Department of Microbiology

Medical Microbiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the study of microorganisms and their role in human health and diseases. The Microbiology laboratory at K. J. Somaiya Medical College & Hospital is NABL accredited with a state of the art Molecular Biology Laboratory ensuring quality. Diagnosis of infectious pathogens along with their susceptibility pattern to guide the clinician for appropriate therapy, Infection prevention and control activity along with typing of microorganisms for epidemiological purpose and diagnosis of various viral diseases being its major responsibility.

Teaching Activity

The department of Microbiology conducts theory and practical training sessions for students enrolled in various educational programs conducted by the college.

Undergraduate programs: MBBS, BPTh , B.Sc Nursing

Post graduate programs: PGDMLT, DPB (CPS), DNB

Internship for other college students: DMLT, M.Sc (Microbiology, Bio technology)

The activities include theory lectures, small group teaching, tutorials, demonstrations, SDL and hands-on practicals. The department houses a teaching laboratory and is equipped with a multitude of instruments including Molecular biology, GeneXpert, BacTAlert and Vitek2 for imparting training to students.

Hospital Services

Bacteriology, Serology and Molecular Biology all sections are NABL accredited.

Microbiology services are offered round-the-clock for all patients of K. J. Somaiya Hospital (OPD, IPD, Casualty, ICU, samples collected during various health camps, etc.) and include over hundred different tests grouped as follows:

  • Bacteriology – Identification & culture sensitivity of microorganisms by automation on Vitek2 & BacTAlert.
  • Serology – ASO, CRP, Widal, RPR,RA, Leptospirosis, dengue, Malaria, HIV, HBsAg, HCV
  • Mycology- Diagnosis of fungal infection
  • Mycobacteriology – GeneXpert & Microscopy
  • Molecular biology – Covid & Influenza
  • Other specialized tests

Individuals and organizations can also directly avail of these services for purposes like pre-employment / in-service health check-ups, etc.

Any other

  • Microbiology department takes part in External & Internal Quality Control (ILC from Kasturba, MDACS & EQAS from CMC, Vellore)
  • Water testing for potability, Sterility testing of blood and blood component & OT surveillance.
Dr. Sapna Vikas Malik

Professor & Head

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Dr. Vidya Harish Shetty

Associate Professor

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Dr. Shilpa Nair

Associate Professor

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Dr. Prachi Pawar

Assistant Professor

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Ms. Deepali Kamble

Tutor

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Mr. Asim Sarkar

Tutor

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Dr. Anushree Gaigawale

Senior Resident

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Dr. Moha Trivedi

Senior Resident

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