Dr Ranjit Mahanta

Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist


Dr Ranjit Mahanta is a visiting Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in old age psychiatry at Priory Hospital Ticehurst House since 2021. Dr Mahanta remains a Consultant Psychiatrist in the NHS in Surrey since 2011 and currently leads an inpatient unit for severe functional and organic mental illness for patients aged 65 years and above. He has held previous leadership posts within the NHS including membership of NHS Clinical Senate, and is currently the Guardian of Safe Working Hours.


Dr Mahanta qualified from St Bartholomew’s & The Royal London medical school in 2003 and continued his postgraduate training in old age psychiatry in London teaching hospitals. Upon completion of core training, he qualified as a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2008. During higher specialist training in London, Dr Mahanta completed a Masters in Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London with distinction in 2010. He went on to complete a Diploma in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians before completing his training, and enrolled on the GMC specialist register in 2011 as a specialist in Old Age Psychiatry.

Research interests

Dr Mahanta was involved in various research projects during his postgraduate training including first author work at the world-renowned Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, involving investigation of glaucoma treatments in dementia. He remains committed to research in his NHS work. His particular clinical interest is the mental health of Parkinson’s disease.


  • Approved Clinician and Section 12 Approved
  • Bachelor of Medicine-Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree
  • Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych)