Department of Anatomy

The Department of Anatomy is located on the sixth floor of the College building. The Department caters to 100 M.B.B.S students, 100 B.P.Th students, as well as GNM Nursing and B.Sc Nursing students. The department is in possession of 2 Post-graduation (M.D Anatomy) seats in the subject of Human Anatomy and also undertakes teaching of M.D Anatomy students of MUHS and teaching of Basic Sciences to DNB Students

The department comprises of a Dissection Hall, which can accommodate 100 students at a time. It possesses a Cadaver bank which has 4 tanks holding a total of 30 cadavers. They are used by under graduate students for dissection purposes and also by clinicians for their research work. There is a adjoining embalming room and 6 Body mortuary. The department uses four different embalming methods for efficient embalming- Traditional gravity method, Mechanical pressure pump, Compressor machine and Spray pump. The department has a variety of instruments for carrying out research activities like Vernier calipers both digital and electronic, Sliding calipers, Spreading calipers, Goniometer, Craniometer, Pelvimeter, Upper Limb Length Measuring Instrument and Osteometric boards.

Teaching Activities

As part of Bioethics education which is an essential aspect of the medical curriculum, the Department conducts a ‘Cadaveric Oath’. It is a pledge which students recite on the opening day of Anatomy learning, to respect the dignity and integrity of the human remains they are about to work on. This unique oath was stated by the Department for the first time in 2010 and today it has become a part of the new CBME curriculum and is being followed by all medical colleges in India.

There is a Histology lab which can accommodate 60 students at a time. Adjacent to the lab there is a Preparation room which is equipped with Microtome, Tissue floating bath, Weighing balances, Knife sharpner, Slide warmer, Distilled water plant, Incubator and Tissue processor. In addition to 60 compound microscopes, there are 2 Demonstration microscopes, 5 Dissection microscopes and one Trinocular microscope. There is a Histology Slide library having more than 2500 slides as well as around 800 Projection Slides and 300 Neuroanatomy slides. There are also 14 Chick Embryo slides in the department. There are laminated charts and photographs which aid in teaching.

The department houses two museums – one Morphology & one Embryology. The morphology museum has around 400 dry and wet specimens. Embryology museum has not only preserved embryology specimens but also a large collection of embryology models showing different stages of human development.

Hospital Services

The department has a Research Laboratory having a Microtome, 2 Slide cabinets one accommodating 1000 slides and the other 5000 slides as well as section cutting and staining facility. It is used by staff members for their research work.

The departmental library has multiple copies of all the latest edition of Anatomy text books and atlases. There is also a Research Article library with more than 100 scientific research papers published in International Journals. There is a CD library having more than 100 CDs of the entire anatomy syllabus. The department has a Bone library and a Radiograph library wherein bones and radiographs are issued to students for studies. The department has its own LCD Projector, Slide Projector and Overhead Projector.

The department holds various competitions and seminars for the students in a bid to motivate them to perform better. These competitions were started in the name of the previous stalwarts of the department so that future generations do not forget the contributions of these legends in the field of Anatomy. Dr. Kher Drawing Competition, Dr. Rajaram Seminar, Dr. H. K. Mehta MCQ Competition, Dr. I.M. Mehta Award for Best Dissection, Dr. Ahuja Histology Journal Competition.

The faculty to date have around 300 International Publications to their credit and a number of on-going research projects. Students are also motivated to publish papers on the variations that they observe in the cadavers during their routine dissection. They also regularly attend State level & National level conferences all have also attended MET Cell workshops conducted by MUHS & MCI.

Hands-on Human Cadaveric Workshop Training is also held from time to time in the department for Orthopedic Surgeons, ENT surgeons and Gynaecologists.

Community Work - The department zealously promote ‘Voluntary Body Donation Program’ in the community for spreading awareness on the importance of donating one’s body after death for the furtherance of medical education. It is not only the highest form of charity but also training of doctors is not hampered due to a shortage of cadavers and students are able to perfect their surgical skills. The facility of Body Donation in the department is available 24x7, 365 days a year. A ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ is given to the next of kin of the donor for this noble gesture.

Dr. Sharadkumar Pralhad Sawant

Professor & Head

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Dr. Shaguphta Tasnim Shaikh

Associate Professor

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Dr. Suruchi Singhal

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Shaheen Sajid Rizvi

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Uma Rudrabhatla

Tutor

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Dr. Bhairvi Jangid

Tutor

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