Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

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


Background History

In 1959, Diabetes clinic was started by Dr. J C  Patel and Dr. M K Dhirwani (Hon. Asstt. Physician). In 1962, Endocrinology Clinic was started by Prof P. Raghavan and Dr. S D Bhandarkar (Hon. Asstt. Physician).  Dr. S D Bhandarkar also started looking after the Thyroid clinic which was initiated by Dr. Satoskar.  In 1971, 12 indoor beds were allotted for diabetes and endocrinology services.

In 1973, Dr. Bhandarkar was given charge of both the Endocrinology and Diabetes clinics after the untimely demise of Dr. Dhirwani. In 1979, the Diabetes and Endocrinology clinics were combined into one “Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders”.  In 1979, “Puberty and Growth Clinic” was added to the activities of the Department.  In 1980, the Division was given 12 more beds, making a total to 24 beds.  In 1981, the Division was recognized provisionally by the National Board of Examinations to enroll post-graduate students for MNAMS (Endocrinology). In 1983, the division was recognized by the University of Bombay to enroll students for DM (Endocrinology).  The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders was re-designated as the Department of Endocrinology.  In 1989 radioimmuno hormone assay laboratory was started with the financial support of the Bai Vijkorbai Mayaram Khakhar Foundtion Trust.


In 1991, Dr. Padma S Menon took over the department as Prof. and Head of Department. Under her guidance, not only patient care, also the post graduate training and clinical data capturing improved over time. She upgraded the lab machinery to automated chemiluminescent assays. Pituitary tumor management was streamlined, by regular meetings with neurosurgeons. Research (academic/drug) trial set up was established. In 2001 DXA scanner for bone mineral density measurement was installed.

In 2004, Dr. Nalini S Shah took over the department as Prof. and Head of Department. Pediatric Endocrinology services were added and we have pan India referrals for pediatric endocrine disorders. Our department is unique, where both pediatric and adult endocrinology is catered too. In 2007 DM (Endocrinology) course got MCI recognition.  In 2007 Molecular endocrinology laboratory was established for conducting research on genetic aspects of Endocrine disorders. For these research projects department has been awarded DBT/DST grants. She further upgraded the lab machinery by adding fully automated high output chemiluminescene machine, and HbA1c Analyzer.  Patient care and post graduate training was furthered with interdepartmental meeting (Adrenal, Pituitary, Thyroid, DSD, and H&N), inter-hospital endocrine meets (local/national). Our original research work publications (n= 140), have given internationally  recognition to the department. As the result of which department was chosen as the first international center by the US Endocrine Society, for Ambassador Exchange programmein 2013.





Sr. No Full Name of Empolyee Designation Joining Date
1. Dr. Nalini Samir Shah Professor & Head 03.01.1991
2. Dr. Tushar R. Bandgar Professor 31.12.2005
3.  Dr. Anurag R. Lila Associate Professor 04.06.2011
4. Dr. Swati Jadhav Assistant Professor 15.12.2016

Working Schedule of Department


Out Patient Clinic Days Timings
Diabetes Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, Friday
8.30 am to 10.30 am
Thyroid OPD Tuesday, Friday 1.30 pm to 3.00 pm
Puberty and Growth
(General Endocrinology)
Friday, Saturday 8.30am to 10.30 am


Peripheral Clinics- New Services Instituted since 2011

  • Peripheral linkage services clinics at Cooper Hospital, Bandra Bhabha Hospital and six peripheral dispensaries in MCGM once per week. (Total eight additional peripheral clinics per week through MCGM linkage services.

OPD Workload:

The average OPD attendance patients-visits per year are as follows

  • Diabetes- 25,000 patients visits per year
  • Thyroid- 15,500 patients visits per year
  • Puberty & Growth- 5110 patients visits per year


Department has 30 beds ( 15 for male and 15 for female ) on indoor basis.

Laboratory Facilities:

The department has an attached Hormone Assay Laboratory where following machine are available

Fully Automated Chemiluminescence Machines- 2

Fully Automated Biochemistry Autoanalyzer- 1

HbA1c analyzer by HPLC method- 1

Following tests are routinely performed in Hormone Assay Lab

  • T3, T4, TSH
  • FBS and PLBS
  • HbA1c
  • AMA
  • LH
  • FSH
  • Prolactin
  • Testosterone
  • Cortisol
  • PG Growth Hormone
  • ACTH
  • PTH
  • IGF 1
  • IGF BP3

Other Facilities:

  • Molecular Endocrine Laboratory for research purpose to assess genotype phenotype correlation of various endocrine disorders
  • Bone Mineral Densitometry ( DXA Scan)

Clinical Material & Infrastructure – Endocrinology



For Student

DM (Endocrinology) Course:

There are three registrations (seats) available per year for DM Endocrinology course. This course has been recognized by Medical Council of India (MCI). The process of application/ appointment is common as mentioned under specialty registrations.

Diploma in Diabetes:

At present one seat per year is available for Diploma in Diabetes. The process of application/ appointment is common as mentioned under specialty registrations.

Till date 47 DM Endocrinology students have passed out in these years. In October 2015 recognized DM Endocrinology seats increased from 1 to 3.

PhD and MSc in Applied Biology:

Department is recognized by the university for PhD in Applied Biology. We enroll one student per year on availability. We also enroll MSc in Applied Biology students in our department.



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