Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow (1821 – 1902)

Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow (1821 – 1902) was a German doctor, anthropologist, pathologist, prehistorian, biologist and politician, known for his advancement of public health. Referred to as "the father of modern pathology," he is considered one of the founders of social medicine. he was associated with Benno Reinhardt in founding the Archiv für pathologische Anatomie und Physiologie und für klinische Medizin, world-famous as “Virchow's Archives.” He is cited as the first to recognize leukemia cells. More than 14 issues in medicine, surgery and pathology are named after Virchow. He founded the fields of cellular pathology and comparative pathology.

Upgraded as a Post-Graduate Research Department in 2019 



Message from the Chair: The Department of Pathology, established in 1967 under doyens like Dr.K.Radhakrishnan & Dr.Venugopal Shetty, serves a portal for pathology diagnosis, research and teaching in this southern city and the rural district around. This department has adapted to the medical needs of the patients in Tirunelveli Medical College & its affiliate hospitals. We are committed to accurate timely consultations and diagnoses in Anatomic & Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Laboratory Hematology, Clinical Pathology and Immunopathology. The Department has a postgraduate residency program, since 1982, with 7 residents a year. All of our residents have successfully passed their boards, a unique achievement, reflective of our commitment to education. In the same spirit, many of our graduate students have chosen pathology as their specialization later.

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1Dr.S.Radhakrishnan MD DCP19681969
2Dr. Venugopal Shetty MD DCP19691971
3Dr. S.Arumugam MD DCP 19711972
4Dr. C.Natarajan MD DCP19721973
5Dr. P. Seetha MD DCP19731974
6Dr. P.Natarajan MD DCP 19741976
7Dr, V.Rajasekaran MD DCP 19761979
8Dr. D.V.Gomathy MD DCP 19791989
9Dr. A.Kalaivani MD 19892002
10Dr. V.Paramasivan MD (Path) MD (FM) 20032008
11Dr. Sithy Athia Munavarah MD 20082014
12Dr.K.Shantaraman MD20142019

Professor & Head of the Department:
Dr. Shantaraman Kalyanaraman MD
Dr. Swaminathan Kalyanasundaram MD
Dr. Arasi Rajesh Chandran MD
Dr. S.Vasuki MD
Associate Professors
Dr. J.Johnsy Merla MD
Dr. G.Gayathri MD
Dr. P.Gayathri MD
Dr. Uma MD
Assistant Professors
Dr. Hidhaya Fathima Kaleelullah MD
Dr. R.Sinduja Govindarajan MD
Dr. G.Dharma Saranya MD
Dr. R.Chandru Mari MD
Dr. Dina Mary MD
Dr. Selin Sofia MD
Dr. Guruswamy MD
Dr. Ramasundari Ilambirai MD
Dr. Fathima MD

Hospital Service

The Department of Pathology has a dedicated histopathology lab service for all material received from the theatres and wards of TVMCH and other affiliate hospitals. The laboratory has automated processing systems and undergoes quality assurance reviews between the pathologists. This unit of our department is the standalone supplier of rare specimens of tissue material for pathology museums in government run medical schools in the southern region of State of Tamilnadu.

The Department has a fully deployed Clinical Pathology unit in the TVMCH for patients being seen at the affiliate hospitals. All areas of Clinical study including the study blood, urine and body fluids are available. The lab routinely undergoes quality assurance reviews between the pathologists and with EQAS programs. The laboratory has automated Cell Counters, Automated Urine Analysis System and ESR analyser. This lab works 24x7 with a team of dedicated technicians.

The Department of Pathology has a dedicated Hematopathology service easily accessible for patients being seen at the TVMCH and other affiliate hospitals. All areas of Hematopathology are available for consultation including: study of peripheral blood, bone marrow, lymph nodes, or extra-nodal tissues. The lab routinely undergoes quality assurance reviews between the pathologists and with EQAS programs. The laboratory has automated Cell Counters, ESR analyzers and Coagulation Systems.

The Department has a dedicated cytopathology service including a PAP smear program for the Obstetrics & Gynaecology OPD and Wards, FNAC OP & Fluid Cytology services for patients being seen at the TVMCH and other affiliate hospitals. All areas of cytopathology are available for consultation including: study of surface nodules, CT Scan and Ultrasonogram Guided studies. The lab routinely undergoes quality assurance reviews between the pathologists.

The Department runs immunopathology service that includes a wide panel of immunocytochemical and immunohistochemical stains. The lab routinely undergoes quality assurance reviews between the pathologists.


YearSurgical PathologyGynaec PathologyCytopathologyGynaec CytologyClinical PathologyHemato-Pathology

Academic Program

CourseCourse DurationNo of Admissions / Year
PhD3 years4
MD Pathology3 Years7
II MBBS Course1 year & 6 Months150
BSc Medical Laboratory Technology4 years20
Diploma Medical Laboratory Technology2 years100

Doctorate Program
The Department has commenced with PhD program under the TN Dr MGR Medical University since this year. The department will be taking 4 fellows this year.
Resident Program 
The Department of Pathology has 21 residency positions, typically 7 in each of the three years. Residents rotate in three month blocks with Anatomic & Surgical Pathology, Cytopathology, Hematopathology, Clinical Pathology & Transfusion Medicine fully integrated to complete their 36 months of core rotations (16 months of Anatomic & Surgical Pathology and 7 months each of Cytopathology & Clinical Pathology and 1 Month of Transfusion Medicine), electives (3 months) to complete the three years needed for The TN Dr MGR Medical University Board of Pathology. Rotations are personalized as much as possible to allow residents to gain appropriate experience in their areas of special interest. Throughout residency training, we place emphasis on individual instruction, assessment of the resident’s strengths and needs, and graded responsibility. Teaching is aimed at acquiring competency in all aspects of pathology and creating a desire for lifelong learning, but includes the information to pass Board examinations as well.
Graduate Medical Program
The department has an innovative, interdisciplinary graduate degree program designed to allow students to pursue advanced training in science, while simultaneously developing professional workplace skills that may include internships. Faculty within the Department of Pathology support graduate research projects sponsored by the I.C.M.R, T.N.S.R.C and T.N.S.E.T. The students train in Pathology during the 3rd to 5th semesters of the MBBS course. The GMP includes internship in Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine for 2weeks.
Graduate Allied Health Science Program in MLT
The department under affiliation to the TN Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai hosts a Clinical Laboratory Science Program with collaborative effort of Biochemistry, Microbiology and the Central Diagnostic Laboratory. The program offers training in all areas of medical laboratory science from basic biochemistry to molecular studies.
Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology:
The department under affiliation with the King Institute Center, Chennai hosts a Clinical Laboratory Science Program with collaborative effort of Biochemistry, Microbiology and the Central Diagnostic Laboratory. The program offers training in four categorical areas of medical laboratory science: Chemistry, Urinalysis, Microbiology, Hematology, Hemostasis, and Immunology.

Slide Discussion - Fridays
Dermato-Path Meet -Last Saturday
Technical Discussion - Alternate Saturday
Gross Randing -Wednesday
Slide Randing -Saturday
Journal Club - Alternate Saturday
Resident Session -Thursday
Research Review -Monday

Research Program

Ongoing Projects

  1. A retrospective study of histopathological changes in the neural conducting system of heart in sudden cardiac death cases in tertiary care hospital.Praveen Nanthakumar(ICMR)
  2. Neuro degenerative changes in Zebra fish due to impact of mobile phones. Mohammed Asim(ICMR)
  3. Expression of Epidermal growth factor receptor gene mutation in (EGFR) cell – free DNA samples in Non – Small cell lung cancer patients by quantitative- Dr. Mary Catherine Jemie, DR.S.Vasuki M.D.,
  4. Role of lymphocytes and myofibroblasts in tumors micro environment of cancer breast. Dr. Lakshmi Chithra , Dr.Suresh Durai M.D.,
  5. Clinical and genotypic expression in hemophilia.- Dr. Lakshmi Priya , Dr.Arasi Rajesh M.D.,
  6. Immunohistochemical expression of caveoline in triple negative breast cancer. Dr. Karthika, Dr.K.Swaminathan M.D.,
  7. Immunohistochemical profile of genomic instability in colorectal carcinoma at tertiary centre. Dr. Rajalakshmi. M, Dr.K.Swaminathan M.D.,
  8. To study the immune histochemical expression of TP53 and PTEN in Triple negative breast cancer.- Dr. Aruntathi, Dr.K.Shantaraman M.D.,
  9. Study of dysregulation of micro RNA machinery in the endometrium of infertile women. – Dr. Diana Lourdayyan Raja,Dr.K.S waminathan M.D.,
  10. Mestatatic status of lymph nodes from radical surgical resections using cytokeratin as an adjuvant to standard staining methods – An Audit of the diagnostic yeild.
  11. Triple negative breast carcinoma – a search for a specific biomarker
  12. A study of the genetic determinant of Familial Adult Onset Myoclonic Epilepsy in a Unique community in South Tamilnadu
  13. Identification of Novel Genomic Marker as predictor of Sudden Cardiac Death in a specific South Tamilnadu population
  14. Search for a Specific Genomic Marker in predicting the occurrence of severe cutaneous adverse drug reactions for Carbamazepine in South Indian population
  15. Genomic Profile of Spino-Cerebellar Ataxia in South Tamilnadu – A study to establish proof of concept for specific drug discovery
  16. IL 6 and Alpha-TNF Levels as specific indicators to predict outcome in Dengue Shock Syndrome patients
  17. Hospital Based Cancer Registry
  18. Genomic Profile of Parkinsons Disease in South Tamilnadu – A study to establish proof of concept for specific drug discovery
  19. Estimation of soluble fms like tyrosine kinase1(sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF) in determining preeclampsia
  20. A study of incidence of Carotid artery intimal tear in cases of death due to antemortem hanging
  21. Risk of Recurrence of Ovarian Malignancy Algorithm (R-ROMA) – A Multivariate regression model for prediction of tumour residue in ovarian tumours using serial estimation of plasma CA 125 levels and digital SNP quantification
  22. Unexplained anemia of elderly and sirtuins SIRT 1 expression – an establishment of proof of concept in search of newer treatment options
  23. Is occult myelodysplasia a cause of unexplained anaemia of elderly – a search of a proof of concept
  24. Tirunelveli Bio Bank Initiative (TBBI)
  25. Immunohistochemical expression of estrogen receptors alpha and beta in prostate – as proof of concept for developing newer therapeutic options
  26. A comparative study of the levels of serum erythropoietin in patients with diabetic kidney disease and kidney disease of non diabetic etiology
  27. Comparison of the Effects of Purified Curcumin and Natural State  Turmeric on the Angiogenesis in Zebrafish Embryo
  28. Role of Iodine and Selenium in Multi Nodular form of Hashimotos Thyroiditis in our community
  29. Estimation of Glycosaminoglycans / Proteoglycans (GAG/PG), N-Acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase (NAG), and Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) levels in Urine – As early markers of Nephropathy in Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 Patients
  30. Is prealbumen band quantification an indicator of the clinical status of terminal cancer patients
  31. Effects of Natural State  Ginger on the Haematopoiesis in Zebrafish Embryo as a proof of concept of a larger clinical role
  32. Effect of Life style modification including Yoga on Glycaemic Control among Newly Diagnosed Pre-diabetic Young Adults
  33. Study of prevalence of pre-hypertension in adolescent population of Tirunelveli city
  34. Role of Urinary Electrophoresis in prognosis of paediatric renal failure
  35. A hospital based study of immunological profile of neuropathies of undetermined aetiology
  36. Prevalence, risk factors and characterization of Cervical dysplasia among women of reproductive age group involved in beedi rolling occupation in Mukkudal Town Panchayat, Tirunelveli
  37. Serial Maternal Hemoglobin estimations during antenatal period as an indicator of Foeto-Maternal outcome – A cohort study in South Tamilnadu
  38. Risk factors for cardiovascular disease among school going adolescents in Kalloor

Completed Projects

  • A Retrospective Analysis of Rare Neoplasms Of Breast
  • A Retrospective Analysis of Adnexal Tumors Of Skin
  • A Retrospective Analysis of Neoplasms Of Salivary Gland
  • A Study of Leprosy Lesions of the Skin
  • A Retrospective Analysis of Soft Tissue Tumors
  • A 3 year statistical analysis of the Diagnostic Accuracy Of FNAC
  • A Study to evaluate AgNOR’s as a prognostic tool In Breast Carcinoma
  • A study to evaluate the role Of Imprint Cytology in Lymph Node.
  • Evaluation of Endometrial histo-morphology In Infertility (I.C.M.R)
  • A Histo-morphological Profile Of Helicobacter Pylori Associated Chronic Antral Gastritis (T.N.S.R.C.)
  • Evaluation of FNAC of Thyroid Lesions (I.C.M.R)
  • A Study to evaluate the histo-morphology Of Placenta In High Risk Pregnancies (T.N.S.R.C.)
  • Evaluation of the Bethesda System as a Reporting system for Cervical Cytology (I.C.M.R)
  • A Study to evaluate the histo-morphology Of Placenta In Pregnancy Induced Hypertension And Its Effects On Foetal Outcome (T.N.S.T.C)
  • A Study to evaluate the Role Of AgNOR’s In differentiation of Pre-Neoplastic Lesions Of Prostate (T.N.S.R.C.)
  • Evaluation of Endometrial histo-morphology & Functional Disturbances Of Endometrium In Cases Of D.U.B (I.C.M.R)
  • Evaluation of the Role Of Guided FNAC In Diagnosis Of Deep Seated Mass Lesions (I.C.M.R)
  • Evaluation Of Marrow Iron Stores And Iron Chemistry In Iron Deficiency Anaemia
  • Histo-morphological Evaluation Of Coronary Atherosclerosis – An Autopsy Study
  • A Study Of Prognostic Factors In Carcinoma Breast and its correlation with AgNOR scoring
  • Evaluation of Wet Mount Preparation with Toludine Blue In Cytological Preparation as a Rapid Staining Method.
  • Evaluation of the histo-morphology Of Esophagus and Stomach in GERD and its association with Helicobacter Pylori Gastritis.
  • Evaluation of NESTROFT as a Screening Tool For Thalassemia Patients
  • Evaluation of the Incidence of Bone Marrow Micro-metastasis in Breast Carcinoma
  • Gastric Antral Histo-morphology in Cases of Hpylori Associated Gastritis & Detection of Hpylori using Light Green Stain.
  • Evaluation of Histo-morphological Patterns of Salivary Gland Lesions – A Retrospective Five Year Study.
  • Evaluation of Bone-Marrow Profile in geratric patients Presenting With Anaemia
  • Histo-morphological Profile of Endometrium in Perimenopausal Bleeding
  • Retrospective Analysis of Ovarian Tumor and Tumor Like Conditions – A 3 Year Study
  • Incidence of Cancer in a 5 Year Hospital Based Cancer Registry Observations
  • Evaluation of Liquid Based Cytology in Comparison to Conventional Pap Staining Method in Evaluating Cervical Smear
  • Evaluation of Value of Robinson’s Scoring System and AgNOR Score in Classification of Proliferative Epithelial Breast Diseases in FNAC
  • Evaluation of Immuno-histochemical Profile of Papillary Carcinoma of Thyroid
  • Evaluation of Immuno-histochemical Profile of Human Papilloma Virus on Cervical Histopathology.
  • Evaluation of Histomorphological & Immuno-histochemical profile of Salivary Gland Tumors
  • Evaluation of Incidence of Bone Marrow Micrometastasis in Cases of Gastro Intestinal Malignancies
  • Evaluation of the Morphological Changes in Bone Marrow in patients on chemotherapy for Cancers
  • A Six Year Cancer Surveillance Under ICD-O Nomenclature and Prediction of future burden In Tirunelveli District – A Pilot Study
  • Evaluation, Grading and Immunohistochemical Analysis of Atherosclerosis of Aorta.



  1. S Sivasubbu, V Scaria, Shantaraman.K et al Genomics of rare genetic diseases—experiences from India, Human genomics 13 (1), 1-18
  2. PB Mehanathan, RR Erusan, K Shantaraman, SM Kannan, Antithyroid Peroxidase Antibodies in Multinodular Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Indicate a Variant Etiology, Journal of thyroid research 2019, Volume 2019, Article ID 4892329, 5 pages
  3. RE Rajagopal, M Balasubramanian, S Kalyanaraman, Phenylhydrazine hydrochloride induced dose dependent embryo cytotoxicity in zebrafish, Bioinformation 15 (4), 255-260
  4. S Muthuselvi, JS Durai, J Merla, K Shantaraman, Evaluation and comparative analysis of minimal formalin containing compound fixatives, Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology 5 (3), 470-476
  5. Chandhru mari R, Shantaraman K, Johnsy Merla J,Evaluation of Prognostic indicators in non Hodgkin lymphomas: The Role of Apoptotic and proliferative indices Annals of pathology and laboratory medicine, Vol 6, Issue 1, January 2019. DOI : 10.21276/APALM2203
  6. Mahalakshmi K,Manimala S A.Blood donation practices in rural south india ;A retrospective 3 years study.Indian Journal of applied research.volume 9,issue 7,July-2019.PRINT ISSN No.2249-555
  7. Arasi rajesh , Johnsy Merla J.Papillary carcinoma of thyroid variants and immunomarker expression –an additional diagnostic tool.IOSR Journal of Dental and medical science volume 18,Issue 2,Ser.2 Feb.2019,39-43.doi10.9790/0853-1702161521.


  1. Hidhaya Fathima K , Suresh Durai.J , Shantaraman.K .Hospital Cancer Registry in a Tertiary Care Hospital in South Tamilnadu – A Comparative Analysis of 2016 Annual Data with a Decade Old Data on Cancer Incidence . IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS) e-ISSN: 2279-0853 p-ISSN: 2279-0861.Volume 17, Issue 6 Ver. 12 (June. 2018), PP 28-33
  2. Arasi Rajesh ,Shantaraman K,Johnsy Merla J, A study of atherosclerotic lesions of Aorta with CD4 immunostaining: IP Journal of Diagnostic Pathology and oncology March 2018 :3 (1):32-35
  3. Arasi Rajesh ,Saranya S ,Johnsy Merla J ,Shantaraman K. To analyse usefulness of immunohistochemical analysis of cellblock specimens in minimally invasive procedures of pulmonary lesions. IOSR Journal of Dental and medical science volume 17,Issue 2,ver.16 Feb.2018,15-21.doi10.9790/0853-1702161521


  1. Dina Mary M,Shantaraman K*. Role of KI 67 and P16 as markers of Prognostic Indices in Premalignant and malignant Lesions of Cervix .Ijcmr, October 2017 volume 4 Issue 10.
  2. Johnsy Merla , Shantaraman kalyanaraman .Thyroid cancer and nodular goiter of thyroid: An analysis of patients in rural South Tamil Nadu. Thyroid Research and Practice,September-December 2017 / Volume 14 / Issue 3 / Page : 106-111.
  3. Raskin Erusan Rajagopal, Meenakshi Balasubramanian, Shantaraman Kalyanaraman. Raw turmeric and pure curcumin . A comparison of embryonic cytotoxicity in Zebra fish.IJBCP.2017 volume6 issue 8.
  4. R.Sindhuja ,V.Bagiyalakshmi, K.Shantaraman.Histological profile of ovarian tumor in rural south Tamilnadu,IP- Journal of diagnostic pathology &Oncolocy,July 2017.
  5. Suresh Durai, Johnsy Merla, Muthuselvi, Shantaraman. Evaluation of a New Compound Fixative: A step towards limited formalin exposure. Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology.July-September 2017Volume 4 : Issue 3,Pages 413-417.
  6. JohnsyMerla J., SureshDurai J.,Shantaraman K. Bone Marrow Aspiration Evaluation in Clinical Management of Anemia Among Low Socioeconomic Group In A Tertiary Care Hospital.IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences.July. 2017 Volume 16, Issue 7 Ver. II , PP 89-97.
  7. Dina Mary M,Shantaraman K. Role of KI 67 and P16 as markers of Prognostic Indices in Premalignant and malignant Lesions of Cervix .Ijcmr, October 2017 volume 4 Issue 10.
  8. Johnsy Merla , Shantaraman K* .Thyroid cancer and nodular goiter of thyroid: An analysis of patients in rural South Tamil Nadu. Thyroid Research and Practice,September-December 2017 / Volume 14 / Issue 3 / Page : 106-111.
  9. Meenakshi B,Nirmala Devi P, Radha M,Abdul Rahuman M.B,Shantaraman K. Profile of cutaneous adverse drug reactions of carbamazepine, IJBC, December 2017, Vol -6  Issue 12.
  10. Dr.K.Usha,Dr.J.Suresh Durai,Incidence of cancer in Tirunelveli Medical college & Hospital – A five year cancer surveillance project IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences ,May 2017 Volume 16 : Issue 5, Ver.VII.
  11. Suresh Durai, Johnsy Merla, Muthuselvi, Shantaraman. Evaluation of a New Compound Fixative: A step towards limited formalin exposure ,Indian Journal of Pathology and Oncology,July-September 2017Volume 4 : Issue 3,Pages 413-417.
  12. Dr.JohnsyMerla J., Dr.SureshDurai J.,Dr.Shantaraman K.Bone Marrow Aspiration Evaluation in Clinical Management of Anemia Among Low Socioeconomic Group In A Tertiary CareHospital, IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences July. 2017Volume 16, Issue 7 Ver. II , PP 89-97.
  13. V.Bagiyalakshmi , R Gopal , R Siva Elangovan  .Prevalence of hepatitis B Virus infection among voluntary blood donor at tertiary care hospital International Journal of scientific study January 2017.
  14. Dr.Lalitharani. N,Dr.Bagiyalakshmi.V, Incidence of TB among cases of  peripheral lymphadenopathy,Indian Journal of applied sciences. June 2017.
  15. K.Hidhaya Fathima ,J.Nilavu.Cytological grading of ductal carcinoma of breast in fine Needle aspirates & its correlation with histological grading Journal of evaluation of Medical & Dental sciences.October 2017 Issue 84  Vol. 61.


  1. UmaN.Srivatsa,K.Swaminathan, K SithyAthiyaMunavarah, Ezra Amster
  2. dam, K.Shantaraman*.  Sudden cardiac death in South India incidence, risk factors &pathology.Indian Pacing & Electrophysiology Journal, 2016(4) 121-125.
  3. Meenakshi B ,Shantaraman K, Indhumathi M,Arumugapandian S.Mohan.Clinical profile & outcomes of snake bite poisoning in a tertiary care centre in south Tamil Nadu,IJBCP.Feb 2016,Volume 6 ,Issue 2 .
  4. Shantaraman K, Meenakshi B, Sunitha K. Do students prefer research as a curriculum in MBBS? J.Evid. based Med. Health Feb- 2016.Vol-3, Issue 13.
  5. Srijanaki,Johnsy Merla, Shantaraman K, Swaminathan K.Bone Marrow Morphology in Geriatric Patients with Anemia. International Journal of Health Sciences &Research ,November 2016,Vol.6; Issue: 11; 57-66.
  6. Johnsy Merla  Joel, Suresh Durai ,Jeyasingh,Ponraj Chellaiah.Primary renal hydatidosis, Clinical cancer investigation , 2016; Vol-5 .
  7. Johnsy Merla  Joel, Suresh Durai ,Jeyasingh, Shantaraman kalyanara ,Biliary cystadenoma – A case report.Journal of clinical & Diagnostic research 2016, Vol-10 (2) Page-19, 20.
  8. Vasuki.S, SureshDurai,J, Athira Sai. Clinico-pathological correlation in pleural effusion, IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences July 2016  Vol-15, Page-45-47.
  9. Vasuki.S, Vallimanavalan.S, Manojmurugan.K.Cytomorphological profile in cases of diffuse thyromegaly,IJSR (International Journal of scientific research) May-16. Vol.5, Issue-5.
  10. Thangarajpriya,  Venkatraj bagiyalakshmi. Evaluation of deferred causes in blood donor in tertiary care hospital, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu. Jemds . October 2016.
  11. an.K , V.S Lavanya. FNAC – Profile of lymphadenopathy in children IOSR-JDMS  (Journal of Dental & Medical sciences,June 2016,  Vol.15, Issue


  1. JohnsyMerla J.,Srijanaki M.,Suresh Durai J.,Shantaraman K.,Swaminathan K , Histomorphological Profile and Immunohistochemical Analysis of  Endometrium in Perimenopausal Bleeding: A 2 Year Study in a Tertiary Care Center. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences, Dec.2015.Volume 14, Issue 12 Ver. I, PP 38-44.

2014 and more

  1. S.Raju, Shantaraman K*, K.Swaminathan, A.Nisha, S.Praisid.Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis syndrome in dengue hemorrhagic fever,The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 2014;81 (12) :1381 – 1383.
  2. Swaminathan.K ,Shanthi P, Sheila Nair ,Madhavan M.Epstein Barr Virus in paediatric Hodgkins disease in India, Biomedicine. 2001.
  3. Suresh  Durai.J, Baba Krishnan.K, Madhavan.M, Rajasekaran.A. FNAC Testis & its predictive value in male infertility,The Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology.1996, Vol-39 , Page-56.

CME & Conferences



  1.  5th Edition of challenges in Surgical Pathology Date : 8 & 9TH July 2017. Credit points : 20.
  2. Application of Genomics in Clinical Medicine titled “Genomics for Clinicians” Date : 21& 22 July 2017. Credit points : 15.


  1. World Pathology Day Guest Lecture on Renal Biopsy Interpretation Dr.J.Balasubramaniam


  1. Medical Laboratory – IA and QMS as per 180 15189 : 2012 NABET Accredited (4 Days) Date : 10-13 July 2019. TNMC Credit hours : 6
  2. World Pathology Day Quiz Program for Undergraduates (State Level) 19 November 2019


University Gold Medal for University Topper 

    1. 2002                 Dr. Monika Popli Prabhakar 
    2. 2019                  Dr. S.Vishnu Priya

Prizes in State Level CME / Conferences 

  1. November 2018:       Dr.S.Vinothini  (IHC profile of NIFTP – Non Invasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with papillary like nuclear features). Pathology CME                                               Karpagavinayaga MC
  2. November 2018:      Dr. R.Shruthi- An interesting case of haematolymphoid neoplasm of intestine. Pathology CME Karpagavinayaga MC
  3. August 2019:            Dr. G. Deepa Devi -Application of Milan system for reporting salivary gland cytopathology. Kalaedoscope Edition 5, Chengalpattu MC
  4. August 2019:            Dr. V.Gopika – IInd Prize in Gross Test . Kalaedoscope Edition 5, Chengalpattu Medical College