Dr Muralidhar Varma

Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Muralidhar Varma teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.

    He:

    • Is involved in patient care.
    • Is a guide for thesis.
    • Is Medical officer of Hospital infection control Committee.
    • In charge of HIV clinic.

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
General Medicine MBBS
General Medicine MD

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD General Medicine Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2002
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 1998

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba medical college, Manipal Department of medicine from 2002-2007 Associate professor
Kasturba medical college, Manipal Department of medicine since september 2007 Associate professor
Kasturba medical college, Manipal Department of medicine since october 2019 Associate professor

Effectiveness of video based educational intervention on stigma, ART adherence and quality of life in HIV positive patients in India

Feb 2021

Co investigator for ICMR project

Hospital-Based Surveillance of Acute Febrile Illness in Western Ghat region of India

2010

Co investigator CDC funded

Aetiology of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in India and Establishment of ICMR sample bank of AES cases – a multisite prospective initiative

2011

Co investigatorICMR funded project

check list for early recognition and treatment of acute illness( CERTAIN )

2016

Principal investigator for study with Mayo clinic USA

Capacity building and strengthening of hospital infection control to detect and prevent antimicrobial resistance in India

since 2016

Co investigator for CDC funded project

Comparative analysis of various diagnostic tools to resolve the diagnostic dilemma in Leptospirosis

2017

Co investigatorICMR funded project

Regional center for antimicrobial resistance surveillance network

2017

Co investigatorICMR funded project

establishing TB portal of mycobacterium tuberculosis from a tertiary care hospital in south India

2018

Co investigator for NIH funded project

Molecular diagnosis and risk stratification of sepsis in India

2018

MARS-India

Clinical study of non contact monitoring of respiratory rate and heart rate in non acute setting

2018

principle investigator for philips India

Initiating Antimicrobial Stewardship Activities in Hospitals in India

2018-19

Principle investigator for ICMR funded project

Initiating Antimicrobial Stewardship Activities in Hospitals in India- Phase 2

2019-20

Principle investigator for ICMR funded project

Validation of non-contact health screening kiosk for Covid19 patients visiting Kasturba Hospital, Manipal

2020

Principle investigator MAHE Philips co creation

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

HIV Infection control, ICU Infection

Area of Expertise

HIV Infection control

Area of Research

Bacteriology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Association of Physicians of India (API), 2004. 
  • Full Member of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), 2010.
  • Associate Member of Infections Disease Society of America (IDSA), 2008.
  • Life member of Hypertension society of India (HIS), 2006.
  • Best Paper Prize – Clinical for paper titled “Clinical profile of paratyphoid” in first national conference of Infectious Diseases Society of India 2008.
  • Good Teacher Award (clinical) for excellence in teaching awarded by Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, 2003-2004.
  • Good Teacher Award (clinical) for excellence in teaching awarded by Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, 2005-2006.
  • Good Teacher Award (clinical) for excellence in teaching awarded by Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, 2007-2008.
  • Good Teacher Award (clinical) for excellence in teaching awarded by Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, 2009-2010.

2002-01-10 Gowrinath K Varma DM Kavitha VP Mohapatra AK

Chest Dis Allied Sci

Hypertension patterns in adult nephrotic syndrome

2006-01-01 Varma DM

Hypertension India

Refractory hypertension

2006-01-01 Varma DM

CALFIM

Aspirin resistance

2007-01-01 Ashwin KA Bairy KL Vidyasagar S Varma DM Prashanth CK Sachidananda A

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol

Haemorrhagic pleural effusion in an HIV patient with salmonella typhimurium

2007-01-08 Mukhyopadhyay C Rao PS Shetty AK Vidyasagar S Varma M

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2007, 4:299-302

A case report- Rhabdomyolysis in cholera

2007-01-01 Varma DM

CALFIM

Pneumomediastinum- A rare benign entity

2008-01-01 Varma DM

Calicut Medical Journal

Physicians need assessment for supportive medical management guidelines for poisoning in tertiary care South Indian hospital

2008-01-01 Varma DM

Indian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy

Giant haemangioma- pictorial CME

2009-01-09 Varma DM

JAPI

Variability in blood pressure recordings in an outpatient set-up

2008-01-01 Vidyasagar S Bairy KL Rao Y Pankaj Varma DM Prashanth

Indian Journal for the Practicing Doctor

Leptospirosis and dengue fever: a predictive model for early differentiation based on clinical and biochemical parameters

2013 Varma MD, Vengalil S, , Vallabhajosyula S Krishnakumar PC, VidyasagarS

TropDoct. 2013

Colistin-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii ventilator-associated pneumonia in a tertiary care hospital: an evolving threat.

2016 May 6. Gupta M Lakhina K Kamath A Vandana KE Mukhopadhyay C Vidyasagar S, Varma M.

Journal of Hospital Infection

A rare case of neomercazole induced hepatitis.

2018 Apr 25 Varma M, Mansingh J, . Sivakumar D, Dhalla R, Vidyasagar S, Nandakrishna B

International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences.

Risk factors for carbapenem resistant enterobacterobacteriaceae in a teritiary hospital-a case control study.

2018 May 28 Varma M, Reddy LR, Vidyasagar S, Holla A, Bhat NK

Indian Journal of Medical Specialities

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Induced Hematological and Dermatological Adverse Drug Reactions in People Living with HIV in India.

2018 Muralidhar Varma, D., Radhakrishnan, Pulagam, P., Vidyasagar, S., Guddattu, V.

Internal Medicine and Medical Investigation Journal, 4(2).

A study of risk factors for bacteremia caused by urinary tract infections

2018 Aug 31 Varma M, Peravali SK, Vandana KE, Kamath A, Singh R

Asian Journal of Medical Sciences.

Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Induced Hematological and Dermatological Adverse Drug Reactions in People Living with HIV in India.

2019 Varma DM, Radhakrishnan R, Pulagam P, Vidyasagar S, Guddattu V

Internal Medicine and Medical Investigation Journal. 2019;4(2).

Evaluation of blood smear, QBC, and antigen detection for the diagnosis of Malaria

2011-01-01 Dr Akshay

Short term research studentship, ICMR research grant (Reference ID: 2011-00188).

Intravascular catheter related infections - A clinical study

2008-01-01 Dr Ramanathan P

ICMR research grant (No3/2/2008PG-Thesis-MPD-8).

A study of correlation of opportunistic infections and CD4 count in HIV patients in tertiary care hospital

2006-01-01 Dr Mili Jain

Short term research studentship, ICMR research grant (No21/159/2006).

Impact of hospital antibiotic policy on outcome of patients with septic shock in tertiary care hospital”

MS.ADITI

6 semester student KMC Manipal