Dr Manjunath Prabhu

Professor and Head

Department of Anaesthesiology


    Dr Manjunath Prabhu teaches MBBS and Anaesthesiology postgraduate students.

    He is:

    • Internal examiner for MD and Diploma examination in Anaesthesiology.
    • External examiner for MD and Diploma examination in Anaesthesiology.
    • In charge of pain and palliative care unit.  



Subject Subject code Semester
Anaesthesiology MBBS
Anaesthesiology MD
Anaesthesiology DA


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Anaesthesiology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 1994
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 1989


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC,Manipal Professor and Head 1/Dec/2018 till date
KMC, Manipal Professor 2011 till 2018
KMC, Manipal Additional Professor 2009 to 2011
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2000 to 2009
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 1994 to 2000
KMC, Manipal Junior Resident 1991 to 1994


Area of Interest

Regional Anaesthesia , Pain Management , Difficult Airway , Neuro Anaesthesia , Paediatric anaesthesia

Area of Expertise

General Anaesthesia , Regional Anaesthesia , Pain Therapy Related Nerve Blocks

Area of Research

Airway equipment Regional Anaesthesia

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Indian Society of Anaesthesiology, 1994.
  • Life Member of Research Society of Anaesthesiology Clinical pharmacology, 2009.
  • Life Member of Indian Association of Palliative Care, 2000.

Umesh’s intubation detector for rapid and reliable identification of tracheal intubation by novices in anaesthetized paralysed patients

2013-01-03 Umesh G Tim TJ Prabhu M Prasad KN

J Clin Monit Comput

Intra-operative point of care haemoglobin estimation: A comparison of three methods

2010-01-01 Srinivasan NM Prabhu M

Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology

Comparison of two techniques of Laryngeal mask insertion- is reverse technique better than standard

2014-01-02 Prasad KN Prabhu M Khara S

Indian Journal of Respiratory Care

A technique to overcome inability to advance a tracheal tube over fiberscope during nasotracheal intubation

2010-01-01 Umesh G Prabhu M Kini G Shiyad M

J Anaesth

Congenital lobar emphysema: Challenges in diagnosis and ventilation

2012-01-07 Prabhu M Joseph TT

Anaesthesia Essays and Researches

Diagnostic fibrotic bronchoscope aided double lumen tube insertion

2009-01-12 Umesh G Prabhu M Appuswamy E Kaur J

Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia

Idiopathic subglottic stenosis

2014-01-09 Kariappacheril JG Umesh G Prabhu M Revappa KB

Indian J Anaesth

Anaesthesia machine-checklist, hazards, scavenging

2013-01-09 Umesh G Prabhu M

Indian J Anaesth

Light at a tunnel’s end: The light wand as a rapid tracheal location aid when encountering false passage during tracheostomy

2010-23-12 Umesh G Rao S Shetty S Prabhu M

Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine

Overcoming the problem of pseudo hypoxemia in myeloproliferative disorders: Another trick in the bag

2012-01-10 Prasad KN Prabhu M Priya L Sasikumar S

Indian J Crit Care Med

Tracheal migration during laparoscopic cholecystectomy

2011-01-01 Sandeep

During laparoscopic surgery pneumoperitonium will be created. This increases the intra- abdominal pressure and pushes the diaphragm cephalad. This may result in endotracheal tube advancing deeper and may end up going end bronchial.

Depth of insertion of endotracheal tube in children- Fibrotic assessment

2010-01-01 Priya L

The pre-existing formulae used for tracheal tube fixation length has been evaluated using fibrotic bronchoscope and tried to reach a new formula for Indian children aged between 2-10 years.

Adding Clonidine to spinal bupivacaine effect on postop morphine requirement in ACL reconstruction

2009-01-01 Vimal Bharadwaj

Several additives have been used by investigators in order to increase the duration of action of spinal anaesthesia. In this study clonidine was used as an additive and its effect on postoperative pain relief was evaluated. The morphine consumption in the first 24 hours of postoperative period is evaluated.

Postoperative sore throat and hoarseness of voice with three prototypes of laryngeal mask airway

2008-01-01 Kiran BR

Use of LMA is found to be associated with laryngopharyngeal morbidity like sore throat and hoarseness of voice. There are several modifications in LMA and in this study 3 prototypes of LMA are used in controlled conditions. The incidence and severity of sore throat and hoarseness of voice is assessed.

LMA versus Trachlight comparison of tracheal intubation with MILS

2007-01-01 Arushi Gupta

Manual inline stabilization (MILS) is applied during tracheal intubation in patients suspected with cervical spine injury. As the cervical spine movement is limited with MILS. Direct laryngoscopy and intubation is difficult at times. In this study intubation was performed either with intubating LMA or using Trachlight.

Comparison of two techniques of LMA insertion- is reverse technique is better than standard

2006-01-01 Shailaza Khara

Insertion of LMA is done using index finger guiding it along the hard palate. In this study the standard technique has been compared with reverse technique. In the reverse technique LMA is inserted like a oropharyngeal airway. The proper fit and the fibrotic evaluation done. Postoperative sore throat and hoarseness of voice has been evaluated.

Intubation through LMA- comparison of blind technique with trachlight guided intubation

2005-01-01 Fiona Patrod

Intubating LMA has been introduced to clinical practice for assisting intubation in difficult airway situations. Blind passage of tube is commonly done and airway.

    Pain and Pain relief


    Arogyavani section of Udayavani Kannada Daily, Article written for public information regarding the pain management. The analgesics used and their possible harm were mentioned. Cancer pain treatment including neurolytic blocks has been mentioned.