Department caters to the diagnostic needs of SDM hospital and other private hospitals of Hubli and Dharwad. Faculty members of the department are actively involved in teaching, training, diagnostic and research activities. Staff are involved in teaching undergraduates (Medical, Dental, Nursing, Physiotherapy, BScMLT students), Post graduates and Ph.D in Pathology. They are indulged in various research activities in the fields of their interest and have brought out publications in the form of books and articles in various national and international journals. Department has conducted several conferences, CMEs and workshops. It has the proud privilege of conducting one national and 3 state conferences, annual National Conference of Indian Academy of Cytologist – CYTOCON in November 2011 and Annual state conference of KCIAPM- KAPCON in August 2016. Department coordinates tumor board meetings where interesting and challenging oncology cases are discussed.

Head of the Department

Dr Vidisha S. Athanikar Professor & HOD Pathology holding the post of Head of the department of pathology since 1st March 2019, has Post graduated from J N Medical College Belgaum in 1990 with vast experience as both undergraduate and Postgraduate teacher for  30 years. She has been a source of inspiration to her students. She has been guiding post graduate students from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Maharashtra and she has conducted both UG & PG examinations in all these places. She has presented posters and papers in various state and National conferences and attended two international conferences at Mumbai and Chandigarh. She has published about 10 original articles in indexed journals. She is keenly interested in surgical pathology and is involved in research projects in Uro-genital Pathology. She is a BOS member for both UG & PG in SDM Medical College, Dharwad; J N Medical College, Belgaum and Krishna Medical College, Karad, Maharashtra.


Teaching Program

Teaching in pathology for MBBS, BDS, MD, Nursing, Physiotherapy, BscMLT and other paramedical courses is carried out in the department. Department is well equipped with class rooms with audio-visual aids, demo rooms, and practical halls for effective teaching for medical students.

For the purpose of undergraduate practical sessions 2 separate wet and dry halls with well-equipped instruments, best binocular microscopes, gross specimens and histopathology slides are provided to the UG students.

An excellent museum containing more than 1000 specimens is a prized possession of this department. Regular topic seminars, journal clubs, gross specimen discussions, autopsy reviews, slide seminars are conducted in the department as a part of the PG training program.

Penta and Deca head microscopes are used for the PG teaching purpose. In addition postgraduates are posted to various diagnostic divisions of the department. They are also deputed to other well-known institutes like NIMHANS and KIDWAI for their training. The faculty regularly gets updated by attending conferences, CMEs, seminars, training programs etc. The department has published more than 30 research papers in the last five years.

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