• Dr. Renuka P., Assistant Professor, Department of ENT secured the first prize with Gold Medal in the consultant paper award category in the recently concluded IASSACON 2018 ( Indian Association of Surgeons for Sleep Apnea) at Pondicherry during March 02 - 04, 2018. This was for her original work titled " Does obstructive sleep apnea contribute as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease?".
  • Dr. Anu Sasidharan, Associate Professor in the Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, won the Best Paper Award for his scientific paper titled ‘An Unfortunate Infant’ which was based on an autopsy examination done at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, in the Silver Jubilee National Conference of the Karnataka Medico-legal Society hosted by the Department of Forensic Medicine, Bangalore Medical College on 1-3 December 2017. The same case had been earlier published in the Indian Police Journal.
    Dr. V.V.Pillay, Professor & Head, Dept of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology & Chief, Poison Control Centre, was invited to deliver the ‘ATS Iyengar Oration’ in the same conference. The oration was on ‘Substance Abuse’.
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  • Dr. Paul T Francis, Associate Professor, Community Medicine has published an article titled "Is social distancing the unvaccinated justifiable?" in the journal, Research in Pediatrics and Neonatology.
  • In the recently held 66th Annual National Conference of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, APCON 2017 (December 06 -10, Bhopal), Dr. Indu R. Nair, Additional Professor, Department of Pathology, Amrita School of Medicine, won the first prize in the Pathology quiz competition.
  • In the recently concluded 15th Annual Conference of Diabetic Foot Society Of India (DFSI) at Chennai during December 08 - 10, 2017, Ms. Salini Dharmadas, Lecturer from the Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine won the best poster award for her research on Micro Architecture of Chronic Diabetic Charcot Arthropathy.
  • Dr. Girish B. N., Associate Professor, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine received Second Prize in oral presentation of research paper titled "Sulfur amino acids and oxidative stress in chronic pancreatitis" in the 11th Annual Conference of Physiologists of Tamil Nadu held at Stanley Medical College, Chennai on 28th and 29th October 2017.
  • At the international conference, Fetocon 2017, jointly organised in association with FETAL HEART, under the aegis of the Amrita Centre of Excellence in Fetal Care held during November 17-19, 2017, Dr. Saranya Srikumar, Senior Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine won the best poster award for her poster titled 'Isolated short femur and its perinatal outcome'.
  • Dr. V. V. Pillay, Professor and Head, Forensic Medicine and Toxicology and Chief of Poison Control Centre, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, has contributed chapters in the just released multi-author treatise on emergency medicine, titled, Textbook of Emergency and Trauma Care. Read More 
  • Dr. Pillay V. V., Professor at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, published his latest reference book on Toxicology. The book titled ‘Third Edition of Comprehensive Medical Toxicology’ was officially released by Dr. S. Senthilkumaran, President of the Indian Society of Toxicology during its Executive Committee Meeting held in Kochi on November 12, 2017.  Read More 
  • Dr. Vandana Balakrishnan, Associate Professor in Physiology and Ms Sarika, Tutor in Physiology received certificate of recognition for presenting the following papers in FIPSPHYSIOCON-2017, International Conference organized by Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, DRDO, New Delhi.
    1. The impact of Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique on plasma GABA levels a pilot study- Faculty Oral presentation by Dr. Vandana Balakrishnan
    2. Effect of IAM technique in improving glycemic control in Type 2 Diabetes a pilot study - poster presentation by Ms Sarika K S
  • In the 17th National Conference of the Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology held at Mumbai during 15 - 17 September 2017, Dr. Subramania Iyer (Professor and Head, Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology) has been nominated as the Chairman of the Governing Council. Dr. Krishnakumar Thankappan (Professor, Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology) and Dr. Deepak Balasubramanian (Assistant Professor, Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology) were invited faculties.
  • An abstract titled Efficacy, Acceptability and Tolerability of Low Glycemic Index Diet in South Indian Children with Refractory Epilepsy authored by Dr. Vinayan, Professor of Paediatric Neurology and Bri. Nivedita, Dietetics Department has been selected for the Best Abstract Contribution Award at the upcoming 32nd International Epilepsy Congress at Barcelona, Spain.
  • Dr. Sadia Khan, Associate Professor, Microbiology won the first prize for her oral presentation titled “Colistin resistance due to insertional inactivation of the mgrB in K.pneumoniae of clinical origin: First report from India” in TRICON 2017, Seventh Triennial Conference of Academy of Clinical Microbiologist held at Calicut Medical College between 4th to 6th August, 2017.
  • Dr. Rakesh P. S., Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, is being awarded the "Outstanding Young Doctor Award" instituted by IMA, Cochin. This is for his outstanding performance in the field of Medicine and Public Health .The award will be handed out on the occasion of Doctors' Day celebration on 1st July 2017.
  • Dr. Rakesh P. S., Assistant Professor in the Department of Community Medicine, Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, has been invited by Harvard University as a visiting scientist in the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health in Boston, USA, effective July 1st, 2017. He has also received the prestigious Bernard Lown Scholarship in Cardiovascular Health which is designed to create an international cadre of talented health professionals who will use public health tools and strategies to prevent cardiovascular diseases and promote cardiovascular health in developing countries. He will also be developing a research proposal jointly with researchers from Harvard. Dr. Rakesh is the sixth South Asian receiving this scholarship till date and the only Indian this year. He will also be able to recommend and guide prospective researchers from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for this scholarship.
  • Dr. Rajesh  Kesavan’s (Associate Professor, Anaesthesiology) poster titled” Correlation of static versus Dynamic tests of coagulation in right lobe living donor  hepatectomy” was adjudged as the best poster at the recently concluded 7th Edition of Master Class in Liver Disease held at Chennai during January 20-22, 2017. The poster was presented by Dr. Ambreen Sawant, fellow in Liver  and Solid Organ Transplant Anaesthesia. This was selected amongst 20 best posters selected from liver centres across India and abroad. The Department of Anaesthesia also had presented 4 posters at the conference.
  • Dr. Ajay Balachandran, Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology won the Second Best Paper Award in theFaculty category of the 38th Annual National Conference of the Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, held at IIT Powai during February 23 - 25, 2017. His paper was titled "The Pervasive Persistence Of The Factually Incorrect Theory Regarding The Mechanism Of Production Of Abrasion Collar In Forensic Medicine Textbooks: A Review".
  • Dr. Asmita Mehta (Professor of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine) was invited as a faculty for USG workshop and hands on training  in the recently concluded 22nd National Conference of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology “BRONCOCON - 2017”, held at Christian Medical College, Vellore, during March 02-04, 2017.
  • World Phonocon 2017, the Joint Meeting of International Association of Phonosurgery and Indian Association of Phonosurgeons was held in Gurgaon during February 17 - 19, 2017. Dr. Unnikrishnan Menon, Associate Professor, ENT, Amrita School of Medicine won joint 1st prize in the Senior Consultant Award Paper category for his presenation titled 'Correlation between questionnaire-assessed subjective dysphagia and objective neurological scores in Parkinsons disease cases'.
  • Dr. Seetalekshmy, Professor, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, won the 1st prize for poster (A rare case of  gout with secondary amyloidosis)  at the recently held 3rd International Renal Pathology Conference (IRPC)  and 12th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Renal & Transplantation Pathology (ISRTP) at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. It was selected from 35 posters from different countries. She also gave a faculty talk on "Proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin deposits"  at the conference.She has been elected as Secretary of Indian Society of Renal & Transplantation Pathology (ISRTP) for 2017-2018.
  • Dr. Ayyappan V. Nair, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, won the Best Paper in the shoulder session, of Isksaa Conference, held at New Delhi on 22nd November 2016. His paper was on "Functional outcome of Arthroscopic Subscapularis repair and relation to subcoracoid impingement"
  • In the recently concluded 51st national meeting of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India held in New Delhi, Dr. Subramania Iyer , Professor and Head of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery was elected as the President. It is after a gap of more than 20 years that a person from Kerala state is assuming this position.
  • Dr. Ashok Pillai, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery was invited as a visiting faculty at various university teaching hospitals in USA and Canada. The lectures were:
    • ‘Stereo-EEG: how it changes the scenario’ and ‘Robotic Neurosurgery – Fact or Fiction’– invited talks given as Visiting Professor during Neurosurgery Grand Rounds at Loma Linda Medical Center, Loma Linda, California, USA on November 16, 2016.
    • ‘Stereo-EEG in epilepsy surgery’ – Invited talk given as Visiting Professor at University of Alberta Medical Centre, Edmonton, Canada on November 23, 2016.
    • ‘Robotic Neurosurgery – Fact or Fiction’– invited talk given as Visiting Professor during Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, at University of Alberta Medical Centre, Edmonton, Canada on November 25, 2016
  • Dr. Renuka Balu, Assistant Professor of ENT won the M. A. Gopalakrishnan Gold Medal prize for the Best Video presentation at the Annual State Conference of ENT, KENTCON, held during October 01 - 02, 2016 at Thiruvalla.
  • Dr. Teena Mary Joy, Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, School of Medicine won the Best Paper of the Faculty Session for her presentation of the research paper titled ' Prevalence of Dietary and Physical activity related risk factors for NCDs  among   urban  women'   in  the recently  concluded  Ist National  Conference  on Postgraduate Medical Research 2016 – THRICON  16, in Thrissur organized jointly by the Kerala University of Health Sciences & Dept. of Community Medicine, Govt Medical College, Thrissur.
  • Dr. Janarthanan R., Assistant Professor, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery received Junior Best Paper award prize for his oral presentation titled "Technical difficulties in the Management of Large ArterioVenous Malformations" in the Kerala State Plastic Surgery Association (KPSA) conference recently held in Trivandrum.
  • In the recently held 1st American College of Physicians (ACP) India Chapter Congress - Medicine 2016 in Mumbai, Dr. Merlin Moni, Assistant Professor in the Department of General Medicine, Amrita School of Medicine won the second prize for her paper presentation - “Sepsis Registry” - Experience from Tertiary care hospital on April 01 - 03, 2016."

CASE REPORT

  • Dr. Mohan Abraham, Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatric Surgery has been chosen as the President of Kerala Association of Paediatric Surgeons on February 07, 2016.
  • Dr. Krishnakumar R., Associate Professor, Spine Division, Department of Orthopaedics has described a new clinical sign in Orthopaedics & Spine termed  “sternum-into-abdomen deformity” which was published in the leading international 'SPINE' journal. The term  “sternum-into-abdomen deformity” is descriptive of the resultant severe kyphosis with prominent abdominal wall crease from sternal/lower rib cage pressure on the abdomen, causing gastrointestinal dysfunction severe enough to cause weight loss. The co-author of this publication is Prof. Dr. Lawrence G. Lenke, a renowned spine specialist who has classified Scoliosis.
  • In the recently concluded Golden Jubilee National Meeting of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSICON 2015) in Mumbai, Dr. Subramania Iyer, Professor and Head, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, was elected as the President. This is after 21 years that a Plastic Surgeon from Kerala is elected to this post. Dr. Subramania Iyer also delivered the A C Ganguli Memorial Lecture at the meeting. His topic was Hand Transplant and Beyond.
  • Dr. Mohit Sharma, Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, secured the Sam C. Bose and Saroja Bose Best Audit and Research Paper award instituted for the first time by APSI for Microtia Reconstruction. His paper was titled - An Audit of Microtia Reconstruction : Improvement in results after review and modification of technique. He was also awarded the Ethicon Visiting Professorship in Microsurgery for the year 2016.
  • Dr. Janarthanan R, Assistant Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, secured the APSI Best Paper award for his paper titled Hydrogels & PRP - A boon for fatgraft survival?
  • In the 23rd Annual Conference of the Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India (AGOICON) held at Hyderabad during November 27 - 29, 2015, Dr. Anupama R., Associate Professor, Department of Gynaecologic Oncology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences won the BEST PAPER (Dr. Shashikant Lele Award for the best paper in conference theme) award. Her paper was titled – Sentinel node mapping in endometrial cancer using Indocyanine Green Dye and Near Infrared Imaging. The paper is also published in the Indian Journal of Gynecologic Oncology
23rd Annual Conference of the Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India (AGOICON)
  • Dr.Chinmay Kulkarni, Assistant Professor, Radiology, School of Medicine has received the Certificate of Merit award for the online scientific exhibit "Tropical Pancreatitis- A unique Clinic-radiological entity" in the Radiological Society of North America 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting held during November 29 - December 04, 2015 in Chicago.
  • Dr. Manjit Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Amrita School of Medicine has been awarded the prestigious degree of Fellow of European Board of Nuclear Medicine (FEBNM) after successfully clearing the European Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Examination held in October 2015 in Hamburg, Germany under the auspicious of UEMS/CESMA-COUNCIL OF SPECIALIST MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS EXAMINATION COMMITTEE 2015.
  • Dr. Rose Mary Jacob, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Amrita School of Medicine has won the first best research paper award for her paper titled "Thyroid and Endometriosis" at the 9th Annual Conference of Association of Physiologists of Tamil Nadu held at Meenakshi Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Kachipuram during September 26- 27,  2015. 
  • In the recently concluded 17th Annual Conference of Academy of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine jointly organized with Cochin Thoracic Society, held at IMA Hall Kochi during May 8 - 10, 2015, faculty in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine received great honors:
    • Dr. P. T. James, Professor and Academic Head was awarded “Presidential Appreciation Award” for his outstanding contribution to the branch of pulmonary medicine.
    • Dr. Asmita Mehta, Clinical Professor was awarded “Young Pulmonologist Award 2015” for her brilliant academic and clinical achievements.
    • Dr. Arun Nair, Clinical Head, conducted an Interventional Pulmonology EBUS-Thoracoscopy workshop ably assisted by Dr. Subin Ahmed, Clinical Assistant Professor. Dr. Hari Lakshmanan, Clinical Associate Professor and Dr. Asmita Mehta, Clinical Professor were faculty conducting the Sleep and Thoracic Ultrasound workshop respectively. Dr. Akhilesh K., Clinical Assistant Professor and Dr. Nithya Haridas, Clinical Assistant Professor contributed with their active participation in conference activities.
  • Dr. Pavithran, Professor and Head, Medical Oncology, have been elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
  • Dr. Sundeep Vijayaraghavan, Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, won the best paper award for practicing  plastic surgeon for the year 2014 in the Annual Meeting of Kerala Plastic Surgeons Association in Munnar held during April 17 - 19, 2015. His paper was titled "Bipolar transfer of biceps femoris muscle for hip abduction." 
  • Dr. Jimmy Mathew, Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, won the best paper award for practicing  plastic surgeon for the year 2015 in the Annual Meeting of Kerala Plastic Surgeons Association in Munnar held during April 17 - 19, 2015. His paper was titled "Masseteric nerve for facial re-animation." 
  • Dr. Zachariah Paul, Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology won the best poster award at the 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrologist at Orlando, Florida during February 13 - 15, 2015. The poster was titled 'Effect of transdermal nitroglycerin on newly created arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis.' There were a total of 30 posters, of which ours was placed first. This has also been invited for podium presentation at the 9th Congress of the Vascular Access Society to be held during April 15 – 18, 2015 at Barcelona, Spain.
  • Dr. Charu Singh, Addl Professor, Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine won the best poster award at the 22nd International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPCON 2015) at Hyderabad during February 13 - 15, 2015. The poster was titled 'Integration of palliative care in intensive care in a tertiary care hospital - our experience.'
    This award especially holds value as there were 98 posters from other countries including Sweden, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Canada etc. The poster discussed Amrita Institute of Medical Science’s work over past 2 years including integrated rounds in ICU, care conferences for decision making, enabling discharge to home and establishing of Bioethics Committee.
  • Dr. Sathyajith G. Nair, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics won the award for the best poster in the faculty category at the 28th South Zone PEDICON and 43rd Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Kerala state, held at Thrissur during November 14-16, 2014. The poster was titled “Electrolyte disturbances in children admitted to the Pediatric critical care unit: A comparative study.”
  • Dr George Paul, Assoc Professor, Dept of Geriatrics Conferred FRCP, Glasgow and selected to the panel of examiners for MRCP General Medicine, a rare distinction to an Indian Doctor.
  • Dr. Ajit Kumar Varma, Professor, Dept of General Surgery/Podiatric Surgery won Dr. S.C. Mishra Oration Award conducted by CSM Medical University (King George Medical College Hospital, Lucknow).
  • Dr.Umadethan, Professor & Head, Dept of Forensic Medicine Published a book on "Principles and practice of forensic medicine" Swamy Law Publishers, Kochi.
  • Dr. V N Unni, Professor & Head, Dept of Nephrology selected as a Key Opinion Leader for Kidney Transplantation in India by the International Transplantation Society.
  • Dr. R.V. Jayakumar, Professor of Endocrinology, who is the President of the Indian Thyroid Society elected to the Executive Council of the Asia Oceanic Thyroid Association (AOTA). This Association includes a number of countries like Japan, China, Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Iran and other South East Asian countries. He is the first Indian to be elected to this council.
  • Dr Subramania Iyer, Professor, Dept. of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery/Head & Neck Surgery :
    • Invited as Co- Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the First Euro Asian Head and Neck cancer congress at Belarus.
    • Invited as a Distinguished Overseas visitor for the annual meeting of the Royal Australian College of Surgeon to be held in Perth. He is the second Indian to be accorded with the honor.
    • Appointed as External Examiner for the Fellowship of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (FAMS) Exit Examination in Plastic Surgery.
    • Nominated as the President of the Eurasian Head and Neck Society as well as into the governing body of the Eurasian Federation of Oncology for a two year term.
    • Invited as international Chairperson for the EAFO Global Cancer Summit in Moscow and Head and Neck cancer surgery workshop in Tomsk, Siberia
  • Dr.Vinayan KP, Professor, Dept of Neurology :
    • Selected to represent India in the WHO-ILAE workshop on neonatal seizures held in Budapest, Hungary.
    • Appointed as a Member of International Task Force for Development of Diagnostic and Management Guidelines for Epilepsies in Children by the International League Against Epilepsy(ILAE). He was the representative for the Asia - Oceania region in this body.
    • Appointed as an External Examiner by the Faculty of Medicine , University of Cape Town, South Africa for the Ph.D/ M.Phil projects in the discipline of Pediatric Neurology.
    • Elected as the Editor "Epilepsy India", the official Journal of Indian Epilepsy Society.
  • Dr Sanjeev K Singh, Medical Superintendent
    • Selected as an Ambassador for Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) from India. The honor of Ambassadorship is conferred to 10 best professionals in infection control in the world. Presented four abstracts in the Center for Disease Control meeting at Atlanta.
    • Authored a book entitled "Infection Control Guidelines – Principles and Practice"
    • Appointed as a member to the most prestigious technical committee in National Board of Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH).
    • The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), recommended him to the Government of India for planning and drafting national policies for infection prevention.
  • Dr. V. V. Pillay, Professor Professor of Forensic Medicine and Chief, Analytical Toxicology.
    • Appointed as one of 7 international experts by the World Health Organization (Geneva) as a reviewer for a monograph on blood lead analysis which has been released globally. He was also a contributor for an earlier WHO monograph (on snake antivenom) published in 2010 (WHO Guidelines for the Production, Control and Regulation of Snake Antivenom Immunoglobulins. 2010).
    • Appointed as one of three Asia Representatives of American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) for 2011. He is the only representative selected from India.
    • Nominated as member of the Expert Committee constituted by the Directorate of Forensic Sciences, Ministry of Home affairs, Govt. of India, for drafting a bill for enactment in Parliament, on " Forensic Science Services 2011".
  • Dr. K. N. Panicker, Professor, Dept of Community Medicine nominated as a Member of an eminent group of central and State governments to study the status of mosquito menace and find out the remedies and suggest ameliorative measures and to prepare an action plan for controlling mosquito population.
  • Dr Krishnakumar T , Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Head and Neck Surgery awarded fellowship of American Head and Neck Society recently. He was given the fellowship after successfully completing 2 years of training at the Rosewell Park Institute, Buffalo.
  • Dr. Rajesh, Asst Professor, Dept. of Gastroenterology awarded Japanese Society of Gastroenterology Research Fellowship Programme award during the Asian Pacific Digestive Week 2011 (APDW) in Japan .
  • Dr. V. Narayanan Unni, Professor & Head, Department of Nephrology :
    • Nominated by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK, to receive the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) and attended the admission ceremony at Glasgow.This is in recognition of his clinical and academic achievements during his illustrious career.
    • Received fellowship of Indian Society of Nephrology (2012)
  • Dr Balu Vaidyanathan, Professor, Department of Pediatric Cardiology. Received Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology.
  • Dr Krishnakumar R, Assistant Professor, Spine division, Dept of Orthopaedics :
    • Received fellowship from Scoliosis Research society, USA
    • Awarded 2013 ISSLS (International Society for the Study of Lumbar Spine) International Spine fellowship During 40th Annual Meeting of ISSLS Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
  • Dr. Meenakshi Dhar, Professor of Ophthalmology, Appointed as Member Ethics Committee of Ophthalmic Society of India.
  • Dr. Unnikrishnan K. Menon, Associate Prof., Department of ENT elected as Associate Editor International Journal of Phonosurgery & Laryngology, the official journal of the Association of Phonosurgeons of India (APSI).
  • Dr. Dinesh. N, Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behaviour Medicine appointed as the President Indian Medical Association, Cochin.
  • Dr. V. Rajesh, Assoc. Prof. Dept of Pulmonary medicine : Awarded the Young Pulmonologist Award of 2013 Instituted by the Academy of Pulmonary And Critical Care Medicine (APCCM).
  • Dr. Gopal S Pillai, Assoc Prof & Head, Dept of Ophthalmology. Elected as Editor Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology 2012-13
  • Dr. Sheela Nampoothiri, HoD, Department of Pediatric Genetic was invited to present a paper titled, "Lysosomal Disorders in Kerala – Experiences from AIMS," at the Asia Pacific Lysosomal Storage Disorder Conference held at New Zealand during 20th-23rd November 2008. The paper won wide appreciation on account of its reporting on the largest series of lysosomal storage disorders from India.
  • Dr. Sukhes Mukherjee of the Department of Biochemistry at the Amrita School of Medicine was awarded the 2008 Young Scientist Award. His paper titled "Effects of Grape Skin and Flesh on Ethanol Induced Alterations in Blood," won the PS Murthy award at the 35th Annual Conference of Association of Clinical Biochemists of India, held at the Vedic Village at Kolkata, 18 – 21 December, 2008.
  • Dr. Moni Abraham Kuriakose, Chairperson of the Head and Neck Institute at Amrita School of Medicine has been appointed to the scientific committee of Academy of Oral Oncology and Advanced Craniomaxillofacial Research.
  • Dr. Subramania Iyer, HoD, Department of Reconstructive Surgery has been invited as scientific co-chairman of 1st Euro- Asian Head and Neck Cancer Congress, Belarus in July 2009.
  • Dr. Surij Salih, Head and Neck Institute, School of Medicine won gold medal for best paper Presentation for his paper Titled "Tensor fascia lata osseo-musculocutaneous free flap for orbitomaxillary Defects," at the Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology 8th National Conference in Bhubaneswar held in December 2008.
  • Dr. Naveen, Head and Neck Institute, School of Medicine won gold medal for best poster Presentation for his Poster on the topic "Lateral arm free flap for oral tongue defect reconstruction," at 3rd World Ayurveda Congress held in December 2008, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Dr. B. Rajeev, Honorary Consultant, Holistic Medicine won second prize for paper presentation and best poster presentation award at the 9th Joint Annual Conference of the Indian Epilepsy Association and Indian Epilepsy Society held in October 2008, New Delhi.
  • Dr. Vinayan K.P., Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology won 2nd best poster award for his clinical series presentation of a rare epileptic syndrome, a first for India, for the topic — A study of the clinical and electrographic characteristics of Angelman syndrome.
  • Dr. Sunil P. V., DNB Trainee, Department 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," at the 63rd IAPM Kerala Chapter Meeting at AIMS, Kochi on February 14, 2009.
  • "Neurogenic Dysphagia in Acute Ischemic Stroke – Incidence, Severity and Outcome: A Clinical Study," a paper by Dr. Pravin Thomas won the Best Paper Presentation Award in Neurology at the Neurological Society of India, Kerala Chapter Meeting at Trichur, February 14-15, 2009. The paper was co-authored by Dr. Anand Kumar, Dr. Suresh Kumar, Dr. Sreekala, Dr. Siby, Dr. Vinayan, Dr. Bindu and Dr. Arun Grace.
  • Dr. Gaurav Pandey of Department of Gastro Medicine won the second place for his paper titled "Experience with Living Donor Live Transplantation," at the Indian Society of Gastroenterology Annual Conference of Kerala Chapter at Kovalam, February 2009.
  • Dr. Supriya Sharma of Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery won the second place for her poster "Rodenticide Induced Fulminant Hepatic Failure: An Unappreciated Problem," at the Indian Society of Gastroenterology Annual Conference of Kerala Chapter at Kovalam, February 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," at Annual Conference of Association of Surgical Gastroenterologists, Kerala Chapter at Calicut on January 25, 2009.
  • Dr. Gopal S. Pillai, HoD of Retinal Services won the first prize for his paper presentation at Drishti 2009, the 34th Annual Conference of the Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons, conducted in Kannur on November 29, 2009. The paper was titled —"Results of Small Gauge Vitrectomy for Retinal Diseases: A Retrospective Analysis of 586 Cases."
  • Dr. V. Balakrishnan was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian Society of Gastroenterology in 2009. The award was presented to him at the Annual Conference of Gastroenterology; India’s largest gathering of physicians and researchers, in the field of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Endoscopy and Gastrointestinal Surgery.
  • At the State Orthopaedics Conference at Palakkad held in Jan 2010, Dr. Ranjith Unnikrishnan was awarded the Prof. T. K. Surendran memorial gold medal for his paper titled "Anterior Vs Posterior Surgery in Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: A Prospective Randomized Study."
  • Dr. Ajit Kumar Varma was awarded the oration medal, a certificate and a plaque at the Dr. S. C. Mishra memorial oration contest conducted in January 2010 by CSM Medical University, previously King George Medical College, Lucknow. The contest was part of the 55th Foundation Day celebrations of the University.
  • Dr. Sebind Kumar, was awarded the 2nd place for his poster titled, "Modafinil for clozapine induced adverse effects in people with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders in remission: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial", at the 3rd South Asian Regional Symposium on Evidence Informed Healthcare recently conducted at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, in January 2010.
  • Dr. Anupama, Assistant Professor in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Amrita School of Medicine, won the best paper prize in oncology at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference in Guwahati, in January 2010.
  • Dr. K. K. Haridas was conferred the title of Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, Ireland in Dublin on March 5, 2010. He was one of seven recipients world-wide to have received the honor in 2010.
  • Dr. Tufela Shafi, Vitreo-Retinal Fellow at the Department of Ophthalmology won the Best paper award in the 61st Delhi Ophthalmic Society Conference at New Delhi, in May 2010. Her paper was titled "Core Vitrectomy versus Near Total Vitrectomy with PVD induction and retinal surface cleaning in the visual outcome of postoperative endophthalmitis."
  • Dr. Sujithra H. of the Department of Ophthalmology was awarded the best video presentation award for her video, Amritakiranam at the Delhi Ophthalmic Society Conference, in May 2010. Amritakiranam depicts a teleophthalmic approach to management of diabetic retinopathy in remote areas.
  • Dr. Binu Sasidharan, Fellow at the Department of Orthopedics won the Prof. P. A. Alexander Memorial Gold Medal at ARTHROCON 2010, an International Knee Symposium convened in Calicut in Jun 2010. The gold medal was awarded for his paper titled, "Analysis of Valgus Angle following Navigation for Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)", which was adjudged as the best paper in the conference.
     
  • Dr. Chotisha and Dr. Menila Daniel, second-year MD Pathology residents, Amrita School of Medicine won prizes in the poster presentation session conducted at the Oncopathology CME at Rajagiri Hospital on May 19, 2018. Dr. Chotisha received first prize for her poster titled - To get the most with the least invasive - and Dr. Menila received second prize for her poster titled - Targeting Her-2 in micropapillary carcinoma in urinary bladder.
  • DM thesis of Amrita's former DM Pediatric Cardiology student, Dr. Ritchie Sharon Solomon, has been published in Indian Pediatrics (May 2018 issue) as a research paper. The paper is titled - Early Neurodevelopmental Outcomes After Corrective Cardiac Surgery In Infants. Indian Pediatrics is the official journal of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics and it has wide circulation all over India.
  • Dr Ramesh P., MCh Resident, Department of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Amrita School of Medicine, got the Second Prize in the All India QUIZ Competition on Reproductive Medicine conducted by ISAR (Indian Society For Assisted Reproduction), for infertility specialists less than 40 years, held on April 21, 2018 at Science City Kolkata, during the 23rd Annual Conference of ISAR.
  • Dr. Muthiah Subramanian, Final year DM Cardiology resident, Department of Cardiology, Amrita School of Medicine, won the best paper award in the Annual Conference of the Kerala Heart Rhythm Society held in Kochi on 8th April 2018. Dr. Muthiah has won the award for the best free paper for 3 years in a row, a first in the history of this conference. His work on risk stratification based on ECG and exercise testing in Brugada Syndrome was awarded in 2016 and 2017. In the 2018 conference, he presented his work on the value of an ECG based scoring system in the prognostication of patients with stress cardiomyopathy.
  • In the ISAR (Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction) Kerala chapter annual conference held at Trivandrum from March 17-18, 2018, the MCh students of the Department of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Amrita School of Medicine performed well and won the following prizes.
    1. The team comprising of Dr. Parvathy T. (2nd year MCh Resident) and Dr. Ramesh P. (1st year MCh Resident) won the first prize in the Quiz Competition.
    2. Dr. Parvathy T. won the third prize for her paper "Heterotopic Pregnancy" in the Free Paper Presentation category
  • Dr. Hareesh Chandran, 2nd year postgraduate resident from the Department of Pathology won the first prize at the slide seminar on Paediatric Pathology held at the 80th IAPM Kerala Chapter meeting held in Thiruvananthapuram on 10th February 2018. His paper was titled "Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma".
  • Ms. Laghima V. N. (2013 batch MBBS student, Amrita School of Medicine), along with Dr. Shobha George ( Assistant Professor, Community Medicine) and Ms. Nimitha Paul (Lecturer, Biostatistics – Community Medicine Department) has published original research article in National Journal of Research in Community Medicine Oct – Dec 2017 issue.
    Title of the article is “Study on Lifestyle Risk Factors in School Children and its Relationship to their Mothers”.
  • Dr. Ram Gautham, second-year postgraduate resident at the Department of Orthopaedics, School of Medicine, won the Prof. K.C. Jacob Gold Medal for the Best Postgraduate Paper at the recently conducted Kerala Orthopaedic Association Conference held at Kannur from the 26th-28th of January 2018. His paper was titled “Growth Modulation using Tension Band Plates in Angular Deformities Around the Knee: Intervention according to etiology in idiopathic and pathological physes”
  • Students from the Department of Emergency Medicine at Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, secured first prize in the quiz competition at the Kerala State Chapter Level Emergency Medicine Conference, ‘EM Kerala 2018’, an academic fest organized by the Emergency Medicine Association. Read More
  • In the recently concluded AOI Mid-Term National Conference held at Mangalore during December 01 - 03, 2017, Dr. Chithra Ramachandran, 2nd year postgraduate resident, Department of ENT, School of Medicine won the best poster presentation for her poster -Unusual cases of stridor in infants. She won the prize in a tough competition of 50 entrees.
  • In the recently concluded 15th Annual Conference of Diabetic Foot Society Of India (DFSI) at Chennai during December 08 - 10, 2017, Dr. Priyatham Kamath, Fellow, Department of Podiatric Surgery, School of Medicine won the award for the best oral presentation for his paper - Long term survival and physical activity following major lower limb amputation in diabetic patients.
  • At the recently held Robotic Surgeons Council 2017 at Goa on November 19, 2017, Dr. Reshu Agarwal, fellow at the Department of Gynaecologic Oncology, School of Medicine won the Krishnaswamy Subrahmaniam Memorial Video Award for her video presentation titled “Atypical pathways in sentinel node mapping for endometrial cancer”. The Department of Gynaecologic Oncology has been doing pioneering research on robotic-assisted sentinel node mapping since 2015, and has received many awards for the same.

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  • Dr. Akhshitha Reddy and Dr. Gayathri S., final year postgraduate students of the Department of Paediatrics, Amrita School of Medicine have won the 1st & 2nd prize respectively, for the post graduates research paper presentation among the 25 medical colleges, at the 31st South Zone PEDICON 2017 and 46th Kerala State PEDICON 2017, held at Kollam on 4th and 5th November 2017. The topics were "Serum Procalcitonin levels in children with sepsis admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit" and " Risk factors and outcome of acute kidney injury in children admitted to pediatric intensive care unit".
  • Dr. Ram Gautam, second-year postgraduate resident in Orthopaedics, School of Medicine won the best paper award in the Cochin International Orthopaedic Summit conference held during October 06 - 08, 2017. His paper was titled : Is the Microbiology of Prosthetic Joint Infections different from the Western World ?

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  • At the international conference, Fetocon 2017, jointly organised in association with FETAL HEART, under the aegis of the Amrita Centre of Excellence in Fetal Care held during November 17-19, 2017, Dr. Sindhu Praveen, third-year postgraduate resident in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine received the award for the best paper for her study titled - 'Sequential changes in Uterine Artery Doppler between first and second trimester in relation to pregnancy outcome'.
  • Two of Community Medicine postgraduates at Amrita School of Medicine won the Best Paper Awards at the recently concluded 'THRICON 17 - National Conference of the Kerala University of Health Sciences’ held at Thrissur during October 26 - 27, 2017. Dr. Harsha Lais (1st year postgraduate) won the best paper award for her presentation on “Immunisation coverage among children in 12-23 months in Vypeen block, Ernakulam District” and Dr. Arjun Babu (2nd year postgraduate) won the award for his presentation on ”Prevalence of second hand smoke exposure among higher secondary school students in Ernakulam district, Kerala”.
  • Dr Ramesh P., MCh Resident, Department of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Amrita School of Medicine got the first prize in the ALL KERALA ISAR (Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction) QUIZ competition held on September 24, 2017 at Kochi.
  • The National Conference of the Endocrine Society of India (ESICON-2017) was conducted at Kovalam from 13th to 15th October, 2017. The first prize in the best oral presentation category was bagged by Dr. Shiga (Final year DM Endocrinology) for her paper Differentiated thyroid cancer in adults: a study of clinicopathological characteristics, risk categories and response to therapy at a single center. Dr. Geetha Lakshmi (Final year DM Endocrinology) won 2 prizes in the poster presentation category. She won second prize in the thyroid section for her poster Papillary thyroid cancer with tall cell histology: Prevalence, clinicopathologocal characteristics, comparison with classical PTC and short term outcome and also third prize in the diabetes section for her poster Prevalence of MODY associated mutations in patients with young onset diabetes and significant family history.
  • In the 17th National Conference of the Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology held at Mumbai during 15 - 17 September 2017, Dr. Narayana R. (Final year MCh Resident, Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology) bagged the best oral presentation award for his paper - FDG non avid pulmonary module in head and neck cancer : which are significant ? - and Dr. Samskruti P. Murthy (Final year MCh Resident, Head & Neck Surgery and Oncology) bagged the best publication award for her paper - Deep extrinsic muscle involvement is a fallacy in American Joint Committee on Cancer's seventh edition of tumor staging of oral cavity cancer.
  • The 2014 batch MBBS students of Amrita School of Medicine secured second position in South Zone Inter College Dance Fest held at CMC Vellore during July 12 - 14, 2017. The participants were Reshma Rajeev, Achanya Shankar, Jayaprabha Jayakumar, Aiswarya Sajeevan, Aswathy Jayaprasad, Niranjana S. Pillai and Sai Niranjana.
  • At the “Decoding breast cancer - A recap of the Milan Breast Cancer Conference", held at Pune from 18th to 20th August 2017, Dr. Reshu Agarwal Sreevastava, fellow in Gynaecological Oncology, was awarded the Best Poster Award with a cash price Rs. 25,000 for the poster "Feasibility of sentinel lymph node detection in breast cancer using intra operative dual mapping in low resource setting - an interim analysis of a pilot study".
  • Dr. Vishnu Dev, DM Nephrology Resident, Department of Nephrology bagged the first prize for the best free paper for his presentation titled - Simultaneous pancreas kidney transplantation -our experience at Amrita Hospital - in the recently concluded Annual State Conference of Nephrology Association of Kerala (NAK) held at trivandrum.
  • Dr. Sindhu, Final Year PG Resident, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, won the Best Paper Award for her paper titled "SEQUENTIAL CHANGES IN UTERINE ARTERY DOPPLER AND ITS PREGNANCY OUTCOMES" at SOUTH ZONE YUVA FOGSI Conference held during July 21 - 23, 2017.
  • Dr. Shalin Shah, second-year DM Neurology resident, Department of Neurology won the best paper award for his presentation "Usefulness of a modified questionnaire as a screening tool for swallowing disorders in parkinson disease" at the state conference of Kairaly Neurosciences Society, Neurological Society of India, Kerala Chapter held during April 08-09, 2017 at Thiruvananthapuram.

    The paper was mentored by Dr. Suresh Kumar, Clinical Professor, Department of Neurology and Dr. Unnikrishnan Menon, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of ENT, School of Medicine. 

  • The following Post Graduates of Department of Pathology received Awards at the uropathology conference held at CMC, Vellore during February 03 - 04, 2017.
    • Dr Gitwa Vatsaraj won first prize in poster presentation on - "Adenocarcinoma bladder- a case series".
    • Dr Deepty Sarah Alex won second prize in poster presentation on -"Glomus tumor of kidney- A rare case".
       
  • The Post Graduates of Department of Internal Medicine received Awards at the National Conference – APICON 2017, held in Mumbai from January 26th to 29th2017.
    • Dr. Deepak Venugopalan won first prize for his poster titled "The Villain hides in plain sight" on Chronic Iron Deficiency Anaemia causing secondary thrombocytosis in turn causing arterial and venous thrombosis.
    • Dr. Pooja Krishnappa  won second prize for her poster titled "Pulmonary hypertension in light chain myeloma - An uncommon association".
       

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  • Dr. Arun Sachu (Final year MD Resident) of Department of Microbiology won the first prize for an oral presentation in the  CME on “Emerging infections in Clinical Practice Challenges & Management” organised by ACM and Department of Microbiology, Believers Church Medical College ,Thiruvalla on February 25, 2017. 


    His topic was “Simple low cost differentiation of Candida auris from Candida haemulonii complex using CHROM agar Candida medium supplemented with Pal’s medium”. He was guided by Dr. Anil Kumar, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology.
  • Dr. Sreeraj R. Nair (2nd year MD Resident) won the third prize for best poster presentation “THE PATH LESS TRAVELLED” in the recently concluded 22nd National Conference of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology “BRONCOCON - 2017”, held at Christian Medical College, Vellore, during March 02-04, 2017. The poster was co-authored by Dr. Arvind Perathur, Dr. Asmita Mehta, Dr. Pallavi (Department of Pathology) and Dr. P.T. James.
  • Dr. Prasanth A. S, PG resident, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine received the Best Oral Presentation award out of more than 70 contestants, during the Annual National Conference of the Association of Clinical Biochemists, India conducted jointly by Kasturba Medical College,Mangalore during December 12 - 15, 2016 . His paper was titled - Cerebrospinal Hyaluronan levels in Neurofibromatosis Type 2.  
  • Dr. Annu Susan George, final year DM Resident in Medical Oncology has been awarded the first prize in the poster presentation (Neurooncology section)for her poster titled - Outcomes of treatment of Glioblastoma multiforme : A single institution experience from South India - at the recently concluded ESMO ASIA 2016 held at Singapore. Her poster was selected from over many hundreds of posters submitted from across the world.
  • At the recently conducted 68th Annual Conference of the Cardiological Society of India during Dec 08 - 11, 2016 at Le Meridien Hotel Kochi, 3 post graduate students of Department of Cardiology bagged top honours in the E poster session. Out of 300 contestants, Dr. Gurpreet, Dr. Muthiah and Dr. Aniket Vijay got first prizes in their respective sessions. Dr. Gurpreet Singh's paper was titled “Follow up study of the advantages of combining the Dor procedure with CABG in patients with severely compromised LV systolic function”. Dr. Aniket Vijay's paper was on the “Role of late Gadolinum enhancement by MRI in diagnosing various myocardial disorders”. Dr. Gurpreet and Dr. Aniket were guided in their study by Dr. Rajesh Thachathodyl, Professor of Cardiology. Dr. Muthiah's paper was on “Predictors determining response to biventricular pacing in an Indian context”. He was guided by Dr. Harikrishnan, Professor of Cardiology.
  • Dr. Karthik Are, 2nd Year MS Resident, General Surgery has won the Best Research Paper Award for his paper titled " Pattern of Lymph Node Metastases in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma " in the RESEARCH HOUR at 59th ANNUAL IMA STATE CONFERENCE - 2016, held at Kochi on November 13, 2016.
  • Dr. Aswin P., Final Year DM Resident in Endocrinology has won the second best poster prize in "Reproductive and Pediatric Endocrinology" category in ESICON 2016, the Annual conference of the Endocrine Society of India held at New Delhi duringOctober 2016 for his poster titled "Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Hyperandrogenism-Insights from a South Indian Cohort."

  • Mr. Aaditya R (2012 batch MBBS) and Mr. Vishnu Karthik (2013 batch MBBS) of School of Medicine have secured first position  in Dr. K K Rahulan Memorial  All Kerala Inter Medical Quiz Competition  - 2016 held at Kozhikode Government  Medical College on 20th Oct 2016.  This quiz programme is conducted annually by the IMA Kerala Chapter.  This year 18 teams participated in the quiz programme.

  • In the recently concluded National Head and Neck Society meeting (FHNO- IFHNOS combined meeting) in Delhi the Department of Head and Neck Oncology, School of Medicine marked its presence well. Dr. Narayana Raju Subramaniam, second-year MCh resident.  was awarded the gold medal for best video presentation. His presentation was titled “Massetric nerve transfer for facial reanimation”. Dr. Samskruthi P. Murthy, second-year MCh resident, bagged the silver medal for the podium presentation (selected from over 400 submissions). Her paper was titled “Extrinsic muscle involvement , a fallacy of current  T staging system”. Dr. Adharsh A. and Dr. Limbachiya Shashikant Vishnubhai, third-year MCh residents, were awarded FHNO travel fellowships.
     
  • The 12th Indo-US World Congress of Emergency Medicine was held in Bengaluru during October 20-23, 2016, conducted by St.John's Medical College. Dr. Arun Kumar K., final-year resident, Emergency Medicine, presented a research poster titled "Electrocardiogram guided technique- Can it replace conventional X-ray in confirming Central Venous Catheter placement?" and received award for the 'Best Research Poster'.
     
  • In the recently concluded south Indian Pulmonary Medicine conference conducted by the Academy of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine (APPCM -South Zone Chapter), Dr. Tinku Joseph, final year DM trainee, Department of Pulmonary Medicine won second prize in scientific paper presentation titled "A Case Presentation on Blastomycosis". 
     
  • In the 7th ALL KERALA NEURO QUIZ 2016 organized by Kerala Association of Neurologists on 2nd October 2016 at Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur, the following MBBS students from Amrita School of Medicine won the FIRST prize.
  • Sl.No Name of the students Batch
    1. Ms. Maya Suresh Kumar 2012 MBBS
    2. Mr. Jishnu Narayanan Nair 2012 MBBS
  • Dr. Paul K. Vincent 2nd year DM resident of Gastroenterology won second prize in poster presentation for his poster titled "Comparison of safety profile of ERCP in patients with Cirrhotic and Non-Cirrhotic Portal Hypertension" at the midterm ISGKON Kerala Chapter meeting held at Kollam on October 02, 2016.
  • The following MBBS students from Amrita School of Medicine received short-term scholarship by Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi under the guidance of faculty members.
    Sl. No Name of the students Batch Name of the guides
    1. Ms. Arya Nair S 2012 MBBS Dr. Anil Radhakrishnan, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology
    2. Ms. Cinzia Sreelakshmi Keechilot 2012 MBBS Dr. Veena Shenoy, Assistant Professor, Pathology
    3. Ms. Laghima V. N 2013 MBBS Dr. Sobha George, Assistant Professor, Community Medicine
    4.     Ms. Maya Suresh Kumar     2012 MBBS Dr. K. Pavithran, Professor & HOD, Medical Oncology  
    5.     Ms. Vyshnavi Upendran     2013 MBBS Dr. Georgie Mathew, Professor, Urology  
  • Dr. Annu Susan George, final-year DM Resident in Medical Oncology won first prize for poster presentation in 'The case report section' in the " Myeloma - State of the Art 2016" Conference held from 30th September - 1st October 2016 at PGIMER, Chandigarh. Her poster was selected from over 25 posters which were shortlisted from scores of papers submitted from all the major hemato-oncology institutes in the country. A total of 4 posters were selected for the final round.
  • The undergraduate and postgraduate students at Amrita School of Medicine won best paper awards in the 39th Annual Anatomy Conference of the Tamil Nadu State and International Conference in Anatomy at Sree Balaji Medical College, Chromepet , Chennai on 23rd, 24th & 25th September 2016.

    Posters presentations - PG category

    1st Prize: Dr.Uma Pandalai:
    Paper titled: “ Radiological Study of Prevalence of Bovine Aortic Arch in Humans and its Clinical Implications” Uma Pandalai, Minnie Pillay,Sreekanth Moorthy,Tintu.T.S, M.Gopalan

    Poster presentations - UG Category

    1st Prize: Abhilash .S.Nair: 2nd year MBBS student
    Paper titled: “ Study of  Incidence of  Interparietal  Bones in Adult Skull” Abhilash .S.Nair Susan Joseph, Asha.J.Mathew,M.Gopalan

    3rd Prize: Aswitha: 2nd year MBBS student
    Paper titled: "Utility of  3D Printed Criss Cross Heart Model for Pre-surgical Planning”
    Aswitha, K. Mahesh, M.Gopalan 

    Oral Presentations - UG Category 

    1st Prize: Ashna Nizar: 2nd year MBBS student: Category- Embryology
    Paper titled:  “Anatomy  of  CCTGA , VSD with  Absent  Pulmonary Artery”
    Ashna Nizar,  K Mahesh, M.Gopalan

    2nd Prize: Bharath Shivan: 2nd year MBBS student: Category Embryology 
    Paper titled:  “DORV with VSD and Pulmonary Stenosis- A Surgical Challenge”
    Bharath Shivan,K Mahesh, M.Gopalan

    1st Prize: Divya Saikumar: 2nd year MBBS student: Category- Gross Anatomy
    Paper titled:  “Measurement of normal choroidal thickness in Indian eyes using Optical Coherence Tomography”  Divya Saikumar,  Asha J. Mathew,.M.Gopalan

    2nd prize: Sucharita Duttagupta:  2nd year MBBS student -Category- Osteology
    Paper titled: “Atlantooccipital Fusion-It’s Occurrence and Embryological  Basis”
    Sucharita Duttagupta, M.Gopalan

    3rd Prize: Sruthi Suresh: 3rd Year MBBS student - Category- Osteology
    Paper titled “Morphometric Study of the Bony Orbit” Sruthi Suresh , Biju Urumese Palatty, Geetha S G 

    1st Prize: Rohan Vaidya: 2nd year BDS student -Category- Clinical anatomy
    Paper titled “Morphographic study of the Stylomastoid foramen”
    Rohan Vaidya, Geetha S G, Asha J Mathew

    1st Prize: Shanmugapriya.G: 2nd year BDS student -Category- Clinical anatomy
    Paper titled “Morphometric Study of the Hard Palate and Localization of Greater
    Palatine Foramen”  Shanmugapriya.G ,Geetha S G, Asha J .Mathew

    2nd  Prize: Kanika Sunil. K: 2nd year BDS student -Category- Osteology
    Paper titled “ Morphometric Analysis of Foramen Ovale Kanika Sunil. K,
    Geetha S G, Minnie Pillay   

    3rd prize: Tripurarchana.R – 2nd year BDS student -Category -Osteology
    Paper titled  “Morphometric Analysis of Foramen Magnum Tripurarchana.R ,
    Geetha S G, Rathi Sudhakaran.

  • Dr. Arun Sachu, MD Resident of Department of Microbiology, won the 2nd prize for his oral presentation titled “Characterization of blood stream isolates of Ralstonia mannitolilytica during an outbreak, using random amplification of polymorphic DNA typing” at the recently concluded CME of Academy of Clinical Microbiologist, organised by Department of Microbiology, Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur during July 08, 2016. The study was done in collaboration with Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine.
  • Dr. Vineeth Sudhindran, Final Year Resident, General Surgery won the  third prize for individual quiz competetion  held at the Vascular Surgeons of India Midterm Meet held at Trivandrum during July 02-03, 2016. Dr. Vineeth Sudhindran and Dr. Sreedutt Murali also won second prize in the quiz competition conducted for MS Residents at the conference.
  • Dr. Akta Trivedi, second-year postgraduate, DM Neurology won the second best poster at ICTRIMS 2016, the national sub-speciality conference on multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating illnesses, held at Mangalore, Karnataka during June 04 - 05, 2016 under the aegis of Indian Academy of Neurology and NITTE University.
  • Dr. Akshay Omkumar, second-year MCh resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, won the first prize in the Prof. R. N. Sinha Memorial Essay Competition 2015 for the topic "Toe transfer v/s allotransplantation in bilateral amputees at below elbow level". Dr. Akshay received the award at the Kerala Plastic Surgery State Conference held at Trivandrum on April 23, 2016.
  • The free paper presented by Dr. Muthiah Subramanian, first year DM Cardiology student, School of Medicine, titled “A NOVEL RISK PREDICTION SCORE IN PATIENTS WITH BRUGADA SYNDROME” ( a condition which causes sudden cardiac death in patients at higher risk). He was awarded the best paper in the recently held 6th Annual Conference of the Kerala Heart Rhythm Society at Trivandrum.
    This risk prediction score based on clinical and ECG parameters has not been described so far. The study was assisted by Dr. Mukund Prabhu, Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.
Dr. Akshay Omkumar, second-year MCh resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, won the first prize in the Prof. R. N. Sinha Memorial Essay Competition
  • In the recently held 1st American College of Physicians (ACP) India Chapter Congress - Medicine 2016 in Mumbai, Dr. Rithesh Reddy Gundam, second-year postgraduate resident in the Department of General Medicine, Amrita School of Medicine won first prize for his poster presentation - “A case of young male with hurting legs - PAN with Isolated calf myositis presentation- progressed to Systemic PAN.” on April 01 - 03, 2016.
  • Dr. Liju George, second-year MD Resident, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine received first prize for her poster titled “Evaluation of Gene Xpert MTB/RIF Versus Smear Microscopy and Liquid Culture in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Kochi, Kerala” at the CME organised by Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram & Academy of Clinical Microbiologist on February 27, 2016. She was guided by Dr. Sadia Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, School of Medicine.
  • In the recently concluded 76th IAPM (Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists) Kerala chapter meeting held on February 13, 2016 at Trivandrum Medical College, two out of the three prizes for the case & poster presentations were bagged by postgraduate students at the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine.A total of 18 cases from different medical colleges were presented in the slide seminar on Head & Neck Lesions.
    The Best Poster Award was bagged by Dr. Athulya Sadeesh, second-year MD resident, for the poster titled “Sarcoidosis – Renal Manifestation."

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    Dr Krishna, final year DCP student, bagged "Best Case Presentation Award” for the excellent presententation on “Phosphaturic mesenchymal Tumor of the maxilla."

  • Dr. Neena Baby, Fellow in Pediatric Neurology, won the best paper award for her paper titled "Efficacy, tolerability and seizure outcome  of ketogenic diet in 74 children with  Pharmacoresistant Epilepsy " in the 17th Joint Annual Conference  of Indian Epilepsy Association and Indian  Epilepsy Society held at Visakhapatnam during February 12 - 14, 2016. Her work was guided by Dr. Vinayan K.P., Professor, Department of Neurology.
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  • Best Poster Award at the Kerala Orthopaedics Association Conference (KOACON 2016)

    Dr. Suranjana R., final-year postgraduate resident in Orthopaedics has won the best poster award at the recently held KOACON –2016 organized by Kerala Orthopaedic Association (KOA). The poster was titled ‘Unusual case of compressive myelopathy.’ She was guided by Dr. Krishnakumar R., Consultant Spine Surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Suranjana R
Dr. Krishnakumar

 “This year there were 50 posters competing for the award, out of which 10 posters entered the final round,” said Dr. Suranjana. “Our poster described a rare case of thoracic compressive myelopathy (a condition where the spinal cord gets compressed) in a 15-year-old boy. He had difficulty in walking for the past 6 months and needed support to walk. We investigated the patient and found to have a bone tumour arising from the vertebra severely compressing the spinal cord. It was successfully operated and was found to be osteochondroma; a benign bone tumour. The details of investigations and surgical steps were highlighted during the poster presentation and there was a good appreciation from the panel judges and members.”

Dr. Krishnakumar, who guided Dr. Suranjana added: “When the boy came to me, he could hardly stand up. His spinal cord was significantly compressed by the tumour; which required microsurgical approach, use of high speed burr and careful removal of the tumour under neuromonitoring. Osteochondroma is a common benign bone tumour seen in children, but to have such a tumour inside the spinal canal was uncommon. So here, we had a common tumour in an uncommon area causing significant problem. Patient made a progressive recovery and is now walking well.” He continued : “We are happy to see our postgraduates performing well at various conferences. Such awards do play a significant role in motivating junior postgraduate residents as well.”

  • Dr. Kshitij Bansal, Fellow in Pediatric Neurology won  the 2nd best paper award in the recently concluded International Conference on Child Neurology in Chennai during January 22 - 24, 2016 for his paper titled " Developmental Delay, Epilepsy, Neonatal Diabetes( DEND) Syndrome - a rare epileptic encephalopathy".
  • In the recently concluded Amrita Breast Cancer Comprehensive Teaching Program at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, on  January 09, 2016, second-year MD Pathology student, Dr. Athulya Sadeesh, won the Best Poster Award for her poster titled "ORPHAN "ED IN THE BREAST - A case of Occult metastasis from Papillary thyroid Carcinoma". This work was done under the guidance of Professors, Dr. Indu R. N. and Dr. Annie Jojo.
       

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  • In the recently concluded Golden Jubilee National Meeting of Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSICON 2015) in Mumbai, Dr. Raghuveer Reddy, MCh Fellow, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, secured the APSI Goa Research Award for his paper titled: A prospective comparative study of survival of fat grafts with or without external volume expansion in a murine model.
  • Dr. Vikrant V. Vijan, Fellow in Interventional Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, received the 2nd Best Poster Award at ACCEL(American College Of Cardiology Extended Learning) held at Muscat, Oman, in December 2015. His Case Report "An Unusual Case of Biatrial Myxoma in a Young Female" is accepted and would be published in the January edition of Case Reports in Cardiology journal. Also two of his abstracts are selected for presentation in the prestigious CRT Conference to be held in Washington DC in February 2016. Dr. Rajesh Thachathodiyl, Professor, Department of Cardiology, guided Dr.Vikrant in this original research work.
Dr. Vikrant V. Vijan, Fellow in Interventional Cardiology, Department of Cardiology, received the 2nd Best Poster Award at ACCEL
  • In the recently held First International Symposium in Hospital Medicine at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences jointly organised with Mayo Clinic, USA during December 04 – 06, 2015, Dr. Ajith V., final-year MD Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine won the BEST RESEARCH PAPER award for his paper titled – Pharmacovigilance in Anti Snake Venom related Adverse Drug Reaction Assessment. He was guided by Dr. Gireesh Kumar K. P., Professor and Head, Department of Emergency Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences.

In the recently held 25th National Conference of Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology (IASG) at Pune during October 02 - 05, 2015, final-year postgraduate residents in the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Amrita School of Medicine won awards.

Dr. Ajith V., final-year MD Resident, Emergency Medicine receiving the best research paper award

Dr. Prakash K. won the best video award on Robotic Whipple’s Resection and Dr. Amol Kanetkar won the best poster award for his poster titled “Pre-operative nutritional status on outcomes of adult liver transplant recipients.”

  • The following MBBS students won the  Dr. Leela Krishnamurthi Best Paper Awards ( total 5 ) in  PRIMS  ANATCON 2015 (38th  Annual Conference of Association of Anatomists, Tamil Nadu)  held at Ponnaiyah Ramanujam Institute of Medical Sciences, Manamai, Nallur Road, ECR,Chennai during October 10 -11, 2015.
    ORAL PRESENTATIONS
    1. "Luminal Plastination of  Male Urethra" by Bharath Pillai (MBBS 2013 batch) &  Gopalan M.
    2. "Cheloscopy - Study of Lip print for Personal  identification" by Priyadarsini T. (MBBS 2012 batch), Remya S.Gopalan M.
    3. "Analysis of a case of  Aberrant  Right Subclavian artery  with a retro-tracheal course by Sreelakshmi (MBBS 2014 batch), Tintu T.S., Minnie Pillay, Asha G. & b
    4. "Variations in the morphology of  the Lungs & its clinical implications" by Vaibhav Venniyoor (MBBS 2014 batch), Suja Mary Jacob, Minnie Pillay, Gopalan M.
    POSTER PRESENTATIONS
    1. "Study of the Relationship between Height and Femoral / Humeral length" by Sriram Rajagopal ( MBBS 2014 batch), Niranjana Rajesh (MBBS 2013 batch) & Gopalan M.
       
  • Dr. Keerthy G. Nambiar, final-year postgraduate resident in Dermatology, School of Medicine has won the Torrent Young Scholar Award (TYSA) for dermatologists 2015. She secured second position in the national level finals held at Ahmedabad after multilevel exams in the state and South India for postgraduates.
  • Dr. Shreya Bhattacharya, final-year MCh Resident, Head and Neck Oncology has been awarded the gold medal for the best paper award in the 15th National Conference of Foundation for Head and Neck Oncology held at Nagpur during September 10 - 13, 2015. Her paper was selected out of 250 papers submitted at the conference.
  • MBBS Students at Amrita School of Medicine secured prizes in the following quiz competitions. Both teams won medals and cash prize.

    1. Aaditya R. and Jayakrishnu T. J. of 2012 MBBS batch won the first prize in IMA – Dr. K K Rahulan Memorial All Kerala Quiz Competition conducted by Indian Medical Association, Kerala State branch at Calicut.
    2. Aaditya R. and Jishnu Narayanan Nair of 2012 MBBS won the third prize at COMPOSMENTIS 2015, National Forensic Quiz Competition held at KMC Manipal.
Dr. Shreya Bhattacharya, final-year MCh Resident, Head and Neck Oncology recieving gold medal for the best paper award
  • Dr. Kavya Jonnalgadda, second-year DM Endocrinology resident, School of Medicine won the best paper award at the Indian Thyroid Society Conference which was held at Kolkata from October 02-04, 2015. Her paper was titled "Profile of bone metastasis in differentiated thyroid carcinoma patients - a South Indian perspective." Her research was guided by Dr. Vasantha Nair, Professor, Endocrinology and Dr. Usha Menon, Associate Professor, Endocrinology at Amrita School of Medicine.
  • Dr. Srivatsa N., second year postgraduate resident in Orthopaedics has won the best poster award at the recently held OASISCON –2015 organized by Orthopaedic Association of South Indian States (OASIS). The poster was titled ‘Denosumab in the treatment of Giant Cell Tumor of the bone.’ He was guided by Dr. Krishnakumar R., Consultant Spine Surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences,Cochin.

    “This year the competition was tough” said Dr Srivatsa. “There were 121 posters competing for the award, out of which 34 posters entered the final round. Our poster described the role of Denosumab; which is a novel human monoclonal antibody RANKL inhibitor; on treating Giant Cell Tumour of bone. We have documented the clinical, radiological and histopathological changes due to Denosumab on the tumor, which was well appreciated by the audience and jury”.

Dr. Srivatsa N., Second year Postgraduate Resident in Orthopaedics
Dr. Krishnakumar R., Consultant Spine Surgeon and Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, AIMS, Kochi

Dr. Krishnakumar, who guided Dr Srivatsa added “the problem with the treatment of Giant cell tumor lies in the recurrence rate. Although the recurrence rate has come down with extended curettage, some cases with fractures with extension of tumor into soft tissue pose a challenge. We have used Denosumab in one such situation to prevent the chances of recurrence of the tumor.” He continued “we are happy to see our postgraduates performing well at national level conferences. Infact, last year also we had secured the best poster award at OASISCON 2014 by Dr Aravind Madanan who presented on ‘Naked facets in Thoracolumbar spinal fractures.’ Such awards do play a significant role in motivating junior postgraduate residents as well.”

POSTER

  • Dr. Sujesh Kumar N., final-year MD resident, Biochemistry won the First Prize for oral presentation at DIABCON 2015, a national conference, held at Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvalla on 11th July 2015. There were fifteen participants for the oral presentation. His study was titled “Association between High Sensitivity C-Reactive Protein and Urine Albumin Creatinine ratio in patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus”. The study was guided by Dr. Sajitha Krishnan, Professor and Dr. K. N. Subhakumari, Professor and Head, Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine.
  • Dr. Himesh R. Gandhi, final-year MCh Resident in Urology has bagged the best poster prize at the Annual Meeting of the prestigious American Urological Association held at New Orleans during May 15 - 19, 2015. This paper was highly appreciated among the 20 posters presented from the best institutions all over the world including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and Mayo clinic. This work is a collaborative effort of the Department of Urology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine.
Dr. Himesh R. Gandhi, final-year MCh Resident in Urology
Dr. Himesh R. Gandhi at the Annual Meeting of the prestigious American Urological Association

The study was guided by Dr. Appu Thomas, Professor, Department of Urology,Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vinoth K. Laksmanan, Assistant Professor, Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine was the co-guide.

POSTER

  • Dr. Sindhura Manne, final-year MD Resident, Dermatology, received first prize in case report section for her paper "Pseudobubo - A Case Report" in the Kerala State Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists held at Kannur during May 9 - 10, 2015.
  • Dr. Keerthi G. Nambiar, final-year MD Resident, Dermatology, received second prize in case study section for her paper "Topical Immunotherapy - A Hair Raising Magic Potion" in the Kerala State Conference of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists held at Kannur during May 9 - 10, 2015.
  • Dr. Aziz K. S., DM Resident, Pulmonary Medicine, received second prize for his paper "Predictors of mortality in severe sepsis in Medical ICU" in the recently concluded 17th Annual Conference of Academy of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine jointly organized with Cochin Thoracic Society, held at IMA Hall Kochi during May 8 - 10, 2015.
  • Dr. Melvin J. George, Fellow in Orthopaedics, has been selected for podium presentation in the prestigious ‘36th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress’ (Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie) to be held in Guangzhou, China in September 2015.
    His paper titled ‘Study of intra-operative measurements of distal femur with respect to the femoral components in Indian patients undergoing TKA’ was done at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences under the guidance of Dr. Jai Thilak, Professor, Orthopaedics. It is one among the few papers selected from India.
  • Dr. Anjith Vuppituri, final year DM Cardiology resident, received the “Young Investigator Award - 2015” for his study "Heart Fatty Acid Binding Protein (H-FABP) as an Early Diagnostic Biomarker in Patients
 with Acute Chest Pain".
    Dr. Anjith Vuppituri, final year DM Cardiology Resident, receiving Young Investigator Award - 2015

    The paper was also selected as the best paper presented, in the Cardiological Society of India-Kerala Chapter Conference held during May 02 - 03, 2015 at Calicut. Dr. K. U. Natarajan, Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiology guided Dr. Anjith in this original research work.

  • Dr. Antony R. Joy - final-year DM resident, Department of Gastroenterology won the best poster award for his paper titled "Donor to recipient matching in Living Donor Liver Transplantation" at the Annual Meeting of ISG - Kerala Chapter held during April 18 - 19, 2015. Dr. Antony also secured the second prize for oral presentation for his paper titled "Efficacy and Feasibility of Stroop Test (Smart Phone Application) for the diagnosis of minimal hepatic encephalopathy in patients with Cirrhosis of Liver."
  • Dr. Harshavardhan Rao - final-year DM resident, Department of Gastroenterology won second prize for poster presentation for his paper titled "Prognostic value of arterial lactate levels at admission in patients with variceal haemorrhage" at the Annual Meeting of ISG - Kerala Chapter held during April 18 - 19, 2015.
  • Dr. Janardhanan, final-year postgraduate resident and Dr. Reghuveer Reddy, second-year postgraduate resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, won the best paper awards in the PG Resident category in the Annual Meeting of Kerala Plastic Surgeons Association in Munnar held during April 17 - 19, 2015. Dr. Janardhanan's paper was titled "Challenges in the management of large arteriovenous malformation" and Dr. Reghuveer's paper was titled "Abdominoplasty tissue for resident training."
  • Dr. Mrigakshi Gupta - first year DTCD trainee in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine won the first prize in the CT chest case presentation in the South Zone Post Graduate Talent hunt conducted under the aegis of Indian Chest Society during January 17 - 18, 2015 at Mangalore. Her paper titled "Rare diagnosis can also be rarely correct" narrated a left lower lobe arteriovenous malformation which presented as a solitary lung mass in the chest roentgenograph as well as CT chest.
  • Ms. Meenakshy Nair - MBBS 2014 batch won the first prize for her paper titled "High Origin and Anomalous Course of Right Radial Artery - A Case Report" in the oral presentation (undergraduate students category) at the 27th State Level Annual Conference cum CME of the Kerala Chapter of Anatomical Society of India held at Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Thiruvalla on February 14, 2015.
  • Mr. Sudhip Krishnan - MBBS 2014 batch won the third prize for his paper titled "Luminal Plastination of Tracheo-Bronchial Tree" in the oral presentation (undergraduate students category) at the 27th State Level Annual Conference cum CME of the Kerala Chapter of Anatomical Society of India held at Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Thiruvalla on February 14, 2015.
  • Ms. Reshma Rajeev - MBBS 2014 batch won the first prize for her poster titled "Morphological Study of Suprascapular Notch in Human Scapulae" in the poster presentation (undergraduate students category) at the 27th State Level Annual Conference cum CME of the Kerala Chapter of Anatomical Society of India held at Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Thiruvalla on February 14, 2015.
  • Dr. Naresh Kumar – Resident, Department of Neurosurgery won the best paper presentation award for his paper titled "A Multimodel Approach to Achieve Superior Outcomes in the Surgical Management of Extra Temporal Lobe Epilepsy" at the 16th Joint Annual Conference of Indian Epilepsy Association and Indian Epilepsy Society at Chennai during February 6-8, 2015.
  • Dr. Devi Bhanu – Second year Resident, Department of Radiology won the third prize in e-poster competition for her poster titled "Methodologies of Guided Intra-articular Injections in Juvenile Idiopathic Artritis " at the 68th Annual Conference of Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) held at Kochi during January 29 to February 01, 2015.
  • The study " Impact of CD 68 positive tumour - associated macrophages in survival of classical Hodgkins lymphoma" done by Dr. Rohit, third-year postgraduate resident, Department of Pathology in conjunction with Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology was presented as an oral presentation by Dr. Mathew Jose, third year DM resident, Medical Oncology at the recently concluded SAARC Federation of Oncology - International Meet held at New Delhi during November 2014 and was honored with second prize.
  • Dr. Preyeamvadha R., Senior Resident, Department of Pediatrics won the award for the best oral presentation in the postgraduate category at the 28th South Zone PEDICON and 43rd Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Kerala state, held at Thrissur during November 14-16, 2014. The study was titled "Study of Ventilator Associated Pneumonia in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of a Tertiary Care Hospital."
  • Karandeep Guleria – MBBS 2008 Batch, won second position in Paper presentation, pulsating minds in 39th Annual South Asian Socio – Cultural, literary and sports meet, Pulse 2011, conducted by All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Four other students from the same batch - Sumit Agarwal, Brijesh Kumar, Anoop Singh and Piyush Agarwal also presented posters in the meet.
  • Dr. Vineet Sakhi Reddy – IIIrd year MS Resident won the 1st prize and Dr. Revathy A K – IInd year MS Resident won 2nd prize for Poster presentation in 11th scientific national Symposium on Endocrine tumors held at CMC, Vellore.
  • Dr. Abijeet, PG student in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - During the annual meeting of the Kerala Plastic surgeons association held in Kottayam, bagged C Thomas Endowment Prize awarded for the best paper in PG section.
  • Dr. Sakthivel, DM Endocrinology Resident cleared his MRCP Speciality Certificate Examination in Diabetes and Endocrinology (MRCP SCE).
  • Dr. Anirudh Nair, PG Resident in Radiodiagnosis attended international conference of Euiropean Society of Radiology (ESR 2013) at Vienna, Australia in April 2013.
  • Following MBBS students awarded Short Term Studentship grant from ICMR (Rs.5000/- per month for two months) for research :
    1. Dr. Bharath C (MD Trainee in Radiation Oncology) won 2nd Prize in Poster presentation in the International Symposium on Non-Hodgkin`s Lymphoma - 2013 at Cancer Institute (WIA) Adyar, on September 07 & 08 2013. Topic: "Patterns of care and outcome analysis in Primary Tonsillar Lymphomas: An 8 year Experience"
    2. Dr. Jayashree Natarajan MD Student in Obstetrics & Gynaecology presented a poster on " A twister tale of a uterine mass" and awarded 2nd prize in the poster competition held as part of the scientific deliberations of IMPACT 2013 held at Trivandrum.
    3. Ashish S Shah MBBS 2011 Topic Study of biochemical parameters (CRP, fasting plasma insulin, Liver enzyme pannel and lipid profile) in non diabeticobeze and diabetic obese patients Guide Dr Sujaya,Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
    4. Thashreefa Olakara MBBS 2011 Topic: Thyroid profile in type II Diabetes –Mellitus Guide Dr KN Subhakumari, Clinical Professor and HOD, Biochemistry
    5. Aswathi Krishnan Raju MBBS, 2011, Topic: Correlation between BNP levels and renal failure associted cardiac failure Guide Dr Sajitha Krishnan,Clinical professor, Biochemistry
    6. Shilpa Vijayakumar MBBS 2011 , Topic: Vitamin D deficiency and its extra- osseous manifestations Guide Dr Jagathlal, Associate professor of Biochemistry
  • Dr. Anirudh Nair, PG Resident in Radiodiagnosis, attended the Euopean Society of Radiology (ESR 2013) International conference held at Vienna,Austria in March 2013. He presented his educational exhibit titled 'Innovative lymphangiography and its utility in the interventional management of chylothorax'
  • Dr Karthik Tummala (DM Cardiology Resident) : paper on "Long term clinical outcomes of long paclitaxel drug eluting stents" presented at the recently concluded Asia PCR (Sing Live), a prestigious international conference on interventional Cardiology held in Singapore. This was the only abstract from India which was selected for oral presentation in this conference.
  • Dr. Praveen Yadav , DM Neurology Resident - won the best paper award in the recently concluded State Conference of Neurological Society of India for his work on "Silent periods, a rare neuroelcetrophysiological technique, useful in the evaluation of peripheral neuropathy " .
  • Dr Ravi , MD Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation won 2nd place in the poster competition at the recently concluded National conference of The Indian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation held at NIMHANS.
  • Dr. Bismay Kumar, DM Resident in Nephrology, won the second prize for Poster presentation at the Indian Society of Nephrology (SC) annual conference held at Vijayawada on 8 to 10 Febraray 2013 Dept. of Nephrology had two oral presentations and one poster presentation for the conference.
  • Dr. Anirudh Nair won the Best Poster award in the innovation category for `An innovative lymphangiographic technique and its utility in the interventional management of chylothorax` at the Indians society of vascular and interventional radiology (ISVIR) national conference at Coimbatore. The poster will find a place in the scientific exhibits of the Interventional society of USA (SIR) national convention in New Orleans later this year.
  • Dr. Rohan Shah, MCh Neurosurgery Resident, awarded prize for the best platform presentation for his paper "outcomes in carotid endarterectomy" during the Annual conference of the Kerala chapter of the Neurological Society of India held at Kochi on 16-17 Feb 2013. Dr.Naresh, DNB trainee was jointly awarded the first prize for the poster presentation for his paper ‘clinoid and paraclinoid aneurysms’.
  • Dr. Puneet Ahluwalia, (2nd year M.Ch Resident in Urology), won first prize in poster presentation on "RCC associated with "Xp11.2 translocation/TFE3 gene fusion: a case report with review of literature" at the Urology National Conference (USICON 2013) held at Pune from 17th - 20th January, 2013.
  • Dr. Janhvi Bhate (2nd year PG Resident) won the Third Prize in Oral Paper presentation (Topic: Correlation between pre-operative FNAC and post-operative HPE) during the above conference
  • Dr. Sakthivel, DM student in Endocrinology Cleared the "Fellowship in European Committee of Sexual Medicine" Exam held at Amsterdam on Dec 5th,2012. He is the First Indian to secure a European Committee approved Sexual Medicine Fellowship.
  • Dr. Karthik Ganesh & Dr.Renu, MD General Medicine students secured second position in Diabetes QUIZ conducted at Thrissur on 15-11 12 by Thrissur Diabetic Club.
  • Dr. P. Shriduth, Postgraduate student in Radiodiagnosis won the Second Best Award for paper presentation in the " Padmasree Kakarla Subbarao Gold Medal Competition for best papers presented by a postgraduate student in Radiology" held at Nizam Institute of Medical sciences, Hyderabad on 10th November 2012.
  • Inter College Quiz Competition Sudheesh S and Piyush Agrawal, 2008 batch MBBS students bagged first prize in Intercollegiate Pulmonology quiz competition for MBBS students held on 10-11-2012 at Amala Medical College, Thrissur in connection with World COPD day, 2012.
  • Dr Dayanand, M . Ch. student (Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery) awarded the "Best Ongoing Research Project" award for his project "Use of injectable cartilage for ear reconstruction". The award is instituted by The Association of Plastic Surgeons with the intention of promoting research activities.
  • Sudeesh S, 2008 batch MBBS student won First prize in the All Kerala Obstetrics & Gynaecology quiz competition conducted by Kerala Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (KFOG ) at Alleppey on October 13, 2012.
  • Dr. Deepa Devdas, Dr. Seema Valsalan, Dr. Greeshma Biju awarded the Dr.Jayavelu Award for best paper in P.G. category during the 35th Annual Conference of Association of Anatomists-Tamil Nadu conducted at Saveetha Medical college-Kancheepuram, Chennai on October 13 - 14, 2012
  • At a nation-wide scholarship exam conducted by Torrent Pharmaceuticals, second year Endocrinology DNB students claimed the two top prizes. Dr. R. Bharat stood first and received a scholarship amount of Rs. 1 lakh. Dr. Anish Ahmed came in second and received an amount of Rs. 50,000.
  • Dr. Bindhu M. R. & Dr. Mohana S. N. of the first batch of second year DNB (Diplomate of National Board) students of Pathology cleared the DNB exam held in December 2008 in the very first attempt.
  • Dr. Sashidhar, DNB student in the Department of Anesthesia won the gold medal for his performance in the DNB Anesthesia Exam, December 2008.
  • Dr. L. Srinivas is a second year fellow in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology won the AV Gandhi Award for Excellence in Cardiology in April 2009. The award carries a citation, a gold medal and a cash award of Rs 1 lakh for the candidate and Rs 50,000 for the department.
  • Mr. Kannappan, MBBS student won the Best Poster Award for his paper titled "Isolation and validation of biomarker MMP1 from salivary transcriptome for early diagnosis and prognosis of oral cancer" during the ACBICON - 2009, the National Conference of Association of Clinical Biochemsits of India held from 5-11-2009 to 7-11-2009.
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