Kottayam Government Medical College
DEPARTMENTS
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  Faculty & Staff of Biochemistry Department
No
Doctor name
Designation
Phone
1
  Dr. Geetha A.
  Professor & HOD
  9495563977  
2
  Dr. Geetha A.
  Associate Professor
  9446310817  
3
  Dr. Jim Joe
  Assistant Professor
  9544156643  
4
  Dr. Sanoop A.V
  Junior Resident
  9995066391  
5
  Dr. Saritha C. Joseph
  Junior Resident
  9037245317  
6
  Dr. Nisha Abraham
  Junior Resident
  9496327412  
7
  Dr. Arun Mathew Chacko
  Junior Resident
  8606535320  
8
  Dr. Sunitha Mary John
  Junior Resident
  9447464044  
9
  Dr. Anoop Sudevan
  Lecturer (contract appointment)
  9497666004  
10
  Dr. Gayathri Mary Alex
  Lecturer (contract appointment)
  9446500506  
11
  Dr. Sreekanth M.P
  Lecturer (contract appointment)
  9895943677  
12
  Dr. Mareen Benjamin
  Lecturer (contract appointment)
  9497325654  
13
  Mrs. S. Savithri
  Tutor technician
  9496212916  
14
  Mrs. Bindhu Kuriakose
  Lab Technician
  9447228182  
15
  Mr. Thomas Augustine
  Junior Lab Assistant
  9946327516  
16
  Mrs. Aleyamma
  Helper
  8714323349  
17
  Mr. Ismail P.A.
  FTS
  9495732948  
18
  Mrs. Sobhana
  PTS
  9605323158  
19
  Dr. Satheesan R.
  Biochemist
  9846593399  
20
  Mr. Ramakrishnan Chettiar
  Laboratory Technician - Higher Grade
  9495877180  
21
  Mrs. Rosamma C.J.
  Laboratory Technician - Higher Grade
  8089352392  
22
  Mrs. Ushadevi A.D.
  Laboratory Technician - Higher Grade
  9400990241  
23
  Mr. Suseelan
  Laboratory Technician - Grade I
  9605572285  
24
  Mrs. Bindhu C.M.
  Laboratory Technician - Higher Grade
  9400595873  
25
  Mrs. Magi P.L
  Laboratory Technician - Higher Grade
  9400599178  
26
  Mr. Shahjahan P
  Laboratory Technician - Higher Grade
  9446335789  
27
  Mr. Shahjahan S
  Laboratory Technician - Grade II
  9495530136  
28
  Mrs. Bilkheez Beegum
  Laboratory Technician - Grade II
  9446164667  
29
  Mrs. Shija M.M
  Laboratory Technician - Grade II
  9645170142  
30
  Miss Neethu Joseph
  Laboratory Technician - Grade II
  9846922375  
31
  Mrs. Ashamol V.J
  HDS
  9656605879  
32
  Miss Thinkal M.A
  HDS
  9645025526  
33
  Miss Rajeswari
  HDS
  9544719032  
34
  Miss Ajitha E.M
  HDS
  9747069501  
35
  Miss Asha Sasidharan
  HDS
    
36
  Mrs. Prasobhana S
  Junior Lab Assistant
    
37
  Mr. Sasi A.D.
  FTS
  9400401681  
38
  Mrs. Babykutty
  FTS
  9562929262  
39
  Mr. Santhosh
  HDS
  9495684786  
40
  Mrs. Rosamma Sebastian
  HDS
  9747031019  
41
  Mr. Shajee
  HDS
  9995757231  
42
  Mrs. Jayasree V.
  HDS
  9747149465  
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 Facilities of Biochemistry Department

 

Brief History

The Department of Biochemistry at Medical College, Kottayam was set up and nurtured by one of the greatest teachers in Biochemistry - Dr.G Yejnanarayana Iyer,Msc,PhD. Under his able guidance a team of dedicated medical teachers like Dr.Mary Angela Moriera, Dr. K ramachandran and Sri.P>N.K Menon worked sincerely for the advancement of the discipline of Medical Biochemistry in the institution.

Though young in years the department was a center of medical research.Dr. Iyer and his research scholars were able to carry out meaningful research and their papers were published in journals of international reputed. Vasudeva Panicker and Dr.Ramachandran, presently in U.S.A, were the first to be awarded PhD in Biochemistry based on their work under Dr. Iyer in the department.

The clinical biochemistry laboratory which was set up in the hospital under the direct guidance and control of the teaching department soon earned the honour of being the most reputed and reliable clinical chemistry laboratory in Kerala state. The devotion and dedication of Sri. E.K Cherian who gave his whole career to this laboratory was its mainstay until his retirement.

Dr. Iyer's long stint as the Head of the Department ( till 1977 ) provided the solid base on which his followers had only to provide the polishing touch. Dr. K. Ramachandra Panicker succeeded Dr. Iyer.

The department maintained its reputation under the guidance of eminent Professors like Dr. Mary Angela Moreira, Dr. D.M Vasudevan and Dr. Leelamma Varkey. They always encouraged teamwork and appreciated the sincere colleagues to such an extent that for several decades the department of Biochemistry, Medical College, Kottayam was the best in the state of Kerala.

The department was improved much with the sincere and dedicated works by the professors - Dr.Rajan R, Dr.Leela Menon, Dr.Jaya.S, Dr.Gopinathan Nair in the succeeding years. Dr. Sreekumari S, Dr. K.S Rajasekharan Pillai, Dr. Subaida M.R, Dr. Joseph Paul Thyparambil, Dr. Miriam Varkey and Dr. Geetha A.

At present the department is headed by Dr. Pushpalatha .M . Under her guidance, all the staff of the department are actively involved in academic activities as well as clinical laboratory services. The clinical biochemistry laboratory, which is well supervised by Mrs.Jansamma Thomas, Biochemist is one of the best of its kind in our state and by improving and introducing advanced methodologies like metabolic screening programs, endocrinological assays and molecular biology techniques it is striving to achieve the gold standards.

Facilities Available

I.   List of tests done in the clinical laboratory

A.  Blood

1. Blood Glucose
2. Blood Urea
3. Serum creatinine
4. Serum uric acid
5. Electrolytes : Potassium, Sodium, Lithium
6. Serum Bilirubin
7. Total Protein
8. Serum Albumin

9. Lipid Profile - Serum cholesterol (Total), Triglycerides, HDL, LDL

10. Serum Calcium

11. Serum Phosphorus

12. Enzymes : SGOT (AST) , SGPT (ALT) , Alkaline phosphatase, Amylase, CK   

     (Total)

B Urine

1. 24 hour urine protein
2. 24 hour urine creatinine
3. 24 hour urine calcium

C CSF

1. Protein
2. Sugar


II.   Special investigations done in the Department of Biochemistry

A Blood

1. Serum protein electrophoresis
2. Serum ceruloplasmin
3. Sucrose lysis test

B Urine

1. Metabolic Screening
2. V.M.A (Screening)
3. Mucopolysaccharides

4. 5 HIAA
5. Porphyrins

III. Courses run by the Department

Name of Course

Annual intake

MBBS 150
DMLT 15

V.   Academic Activities

At present the department is conducting MBBS and BDS course sand part time classes for BDS, Bc Nursing and DOTT (recently started). PG students in the Department of Medicine , surgery , O&G and Paediatrics are currently utilizing the facilities available in the department for research work.

VI.   Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Recently conducted 2 CMEs by the department of Biochemistry

   1. ABC of Hepatitis (2006)

   2. An approach to obesity (2007)

The faculty members are attending CME's in Kottayam Medical College and other Medical colleges in Biochemistry and other disciplines in Medicine regularly.