Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

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

Department of Pathology

Background History

Welcome to the department of pathology.

The department was started in 1926 along with other departments of the college and hospital under able leadership of none other than Dr Vasant Ramji Khanolkar. He wasPadma Bhushanand Padma Shree awardee and had done pioneering work on cancer, leprosy and blood groups. He is often referred to as “Father of Pathology & Medical Research” in India. The department has grown enormously since its inception blessed with a legacy of being headed by stalwarts in the subject like Dr Y M Bhende, Dr Suman Kinare and others. The rare Bombay blood group was recognized by DrBhende and co-workers in 1952 in this department.The department has produced a number of fine, dedicated pathologists who are giants in the subject.

Highlights of the Department

One of the first Departments in the country to start sub-specializations in Pathology, starting with the Cardiovascular & Thoracic Laboratories (1968) and Neuropathology Laboratory (1976) under the initiative of late Dr. Suman G. Kinare; Currently 12 Organ-specific Specialties

  • First Municipal Corporation Hospital to have a well-functioning immunohistochemistry laboratory
  • First Pathology Department in Maharashtra to have university recognized Fellow-ship programs in different sub-specialties
  • Performs one of the largest numbers of investigations at a single center in India
  • Extends immunological & IHC services to other MCGM hospitals
  • It has one of the largest museums with over 3500 classical and rare mounted specimens for teaching purpose
  • Regular participation in external quality assessment programs
  • State of the art seminar room facilitated through generous donations from an alumnus.


Sections Units Branches



1. Dr. Amita Joshi Professor and Head
2. Dr. Daksha Prabhat Professor
3. Dr. Asha Shenoy Professor
4. Dr. SmitaDivate Professor (Additional)
5. Dr. Pradeep Vaideeswar Professor(Additional)
6. Dr. M. H. Ansari Professor(Additional)
7. Dr. Gwendolyn Fernandes Associate Professor
8. Dr. RachanaChaturvedi Associate Professor
9. Dr. NainaGoel Associate Professor
10. Dr. Kanchan Kothari Associate Professor
11. Dr. Annapurna Mane Associate Professor
12. Dr. ManjushaKaregar Associate Professor
13. Dr. PragatiSathe Associate Professor
14. Dr. RatnaprabhaGhodke Assistant Professor
15. Dr. Mona Agnihotri Assistant Professor
16. Dr. AshviniKolhe Assistant Professor
17. Dr. AmeyRojekar Assistant Professor
18. Dr. TejaswiniWaghmare Assistant Professor
19. Dr. JayshriChaudhari Assistant Professor
20. Dr. RoshniPatil Assistant Professor
21. Dr. Maithili Gangurde Assistant Professor
22. Dr. Prajakta Gupte Assistant Professor
23. Dr. Balaji Baste Assistant Professor
24. Dr. Swati Shinde Assistant Professor
    Resident Pathologist 14 residents / yearregistered for M.D. (Pathology). Also variable numbers of Resident Pathologists from Tata Memorial Hospital are posted for a period of 6-12 months from time to time

Principal Activities Of The Department

A. SERVICES The Pathology Department has the following sections and laboratories:

  1. Haematology & Clinical Pathology services:
    • OPD 008
    • Orthopaedic Laboratory
    • Haematology & Clinical pathology Laboratory
    • Emergency medical services laboratory (24 hours service)
    • CVTC laboratory 315
  2. Histopathology services:
    • General Surgical pathology
    • Gastrointestinal Pathology,
    • Renal Pathology,
    • Paediatric Pathology
    • Neuropathology
    • Cardiac and Pulmonary Pathology
  3. Autopsy services
  4. Cytopathology – Fine needle aspiration cytology, guided aspirations, body fluids, exfoliative cytology
  5. Immunopathology
Blood collections 2,50,000 – 2,60,000
Hematology including coagulation tests 3,30,000
Clinical Pathology 5500 – 6000
Lipid and enzyme biochemistry 45,000
Arterial blood gas analysis 30,000 – 35,000
Immunological tests 14,000 – 15,000
Surgical Pathology 10,000 – 11,000
Cytopathology 5000
Autopsy 1500


A) Undergraduate teaching :

  1. Second MBBS Students-About 200 students / year
  2. Occupational Therapy &Physiotherapy (B.Sc.-O.T. & P.T.) – 80 students / year
  3. Bachelor of Paramedical Technology (BPMT) – 30 students / year Lectures, Practicals program for all the above as per MUHS (Maharashtra University of Health Sciences), Nashik guidelines
  4. Lectures & practicals for nursing students are also conducted by pathology department

B). Post graduate teaching:

  1. D.Pathology: 14 students / year

Post graduate teaching and training program consists of working in various laboratories such as clinical pathology and hematology, clinical biochemistry, blood bank, surgical pathology, neuropathology, cardio-vascular and lung pathology, pediatric pathology, gastrointestinal pathology by rotation. In addition, post graduate students have the assignments of carrying out autopsy examinations and emergency investigations. They participate in regular weekly teaching sessions of gross meetings, slide meetings, daily autopsy meetings and monthly journal reviews, case presentations, open forum discussions etc. Also didactic lectures for M.D. students are conducted in collaboration with other colleges

  1. Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology (PG D.M.L.T.): 10 students / year.

The course consists of 18 months – 3 terms. First two terms consists of lectures, practicals and regular practical training in various laboratories. Third term is entirely practical training in laboratories(as per MUHS Nashik guidelines).

  1. Fellowships in pathology: 12 fellows / year

Post-doctoral MUHS recognized certificate course in various sub-specialties of      pathology such as cytology, GI, renal, pediatric pathology, neuropathology and          cardiopulmonary pathology


The members of the faculty carry out research projects independently and in collaboration with the clinical departments.


  • Faculty is actively involved in interdepartmental & inter-hospital specialty meetings
  • Active involvement of faculty members in clinic-pathologic conferences
  • Active participation of faculty in various registries such as Cytopathology, Cardiopulmonary, Breast, Gynecologic and Gastro-intestinal pathology etc.
  • Observership in pathology: Our department regularly has observers in Autopsy pathology, surgical, Gastro-intestinal & cytopathology. Also paramedical students from other colleges come for training in various laboratories


  • Organization of CMEs, workshops, seminars, conferences etc by department: Approximately 2-4/year
  • Invited faculty for guest lectures at national & international conferences: Approximately 15-20/year
  • Publications in national & international journals from department: About 15-20/year
  • Presentations at various conferences from department: Approximately 20-25/year
  • Awards at PG seminars / conferences etc: About 4-5/year

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Dr. Suman Kinare Memorial Committee

An Appeal

Dear Doctor,

Dr. Suman G. Kinare (former Head of the Department of Pathology, Seth G. S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital) passed away on the 22nd of June
2001, leaving behind a large number of grateful colleagues and students.

We her students wish to commemorate her services to the subject of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Pathology. We propose to generate a fund in her
memory to conduct workshops in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Pathology, to train pathologists and clinicians and to conduct research projects in this

Your generous contribution would be highly appreciated. Cheques may be drawn in the name of “Seth G. S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital
Diamond Jubilee Society Trust”. You are also requested to enclose a letter addressed to the Secretary of this trust specifically stating that the
donation is to be used for activities in the memory of Dr. Suman G. Kinare.

With kindest regards,

Yours sincerely,

Dr Jaya R. Deshpande Dr. Shobhana P. Pandit
Professor & Head (Pathology) Professor (Pathology)
T. N. Medical College Seth G. S. Medical College

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