Dr Zarrar Chowdary


VWA Provider Number: 443541WJ


Dr Zarrar Chowdary is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and is board certified in addiction medicine from USA. Still in clinical practice, Dr Chowdary is also a Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist in dual diagnosis addiction medicine at Monash Health.   A well respected adjunct lecturer at Monash University where he teaches undergraduate students, Dr Chowdary was awarded the highly prestigious ‘Supervisor of the Year’ Award in 2019.

Dr Chowdary is a member of The Faculty of Addiction Psychiatry and an examiner for both the Australian Medical Council and Royal Australian College of Psychiatrists. He has previously held the positions of staff specialist for alcohol and drug services and community psychiatry in Australia and England.

Dr Zarrar Chowdary is highly experienced  in general adult psychiatry, addiction, post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and dual diagnosis presentations. His most recent interests includes psychiatric issues in chronic pain and the use of medicinal cannabis with a focus on de-prescribing and nonpharmacological aspects in chronic pain management.


Languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi.

Accreditations and Schemes:

  • Worksafe Victoria Independent Medical Assessor
  • Worksafe Victoria Independent Impairment Assessor
  • SIRA NSW Workers Compensation Permanent Impairment Assessor
  • SIRA NSW Motor Accident Guidelines Authorised Health Practitioner NSW (post 1 Dec 2017)
  • Comcare Guide to the Assessment of Degree of Permanent Impairment
  • Medical Negligence
  • Seafarers
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Life Insurance – TPD and Income Protection Assessments
  • Public and Professional Liability
  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Ed
  • American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th Ed


VIC Worksafe IIA
Motor Vehicle Assessment
Telehealth Assessments
Medical Negligence
Life Insurance
Public & Professional Liability

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