Professor - Pulmonary Medicine &
Associate Dean (Academic Affairs & International Collaborations),
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
Deputy Director - Quality & Compliance, (Mangalore Campus)
Manipal University, Manipal
He is a Pulmonologist by qualification and training and practising in a 600 bed tertiary care hospital in India (KMC Hospital, Mangalore). He is currently working as the Professor of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, India which is one of the leading medical colleges in India. He is also an Associate Dean and is in charge of academics and international collaborations.
His areas of special interest are airway management and interventional pulmonology.
He is passionate about teaching especially innovations in medical education. He is the Convenor of the Medical Education Unit and as a member of the team is trying to bring about a change in teaching-learning-evaluation. He has been the recipient of the Good Teacher award of Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore thrice. He is zealous about quality in healthcare and in particular accreditation systems. He has been involved in the implementation of quality management system in his organization. He has participated as a faculty in various training programmes and delivered guest talks on various Pulmonology, medical education and quality related topics. He also has to his credit 17 international and national papers.