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CATEGORY – MEDICAL
Short History of the Department
       The Institute of Pathology is 84 years young and has the wisdom and experience of the old and the energy, enthusiasm and vigor of the young. The Institute was founded in 1934 and was then known as ‘Goschen Institute of Pathology’ and the old timers fondly remember the block that houses the Institute as ‘Goshen Block’. The institute had been named after George Joachim Goschen, II Viscount, who was Governor of Madras from 1924 – 1929 & was the Viceroy of India from 1929 – 1931. The institute was declared open on a Monday on March 26-th, 1934 by His Excellency Sir George Fredrick Stanley on whose name the then Royapuram Medical School stands now as ‘Government Stanley Medical College’. Until then Physicians handled pathology lectures and the academic Pathologists were in charge of patient care and the work in speciality departments was interchangeable. It was only in the year 1936, after the opening of the new Goschen block, the first chair for the speciality was created and Prof.Srinivasulu Naidu became the first HOD of Department of Pathology.

The departments of Medical Jurisprudence and the Pathology functioned together for a short while and later became separate departments when Prof.Srinivasulu Naidu opted to become the HOD of Forensic Medicine and Dr.T.S.Thirumurthy succeeded him as HOD of Pathology Department.
Initially postgraduates of both Pathology and Microbiology were trained in this Institute under the auspices of Madras University, which included M.Sc.Degrees too. It was only in 1966, an exclusive  M.D.Pathology degree was instituted in the Department under the instruction of Medical Council of India and a separate postgraduate course has created in Forensic medicine (Medical Jurisprudence) in the year 1974. The institute was upgraded in 1980 and the first chair was designated and upgraded as ‘Director of Institute of Pathology’. Prof.S.Arumugam became the first Director of this institute in 1980 and has been succeeded by seventeen directors so far.
 
In 1973, the Government sanctioned Electron Microscopy (EM) Laboratory to Government General Hospital and this was allotted to Institute of Pathology in 1978. Scanning electron Microscopy and other sophisticated equipments were added to EM laboratory in 1985. The Institute of Pathology as it stands now provides diagnostic health care to lakhs of patients every year and undertakes teaching to thousands of students every year.

Pathology laboratories headed by the rank of Professors, also function at affiliated institutes such as Institute of Child health, Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Government Kasturba Gandhi hospital, Regional ,Institute of Ophthalmology and  Institute of Neurology to provide comprehensive and easily accessible healthcare to patients.

The museum of Institute of Pathology holds 1510 specimens. The specimens include neoplastic &nonneoplastic lesions of all organs & tissues and provide excellent learning opportunities for both undergraduates & postgraduates. The specimens are constantly restored, replaced and new specimens are added every year. A rare case is displayed routinely as ‘specimen of the week’ in the institute of Pathology along with description of the lesion and histopathology photographs. Museum exhibits on specific organs are routinely conducted at regular intervals
 



 
ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Type of course:  Medical

Name of the courses offered
1. M.D (Pathology)
Eligibility : MBBS
Course duration                             : 3 Years
Sanctioned number of seats            : 10
Affiliated University
(if applicable)                               
: The TN Dr.MGR Medical  University
Selection Procedure                       : State/ All India PG Entrance Examination
University Examination details : MD (Pathology) Theory Examination
Paper I–General Medical and Surgical Pathology
Paper II – General Pathology
Paper III – Systemic Pathology
Paper IV – Immunopathology, Haematology, Advances in Lab services
    MD (Pathology) Practical
Day-1
FN- Clinical Pathology
AN- Grossing
Haematology and Cytology Slides
Day-2
FN- Histopathology Slides
OSPE- 10 stations
AN- Viva, Log Book, Dissertation
 
DCP
Eligibility : MBBS
Course duration                             : 2 Years
Sanctioned number of seats            : 8
Affiliated University
(if applicable)                               
: The TN Dr.MGR Medical  University
Selection Procedure                       : State/ All India PG Entrance Examination
    DCP (Theory)
Paper-I: General Pathology and Systemic Pathology
Paper-II: Microbiology and Biochemistry
Paper-III: Clinical Pathology, Haematology, Cytology
    DCP (Practical)
Day-1
Histopathology, Cytology, Haematology slides
Grossing
Microbiology
Day-2
Clinical Pathology, Biochemistry, Microbiology
Log Book, Viva
 
Other Courses
Pathology theory & practical classes are conducted for II MBBS, BDS, MDS, B.Sc (N), DMLT, BPT, DMRSC, Dental Hygiene Prosthetics and Orthodontics.
 
Periodic academic activities held in the department
PG (M.D & DCP) Programme:
 
Slide test : Weekly once
Slide discussion : Weekly once
Institutional activities work review : Weekly once     
Short topic : Weekly twice                               
Journal club
Autopsy discussion /Grossing test
: Once in two weeks
Case discussion : Once in two weeks
Problem based learning : Once in a month
Seminar : Once in a month
Virtual slide discussion : Once in a month
 
 

 
MBBS ACADEMIC SCHEDULE
DAY MBBS–III SEMESTER MBBS – IV SEMESTER MBBS – V SEMESTER
1.30-2.30 2.30-3.30 3.30-4.30 1.30-2.30 2.30-3.30 3.30-4.30 1.30-2.30 2.30-3.30 3.30-4.30
MONDAY   Practicals
  Theory
Practicals      
B A B A
TUESDAY Theory
 

 
Theory
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
Theory

 
            Theory
WEDNESDAY     Theory (rotation)      
THURSDAY   Theory     Theory  
FRIDAY     Theory Theory Practicals
B A
SATURDAY     Theory
(rotation)
    Theory
(rotation)
 
 
ACADEMIC SCHEDULE FOR OTHER COURSES
(IIBDS, DMLT, BPT, B.Sc Nursing, DMRSC, Dental Hygiene)
DAY  
10-11 am
11-12pm  
11-1pm
12-1pm 1.30-2.30pm  
2.00-3.00pm
2.30-3.30pm
MONDAY DMRSC -Theory II BDS – Theory
BPT – Theory
BSC RIT-Theory
  II BDS – Practical I DMLT – Theory I BSC CPPT-Theory II DMLT - Theory
 TUESDAY  
II BDS – Theory
  Dip.in Orthotics and Prosthetics- Theory   --   --
         WEDNESDAY   BSC RIT- Theory
BPT - Theory
  B sc – Nursing – Theory
 
Dental hygiene- Theory I DMLT- theory
II DMLT–Practical
THURSDAY   --   II BSC CPPT-Theory --   --
FRIDAY     Dip.in Orthotics and Prosthetics- Theory MDS – Theory
B sc – Nursing - Theory
 
  II BSC CPPT-Theory I DMLT- Practicals
 
Research and Publications (National and International - for the past 5 years / year wise):

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS BY MEMBERS OF STAFF
S. No. TOPIC & JOURNAL NAME DESIGNATION
1. Spectrum of neoplastic and non-neoplastic lesions associated withpregnancy- 5 years experience in a tertiary referral centre. J. Evolution Med. Dent. Sci. 2016;5(95):6976-6981,DOI:10.14260/Jemds/2016/1578 Kokila K, Kanchana MP Professor
2. Histomorphological Spectrum of Uterine Leiomyoma Variants- one year retrospective study in a teritary care centre. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (5). 2201-2210] (ISSN 2320-5407) Kokila K, Rajavelu Indira Professor
3. Comparative study of endometrial lavage,Dilatation and curettage with hysterectomy in women with perimenopausal/postmenopausal bleeding.IOSR Journal of dental and medical sciences vol15,issue9Ver.XII(September 2016),pp41-44 Rama krishnaswamy, N.V.Vanitha, Professor
4. Retroperitoneal sarcomas-A Pathological study.IOSR Journal of Medical and Dental sciences volume15, issue 11 Ver.II(November 2016),pp 27-32 N.V.Vanitha,K.Deepa Assistant Professor
5. Primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of appendix: A rare case report. Journal of evolution of medical and dental sciences. 2016;5(65):4678-4680 LavanyaNarasingamoorthy, PadmavathiRajagopalan,DhanalakshmiSubramaniam. Professor
6. CD117 and PDGFR-α Immunostaining in GISTs- IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences,2016, vo.15, Issue 9 Ver.V, 69-75 Deepa K Assistant Professor
7. Secondary Pulmonary Hodgkin Lymphoma: a case report. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences,2016; 5(62):4402-4404 Ramesh Babu Chidambaram, GeethaDevadas,
SudhaVenkatesh
Professor

 
8. Central mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the maxilla- case report. Indian Journal Of Pathology and Oncology,2016;3(4):736-738 DhanalakshmiSubramaniam,
SudhaVenkatesh,
Sofia Chandrababulu
Professor
9. A 3 year retrospective study on gestational trophoblastic disease in a government obstetrical tertiary care centre. Int J ReprodContraceptObstetGynecol 2016;5:4405-9. Veeraraghavan G, KanchanaMP,
Srinivasan LN
Professor
10. Coexistence of Medullary and Papillary carcinomas of thyroid- case report and brief review of literature Vol 5/ Issue 84/ Oct 2016 Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental sciences GeethaDevadas Professor
11. Aneurysmal bone cyst of the clivus- a rare occurrence. J. Evolution Med. Dent.Sci. 2017;6(30):2481-2483, DOI: 10.14260/Jemds/2017/536 Suresh S, GeethaDevadas Professor
12. Complete hydatidiform mole in a triplet pregnancy withcoexisting two live foetuses- a case report and review of literature. J. Evolution Med. Dent. Sci. 2017;6(13):1056-1058, DOI:10.14260/Jemds/2017/227 Suganya U, Kanchana MP, Revathy M Professor
13. Clear cell sarcoma of kidney: an uncommon paediatric neoplasm – 2 case reports and review of literature. Int J ContempPediatr 2017;4:264-8. Gurusamy V, Karnan I, Sadagopan P Professor
14. Mixed phenotype acute leukaemia: a case report of an unusual presentation. Int J Res Med Sci 2017;5:3247-50 Gurusamy V, Panneerselvam R, Jayanthi BV  
15. Spurious Elevation of Ca-125 in Benign Ovarian Tumour. Indian journal of pathology: research and practice 2017;6(2):327-329 Vincy T.M., Kanchana M.P. Professor
16. Diagnostic accuracy of pipelle endometrial biopsy as an out patient procedure in the evaluation of women with abnormal uterine bleeding.Indian journal of applied research vol7, issue 7,July 2017pp56-57 Vanitha N.V.,
Rama krishnaSwamy
Assistant Professor
17. Cytohistological  Correlation of Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy Specimens with Added Value of Immunohistochemistry in Diagnosis of Lung Tumors. IOSR JDMS. 2017;16(8);18-21 Dhanalakshmi S,
Dr. Priyadarshini, Narmadha, Manibharathi R
Assistant Professor
18. Study of benign adnexal tumors of the skin: An institutional five year study of 106 cases.IOSR journal of dental and medical sciences.2017;16(6):57-60 Dhanalakshmi S et al. Assistant Professor

 
19. Involvement of  bone marrow in various lymphomas- a study of 60 cases. Medpulse- International Medical journal 2017; 4(5);552-555 RamyaPannerselvam,  Jayanandhini.M,  Dhanalakshmi .S,Sakunthala.P,
VijayaBaskar.P
Assistant Professor
20. Histomorphological spectrum of central nervous system tumors- three year retrospective study in a tertiary care centre. J.EvolutionMed.Dent.Sci 2017; 43(6);3362-3366 Narmadha.R,Dhanalakshmi.S, Priyadharshini.M, Rajesh Natraj.A.P, Subitha, Padmavathi.R Assistant Professor
21. Pathobiological characteristics of intestinal and diffuse type of gastric carcinoma- retrospective study of gastric cancers.2017;6(2); Priyadharshini.M, Narmadha.R, Dhanalakshmi.S, Padmavathi.R. Assistant Professor
 
CURRENT ON GOING RESEARCH WORK 
 
S.No TOPIC GUIDE POSTGRADUATE
1.          COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SQUASH PREPARATION, FROZEN SECTION AND HISTOPATHOLOGY Director
(Prof. BharathiVidyaJayanthi)
Dr. Hemalatha
2.          A STUDY ON ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE RECEPTOR STATUS IN FNAC OF BREAST CARCINOMA AND COMPARISION OF IMMUNOCYTOCHEMISTRY  AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY Prof. Padmavathi Dr.kavitha.s
3.          STUDY OF MUCIN IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY AND P63 EXPRESSION IN BENIGN AND MALIGNANT PROSTATIC LESIONS Prof. Pappathi Dr. Krithika.n
4.          P53 , P63 AND HER2NEU EXPRESSION IN UROTHELIAL BLADDER CARCINOMA AND ITS CORRELATION WITH CLINICO PATHOLOGICAL VARIABLES Prof. GeethaDevadas Dr. Kokila.k
5.          COMPARISON OF NAPSIN A VS TTF-1 IN TYPING OF LUNG CANCER Prof. Rajavelu Indira Dr. Manibharathi. R
6.          COMPARISON BETWEEN EGFR AND KI-67 IN CORRELATION WITH GRADING OF GLIOMAS Prof. Ramamoorthy Dr.snehasuresh
7.          ROLE OF IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY IN  EVALUATING THE MALIGNANT POTENTIAL OF MOLAR PREGNANCY Prof. Rama Dr.suganthi.c
8.          EVALUATION OF TUMOR INFILTRATING LYMPHOCYTES IN BREAST CANCER Prof. SudhaVenkatesh Dr.Suganya.u
9.          COMPARATIVE STUDY ON ZIEHL NEELSEN STAINING AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL ANALYSIS IN SUSPECTED TUBERCULOUS LESION Director
(Prof. BharathiVidyaJayanthi)
Dr.veeraraghavan.g
10.       MICRONUCLEI ASSAY IN UROTHELIAL CELLS OF ABNORMAL COLPOSCOPIC PATIENTS AND HISTOPATHOLOGICAL CORRELATION Prof. Kanchana Dr.vincy.t.m.
11.       STUDY ON MOLECULAR EXPRESSION OF K-RAS MUTATION IN COLORECTAL CARCINOMA AND ITS CORRELATION WITH CLINICO-PATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPTIAL Prof. Padmavathi Dr. Mohanapriya
12.       THE ROLE OF PLATELET INDICES IN EVALUATING THE CAUSES OF THROMBOCYTOPENIA IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL Prof. Ramamoorthy Dr. Keerthiabarna
13.       A STUDY ON SIGNIFICANCE OF IHC MARKERS IN DISCRIMINATING METASTATIC CARCINOMA IN CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM Prof. Rama Dr. Christy
14.       A STUDY OF HISTOPATHOLOGICAL SPECTRUM OF GLOMERULAR LESIONS IN ADULT NEPHROTIC SYNDROME IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPTIAL Prof. SudhaVenkatesh Dr. Selvam
15.       GATA 3 EXPRESSION IN BREAST CARCINOMA AND ASSOCIATION WITH ER PR HER 2 NEU STATUS – A 3 YEAR STUDY IN A TERTIARY HEALTH CARE CENTRE Prof. Rajavelu Indira Dr. Ritu
16.       CORRELATION BETWEEN PERIPHERAL SMEAR BONE MARROW ASPIRATION AND FLOW CYTOMETRY IN ACUTE LEUKEMIA Director
(Prof. BharathiVidyaJayanthi)
Dr. Shobana
17.       COMPARATIVE STUDY OF TOLUIDINE BLUE AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEKITSRY IN HIRSCHSPRUNG DISEASE Prof. GeethaDevadas Dr. Muthuprabha
18.       AN ANALYSIS OF TB LYMPHADENITIS BY CONVENTIOANL AND MOLECULAR METHODS A STUDY IN A PEDIATRIC TERTIARY CARE INSTITUTE Prof. Pappathi Dr. Balamurugan
19.       AN IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL STUDY ON INTRATUMOURAL AND PERITUMORAL LYMPHATIC VESSEL DENSITY AS A PROGNOSTIC PARAMETER IN ENDOMETRIAL CARCINOMA Prof. Kanachana Dr. Preetha
20.       A STUDY OF CHROMOSOMAL ABNORMALITIES IN THE LEUKEMIC PATIENTS IN A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL. Prof. Selvambigai Dr. Ramesh
 
Prizes and Award constituted by the Department
II MBBS Medal & Prizes: George Smith Prize Gold Medal&Dr.DGovinda Reddy Gold Medal
Institute Day Awards:
Institute Oration & Honoring: One or two senior pathologists / Clinicians
Eminent teacher awards: To 5 – 10 senior pathologists annually
Life time achievement award: To 5 – 10 senior pathologists annually
Life Time Service Honored: To 5 – 10 Senior technicians
Conference (Tamilnadu and Pondicherry Chapter of IAPM Conference - TAPCON) / CME awards; For Best oral paper, poster / Quiz competitions – Winner & Runner- ups
DCP and MD Postgraduates getting highest marks in university examination
Best Postgraduate award
 

 
CMEs’, Workshops / conferences conducted by the department (past 5 years / year wise)
Workshops / conferences
DATE                        PROGRAMME                PLACE
2013 Institute Day CME- Madras Medical College,Seminar Hall
2014 Institute Day CME MAdras Medical College,Seminar Hall
2015-August Institute Day CME-Recent Updates in Pathology Madras MedcialCollege,Seminar Hall
2015-March CME - Cytopathology Madras Medical College, Seminar Hall
2016-May Institute Day CME-Surgical Pathology Madras Medical College, Seminar Hall
2016- June Current concept in Gynaec pathology Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Auditorium
2016-October CME on update on Surgical pathology Madras Medical College, Seminar Hall
2017-June Gynaeconcopathology-All embedded Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Auditorium
2017-August Institute day and national CME on Updates in Hematopathology Hotel Raintree
 
SERVICES OFFERED
 
No of units in the department
  1. Histopathology
  2. Cytology
Clinical Pathology (24 hours lab) - 8.00 to 2.00pm all days common sample collection for pathology, Microbiology, Biochemistry.
 
O.P Days & Timings – Not Applicable
I.P Unit & Admission day (Unit wise)
Bed Strength of Department
Average O.P
Average I.P
Type of Surgeries performed (for Surgical departments)
 
Special Clinics conducted by the Department- Not Applicable
 
List of Laboratory tests performed (for Laboratory attached departments)
  1. Histopathology
  2. Immunohistochemistry
  3. FNAC
  4. Fluid cytology
  5. Cell block
  6. Complete Hemogram
  7. ESR
  8. PCV
  9. Hb estimation Cyanmethhemoglobin – Calorometric method
  10. Peripheral smear &Bone Marrow Study
  11. QBC
  12. Cytohistochemistry (PAS, Sudan Black, NSE & MPO)
  13. Coagulation Profile (BT, CT,PT, APTT &INR)
  14. Absolute eosinophil count
  15. Reticulocyte count
  16. Fluid cell count
  17. Urine analysis
  18. Semen Analysis
  19. Motion Examination
  20. Special Stains (PAS, Reticulin, Perls, GMS, Congo Red & others)
  21. Cytogenetics
  22. Immunofluoresence
  23. Immunocytochemistry
  24. Frozen section
 
Average laboratory statistics (average tests conducted / annum)
  1. Biopsy                     :    11410
  2. Cytology                
    1. FNAC                   :     5918
    2. Fluid                    :     4127
  3. Clinical Pathology       :     396504
 
Museum
No. of Mounted Specimens       :      1510
            The specimens include neoplastic & non neoplastic lesions of all organs & tissues and provide excellent learning opportunities for both undergraduates & Postgraduates. The specimens are constantly restored, replaced and new specimens are added every year. A rare case is displayed routinely as ‘specimen of the week’ in the Institute of Pathology along with description of the lesion and histopathology photographs. Weekly quiz corner is conducted on both specimens & histopathology slides and prizes are given. Museum exhibits on specific organs are routinely conducted at regular intervals ( Average of 2 – 4 per annum)
 
 
Department Library Details
 
S.
No
Department Name Number of Books Year
  PATHOLOGY 645 2013
  1.  
680 2014
  1.  
696 2015
  1.  
873 2016
  1.  
884 2017
 

 
 
FIRST YEAR MD- JOINED ON 2017
 
S.NO NAME
1. Dr. A.Anbarasi
2. Dr.D.Gowrimanohari
3. Dr.P.Hemashri
4. Dr.T.JemimaEvangelyn
5. Dr.L.Mohanapriya
6. Dr. Sharmila
7. Dr.R.Shobija
8. Dr.S.Sridhar
9. Dr.K.Vani
10. Dr.P.Vanipriya
 
 
 SECOND YEAR M.D – JOINED ON 2016
 
S.NO NAME
1. Dr. Balamurugan
2. Dr.Christy D Ramya
3. Dr.KeerthyAberna
4. Dr.MohanaPriya
5. Dr.MuthuPrabha
6. Dr. Preetha
7. Dr.Ramesh
8. Dr.RituPorna
9. Dr.Selvam
10. Dr.Shobana
 

FINAL YEAR M.D- JOINED ON 2015 
 
S.NO NAME
1. Dr.Hemalatha
2. Dr.Kavitha
3. Dr.Kiruthika
4. Dr.Kokila
5. Dr.Manibarathi
6. Dr.Sneha Suresh
7. Dr.Suganthi
8. Dr.Suganya
9. Dr.VeeraRaghavan
10. Dr.Vincy
 
 

 

FIRST YEAR DCP -JOINED ON 2017
 
S.NO NAME
1. Dr.S.Abirami
2. Dr.D.AngelineAishwarya
3. Dr. M.Elamathi
4. Dr.M.Fathima Seles
5. Dr.N.Jeyalakshmi
6. Dr.A.Kannan
7. Dr.T.Pratheeba
8. Dr.RamDeepika
 
 
II YEAR DCP-JOINED ON 2016
 
S.NO NAME
1. Dr.Johnsi Rani
2. Dr.Jonathan Joseph
3. Dr. Monica
4. Dr.MuneeswaraManikandan
5. Dr.Parthasarathy
6. Dr.Sathya
7. Dr.Shanthini
8. Dr.Sindhuja
 
 CME CONDUCTED ON 2017
 
17.06.2017- GYNAEC ONCOPATHOLOGY-ALL EMBEDDED 
26.08.2017  -   INSTITUTE DAY AND NATIONAL CME ON UPDATES IN HEMATOPATHOLOGY.
 
 
 

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