About the Department & Specialty:

Established : 

Department caters to the diagnostic needs of SDM hospital and other private hospitals of Hubli  Dharwad, Medical colleges of SMC Bagalkot, Bapuji Medical college Davangere, MRM Gulbarga & Goa medical college.  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, BSc Allied Sciences 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 was 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 tumour board meetings where in interesting and challenging oncology cases are discussed, Department faculty are interested in conducting CPCs & CRCs, where other department staff members and PGs will take active part.

Timings & Holidays
Outpatient (OPD) :
Monday to Saturday – 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Sundays & Public Holidays – Not Available
Emergency – 24*7

Diagnostic Facilities

  • Pathology department is well equipped to carry out various haematology, clinical pathology, cytopathology, histopathology, IF, IHC investigations and also perinatal autopsies. 
  • Haematology section has 6 part differential automated blood analysers and coagulometers. Clinical pathology wing which is located in the sample collection centre performs routine urine analysis. 
  • Both direct and CT/USG guided FNACs are performed in the cytopathology section. 
  • Pap smear reporting – Department caters for both Urban & Rural pap smear screening.
  • Fluid cytology is carried out using cytocentrifuge and thin-prep equipment. 
  • The Histopathology section is equipped with a fully automated tissue processor and state of art cutting and staining equipment. Frozen sections for rapid intraoperative consultation are regularly performed. It also has facilities to perform ancillary techniques like cell block preparation for cytology specimens & special stains. 
  • Perinatal autopsies are routinely done.
  • Automated immunohistochemistry and Immunofluorescence will help the Urban & Rural Diagnostics.
  • Blood centre which has facilities for component preparation & routine  packed RBCs, Platelets 32 through Apheresis.


  • Clinical pathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Immunofluorescence investigations
  • Histopathology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Perinatal autopsies
  • Pathology department is well equipped to carry out various haematology
  • Blood Centre
  • Department faculty & PGs will present Poster & Paper both in state, national & International conferences & some of them have been conferred awards.

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