CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Is involved in academic and clinical training of medical students and internal medicine postgraduate residents.
- Guides postgraduate students in their dissertation.
- Is internal examiner at KMC Manipal for MBBS.
- Attends to outpatients and inpatients and supervises resident doctors and interns.
- Guides PhD students.
Dr Kavitha Saravu teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|ICMR International Fellowship for Young Biomedical Scientists||Translational Research (Infectious Diseases)||Yale School of Medicine, Connecticut, USA||2013|
|Diploma||Tropical Medicine and Hygiene||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Royal College of Physicians, England, UK)||2013|
|DNB||General Medicine||National Board of Examinations, New Delhi||2006|
|MD||General Medicine||Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai||1998|
|MBBS||Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore||1994|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|KMC, Manipal||Professor & Unit Head||01/03/2013 till date|
|KMC, Manipal||Additional Professor||16/07/2012 to 28/02/2013|
|KMC, Manipal||Associate Professor||13/10/2004 to 15/07/2012|
|KMC, Manipal||Assistant Professor||20/10/1999 to 12/10/2004|
|Seth G S Medical College and King Edward Memorial College, Mumbai||Junior Resident||01/08/1995 to 31/07/1998|
Understanding the Epidemiology of Antimalarial Drug Resistance in Plasmodium vivax and Elucidation of Resistance Deterministic Host Factors for Antimalarial Drugs.
Principal investigator : in-progress research project funded by the Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.
Assessment of acute kidney injury and other organ dysfunctions in falciparum and vivax Malaria in Kasturba Hospital, Manipal – a retrospective study.
Acute kidney injury in Dengue-risk factors and outcomes.
Co-Investigator of the on-going study.
Assessment of fourteen days primaquine treatment efficacy by determination of long latency relapses in Plasmodium vivax.
Principal investigator of the in-progress study
Assessment of Malarial acute kidney injury in a tertiary care centre.
Co-Principal investigator of the in-progress study.
Predictors of mortality in acute febrile illness requiring ICU care.
Co-Principal investigator of the in-progress study.
Elucidation of haematological profile with respect to disease severity in malaria – a tertiary care teaching hospital based cohort study.
Co-Principal investigator of the in-progress study
Clinico-Microbiology profile of infective endocarditis from a tertiary care hospital in India.
Principal investigator of the in-progress study.
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Infectious Diseases, Malaria, Melioidosis, Acute Febrile Illnesses, HIV, Antimicrobial Resistance
Area of Expertise
Infectious Diseases, Malaria, Melioidosis, Tuberculosis, Acute Febrile Illnesses
Area of Research
Malaria, Melioidosis, Tuberculosis
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
o Member of Manipal Academy of Higher Education Ethics sub-committee
o Core committee member of the Clinical Epidemiology Unit of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal
o Member of Indian Medical Association, Udupi
o Member of Association of Physicians of India
o Member of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
o Member of Infectious Disease Society of India
o Member of HIV Medical Association of India
o Member of the Clinical Infectious Diseases Society (CIDS), India
o Member of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID)
o Member of India CLEN- Clinical Epidemiology Network
Authored a chapter on Melioidosis in the 9th edition of API text book of medicine (Association of physicians of India) ed Y P Munjal 2012.1134.
Authored a chapter on Melioidosis in the 10th edition of API text book of medicine (Association of physicians of India) ed Y P Munjal 2015.
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Plasmodium vivax remains responsive to chloroquine with primaquine treatment regimen: a prospective cohort study from tertiary care teaching hospital in southern India.
Trop Doct 2012: 1-2.
Severity in Plasmodium vivax malaria claiming global vigilance and exploration – a tertiary care centre based cohort study.
Malar J 2014, 13:304.
Elucidation of Host immune competence, disease severity and anti-malarial drug resistance in plasmodium vivax Malaria
2014-01-01 Rishikesh Kumar
Study of risk factors, clinical features and predictors of outcome of MRSA infection
2013-01-01 Dr Aparajita Chatterjee
A comparative study of clinical presentation of tuberculosis and melioidosis
2012-01-01 Dr Mohan Rao
Determinants and outcome of ventilator associated pneumonia
2011-01-01 Dr Preethi V
Risk factors, microbiological profile and outcome of 174 cases of nosocomial sepsis
2010-01-01 Dr Madhura
Clinical profile of melioidosis
2009-01-01 Dr Rammoorthy
Clinical profile and determinants of outcome in poisonous snake bites
2008-01-01 Dr Vasanth Somavarapu
Diet in Diabetes
An article, in a souvenir brought out by IMA Udupi Karavali, which was released on the occasion of inauguration of IMA Bhavan, Udupi on April 26, 2007, Souvenir brought out by IMA Udupi, Karavali.
in Udayavani a newspaper in regional language, 2008, Udayavani.
No free health check- up in China’s Public hospitals
Gave an interview to Times of India , a National English Newspaper, 1 February, 2008, Times of India.
Resource person for phone in program, on obesity in Namma TV a local television channel on 24 February, 2008, Namma TV.
health care and life style
Gave an interview on health care and life style in China to All India Radio- Mangalore which was broadcast.
Resource person for phone in programme, on diabetes, its complication and prevention in Namma TV, a local television channel on 22 February, 2009, Namma TV.
Plasmodium vivax malaria presenting with complications.
An article in ‘Aarogyavani’ a health supplementary page of ‘Udayavani’ Kannada daily.
Health check: why & when?
An article in ‘Vijaya Health’ a health supplementary page of ‘Vijaya Karnataka’ daily.