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 was Padma 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
  • Regular participation in external quality assessment programs
  • State of the art seminar room facilitated through generous donations from an alumnus.
  • Point of care laboratory facility for COVID19 and other patients started.
  • New tests CRP, IL6, D-Dimer added for COVID & other patients
  • Automation of urine examination using urine analyzer.


Sections Units Branches



1. Dr. Daksha Prabhat Professor and Head
2. Dr. Asha Shenoy Professor
3. Dr. Pradeep Vaideeswar Professor
4. Dr. Gwendolyn Fernandes Professor (Additional)
5. Dr. Annapurna Taware Associate Professor
6. Dr. Balaji Baste Associate Professor
7. Dr. Sangita Margam Associate Professor
8. Dr. Ujwal Rathod Associate Professor
9. Dr. Rachana Chaturvedi Associate Professor
10. Dr. Kanchan Kothari Associate Professor
11. Dr. Pragati Sathe Associate Professor
12. Dr. Manjusha Karegar Associate Professor
13. Dr. Mona Agnihotri Associate Professor (Addl)
14. Dr. Ashvini Kolhe Associate Professor (Addl)
15. Dr. Amey Rojekar Associate Professor (Addl)
16. Dr. Tejaswini Waghmare Associate Professor (Addl)
17. Dr. Swati Kolhe Assistant Professor
18. Dr. Roshni Patil Assistant Professor
19. Dr Ankita Asthana Assistant Professor
20. Dr Monica Kadam Assistant Professor
21. Dr Kiran Malviya Assistant Professor
22. Dr Rashmi Monteiro Assistant Professor
23. Dr Sonal Raut Assistant Professor
24. Dr Rahul Rajbhar Assistant Professor
25. Dr Aditi Raj Assistant Professor
26. Dr Jyoti Rajput Assistant Professor
    Resident Pathologist 14 residents / year registered for M.D. (Pathology). Resident Pathologists from Tata Memorial Hospital are posted in rotation for training in Autopsy, Clinical pathology & Hematology and speciality laboratories.

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 250 students / year
  2. Occupational Therapy &Physiotherapy (B.Sc.-O.T. & P.T.) – 80 students / year
  3. Bachelor of Paramedical Technology (BPMT) – 05 students / year.
  4. Lectures, Practical program for all the above as per MUHS (Maharashtra University of Health Sciences), Nashik guidelines
  5. Lectures & practical for nursing students are also conducted by pathology department

B). Post graduate teaching:

  1. MD 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, practical’s 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

 For Student

For Patient

Image of the week

46 years, Male

Severe aortic regurgitation

Symptomatic for four years

Underwent aortic valve replacement

Diagnosis: Bicuspid aortic valve, Previous healed infective endocarditis with Perforation


Case Archives
  • Case 2
    Image of the week

    35 years, male

    Previously treated for tuberculosis

    Presents with low grade fever off and on and episodic streaky hemotysis

    Specimen of left upper lobectomy shown

    Diagnosis: Aspergilloma in a tuberculous cavity (complex aspergilloma)

  • Case 1
    Image of the week

    45 years, Male, Diabetic

    Presented with pain in and distension of, the abdomen, vomiting and constipation for four days.

    History of right great toe amputation

    Died within 12 hours of admission

    Diagnosis: Leriche’s syndrome



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