Dr. Kiran Chawla

Professor and Head

Department of Microbiology

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Dr.Kiran Chawla teaches MBBS and MD students.
    • She is incharge of Respiratory Bacteriology and Molecular Microbiology Section and supervisor of NABL and quality management of lab.
       

 

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Microbiology MBBS 3rd, 4th and 5th semester
Microbiology MD

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Microbiology Govt Medical College, Amritsar 2002
MBBS Govt Medical College, Amritsar 1992

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Professor and Head 25/04/2015 till date
KMC, Manipal Additional Professor 16/07/2012 to 24/04/2015
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 30/05/2009 to 15/07/2012
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 23/05/2003 to 29/05/2009

A Study to Compare Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism, Spoligotyping and VNTR-MIRU Typing For Complete Molecular Characterization of M.tuberculosis Isolated from pulmonary tuberculosis cases (ICMR project approved)

2015-01-01

Characterization of M.tuberculosis Isolated from pulmonary tuberculosis cases (ICMR project approved).

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Molecular Microbiology , Tuberculosis and Respiratory tract infections

Area of Expertise

Respiratory Bacteriology , Molecular Microbiology

Area of Research

Tuberculosis , Respiratory infections

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists.
  • Fellow Member of International Medical Science Academy.
  • Member of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
  • Life Member of Academy of Clinical Microbiologists.
     

Evaluation of CVBA for primary isolation and identification of Group A beta haemolytic Streptococci

2015-07-08 K Chawla PS Rao

IJMM, 2004

First report of shewanella alga as emerging infection in India, 2 cases

2007-01-01 K Chawla Mukhopadhyay C Sharma Y Munegowda KC

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2007

Detection of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) directly from clinical specimens by multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and conventional culture methods, A comparative study

2008-01-04 K Chawla Shetty Anoop K Rao Sugandhi P

Indian journal for practising doctors, 2008-03-2008-04

Bacteriological profile and their antibiogram from cases of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, A hospital based study

2014-01-01 K Chawla Mukhopadhyay C Majumdhar M Bairy I

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2008

Emerging extraintestinal infections with aeromonas hydrophila in coastal region of Southern Karnataka

2008-01-01 K Chawla Mukhopadhyay C Sharma Y Bairy I

JPGM, 2008

A comparative analysis of bacterial growth in association with earphone use

2008-01-01 K Chawla Mukhopadhyay C Soham Basak Soham Gupta

online journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 2008

Bacterial ‘cell’ phones, Do cell phones carry potential pathogens?

2009-01-01 K Chawla Mukhopadhyay C Bimala Gurung Priya Bhate

OJHAS 2009

Role of PCR for diagnosing pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in HIV infected individuals in a tertiary care hospital in India

2011-01-01 K Chawla Suganthi Martena Bimala Gurung Chiranjoy Mukhopadhyay

Indian Journal Pathology and Microbiology”, 2011

“Evaluation of CVBA for primary isolation and identification of Group A beta haemolytic Streptococci.”

2004-01-01 K.Chawla PS Rao

IJMM 2004, 22(3): 201

“First report of Shewanella alga as emerging infection in India: 2 cases.”

2007-01-01 Mukhopadhyay C Chawla K Sharma Y Munegowda KC Subhadarshini A Bairy I

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2007, 1(4):293-5

“Detection of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Directly from Clinical specimens by Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and conventional culture methods – A comparative study.”

2008-03-01 Chawla K Shetty AK Rao SP

Indian journal for practising doctors 2008-03-2008-04,5(1)

“Bacteriological Profile and their Antibiogram from cases of Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease - A Hospital Based Study.”

2008-02-01 Chawla K Mukhopadhyay C Majumdhar M Bairy I

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2008 Feb;(2):612-616

“Emerging Extraintestinal Infections with Aeromonas hydrophila in coastal region of Southern Karnataka”

2008-01-01 Mukhopadhyay C Chawla K Sharma Y Bairy I

JPGM 2008;54(3):199-202

“A comparative analysis of bacterial growth in association with earphone use”

2008-01-01 Chiranjay M Basak S Gupta S Chawla K Bairy I

online journal of Health and Allied Sciences 2008;7(2):4

“Bacterial ‘Cell’ Phones: Do cell phones carry potential pathogens?”

2009-01-01 Chawla K Mukhopadhayay C Gurung B Bhate P Bairy I

OJHAS 2009; 8(1):8

Pulmonary nocardiosis due to Nocardia farcinica in a renal transplant patient.

2009-01-01 Gowrinath K Baig WW Prabhu AR Chawla K Bairy I

Indian journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences 2009;51(4): 237-40

Role of PCR for diagnosing Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in HIV infected individuals in a tertiary care hospital in India.

2011-01-01 Chawla K Martena S Gurung B Varghese GK Bairy I

Indian Journal Pathology and Microbiology 2011;54(2):326-29

Genitourinary histoplasmosis in post-renal transplant patient: Diagnostic dilemma.

2012-01-01 Chawla A Thomas J

Indian J of Urol 2012; 28(3): 359-61

Nocardia nova causing chronic Maxillary sinusitis: A rare case.

2012-01-01 Chawla K Munim FC Rao SP Pillai S

JK Science 2012;14(2):95-6

“Role of PCR for the management of osteoarticular tuberculosis”

2009-01-01 Pandey V Chawla K Acharya K Rao S Rao S

International Orthopaedics 2009;33(3):801-805

“A 6 year Geohelminth infection profile of children at high altitude in Western Nepal” paper published online in BMC Public Health 2008, 8 :98.

2008-01-01 Mukhopadhyay C Wilson G Chawla K Shivananda PG

www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/8/98

Pulmonary Nocardiosis owing to Nocardia otitidiscaviarum

2008-01-01 Gowrinath K Prabhu AR Bairy I Prakash PY Chawla K Baig WW

Journal Bronchol 2008; 15:113-115

Emergence of Burkholderia pseudomallei and pandrug resistant non-fermenters from southern Karnataka, India.

2008-01-01 Mukhopadhayay C Chawla K Krishna S Naglaxmi N Rao SP Bairy I

Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 2008;102(1):S12-S17

Comparative evaluation of PCR and histopathology for diagnosing tuberculosis in tissues samples

2009-01-01 Chawla K Gupta S Mukhopadhay C Rao PS Bhat SS

J infect Developing countries 2009;3(2):83-7

Pulmonary nocardiosis from a tertiary care hospital in Southern India.

2009-01-01 Chawla K Mukhopadhay C Payyanur P Bairy I

Tropical Doctor 2009;39(3):163-5

Pulmonary nocardiosis presenting with cardiac tamponade and bilateral pleural effusion in a HIV patient.

2009-01-01 Chandershekar UK Acharya V Gnanadev NC Varghese K Chawla K

Tropical Doctor 2009;39(3):184-6

Tuberculous liver abscesses and venous thromboembolism - An unusual association.

2010-01-01 Gowrinath K Magazine R Bairy I Chawla K Shenoy V

Respiratory Medicine CME 2010;3:276-8

Reporting Emerging Resistance of Streptococcus pneumoniae from India.

2010-01-01 Chawla K Gurung B Mukhopadhyay C Bairy I

Journal of Global Infectious Diseases 2010;2(1):10-14

Pulmonary melioidosis in febrile neutropenia: the rare and deadly duet.

2010-01-01 Chiranjay M Chawla K Vandana KE Sushma K Saravu K

Tropical doctor 2010;40:165-6

Pulmonary melioidosis in febrile neutropenia: the rare and deadly duet.

2010-01-01 Chiranjay M Chawla K Vandana KE Sushma K Saravu K

Tropical doctor 2010;40:165-6

First report of Submandibular and Parotid abscess due to Nocardia asteroides.

2010-01-01 Chawla K Chiranjay M Shetty PV

Braz J Infect Dis 2010;14(5):544-5

Pulmonary nocardiosis due to N.otitidiscaviarum in an immunocompetent host- A rare case report

2011-01-01 Ramamoorthi K Pruthvi BC Rao NR Belle J Chawla K

Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine 2011;4(5):414-6

A rare case of community acquired Burkholderia cepacia infection presenting as pyopneumothorax in an immunocompetent individual.

2012-01-01 Karanth SS Regunath H Chawla K Prabhu M

Asia Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine 2012;2(2):166-8

Can tissue PCR augment the diagnostic accuracy in genitourinary tract tuberculosis?

2012-01-01 Chawla A Chawla K Reddy S Arora N Bairy I Rao S Hegde P Thomas J

Urologia Internationalis 2012;88(1):34-8

Primary Tubercular Psoas Abscess - A rare presentation.

2012-01-01 Chawla K D’Souza A Bhat SN Mukhopadhayay C

J Infect Dev Ctries 2012; 6(1):86-8

Bacterial isolates Bacterial isolates from the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with pneumonia not responding to initial antimicrobial therapy. from the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid of patients with pneumonia not responding to initial antimicrobial therapy.

2013-01-01 Magazine R Chogtu B Rao S Chawla K

SMJ 2013; 16(3): 102-106

Gram-negative Bacilli other than Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter Spp. causing Respiratory Tract Infections in a Tertiary Care Center

2013-01-01 Chawla K Vishwanath S Munim FC

JGID 2013;5(4): 144-148

Clinico-microbiological profile of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis from a tertiary care centre in Southern India.

2013-01-01 Chawla K Kosaraju K Rayasam S Mukhopadhayay C

JCDR 2013;7(12):2712-5

Multidrug resistant gram-negative bacilli in lower respiratory tract infections.

2013-01-01 Vishwanath S Chawla K Gopinathan A

IJM 2013;5:323-7

Is PCR better than culture in TB diagnosis: myth or reality?

2014-01-01 Johar R Chawla K Mukhopadhyay C

BMC Infectious Diseases 2014, 14(Suppl 3):46

Nocardia causing chronic suppurative otitis media and cortical venous thrombosis

2014-01-01 Chawla K Gopinathan A Kudru CU Nagiri SK

Journal of The Academy of Clinical Microbiologists 2014, 16(1): 27-9

Chryseobacterium indologenes pneumonia in a patient with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

2014-01-01 Aboobackar SH Manu MK Mohapatra AK Chawla K

BMJ Case Rep 2014. doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-204590

Stenotrophomonas maltolphilia in lower respiratory tract infections.

2014-01-01 Chawla K Shashidhar V Gupta A

JCDR 2014; 8:DC20-2.

Study of drug resistance in pulmonary tuberculosis cases in South Coastal Karnataka.

2015-01-01 Chawla K Rao P Prasad VS Mukhopadhyay C Vishwanath B Kamath A Mohapatra AK

Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health 2015 DOI 10.1016/j.jegh.2015.01.002

Elizabethkingia meningoseptica outbreak in ICU.

2015-01-01 Chawla K Gopinathan A Varma M Mukhopadhyay C

Journal of Global Infectious Diseases 2015;7:43-44

Influence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa on Exacerbartions in patients with Bronchiectasis.

2015-01-01 Chawla K Shashidhar V Mohan MK Bernaitis L

Journal of Global Infectious Diseases 2015;7:18-22.

Bacterial cell’phones, besides information, do cell phones transmit infection

2008-01-01

ICMR project for short term student fellowship (STSF), 2008.

Screening the medical students for colonization of MRSA

2009-01-01

ICMR Project for STSF, 2009.

Screening the medical students for colonization of MRSA

2009-01-01

ICMR Project for STSF, 2009.

Candia infections in intensive care unit

2011-01-01

ICMR Project for STSF, 2011.

Chronic suppurative otitis media

2012-01-01

Clinical and Microbiological profile, ICMR Project for STSF, 2012.

Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia among HIV infected persons

2014-01-01

Changing resistance pattern of streptococcus pneumonia

2014-01-01

Evaluation of efficacy of limited access dressing in elimination of MDR pathogens in wound infection which are capable of forming biofilms invitro

2014-01-01

Prevalence of Enterococci species in diabetic foot ulcer (50 cases) and role of isolated enterococci species in the enhancement of biofilm formation in a tertiary care hospital in Manipal, Karnataka

2014-01-01

Study of drug resistance in pulmonary tuberculosis cases with and without HIV-co-infection in Udupi district, coastal Karnataka

2014-01-01

Role of RT-PCR for the rapid diagnosis of MDR and XDR tuberculosis directly from clinical specimens in Indian set up

2014-01-01

Impact of change of antibiotic therapy after microbiological report on outcome of ventilator associated pneumonia (MD Thesis)

2015-01-01

A prospective study of Microbiological characterization and Clinical facets of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia infection (MD Thesis)

2015-01-01