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School of Medicine Faculty



Dean of Basic Sciences

Basu Amitabha, M.B.B.S., M.D.

M.B.B.S., Burdwan Medical College
MD, Kasturba Medical College
Master in Clinical Education-College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Edinburgh
Date of appointment: July 2006

Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Alice Anne Coleman Brunn, Ph.D.

Ph.D., Personality Psychology Baylor University
Date of appointment: January 2007

Basic Science Faculty
Anatomy

Seetharama Rao, Ph.D.

Professor of Anatomy and Chairman
Ph.D., Mangalore University
Date of appointment: November 2008

Olena Bolgova, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor
M.D., Lugansk State Medical University Ukraine
Ph.D., Kharkov State Medical University Ukraine
Date of appointment: October 2007

Histology and Cell Biology

Gerardo Ochoa-Vargas, M.D.

Associate Professor of Histology
M.D., National Autonomous University of Mexico
Date of appointment: February 2008

Anup Rao K, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Assistant Professor
M.B.B.S., Fr. Muller Medical College, Mangalore. India
M.D., Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Mangalore, India
Date of appointment: October 2014

Neurosciences

Volodymyr Mavrych, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Anatomy
M.D., Lugansk State Medical University, Ukraine
Ph.D., Crimea State Medical University, Ukraine
Date of appointment: October 2007

Biochemistry and Genetics

Avinash K. Rawal, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Ph.D., Nagpur University
Date of appointment: September 2011

Jagannadharoo Peela, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Associate Professor of Medical Genetics
M.D.(Biochemistry), Andhra Medical College
M.B.B.S, Andhra Medical College
National Registry of Certified Chemists, USA
Date of Appointment: October 2016

Biostatistics and Evidence Based Medicine

Caron S.M. D'Silva, M.B.B.S, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, and Biostatics and Epidemiology

M.D.(Pharmacology)- Kasturba Medical College
M.B.B.S., Fr. Muller Medical College
Date of appointment: January 2017

Michael G. Gillespie, M.L.I.S.

Library Director
Master of Library and Information Science, San Jose State University
Date of appointment: December 2016

Microbiology and Immunology
Dr. Nayak

Narendra P. Nayak, M.B.B.S, M.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology,
M.B.B.S, Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences
M.D., Lokamanya Tilak Municipal Medical College
Date of appointment: September 2017

Ashraya Jagadeesh, M.B.B.S., M.Sc.

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
M.B.B.S., Sri Siddhartha Medical College, India
M.Sc (University of Manchester, UK) and Diploma in Infectious Diseases (School of Public health UNSW, Australia/ Apollo Hospital )
Date of appointment: February 2007

Pathology

Amitabha Basu, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Professor of Pathology,
Chair of Physiology & Pathology
M.B.B.S., Burdwan Medical College
MD, Kasturba Medical College
Date of appointment: July 2006

Survakusam Biswas, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Associate Professor of Pathology
M.B.B.S., Calcutta University
M.D., Delhi University
Date of appointment: April 2012

Pharmacology

Qing Zhong, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
M.D., Guang Dong Medical College, Ph.D., Wayne State University
Date of appointment: January 2013

Caron S.M. D'Silva, M.B.B.S, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, and Biostatics and Epidemiology

M.D.(Pharmacology)- Kasturba Medical College
M.B.B.S., Fr. Muller Medical College
Date of appointment: January 2017

Physiology

Prajna Barke, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Associate Professor of Physiology
M.B.B.S., Kasturba Medical College
M.D., Kasturba Medical College
Date of appointment: May 2006

Dr. Aravindakshan Jiji Kooriyil M.B.B.S., M.D.

Assistant Professor of Physiology and Pathology M.B.B.S., M.D. (Physiology) Sree Siddartha Medical College and Research Foundation, Tumkur, Karnataka Affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, India
Date of appointment: February 2014

Behavioural Sciences and Ethics

Alice Anne Coleman Brunn, Ph.D.

Student Counselor, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Ethics,
Chairman of Behavioral Sciences and Ethics
Ph.D., Personality Psychology Baylor University
Date of appointment: January 2007

Xenia Sotiriou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Manchester
Date of appointment: March 2008

Preclinical Sciences

Suzanne Johnson, M.D.

Associate Professor
M.D., Dalhousie University
Date of appointment: September 2013

Maribel Aurelio, M.D.

Associate Professor
M.D., College of Medicine, University of the Philippines (Manila)
Date of appointment: July 2008

G.Jha, M.B.B.S., M.S. (Surgery)

Associate Professor
Master of Surgery (M.S.), Rajasthan University
M.B.B.S., Rajasthan University, Jaipur, India
Date of appointment: June 2003