KING EDWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Biochemistry and Clinical Nutrition

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Background History

In 1959, Biochemistry specialty born without individual existence under Department of Physiology.

In 1973, Biochemistry arose as an independent section under the wings of the Department of Physiology. It was located on 2nd Floor, College Building, Seth GSMC & KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.

Later third floor of the college building was built and Department of Physiology was shifted with Biochemistry Section to the 3rd floor.

Later in 1978, Dr. K. G. Tanksale, took over as the first HOD of an independent Department of Biochemistry, which was weaned off from Department of Physiology. Biochemistry became an individual specialty subject for First MBBS.

The initial staff included stalwarts in Biochemistry – Dr. K. G. Tanksale, Dr. P. Modi, Dr. Kumana (Engineer), Dr.A.V.Potnis, Dr. V. L. Patil, Dr. Tembe,Mrs.M. Kamath, Mr. Rajadhyaksha, Dr. B. S. Kulkarni and Dr. N. G. Magar.

In the past years, the laboratory services were catered through a central laboratory (Lab 44) which included all three specialties Pathology, Microbiology and Biochemistry. Sustained and extensive efforts by Dr. K. G. Tanksale, resulted in the formation of CCBL (Central Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory) as separate biochemistry specialty laboratory. Dr. B. S. Kulkarni was in-charge of CCBL. He had extensive knowledge of laboratory instrumentation and hence MCGM took an initiative to create one additional post of Professor for him in the CCBL.

Dr. N. G. Magar was involved in extensive research on lipids.Dr. K. G. Tanksale retired in 1990 and Dr. A. V. Potnis took over.Dr. A. V. Potnis retired in 1996 and Dr. S. P. Dandekar took over.

In 1998, as per MCI Amendment, Biochemistry was started with one separate examination paper as compared to two examination papers in Anatomy and Physiology.

The Department of Biochemistry in Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital had the privilege to conduct three National Conferences by ACBI (Association of Clinical Biochemists of India) along with numerous workshops, seminars and CMEs.

  • 5thACBI National Conference was organized by Dr. K. G. Tanksale in 1979.
  • 16thACBI National Conference was organized by Dr. A. V. Potnis in 1990.
  • 37thACBI National Conference was organized by Dr. S. P. Dandekar in 2010.

Staff

Teaching Staff

Sr No Name of the Teacher Post Held Email Address Contact  Nos
Mobile Residence
1 Dr. S. P. Dandekar Prof.& Head suchetad@hotmail.com 9821076406 02223535331
2 Dr. A. B. Kale Professor anitachalak@rediffmail.com 9850620123 9004997705
3 Dr. U. H. Shinde Addl. Prof. umas8586@gmail.com 9869115856 9594385398
4 Dr. R. S. Dhamnaskar Addl. Prof. rekhadhamnaskar@yahoo.co.in 9920482023 02224371614
5 Dr. C. A. Sathe Assoc. Prof. drcasathe@yahoo.com 9820450880 02224015785
6 Dr. S. A. Rane Assoc. Prof. drsarane@rediffmail.com 9930105732 02225905682
7 Dr. K. G. Sorte Assoc. Prof krantigawali@rediffmail.com 9370663730 —–
8 Dr.  Y. R. Pawade Assist. Prof yogeshpawade@kem.edu 7506036750 —–
9 Dr. S. S. Fupare Assist. Prof drsantoshfupare@rediffmail.com 9552507844 —–
10 Dr. K. K. Ghosh Assist. Prof kinjalka@gmail.com 8451913854 —–
11 Dr. T. D. Ramteke Assist. Prof drtruptiumesh@gmail.com 9921335150 —–
12 Dr. A. D. Ninghot Assist. Prof abhininghot@gmail.com 9823759521 —–

 

Non Teaching Staff

Sr. No. Name of Office Staff Designation
1 Mr. M. S. Modi Laboratory Technician
2 Mr. S. R. Ghadge Laboratory Technician
3 Mrs. S. B. Gaikwad Store Keeper cum CCT
4 Mrs. A. K. Kamble Record Assistant
5 Mr. B. G. Shigvan Laboratory Attendant
6 Mr. C. V. Kadam Servant
7 Mr. V. N. Nevrekar Servant
8 Mr. B. D. Dhamne Servant
9 Mr. B. B. Nachare Servant
10 Mr. S. G. Kule Servant
11 Mr. A. D. Nirbhavne Servant
12 Mr. C. H. Kadam Servant
13 Mr. M. S. Savant Sweeper

 

Central Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory:

Sr. No. Name of Laboratory Staff Designation
1 Dr. Anil Suryavanshi Senior Biochemist
2 Mrs. VidyaV.Pai Junior Scientific Officer
3 Mr. Prasad S.Kumar Senior Laboratory Technician
4 Miss. KalpanaParab Laboratory Technician
5 Mr. Mahesh Naik Laboratory Technician
6 Mrs. VeenavatiKawle Laboratory Technician
7 Ms. Urmila H. Odhekar Laboratory Technician
8 Ms. Chhaya K. Bhagaat Laboratory Technician
9 Mrs. Nayana V. Naik Laboratory Technician
10 Ms. ManishaRane Laboratory Technician
11 Mrs. UshaParmar Laboratory Technician
12 Mrs. SuvarnaKanade Laboratory Technician
13 Ms. Radhika Tawade Laboratory Technician
14 Ms. Pallavi Salvi Laboratory Technician
15 Mr. Sunil N. Gholap Laboratory Assistance
16 Mrs. ShyamalHodavadekar Clerk Cum Typist
17 Mr. Deepak Bhirwatkar Record Assistant
18 Mr. Mangesh T. Warghade Sevak
19 Mr. Eknath M. Mirgal Laboratory Servant
20 Mr. Gautam G. Zende Laboratory Servant
21 Mr. Ganesh L. Hate Laboratory Servant
22 Mr. Rajendra T. Shrivardhankar Laboratory Servant
23 Mr. Kamlesh D. Bhadarka Sweeper
24 Mr. Jivan D. Borde Ward Boy
25 Mr. Vilas Dhavale Ward Boy
26 Mrs. Renuka S. Hate Ward Attendant

 

Emergency Medical Services Laboratory (EMS Lab):

Sr. No. Name of Laboratory Staff Designation
1 Mr. Shriram S. Gaikwad Laboratory Technician
2 Mr. Jaywant G. Jadhav Laboratory Technician
3 Mr. Kisan Sable Laboratory Technician
4 Mr. Sanjay Karve Laboratory Technician
5 Mr. Rajan Chauhan Laboratory Technician
6 Mrs. Smita Panchal Laboratory Technician
7 Mrs. AmrutaKhedekar Laboratory Technician
8 Mrs. Tejshri D. Sathe Laboratory Technician

 

Activities of the Department

Scope of Department of Biochemistry can be broadly categorized as follows:

  • Academics
  • Research
  • Patient Care

1 .Academics:

  • The Department of Biochemistry is involved in teaching of various undergraduate and postgraduate courses viz. MBBS, BPTh, BOTh, BPMT, DMLT, MSc, PhD.
  • Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) Certificate Course is conducted every year since 2005 for training laboratory personnel, all over the Mumbai and surrounding areas.
  • Summer Training: Undergraduate students from basic sciences all over Mumbai participate in summer training in CCBL.
  • The department is involved in conducting ‘Shidori’ for First and Second MBBS Students and helping the students in the publication of ‘Drishti’ magazine.

2. Research:

Ongoing Projects:

Sr. No. Research Project
1) Biochemical parameters in HIV-TB co-infection

(Ph.D. Project under the guidance of Dr. S.P. Dandekar)

2) Characterization and assessment of anti-cancer activity of Indian honey

(Ph.D. Project under the guidance of Dr. S.P. Dandekar)

3) Predictive values of biochemical markers in cardiovascular disorders and renal diseases

(Ph.D. Project under the guidance of Dr. S.P. Dandekar)

4) Role of cardiac and inflammatory markers and their inter-relationships in cardiac disorders

(Ph.D. Project under the guidance of Dr. S.P. Dandekar)

5) Validation of a point-of-care testing device and biochemical-hematological evaluations in renal diseases

(Ph.D. Project under the guidance of Dr. S.P. Dandekar)

6) Evaluation of Anti-Proliferative and Anti-Angiogenic activity if the bioactive compounds present in Curcuma longa and Tinosporacordifoila in cervical cancer

(Ph.D. Project under the guidance of Dr. S.P. Dandekar)

7) Re-evaluation of liver enzymes: Healthy reference ranges and its modulating factors in large scale population studies

(Ph.D. Project under the guidance of Dr. S.P. Dandekar)

8) Study of Important Biochemical Parameters in Young Hypertensives

[M.Sc. (by Research) Project by Mr. Sunil Chaudhari under the guidance of Dr. U.H. Shinde]

9) Effect of horizontal and vertical integration on the teaching of pre-clinical students

[GSMC-FAIMER Project by Dr. U.H. Shinde under the guidance of Dr. S.P. Dandekar]

10) Case-study based approach for teaching biochemistry as an avenue for Early Clinical Exposure in Medical Undergraduate Students

[GSMC-FAIMER Project by Dr. S.A. Rane under the guidance of Dr. S.P. Dandekar]

11) Composition of RBC membrane & plasma lipids in children with PME

[M.Sc. (by Research) Project by Mrs. Seema Gaikwad Chaudhari under the guidance of Dr. U.H. Shinde]

12) Identification of affected biochemical pathways and abnormal metabolites excreted in urine of Ovarian Cancer patients

[M.Sc. (by Research) Project under the guidance of Dr. R. S. Dhamnaskar]

13) Early Clinical Exposure: An Avenue to prepare Undergraduate Medical Students for Clinical Practice

[ACME Project by Dr. Y.R. Pawade under the guidance of Dr. S.P. Dandekar]

14) Blueprints in Biochemistry for Written Examination inUndergraduate Medical Education

[GSMC-FAIMER Project by Dr. Y.R. Pawade under the guidance of Dr. S.P. Dandekar]

Collaboration with:

  1. IIT Bombay
  2. Haffkine Institute
  3. NIRRH
  4. TIFR

3. Patient Care:

A. Central Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory (CCBL):

Patients’ samples are analyzed on:

  • TWO new Olympus AU 680 Fully Automatic Biochemistry Analyzers
  • TWO Olympus AU 400 Fully Automatic Biochemistry Analyzers
  • ONE ErbaMannhein EM 200 Fully Automatic Biochemistry Analyzer along with
  • Thermofisher Scientific Spectronic 20D Spectrophotometer.

The biochemical parameters which are analyzed on routine basis are:

  • Blood Sugar (Fasting, Post Prandial & Random)
  • Serum Creatinine
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen
  • Serum Total Protein
  • Serum Albumin
  • Serum Alkaline Phosphatase
  • Serum Aspartate Transaminase
  • Serum Alanine Transaminase
  • Serum Uric acid
  • Serum Bilirubin (Direct & Indirect)
  • Serum Electrolytes (Na+, K+ & Cl-)
  • Serum Calcium
  • Serum Phosphorous
  • Urine Sugar
  • Urine Proteins

CCBL receives 800-1000 samples on which approximately 10000 tests are performed daily.

B.Emergency Medical Services Laboratory (Biochemistry Section):

Patients’ samples are analyzed for biochemical parameters on:

  • OneTransasia ERBA XL-640 Fully Automatic Biochemistry Analyzer
  • OneRandox Rx Daytona Fully Automatic Biochemistry Analyzer
  • OneErbaMannhein EM 200 Fully Automatic Biochemistry Analyzer
  • TwoTransasia ERBA Easylyte Electrolyte Analyzer
  • Two Roche Electrolyte Analyzer
  • TwoTransasia ERBA Chem-7 Semi-automatic Biochemistry Analyzer
  • OneThermofisher Scientific Spectronic 20D Spectrophotometer.

The biochemical parameters which are analyzed daily are:

  • Blood Sugar (Fasting, Post Prandial & Random)
  • Serum Creatinine
  • Blood Urea Nitrogen
  • Serum Electrolytes (Na+, K+& Cl)
  • Serum Bilirubin (Direct & Indirect)
  • Serum Aspartate Transaminase (AST)
  • Serum Alanine Transaminase (ALT)
  • Urine Sugar

EMS Lab provide laboratory services 24x7x365 having a sample load of approximately 700-800 samples on which approximately 7000 tests are performed daily.

C.Lab 315(Biochemistry division)Located in CVTC building:

Patients’ samples are analyzed for biochemical parameters on:

  • OneRandoxImolaFully Automatic Biochemistry Analyzer
  • OneTransasia ERBA Chem-5 Semi-automatic Analyzer

The biochemical parameters which are analyzed daily are:

  • Serum Cholesterol
  • Serum Triglycerides
  • Serum LDL
  • Serum HDL
  • Serum Amylase
  • Amylase in body fluids
  • Serum Total CK (CK-NAC)
  • Serum CK-MB
  • Serum ADA
  • ADA in body fluids

Lab 315 provide laboratory services having a sample load of approximately 150-200 samples on which approximately 1000 tests are performed daily.

Facilities, Equipments & Special services

Laboratory facilities

U.G.                :           One(Capacity: 60 students)
P.G.                :           Two(Capacity: 15students)

Lecture Theatre:

U.G./P.G.       :           One(Capacity: 200 students)

Seminar Room:

U.G./P.G.       :           One (Capacity: 25 seats)

Demonstration Room:

U.G./P.G.       :           Three (Capacity: 60 Students)

For Student

Courses Offered

The Department of Biochemistry offers the following courses:

  1. B.B.S. (First Year – Biochemistry)
  2. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (DMLT)
  3. Sc.- By Papers
  4. Sc.- By Research
  5. D.- University of Mumbai & Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik
  6. BOTh & BPTh
  7. Summer Training (Observer-ship) to undergraduate science students
  8. Certificate Course in Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP)

The details are as follows:

  1. DMLT
  • Total no. of seats – 12
  • The applications are invited after the declaration of Mumbai University B.Sc. results.
  • Students offering Biochemistry, Chemistry, Microbiology, Zoology and Botany are eligible to apply for this course.
  • The applications are invited by LokmanyaTilak Memorial Municipal Medical College (LTMMC) and Sion Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Interviews are generally conducted after M. Sc. (by papers) and M. Sc. (by research) seats are filled up.
  1. Sc. (By papers) in Biochemistry & M. Sc. (By research)
  • Eligibility criterion for M. Sc. (By Papers) and M. Sc.(By Research) degree in Biochemistry As per University of Mumbai ordinance 0.2441 & 0.2445, a candidate having minimum 3 units in chemistry with any combination of units in biological sciences is eligible to apply for M. Sc. (By Papers) and M. Sc.(By research) degree in Biochemistry respectively.
  • Sc. (By research): Seats – Subject to availability.
  • University seats are filled by University of Mumbai. The forms are available with the University office, fort campus.
  • The ten College seats are filled by applications invited by Seth G. S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai for all the three Municipal Medical Colleges.
  • One application form is to be filled with preference to be given as M. Sc. (by papers); M. Sc. (by research) in Biochemistry as well as in Microbiology and Applied Biology courses.
  • The preference among the three municipal medical colleges has also to be filled in by the applicants in this form.
  • Applications are invited after the declaration of B.Sc. results by University of Mumbai.
  • The interviews for M. Sc. (by research) are held after the third round for M. Sc. (by papers) is completed by University of Mumbai.
  1. D. seats: Subject to availability
  • Eligibility criteria for Ph.D. (science) degree in Biochemistry:Candidates with M. Sc. (By papers) or M. Sc. (by Research) in Biochemistry are eligible to apply for Ph.D. (Science) degree in Biochemistry
  • Applications are invited after M. Sc. results of the University of Mumbai are declared.
  • The application forms are available with Dean’s office, Seth G.S. Medical College, Parel, Mumbai.
  • Interviews are conducted after displaying the merit list.
  1. Summer Training:
  • Applications are made by F. Y., S. Y. or T.Y. students from Science faculty of basic science Colleges to Department of Biochemistry.
  • An amount of Rs.150/- to be paid to Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai in the KEM Hospital.
  • One month’s observer-ship is available in the Central Clinical Biochemistry Laboratory (CCBL) to undergraduate B.Sc. students.
  1. Certificate Course in Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP):
  • GCLP is conducted by the Department of Biochemistry, Seth G. S. Medical College, inthe month of August-September every year.
  • The objectives of the course is to make the participants aware of:Changing health care scenario and role of Clinical Laboratory Practices.
  • Appropriate quality control procedures and Benchmarking for quality performance and appraisal of the clinical laboratory processes.

Who can apply?

  1. Sc. in any of the biological Sciences or Students pursuing M.Sc.
  2. Sc. with Chemistry/ Zoology/ Microbiology/ Life sciences/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology as principal subjects
  3. S.C. with CMLT
  4. Laboratory Personnel with 2 years of experience in the laboratory
  5. D. Biochemistry/ Pathology/ Microbiology/ Laboratory Medicine
  6. D. in any of the biological Sciences
  7. Resident doctors from Biochemistry/ Pathology/ Microbiology/ Laboratory Medicine

Handwritten applications can be sent for registration for G.C.L.P. course in the month of September of any year at the following address:-

Dr. S. P. Dandekar, Course Director, Prof.& Head Department of Biochemistry Department, G. S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai – 400012. Email-ID: suchetad@hotmail.com

Students on Roll

  • Undergraduate:
FY MBBS 180
FY B.O.Th./ FY B.P.Th. 80
B.P.M.T. 10
  • Postgraduate :
D.M.L.T M.Sc. Papers (Part I) 12
Biochemistry M.Sc. Papers (Part II) 12
Biochemistry M.Sc.(Research) 15 (Total sanctioned capacity)
Biochemistry Ph.D.  5 (Total sanctioned capacity)

 

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