February 22, 2009
School of Medicine, Kochi
The Amrita School of Medicine, ranked 8th in the nation, has over 550 faculty members; nearly 70% of whom possess postgraduate degrees. 15 faculty members have either a PhD or a DM (Doctorate of Medicine) or a MCh (Master of Surgery), the highest academic degree possible in this field.
The School is rapidly becoming known for the high-quality research projects it undertakes. Doctors regularly win honors at conferences in the state and in the nation. Listed below are some honors won by our doctors during the first two months of 2009. (For a list of some earlier honors, click here)
63rd IAPM Kerala Chapter Meeting at AIMS, Kochi on Feb 14, 2009
Dr. Sunil P V, DNB Trainee from the Dept of Pathology won the Best Case Presentation Award in the neuropathology slide seminar session for his presentation of the case titled — Giant Cell Ependymoma of the Filum Terminale.
Neurological Society of India, Kerala Chapter Meeting at Trichur, Feb 14-15, 2009
Neurogenic Dysphagia in Acute Ischemic Stroke – Incidence, Severity and Outcome: A Clinical Study. This paper by Dr. Pravin Thomas won the Best Paper Presentation Award in Neurology. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Anand Kumar, Dr. Suresh Kumar, Dr. Sreekala, Dr. Siby, Dr. Vinayan, Dr. Bindu and Dr. Arun Grace.
Indian Society of Gastroenterology, Annual Conference of Kerala Chapter at Kovalam, Feb 2009
Dr. Gaurav Pandey of Dept of Gastro Medicine, won the second place in the free paper session for his presentation — Experience with Living Donor Live Transplantation.
Dr. Supriya Sharma of Dept of Gastrointestinal Surgery also won the second place for her poster — Rodenticide Induced Fulminant Hepatic Failure: An Unappreciated Problem.
State Orthopaedics Conference (KOACON), Perinthalmanna on Feb 1, 2009
Dr. Kiran R and Dr. Dnyanesh Girish Lad of the Orthopaedics Department won third prize in the Quiz Competition.
Annual Conference of Association of Surgical Gastroenterologists, Kerala Chapter at Calicut, Jan 25, 2009
Dr. Murali Jayaraman from the Department of GI Surgery won the Best Poster Award for his poster titled — Bariatric Surgery – Definitely a Metabolic Surgery.
National Conference USICON 2009 at Indore, Jan 22-25, 2009
Dr. Kamlesh Maurya from Dept of Urology won first prize for Uro Quiz Competition. (Dr. Vinod of the same department was the winner last year; Amrita has won the first prize in the quiz competition two years in a row.)
Acute Page Kidney – Unusual Presentation of Renal Allograft Biopsy — This poster by Dr. Ginil Kumar, Dr. Kamlesh Maurya, Dr. Georgie Mathew, Dr. Sanjay Bhat and Dr. Appu Thomas won the second prize for poster presentation.