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Dr. Girisha KM

Dr. Girisha KM

Professor & HOD
Medical Genetics
(Kasturba Hospital)
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QUALIFICATION

  • Dr. Girisha KM is a medical graduate (MBBS) from Government Medical College, Mysore with post-graduation (MD) in Pediatrics from Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai.
  • He is trained in medical genetics (DM) from Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.
  • He was a fellow at Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles for training in skeletal dysplasia.

FIELD EXPERTISE

  • 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.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Dr TMA Pai Chair in Mendelian Genetics, Manipal University, Manipal, 2013
  • Member, ICMR National Task Force on Lysosomal Storage Diseases
  • Member, National Advisory Committee, Genetics India
  • UK Clinical Genetics International Scholarship: 2010
  • The Hargobind Foundation Medical Fellowship: 2010
  • Member of the Nosology group of the International Skeletal Dysplasia Society (ISDS)
  • Associate editor, American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A

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.