Ireland) and MCPS (Pak).
He has followed a brilliant academic path throughout his career and has received applause both nationally and internationally for his contributions in the field of mental health and public services. In the area of education, he was instrumental in causing mass awareness about mental health in the country through print and electronic media.
His contributions to local, national and international scientific journals together with campaigns in the popular papers and news-sheets went ahead with positive outcome in terms of awareness, both in the academic and literate circles and in the population at large. His six books on mental health issues augmented the impact of this contribution.
His extensive travels to a number of rural and urban areas with the aim of spreading health education were instrumental in development of insight related to the issues of mental health.
He has raised his professional voice in many government and non-government committees. He introduced the concept of Ethno-psychiatry in the country which aimed at collaboration of alternate mental health practitioners with the main stream mental health professionals and has become a pioneer in this innovative field.
He served as an editor to a number of professional journals and is in the W.H.O. list of medical editors. He has published 100 scientific papers on mental health issues and in recognition of his contributions was elected as distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the first Pakistani to have received this honour.
His major contribution in terms of public service is the establishment of Manora Health Project which served the community of Manora for four years. This was a purely voluntary service and through this project the morbidity among the local population declined in the time period of this service. This was the model and exemplary service pattern which received wider appreciation and Dr. Amin was commended for his selfless and meritorious service to the humanity. This service model suggested that if it is replicated throughout the country, it would have been able to bring a revolutionary change in the health system of the country. His contributions toward betterment of community dates back to 1984 since his graduation but the Manora project has been the zenith in terms of service to humanity.
He has served as Professor and Vice Principal of Hamdard University’s medical college for a number of years and is currently serving as Professor of Psychiatry in Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada which is again a unique honour for Pakistan.