forensic

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Department of Forensic Medicine

The subject of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology is taught for III, IV and Vth term students during their II MBBS course. The department is situated in the college premises at Banashankari. The department is having well equipped practical hall, demonstration hall, research laboratory, museum, departmental library and seminar hall. The medico legal works will be conducted at Mortuary which is situated in KIMS hospital at VV Puram, Bangalore. The Mortuary has three autopsy tables with necessary postmortem instruments. The mortuary has cold storage facility to accommodate seven dead bodies. The syllabus taught is in accordance with the syllabus prescribed by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and Medical Council of India.   The students are taught regarding Medical law and ethics, Death and its changes, Asphyxial deaths, Injuries, Sexual Offences and related issues, Forensic Psychiatry and other topics of medico legal importance.  They are also taught Toxicology – common poisons- its signs and symptoms, investigations, treatment and postmortem findings. Undergraduate students are posted to Mortuary for 15 days during which they will be shown procedure to conduct post mortems, examination of infant deaths, examination of rape victim and accused individuals and other medico legal cases.  They will also learn to examine skeletal remains and issuing of various types of medical certificates. Post graduate students assist in conducting all the post mortems.  They are also actively involved in age estimation, examination of victim and accused in cases of sexual offences, examination of skeletal remains etc.  Seminars, Journal clubs, Post mortem review meetings are conducted regularly to train the post graduate students.  Post graduate students involve actively in the teaching programme of under graduates like conducting theory classes, practical classes and tutorials. Post graduate students accompany the teaching staff members to the various courts in and around Bangalore and equip themselves in the court procedures.

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Name

Designation

Degree

E-Mail

PHOTOS

1     Dr. S R Jagannatha     Prof & HOD

MD

    drjagannathasr@gmail.com
2     Dr. V T Venkatesha     Professor, Dean and Principal,KIMS

MD

    vt_venkatesh@rediffmail.com
3     Dr. Naveen Kumar T     Professor

MD

    drnaveenfm@gmail.com
4     Dr.B K Gopal     Associate Professor

MD

    drbkgopal@gmail.com
5     Dr. Ramesh C     Associate Professor

MD

    ramesh65ar@gmail.com
6     Dr. Roopak S N     Assistant Professor

MD

    sn.roopak@gmail.com

MEDICOLEGAL WORK: The department is recognized by the Government of Karnataka to conduct medico legal autopsies. Department of Forensic Medicine, KIMS, was one of the first few private medical colleges in the country to take up the responsibility of Medicolegal work, including Medicolegal Postmortems, as early as 1993. The Bangalore city police are utilizing our postmortem and other medico legal services in cases pertaining to twelve police stations of Bangalore south.

    MEDICO LEGAL WORK CONDUCTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF FORENSIC MEDICINE DURING PAST THREE YEARS:

 

2011

2012

2013

AUTOPSIES

418

564

587

Sexual Offences and Age Estimation

18

33

45

OTHERS

19

27

32

POSTGRADUATE COURSE OFFERED: MD degree (started in 2002) - Four seats per year - recognized by MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA. Many postgraduate students who have successfully completed their MD degree from KIMS are currently working in different medical colleges across India.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITES: Dr.K.ANANDA was the president of KARNATAKA MEDICO LEGAL SOCIETY for the years, 2001-02 and 2011-12 and the department successfully conducted the annual conference of KAMLS – KIMS – 2002 and KAMLS – KIMS – 2012.

Dr. S.R. Jagannatha

  1. V.T.Venkatesha, Pradeep Kumar, S.R.Jagannatha, Pattern of Skeletal Injuries in cases of Fall from Height. Medicine, Science and Law, 2007, Vol 47, No.4.
  2. Pradeep Kumar, V.T.Venkatesha, S.R.Jagannatha. Fast Eating Syndrome, A case report. Medicine, Science and Law, 2008, Vol 48, No.1.
  3. Dr. Shreedhar.N.C, V.T.Venkatesha, S.R.Jagannatha. Accidental death due to Autoerotic Asphyxial Death, a case report. Indian Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Vol 10, No.1, Jan-March 2012, page no.21-23.
  4. S.C.Sanjay, MounaSubbaramaiah, S.R.Jagannatha. Variations in size and shape of a normal adult female pituitary gland: A radiological study. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences, 2014, 3(80), 4934-4939.
  5. Pradeep Kumar.M.V, S.R.Jagannatha, Naveen Kumar.T. Consent and publication, Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, 2009, 31/1, 65-67
  6. S.R.Jagannatha, Viswanath.D, Ananda.K. Pattern of abdominal injuries in cases of Road Traffic Accidents. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2012, 6:30-32.
  7. Viswanath.D, S.R.Jagannatha, Ananda.K. Homicidal deaths: A post mortem study, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2012, 6:154-155.
  8. Mouna Subbaramaiah, S.R.Jagannatha, Age related changes in human kidneys: an autopsy study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2013, 2667.
  9. Pradeep Kumar.M.V, Deepak D’Souza, S.R.Jagannatha. Teaching trends and need for improvement. Journal of South Indian Medico Legal Association, 2014, 7(1), 1-3.
  10. B.K.Gopal, S.R.Jagannatha Abdominopelvic injuries in cases of Road Traffic Accidents: an autopsy study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2014, 2820.
  11. Pradeep Kumar.M.V, Deepak D’Souza, S.R.Jagannatha. Writing your research for a journal. Journal of South Indian Medico Legal Association, 2013, 6(1), 1-3.
  12. Naveen Kumar.T, S.R.Jagannatha, Ananda.K. Dowry Death: Increase in violence against women. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2012, 6(1), 45-47.
  13. S.R.Jagannatha, Naveen Kumar.T, Ananda.K. Study of Homicidal deaths in South Bangalore. Journal of South Indian Medico Legal Association, 2011,3:53-55.
  14. Naveen Kumar.T, S.R.Jagannatha, Ananda.K. A study of changing trends and patterns of poisoning at Bangalore. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2012, 6:119-122.
  15. Roopak.S.N., S.R. Jagannatha. Deaths due fall from height – An autopsy study, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.2014; 2891.
  16. Charan Gowda BK, SR Jagannatha, HumairaNazir, WakambamMonalisa. Intercanine distance in orthopantamograph - a simple method for gender differentiation. Journal of South Indian Medico Legal Association. 2014.
  17. Vijay kumarNair G, Nagamohan Rao BV, Jagannatha SR, Pradeep Kumar. MV Profile of suicidal deaths – a retrospective study. ournal of South Indian Medico Legal Association. Vol. 8, No. 1, March 2016.
  18. MounaSubbaramaiah, S.R. Jagannatha. Size of coronoid process and ramus as novel parameters in determination of mandibular sex. Indian Journal of clinical anatomy and physiology. July – 2018; 2 (3).
  19. Dr. Naveen Kumar T, Dr. S.R. Jagannatha, Dr. V.T. Venkatesha Rise in Deaths Due to Fall from Height: A 3-Year Retrospective Study. Medico-Legal Update: 19(2):113, January 2019
  20. D Naveen Kumar T, S.R. Jagannatha, V.T. Venkatesha. Demographic Profile of Unknown Dead Bodies in South Bangalore. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology : 12(2):76, April 2018.
  21. Shruthi Prabhakar, Naveen Kumar. T., S.R. Jagannatha An autopsy study of violent asphyxial deaths conducted at a tertiary care centre of South India. Journal of South India Medicolegal Association: 10(1):5-10 March 2018.
  22. Priya M Narayankar, S.R. Jagannatha Suicides among youth – A retrospective study.Journal of Karnataka Medicolegal Society, July-Dec – 2018, Vol. 27, No. 2, 04-09.

Dr. V.T. Venkatesha

  1. Dr. V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.Pradeep Kumar, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha. Pattern of Skeletal Injuries in cases of Fall from Height, Medicine, Science and Law, 2007, Vol 47, No.4.
  2. Dr. Pradeep Kumar, Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha. Fast Eating Syndrome, A case report. Medicine, Science and Law, 2008, Vol 48, No.1.
  3. Dr.Vishwanath, Dr.NaveenKumar.T, Dr.V.T.Venkatesha. Injuries in cases of Fall from Height. Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Vol 27, No.1, jan-june 2010, page no.47-50.
  4. Dr. Shreedhar.N.C, Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.S.R.Jagannatha. Accidental death due to Autoerotic Asphyxial Death, a case report .Indian Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Vol 10, No.1, jan-march 2012, page no.21-23.
  5. Dr.Vishwakanth.B, Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.Shruthi.P. Age Estimation from newer Radiographic methods in developing and adult dentition, methods and historical review IIJFMT, Vol 11, No.2, April-June 2013, Page No.46.
  6. Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.Vishwakanth.B, Dr.Shruthi.P , Mass Effect, a case report on sudden death due to Thymoma. IJFMP, Vol 6, No.3, July-Sep 2013, Page No.50-54.
  7. Analysis of Fatal Road Traffic Accidents in a metropolitan city of South India – Dr.Shruthi.P, Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.Vishwakanth.B , JIAFM, Vol 4, No.13, Oct-Dec 2013, Page No.50-54.
  8. Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.Vishwakanth.B, Dr.Shruthi.P , To Death by Thallium, a case of Thallium poisoning . JIST, Vol 9, No.2, nov-dec 2013, Page No.44-46.
  9. Dr.Shreehar.N.C, Dr.NaveenKumar.T, Dr.V.T.Venkatesha, Dr.Ananda.K. Dyadic Death, Indian Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2013, 1(1), 12-14.
  10. P. Shruthi, V.T. Venkatesha, B. Viswakanth, C. Ramesh, P.L. Sujatha, IR Domnic. Analysis of Fatal Road Traffic Accidents in metropolitan city of South India. Journal of South Indian Medico Legal Association, Vol.35, No.4, Oct-Dec 2013, 317-320
  11. Faraz Ahamed, Ramesh C, V.T. Venkatesha, Ameena Ahamed. Death due to accidental explsion of balloon filling cylinder: A case report. Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Jan-March 2015, Vol.376, No.1
  12. Dr. Naveen Kumar T, Dr. S.R. Jagannatha, Dr. V.T. Venkatesha Rise in Deaths Due to Fall from Height: A 3-Year Retrospective Study. Medico-Legal Update: 19(2):113, January 2019
  13. Dr. Naveen Kumar T, Dr. S.R. Jagannatha, Dr. V.T. Venkatesha Demographic Profile of Unknown Dead Bodies in South Bangalore. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology : 12(2):76, April 2018.
  14. Dominic Infant Raj, Naveen Kumar. T., Senthil Kumar V, V.T. Venkatesha. Socio-Demographic Study of Victims of Homicide in South Bangalore. Medicolegal Update: vol. 18, No. 1, Jan-June 2018, Page 1-5.
  15. NC Shreedhar, B Viswakanth, SN Roopak, P Shruthi, VT Venkatesha. Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Metropolitan City of South India: A Prospective Study. Indian Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology; Vol. 13, No. 1, January-March 2015, 1-6.
  16. B Viswakanth, SN Roopak, P Shruthi, VT Venkatesha Filicie-Parsuicide: A case report and Insight. Indian Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology; Vol. 12, No. 4, January-March 2014.
  17. B Viswakanth, SN Roopak, P Shruthi, VT Venkatesha. Sudden Deaths due to respiratory diseases in a Metropolitan city of South India: A three year prospective autopsy study. IJFMP, Vol. 11, No.3, July-Sept 2018
  18. Nagaraj G, Venkatesha VT, Govindan V, Ganaie F and Lingegowda RK. Molecular Surveillance of Regional S. Pneumoniae Serotype Distribution in Invasive Pneumococcal Disease Among Children Across India. J Infect Dis Res, 2021, 4(1): 135-144.
  19. Vandana G, VeenaUmesh, Shincy MR, Venkatesha VT, Ravikumar KL. Performance evaluation of SD Biosensor- Standard Q COVID-19 AG test in comparison with RT-PCR assay from a testing site in India. International Journal of Current Research, 2021; 13(03) 16580-16582
  20. Shincy MR, Vandana G, Sudhakar HH, Padmapriya K, Venkatesha VT, Ravikumar KL. Comparison of performance characteristics between lateral flow, ELISA and electrochemiluminescence immunoassays for the detection of SARS-CoV2 antibodies among health care workers. Int J Sci Res, 2021; 10(7); DOI:10.36106/ijsr
  21. Geetha N, Stephanie W. Lo, Vandana G, Feroze G, Venkatesha VT, Ravikumar KL, Stephen D. Bentley, Rebecca A. Gladstone, Robert F. Breiman, Lesley McGee and the Global Pneumococcal Sequencing Consortium. Indian population genomic datasets describing the pre-vaccine evolutionary epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae using a Whole Genome Sequencing approach. Microbial Genomics 2021; DOI 10.1099/mgen.0.000645
  22. Geetha Nagaraj, Varun Shamanna, VandanaGovindan, Steffimole Rose, D. Sravani, K. P. Akshata, M.R. Shincy, V.T. Venkatesha, Monica Abrudan, Silvia Argimón, MihirKekre, Anthony Underwood, David M Aanensen, K. L. Ravikumar, The NIHR Global Health Research Unit for the Genomic Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance. High-Resolution Genomic Profiling of Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Isolates: A Multicentric Retrospective Indian Study. bioRxiv 2021.06.21.449240; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.06.21.449240. Clinical infectious diseases
  23. Kusuma Venakatesh, D C Deepak, V.T. Venkatesha Escalation of coronary atherosclerosis in younger people by comparison of two autopsy studies conducted a decade apart. Journal of Gulf Heart Association: Year : 2018, Volume : 19, Issue : 4, Page : 128-136
  24. Kusuma Venakatesh, DC Deepak, V.T. Venkatesha Postmortem study of hearts – pathology of coronary artery atherosclerosis. Journal of Forensic Sciences& Criminal Investigation55843-12(14)-2019

Dr. Naveen Kumar T

  1. Vishwanath, Naveen Kumar.T, V.T.Venkatesha Injuries in cases of Fall from Height Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Vol 27, No.1, jan-june 2010, page no.47-50.
  2. Pradeep Kumar.M.V, S.R.Jagannatha, Naveen Kumar.T Consent and publication. Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, 2009, 31/1, 65-67
  3. Naveen Kumar.T, S.R.Jagannatha, Ananda. K Dowry Death: Increase in violence against women. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2012, 6 (1), 45-47.
  4. S.R. Jagannatha, Naveen Kumar. T, Ananda. K. Study of Homicidal deaths in South Bangalore. Journal of South Indian Medico Legal Association, 2011,3:53-55.
  5. Naveen Kumar. T, S.R. Jagannatha, Ananda. K. A study of changing trends and patterns of poisoning at Bangalore. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2012, 6:119-122.
  6. Shreehar.N.C, Naveen Kumar.T, V.T.Venkatesha, Ananda.K. Dyadic Death. Indian Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2013, 1(1), 12-14.
  7. Naveen Kumar T, S.R. Jagannatha, V.T. Venkatesha Rise in Deaths Due to Fall from Height: A 3-Year Retrospective Study. Medico-Legal Update: 19(2):113, January 2019
  8. Naveen Kumar T, S.R. Jagannatha, V.T. Venkatesha Demographic Profile of Unknown Dead Bodies in South Bangalore. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology : 12(2):76, April 2018.
  9. ShruthiPrabhakar, Naveen Kumar. T., S.R. Jagannatha. An autopsy study of violent asphyxial deaths conducted at a tertiary care centre of South India. Journal of South India Medicolegal Association: 10(1):5-10 March 2018.
  10. A. Dominic Infant Raj, Naveen Kumar. T., Senthil Kumar V, V.T. Venkatesha Socio-Demographic Study of Victims of Homicide in South Bangalore. Medicolegal Update: vol. 18, No. 1, Jan-June 2018, Page 1-5.

Dr. B.K. Gopal

  1. B.K.Gopal, S.R.Jagannatha Abdominopelvic injuries in cases of Road Traffic Accidents: an autopsy study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, 2014, 2820.
  2. M.D.Nithin, Gopal.B.K, SurajShetty , Fatal Electrocution by overhead wire. Journal of South India Medico Legal Association, 2013, 5(2), 73.
  3. B.K. Gopal :Viswakanth. B., Shruthi. P., KalyanVerma. A Retrospective analysis of suicidal poisoning deaths in a metropolitan city of South Bangalore. Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine: April-June 2015, Vol 37, No. 2.
  4. B.K. Gopal, FarazAhamed, Ameena Ahmed, Shashmira B Tonse Pattern of skull fracture due to blunt force. Journal of South India Medicolegal Society: Vo. 7, No. 2, September 2015
  5. B.K. Gopal, Dr. S.R. Jagannatha. Abdominopelvic injuries in case of Road Traffic Accidents: An autopsy study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.2014; 2820.

Dr. Ramesh. C.

  1. P. Shruthi, V.T. Venkatesha, B. Viswakanth, C. Ramesh, P.L. Sujatha, IR Domnic Analysis of Fatal Road Traffic Accidents in metropolitan city of South India. Journal of South Indian Medico Legal Association, Vol.35, No.4, Oct-Dec 2013, 317-320
  2. FarazAhamed, Ramesh C, V.T. Venkatesha, Ameena Ahamed. Death due to accidental explsion of balloon filling cylinder: A case report. Journal of Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine, Jan-March 2015, Vol.376, No.1
  3. Ramesh, C.; Hanumantha; Ananda, K.; Tondare, Devidas Autopsy study of unnatural deaths among young people of 13-21 years age group conducted at KIMS Hospital. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Vol.8(2), 16-20, 2014.
  4. Ramesh. C, Vishwakanth: Autopsy study of deaths due to fall from height conducted at KIMS hospital, Bangalore. IJFMT, Vol. 12, No.3, July-Sept 2018.
  5. Ramesh. C, Vishwakanth: Dried salivary stain detection using ultraviolet light spectrophotometer, fluorescent and Ramn spectroscopy. IJFMP, Vol. 11, No.3, July-Sept 2018

Dr. Roopak S.N

  1. Roopak. S.N., S.R. Jagannatha. Deaths due fall from height – An autopsy study, Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.2014; 2891.
  2. NC Shreedhar, B Viswakanth, SN Roopak, P Shruthi, VT Venkatesha. Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Metropolitan City of South India: A Prospective Study. Indian Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology; Vol. 13, No. 1, January-March 2015, 1-6.
  3. B Viswakanth, SN Roopak, P Shruthi, VT Venkatesha Filicie-Parsuicide: A case report and Insight. Indian Internet Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology; Vol. 12, No. 4, January-March 2014.
  4. B Viswakanth, SN Roopak, P Shruthi, VT Venkatesha. Sudden Deaths due to respiratory diseases in a Metropolitan city of South India: A three year prospective autopsy study. IJFMP, Vol. 11, No.3, July-Sept 2018

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