Dr. Krishnakumar is the director of IMHANS and head of the child development services. He is an additional professor in the department of Medical Education Service of Govt. of Kerala. He had his undergraduate training and postgraduate training in Pediatrics at the Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode and subsequently did MD Psychiatry at the Institute of Mental Health, Chennai. He has more than 20 years experience in the field of child psychiatry as a clinician, teacher and researcher.