Dr. Girisha KM is one of the leading Doctors for Medical Genetics at Kasturba Hospital. Dr. Girisha KM's area of expertise is,
- Dr. Girisha is heading the Department of Medical Genetics at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal which he established at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal. He is a clinician with special interest in skeletal dysplasia and prenatal and postnatal dysmorphology. His research is focussed on skeletal dysplasia and is a member of International Society for Skeletal Dysplasia where he serves as a member of nosology group. He is a founding member and now secretary of Indian Academy of Medical Genetics. He also serves as an associate editor for American Journal of Medical Genetics.
- Over the last two decades, his team played a critical role in the growth of medical genetics as a specialty in India in education, patient care and research. He is passionate about transforming human lives through application of genomic technologies for prevention, diagnosis and care. His team established the first university approved Master of Science program in Genetic Counseling in India.