Kanchana currently works full-time as a Psychiatrist in Adult Community Mental Health Centre in Waitemata District Health Board. She is also involved in teaching medical students in Psychiatry through the University of Auckland.
Kanchana completed her medical degree in the University of Auckland and achieved post-graduate Fellowship in Psychiatry from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP).
Kanchana has experience in forensic, adult and general psychiatry, and assesses a wide array of mental disorders including mood disorders, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorder, Adult ADHD, and substance use disorder. She also has interests in co-morbid complex medical and psychiatric disorders, civil and forensic reports, immigration reports, perinatal psychiatry, and dealing with a wide variety cultures including the use of interpreters.
She is flexible in her working hours and currently offers evening appointments from Monday to Friday as well as weekend appointments. She is available to see patients at the St Heliers and Ellerslie branches.