Dr Suma Nair

Dr Suma Nair

Professor and Head

Department of Community Medicine

My Name is Dr Suma Nair, my profilePage is. I am aProfessor and Headin Department of Community Medicine, KMC Manipal.
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Suma Nair teaches undergraduate MBBS students and postgraduate MD students.

    She is:

    • Part of the core team in the Department of Statistics, Manipal University for training PhD candidates in Research Methodology and Biostatistics.
    • Resource person for training researchers in systematic reviews as a part of the South Asian Cochrane Network activities.
    • Approved PhD and MD Dissertation supervisor.
    • Member of Doctoral Advisory Committee for doctoral students.
    • Involved in out-funded and non-funded research projects.
    • Faculty guide for short term student research projects awarded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) since 2005.
    • External Reviewer for Public Health Nursing (Blackwell publishing), IJMR, Food and Nutrition Bulletin.
    • In charge of a community cancer clinic that carries out cancer screening among rural population.
    • Actively involved in various national programmes at the community level such as the pulse polio programme, family health awareness week and mass drug administration for filarial control.
  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject
    :
    Community Medicine
    Subject code
    :
    MBBS
    Year / Semester
    :
    3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th semester
    Subject
    :
    Community Medicine
    Subject code
    :
    MD
    Year / Semester
    :
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree
    :
    MD
    Specialisation
    :
    Community Medicine
    Institute
    :
    Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
    Year of passing
    :
    2004
    Degree
    :
    MBBS
    Specialisation
    :
    Institute
    :
    Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai
    Year of passing
    :
    1990
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    KMC,Manipal
    Designation
    :
    Professor and Head of the Department
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    12/2/2018 till date
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    KMC, Manipal
    Designation
    :
    Associate Professor
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    2009
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    KMC, Manipal
    Designation
    :
    Assistant Professor
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    2004 to 2009
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    KMC, Manipal
    Designation
    :
    Tutor
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    2000 to 2004
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    Designation
    :
    Registrar (Internal Medicine)
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    1997 to 2000
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Mediciti Hospitals, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
    Designation
    :
    Fellow in Cardiology
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    1992 to 1993
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Mercury Nursing Home, Egmore, Chennai
    Designation
    :
    Resident Medical Officer
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    1990 to 1991
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Bhailal Amin General Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat
    Designation
    :
    Resident Medical Officer
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    1992 to 1993
    Institution / Organisation
    :
    Government Royapettah General Hospital, Chennai
    Designation
    :
    Intern
    Role:
    Tenure
    :
    1989 to 1990
  • CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Suma Nair teaches undergraduate MBBS students and postgraduate MD students.

    She is:

    • Part of the core team in the Department of Statistics, Manipal University for training PhD candidates in Research Methodology and Biostatistics.
    • Resource person for training researchers in systematic reviews as a part of the South Asian Cochrane Network activities.
    • Approved PhD and MD Dissertation supervisor.
    • Member of Doctoral Advisory Committee for doctoral students.
    • Involved in out-funded and non-funded research projects.
    • Faculty guide for short term student research projects awarded by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) since 2005.
    • External Reviewer for Public Health Nursing (Blackwell publishing), IJMR, Food and Nutrition Bulletin.
    • In charge of a community cancer clinic that carries out cancer screening among rural population.
    • Actively involved in various national programmes at the community level such as the pulse polio programme, family health awareness week and mass drug administration for filarial control.
  • SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
    Subject Subject code Year / Semester
    Community Medicine MBBS 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th semester
    Community Medicine MD
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
    Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
    MD Community Medicine Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2004
    MBBS Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai 1990
  • EXPERIENCE
    Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
    KMC,Manipal Professor and Head of the Department 12/2/2018 till date
    KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2009
    KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2004 to 2009
    KMC, Manipal Tutor 2000 to 2004
    Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Registrar (Internal Medicine) 1997 to 2000
    Mediciti Hospitals, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Fellow in Cardiology 1992 to 1993
    Mercury Nursing Home, Egmore, Chennai Resident Medical Officer 1990 to 1991
    Bhailal Amin General Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat Resident Medical Officer 1992 to 1993
    Government Royapettah General Hospital, Chennai Intern 1989 to 1990
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest
    :
    Cancer Screening with focus on Breast cancer , NCD Epidemiology , Malaria and TB Control , Maternal and Child Health , Technology in Health , Cancer Screening with focus on Breast cancer
    Areas of expertise
    :
    Epidemiology , Research Methodology , Systematic Reviews , Cancer Screening , Epidemiology , Research Methodology
    Areas of research
    :
    Breast Cancer Epidemiology / Survival , Behavioural interventions from cardiovascular risk factors , Worksite wellness interventions and their efficacy , Malaria prevention & control , TB burden among vulnerable group
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
    • Member of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM), 2002.
    • Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA), 2002.
    • Member of Cochrane Breast Cancer Review Group, 2004.
    • Member of Karnataka Association of Community Health (KACH), 2011.
       
  • AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
    Areas of interest Cancer Screening with focus on Breast cancer , NCD Epidemiology , Malaria and TB Control , Maternal and Child Health , Technology in Health , Cancer Screening with focus on Breast cancer
    Areas of expertise Epidemiology , Research Methodology , Systematic Reviews , Cancer Screening , Epidemiology , Research Methodology
    Areas of research Breast Cancer Epidemiology / Survival , Behavioural interventions from cardiovascular risk factors , Worksite wellness interventions and their efficacy , Malaria prevention & control , TB burden among vulnerable group
  • PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
    • Member of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM), 2002.
    • Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA), 2002.
    • Member of Cochrane Breast Cancer Review Group, 2004.
    • Member of Karnataka Association of Community Health (KACH), 2011.