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Amala Institute of Medical Sciences

(NABH Accredited and ISO 9001 2015 Certified)

Amala Nagar PO, Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA - 680555


Department of pathology has incorporated full fledged infrastructural facilities , equipments and staff as per MCI regulation for annual intake of hundred students for MBBS course and for post graduate course in Pathology viz; MD,DCP,DNB.


Teaching MBBS 3rd - 5th semester. MD Pathology (3 year course of KUHS) for 3 students per year. Teaching is streamlined as per MCI regulations and University Regulations. Interdisciplinary Lectures 3rd - 9th Semester.

Lecture theaters:

They are available in the common pool . There are four lecture rooms with seating capacity of 120 and one lecture hall for 250 students. These are provided with audiovisual aids like microphone , LCD projector , and over head projector.

Practical halls:

There are two practical laboratories with seating arrangements for 50 students each ; one practical hall for Histopathology and the other for Clinical pathology and Haematology. Each student is provided with a microscope with in built illumination.

Demonstration Hall:

There are two demonstration room with demonstration microscope attached to Digital camera Eye-piece; TV monitor ; slide projector , OHP and LCD. There are 3 preparation rooms attached to each practical hall and museum.


There are 619 mounted specimens displayed along with catalogues. Another 252 wet specimens are stored in transparent polythene bags and are displayed in special glass troughs.

Autopsy block:

Autopsy room in the vicinity of mortuary is shared with department of forensic medicine . It is located adjacent to the hospital. Two autopsy tables are available.


There is a research laboratory with necessary equipments (Annexure - list of equipments.


Department undertakes: B.Sc. Nursing (2nd year), CMAI DMLT (2 year course), CMAI PG Diploma in Histopathology, M.Sc. MLT Projects and B.Sc. MLT short term posting

Clinical Activities:

» Regular Clinico-Pathologic Meetings conducted with Dermatology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Surgical departments.

» Students Clinico-Pathological case discussions held on a monthly basis.

Hospital Services:

» Histopathology laboratory: Timing 8 AM to 5 PM. Annually received 8700-9400 surgically resected specimens and biopsy material from Amala hospital. Also handles referral materials from hospitals in central and Northern Kerala.
Intraoperative diagnosis: imprints, frozen sections, surgical cytology Immunohistochemistry: An array of markers are available to facilitate accurate Diagnosis and management of cancer.

» Cytology: Time 8 AM to 4 PM Non-Gynaecologic cytology including FNAC and Gynaecology cytology. Handles 3500-4000 cases / year

» Haematology: Timing: 8 AM to 4 PM - Offers routine and specialized diagnostic services in Haematology including bone marrow aspiration, BM biopsy, Histochemistry.

» Blood Bank and component separation unit. Timing: 24 hours. Licensed to prepare and issue blood components in April 1999. The first of its kind in Thrissur, it has issued round the clock safe and efficacious blood products at economical rate to hospitals in central and Northern Kerala. The products available are packed RBCs, fresh frozen plasma, Cryoprecipitation platelet concentrate

Faculty Details

NameDesignationQualificationPost PG
Date of Birth 
Dr. Joy AugustineProfessor and HODMD Pathology 198630 years22-08-1954Profile
Dr. Saramma K UProfessorMD Pathology, 198330 years06-02-1952Profile
Dr. Savithri M CProfessorDNB 199812 years17-04-1965Profile
Dr. Deepti RamakrishnanProfessorMD Pathology, 20039 years24-10-1972Profile
Dr. Lekha K NairAssociate ProfessorMD Pathology, 200610 years15-05-1976Profile
Dr. Usha Mary AbrahamAssociate ProfessorMD Pathology, 20124 years14-08-1973Profile
Dr. Divya SAssociate ProfessorDNB Pathology, 20124 years19-05-1981Profile
Dr. Sreeja RajuAssistant ProfessorMD Pathology, 20142 years26-04-1986Profile
Dr. C.G.GeethaAssistant ProfessorMD Pathology, 201509.08.1986Profile
Dr. Aniya AntonyAssistant ProfessorMD Pathology, 201707.09.1989Profile
Dr. Sreya P.B.Assistant ProfessorMD Pathology, 201803-07-1987Profile
Dr. Maymol P VargheseTutorMBBSProfile
Dr. Sandhra Papparath UsmanTutorMBBSProfile
Dr. Viji VijayanTutorMBBSProfile
Dr. Adya B.G.TutorMBBSProfile
Dr. Anubha Mary KodenkandathTutorMBBSProfile
Dr. V.J.Shree Devi NayarTutorMBBSProfile
Dr. Litty Treesa SebastianTutorMBBSProfile
Dr. Chandni ThomasTutorMBBSProfile
Dr. Jeny M.O.TutorMBBSProfile


Faculty Details

NameDesignationPG Qualification
and Year
Post PG
Teaching Experience
Date of Birth 
Dr. Vinu VipinSenior Resident

Dr. Agnesamma Jacob

Dr. Joy Augustine

MBBS(1978), MD Pathology(1986), and Diploma in Clinical Pathology (1983) from Government Medical college Trivandum.

He has 35 years experience as a medical Teacher in various Govt. Medical Colleges in Kerala and in AIMS.
Retired from Government service in April 2015 and joined AIMS as Head of Pathology, in May 2015.

Life member - Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (IAPM) and is the past Chairperson of the State Chapter (2002-2005).
Life member of International Association of Pathologists (IAP India).
Fellow of the International Medical Science Academy.(FIMSA)
Kerala Health University
Member Academic Council
Member Faculty of Medicine
Chairman Board of Studies PG (Preclinical)

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Nair

MBBS (1975), Suhbash Chandra Bose Medical College ( formerly Govt. Medical College) Jabalpur MP
MD Pathology (1983) from Government Medical College Trivandrum.

Worked as a Medical Teacher in various medical college in Kerala in various capacities.
Has 30 years of teaching experience .

6 publications in National and International journals.

Gyneac pathology and Oncopathology.

Curriculum co-ordinator III to Vth semester for MBBS and Chief staff advisor of the College and past chairperson of the IAPM Kerala Chapter.
The chairperson of Trichur Path Club.

A member of Indian Association of Pathologist and Microbiologist and International Association of Pathologist – Indian division.

Dr. Vijayalekshmi Nair



Dr. Savithri M C


MBBS(1988) from Government Medical college Thrissur, DNB Pathology (1998) from PSGIMS & R Coimbatore.

She has 17 years experience as a medical Teacher in AIMS. Thrissur.

10 publications in National and International journals. Her specific interests are Hematology & Oncopathology.

Life member of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (IAPM) & Indian Medical Association.

Dr. Deepti Ramakrishnan


MBBS from Government Medical College, Thrissur in 1996.
MD Pathology from Government Medical College, Kottayam in 2003

Work Experience

16 years of experience in diagnostic pathology and in Medical Education of which 13 years has been in Amala Institute of Medical Sciences.

Published articles in national and international journals.


Her special fields of interest are small biopsy interpretation, GIT and Breast pathology.
She is interested in medical education and is pursuing MCI Advance Course in Medical Education.
She is part of the MEU cell of the institution and is in KUHS working committee for implementation of CBME.

Member of Kerala chapter of IAPM.

Dr. Vanesa John T

Completed MBBS from Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellur, Karnataka in 2005 and MD Pathology from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, AMU, Aligarh, UP in 2011. Working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology in Amala Institite of Medical Sciences, Thrissur. Published a paper on Mycotic Giant Cell Epitheliomatous Inverted Papilloma of the Gingiva J Glob Infect Dis in 2010 and Myelodysplasia in Children : Report 2 cases. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus in 2014. Thesis done on " A Clinico-pathological study of Dysfunctional uterine bleeding with special reference to morphometric analysis of blood vessels.

Dr. Usha Mary Abraham


MBBS from Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya, Karnataka in 1998. MD Pathology from PSG Institute of Medical Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in 2012. Working as Assistant Professor since 9/7/2012 in the department Pathology. Published a scientific paper on "Bone Marrow Pathology in Pancytopenia" in med ej, Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University, Chennai in 2012, March. Thesis done on 'comparative histologic & immunohistochemical classification of Ampullary Carcinoma on endoscopic biopsy & resection specimen under the guidance of Dr.V.Nirmala. Participated as faculty in The Derm-Path classroom conducted at Amala Institute of Medical Sciences in the years 2012 & 2013. Attended the Basic Course Workshop in Medical Education Technologies conducted by Govt.Medical College, Regional Centre in Medical Education Technologies, Kozhikode at Amala Medical College, Thrissur from 23rd to 25th January, 2013. Attended JAPM Kerala Chapter Meet on 8/2/2014 at Govt.Medical College, Kottayam.

Dr. Divya S

Academic achievements:

• Oral presentation

Gastrointestinal stromal tumours,Immunohistochemical analysis and correlation with prognosis, 65 IAPM Kerala chapter.

• Posters –

1.Cribriform morular variant of papillary carcinoma thyroid ,6th National CME at AIMS,Kochi.
2.Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma-Report of a rare case,63rd Kerala chapter.
3. Anaplastic carcinoma of pancreas –A case report,65th Kerala chapter.
4.Neighbour's pride (Microbiologist's), Owner's dilemma (Pathologist's), 66th IAPM Kerala chapter.

• Prizes:1st prize for poster at 66th IAPM Kerala chapter.

Dr. Lekha K Nair

MBBS (1999) from Government Medical college Trivandrum MD Pathology(2006) from Government Medical College Trivandrum.

17 years experience as a medical Teacher.

10 publications in National and International journals. Her specific interests are Cytopatho & Histopathology.

Life member - Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (IAPM) & Indian Medical Association.
She is a Diplomat of Royal college of Pathologists.


  • Sreeja Raju. Divya Surendran.Joy Augustine : Histopathological analysis of Gastrointestinal lymphomas at a Tertiary care centre with review of literature: Indian journal of Research.2021:10:07.
  • Aniya Antony. Vanesa John T.Sandhra Usman.Joy Augustine: Mutations in Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma. Frequency study from a Oncology Centre in central Kerala.Indian Journal of Research.2021:10:12.
  • Sreeja Raju. Sourabh Radhakrishnan. Jamuna Joy . Sanjana Ramakrishnan. Histopathological subtypes of lung cancer presented at a tertiary care cancer hospital in Kerala: a cross sectional study. Int J Adv Med. 2021 Jan;8(1):11-15.
  • Sumi Thomas et al., Expression of E- Cadherin and Cd56 in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2020 Jul, Vol-14(7): EC01-EC05.
  • Vijayan Viji, RamakrishnanDeepti, Nair Lekha& Augustine Joy, Bony Metastasis of Common Neoplasms to Uncommon Sites. International Journal of Current Medical And Applied Sciences, 2020, December, 29(1), 01-04.
  • Punnoose et al. Terminal Duct Lobular Units in Nipple.Annals of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.2020;7:9.
  • Neena Mary, Catherin Nisha, Kerline Jerome, Clint Vaz, Vijayalaxmi Nair. Prevalence of Triple Negative Breast Cancers from a Hospital-Based Cancer Registry in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Kerala, South India. World Journal of Public Health. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019, pp. 43-46.
  • Anitha Das P.H, Lekha.K.Nair- Intra operative frozen section – Realistic expectations in the current scenario- Experience with 135 cases in a tertiary care centre. Vol.8, issue -3 March 2019. ISSN No. 2277- 8160 Global journal for research analysis.ISSN.NO.2277-8160.
  • Amritha Kesavan. Divya Surendran. Augustine. Dominic Puthoor. Dijo Davies - A case report Giant Periosteal Chondroma :Report of rare case. Journal of clinical diagnosis and research October 2019 12(6) 507-509.

    CME / Workshop / Quiz

    Name of Workshop Theme/Subject Date of Conduct Credit Hours
     5th workshop on Basic Orthopaedic Pathology Basic Orthopaedic pathology

    February 10th