Dr Arghya Pal is post graduate of Psychiatry from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and is currently Senior Resident of Psychiatry in Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata. His work currently deals with handling Clinical duties and teaching of postgraduate students. He is also involved in the functioning of the special clinic on sexual dysfunction, which is arguably the largest functioning clinic on sexual dysfunction in government sector in the city of Kolkata. His clinical duties involves managing patients with severe mental illnesses like Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, Bipolar disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders and other common mental disorders like anxiety disorders and affective disorders. He works in a general hospital psychiatry unit and is involved in consultation liaison psychiatry.
His research interest lies in social psychiatry and sexual dysfunction. He firmly believes that the development of biological aspects of psychiatry should be adequately complemented with advancements in the social psychiatry and strives to achieve that. He has been a keen researcher in the issue of stigma in mental illness and also has been involved in epidemiological aspects of sexual dysfunction. He also has been involved in research in forensic psychiatry and issues of training curriculum in psychiatric residencies. He has also been involved in online research in the development of International Classification of Diseases- 11th edition.