About the Department

Medicine Department was established in the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal in the early sixties. Department became official academic department in Aug 1969 when clinical section of KMC Manipal was inaugurated. The department is known for the strength of its teaching program which attracts postgraduates from all over India. It is one of the most sought-after MD training programs. Department caters to a variety of clinical cases providing excellent immersive learning experience for postgraduates. The department is involved in the care of critical ill patients who come from all over Karnataka as the ICUs are well equipped. Also, with highly motivated experienced faculty department is well known for diagnosis and management of common, uncommon, complex and challenging cases. The staff in the department run various specialty clinics such as diabetes mellitus, HIV, thyroid, connective tissue disease, Lipidology and Life style Medicine.

The Department of Medicine is one of the largest departments of the college providing excellent clinical services, imparting extensive UG and PG training and actively undertaking research activities.

The clinical activities of the department include running two parallel OPDs daily which cater to about 600 patients visiting the hospital and managing 240 inpatient beds in general ward and 50 ICU patients daily.

The department imparts PG training for 72 junior residents (total as on May 2021) in a structured training programme which involves rotation through subspecialties.

The undergraduate training is offered as per NMC guidelines in the form of didactic lectures, small group teaching and clinical postings. Department is fully prepared for new CBME curriculum for UG and PG Medicine Program.

The research activity of the department includes major projects with grants, PG Thesis and student projects. The faculty and students of the department have reputation of publishing in various national and international journals and present papers in various scientific conferences.

The Department is actively involved in updating its staff and postgraduates by conducting several CMEs, Guest Lectures and Conferences every year. KAPICON 2020 is one such endeavor to bring together the best of knowledgeable speakers delivering talks on a variety of the topics to help physicians to update themselves.



Adjunct Faculty



Dr. Alladi Mohan: Professor & Head, department of Medicine, Chief, Division of pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences, Tirupathi - 517 507, A. P., NTR University.






Dr. Yogesh Preet Singh: Consultant in Rheumatology, Manipal Hospital Bangalore98, Rustom Bagh, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore – 560017 - Manipal Academy of Higher Education. 





Dr. Vinod Ravindran: Consultant Rheumatologist Centre for Rheumatology on Chevarambalam -Paropady Road, Near Chevarambalam Junction, Kozhikode, Kerala – 673009 - Calicut University






Year of passing

Current position


Dr. Sudarshana Ballal


Nephrologist, director of Manipal Institute of Nephrology and Urology, the chairman of the Medical Advisory Board of Manipal Hospitals Group and Senate Member of MAHE

Dr. Pravin Amin


Senior Critical Care specialist and Physician

Breach Candy Hospital

Mumbai India



Dr. Anup Shetty



Associate Director, Nephrology Fellowship program

Dallas, USA



PhD Awarded/Ongoing


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Candidate name



Dr. Avinash Holla



Arpita Charkraborthi





Services Offered

·        General OPD services

·        NON OPD services

·        Specialty clinics

Specialty clinics run by the department of Medicine with number of patients in each:



Name of the Clinic



Name of Clinic In- charge

1) Hypertension & Obstetric medicine


Dr. Shastry & Dr. Vasudev Acharya

2) Diabetes

Tuesday Saturday

Dr. Sudha Vidyasagar/ Dr. Shiva Shankar

3) Lipidology


Dr. Mukhyaprana Prabhu

4) Immunology


Dr. Rama Bhat

5) Obesity & Lifestyle


Dr. Raviraja V Acharya

6) Thyroid


Dr. Shubha S

7) Geriatric Clinic


Dr. Manjunath Hande




Through various public, private partnership projects the department has handled various research projects funded by national and international agencies in the field of public health.

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Project & grant source








Registry of People with Diabetes in India with Young Age at the Onset (Phase II). Principal Investigator: Dr Sudha Vidyasagar.

Funding agency: ICMR

Grants received: 9,57,784 per year


Imitating antimicrobial stewardship activities in hospitals in India Principal Investigator: Dr Muralidhar Varma.

Funding Agency: ICMR

Grants received and period :10,68,000 (1 year).





















Mechanism and clinical profile of steroid induced diabetes.

Principal Investigator: Dr Sudha Vidyasagar.

Funding Agency: Research: Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI)

Grants received and period :3,95,000 (3 years)


Serum osteocalcin and parameters of glucose metabolism in type 2

Diabetes mellitus

Principal Investigator: Dr Sudha Vidyasagar.

Funding Agency: Research: Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI)

Grants received and period :3,02,000 (2years)



Association Between Serum Osteocalcin and Metabolic Syndrome. A Cross Sectional Study. Principal Investigator: Dr Sudha Vidyasagar.

Funding Agency: Research: Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI) Grants received and period

:3,04,160  (2years)




Ongoing Projects

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International Partnership for Clinical Informatics –Dr. H M Hande


Sanofi International-landmark Study- Dr. M Mukhyaprana Prabhu


Lateral flow Assay for the diagnosis of Leprosy-International


Severe Scrub typhus, INTREST trial- CMC Vellore


Malaria- MAHE- Dr. Satyamoorthy


Hospitalization among HIV patients in a tertiary care center in India- International




1.   The role of osteocalcin in mechanism of Steroid induced diabetes mellitus. Holla, Avinash and Vidyasagar, Sudha and Nandakrishna, B and Shastry, BA and Kamath, Asha and Hande, Manjunath H and Adiga, Shalini (2020 International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries, 40 (3). pp. 399-405. ISSN 0973-3930


2.   Diagnostic performance of C-reactive protein level and its role as a potential biomarker of severe dengue in adults. Raghavendra Rao, Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India; Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India, Akhilesh K Pandey, Shobha U Kamath. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. Volume 13 Issue 8 > 2020,13(8):358-365. DOI:10.4103/1995-7645.289440.


3.   Assessment of Predictors for Severity in Scrub Typhus-A Case-Control study - Raghavendra Rao1*, Asha Kamath2, Rama Bhat1, International Journal of Medical, search & Health Sciences, Year: 2019, Volume: 8, Issue: 12, First page: (68) Last (73) Online ISSN: 2319-5886


4.   A study of serum magnesium levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidaemia, coronary artery disease and correlation with ascvd risk score. N.S Kamath1, Bhat R; 2 IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 12, December 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications


5.   Prabhu Mukhyaprana M and Gangula, Rahul Sai and Stanley, Weena (2019) Diagnostic utility of serum ascites lipid and protein gradients in differentiation of ascites. International Journal of Hepatology, 2019. pp. 1-11. ISSN 2090-3448







In 2020, the API (Association of Physician of India) Udupi – Manipal Chapter in Association with Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education conducted KAPICON in Manipal. 580 physicians and postgraduates had registered for this conference. The postgraduate paper presentation part of conference was conducted on October 17th & 18th 2020 virtually. 





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