Department of Pathology

List of Teaching Staff

S.No Name Designation Qualification Registration UG/PG Date of joining Contact No. Email
1 Dr. ARCHANA H. DESHPANDE Professor and Head MBBS, MD (Path) UG 57525, 16.01.1987 (MMC)
PG 57525, 14.01.2010 (MMC)
10.12.2015 9373127804
2 Dr. GARGADE CHITRAWATI BAL Associate Professor MBBS, MD (Path) UG 78920, 19.02.1996 (MMC)
PG 78920, 27.09.1999 (MMC)
12.04.2016 8371020015
3 Dr. JITENDRA SINGH NIGAM Assistant Professor MBBS, MD (Path) UG 51496, 11.11.2005 (UP)
PG 13-14071 ,06.07.2013 (MCI)
13.08.2015 9968526588
4 Dr. RUPINDER KAUR BRAR Tutor MBBS, MD (Path) UG 39739 23.02.2010
PG 39739, 16.09.2014 (PMC)
06.02.2015 7063936018
5 Dr. PUSHPANJALI Tutor MBBS, MD (Path) UG 38962 25.03.2010 (DMC)
11.06.2015 9650374095
7 Dr. POOJA GARG Tutor MBBS, MD (Path) UG 60581, 04.04.2011
23.08.2016 8699198148
8 Dr. Sampa Choudhury Tutor MBBS, MD (Path) MCI 17-24173
27.01.2017 7595895760
9 Dr. Arvind Semalti Tutor MBBS, MD (Path) DMC 60033
30.01.2017 9560030062
List of Non-Teaching Staff
Name Designation
Smt.Nidhi Thakur Artist
Shri. C.P Paul Technical Assistant
Smt. Nagajyoti Technician
Shri. Babban Technician
Smt. Saida Technician
Mr Kapil Technician
Smt. Rajni Technician
Smt. Kadeeza Laboratory Attendant
Mr. Ajay Laboratory Attendant
Smt. Sharmila sarkar Steno-typist
Shri. B C Das Clerk
Ms. Padma Store Keeper
Smt. Krishna Veni Record Clerk
Shri. Paul Raj Sweepers
Smt. Laxmi Sweepers

Overview of the Department

The Department of Pathology is presently located on the first floor of GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair. Department of Pathology plays two essential roles in the field of medicine, which includes educating the medical students and providing diagnostic services.

It is a branch of medicine, which links basic sciences with clinical symptoms and signs. It helps the medical students to understand the basic mechanism and pathophysiology of diseases. In the era of evidence-based medicine, Pathology plays a vital role in providing a conclusive diagnosis. The diagnostic sub-specialities available in the department include Histopathology, Cytopathology, Hematology, Special Hematology and Clinical Pathology.

Infrastructure and facilities:

Histopathology Laboratory

Histopathology lab is situated on the first floor. Small biopsies as well as large specimens are processed. Grossing, processing and reporting activities are carried out daily so that the treating clinician as well as the patient gets the report at the earliest.

In addition, clinical autopsies are performed as and when needed to provide final cause of death in cases with unclear diagnosis.

Cytopathology laboratory

Everyday, Fine needle aspiration procedures are performed so that rapid diagnosis is provided to the patient within 24 hours. Special techniques such as cell block preparation and immunocytochemistry is being established to aid in the diagnostic workup.

Body fluids, CSF analysis, semen analysis, Exfoliative cytology (including PAP smears for cervical screening) are routinely done.

Hematology laboratory

The hematology laboratory provides routine tests such as CBC, ESR, PCV, MP, Peripheral blood film examination. Laboratory has automated 5-part as well as 3-part cell counters. Hematology section also routinely performs coagulation tests. Work up for haemophilias and anaemias is being done.

Department library

The department library has enough number of latest books for faculty members to update their knowledge. Computer with internet facility is also available for E-learning.

        Research Publication in last 3 years:

  1. Jitendra Singh , Savitri singh. Fine needle aspiration cytology of pilomatrixoma: A short series of three cases. Cytojournal 2014
  2. Jitendra Singh Nigam , Savitri Singh, Viplesh Kaur, Sumit Givi, RaviPrakash kaushal. The prevalence of transfusion transmitted infections in ABO blood groups and Rh type system. Hematology reports 2014; vol 6: 5602
  3. Viplesh Kaur, Onis Singhal, Jitendra singh Nigam, Shivani Kalhan, Anshu Gupta, Manish Singhal, Savitri Singh, Sumit Giri. Seroprevalance of transfusion transmissible infections in blood donors in rural area in western Uttar Pradesh – An institutional retrospective study. Unique journal of Medical and Dental sciences UJMDS 2014; 02 (04)
  4. Vijay Kumar Bodal, Dr. Rupinder Kaur Brar, Dr. Manjit Singh Bal, Dr. Balwinder Kaur, Dr. Sarbhjit Kaur, Dr. Anil Kumar Suri, Dr. Ranjeev Bhagat & Dr. Geetanjali. Pap smear and Histopathological Study of Cervical Lesions. Global journal of Medical Research 2014 vol 14, issue 4 (1)
  5. Vijay kumar Bodal, Sarbhjit kaur, Ranjiv bhagat, Rupinder Kaur, Manjit Singh Bal. “Cannon Balls or Pus Balls” in Pap smears: A case Report. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2013, vol 7, issue 8; 1715-1716
  6. Vijay Bodal, Manjit Singh Bal, Rupinder Kaur Brar. Fluorescent microscopy and Ziehl Neelson staining of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), bronchial washings, bronchoscopic brushing and post bronchoscopic sputum along with cytological examination in 75 cases of suspected tuberculosis. Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology. Accepted for publication

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