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Dr. Edwin Diasa

Professor and Head
KVG Medical College / Rajiv Gandhi University

Brief Biography:


Professor of Pediatrics
AGE: 51 years
ADDRESS: S-3, Casa Leila, S.L Mathias road
               Highland, Mangalore-575002
               Karnataka India.
PHONE: 9845141115 (M),
         : 0824-6567977 (R)
E-MAIL: dredwindias @gmail.com

In Summary:
Highly motivated, creative and versatile, Health Care Professional experienced in management, programmes implementation. Development and policy making. Expertise in emergency medical services. A talent for analyzing problems, developing and simplifying procedures, and finding innovative solutions. Proven ability to motivate and work effectively with persons from other cultures and all walks of life. Skilled in working within a foreign environment with limited resources.

Vaccine policy- at district levels:
Operation experienceLogistics, Cold chainInjection safety, Health economist (costeffectiveness)in india, Public Health experience in pulse polio, Emergency experience, Disease control,understanding of Health systems

1992- MD (Pediatrics)   St John′ s Medical College.  
1991- DNB (Pediatrics).             
1988- DCH St. John′ s Medical College.
1986- MBBS St John’s Medical College.

Professional Highlights:
1. Review in pediatrics (Peepee publishers) book in Pediatrics.    
2. Member of the editorial board (OMICS group of journals) - Journal of Medical Microbiology and diagnosis, Pediatric therapeutics and  Research.
3. Journal reviewer for Academic Journals CRO (Open access journal)
4. Postgraduate thesis guide for Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health  Sciences.

1. Dias E . Childhood tuberculosis and risk of acquiring tuberculosis when treating them. EBMJ Published on 19th  March 2011.
2. Dias E, Dias M. Systemic Meliodiosis .Indian Paediatr 2011:48;161.
3. Dias E, Vigneswaran P. Bacterial profile of neonatal septicaemia in a rural hospital in South India. JCDR 2010; 4: 3328-3321.
4. Dias E, Chidananda. Multiple aneurysms in a 10 year old male child - A case report. Antiseptic 2009
5. Dias E .Recognition of promotion of Hand washing. eBMJ Published 4 April 2009. 
6. Kiran PS, Sowdi VP, Shetty SB, Venugopal U, Parameshwariah S, Dias E, Kamala CS. Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy; complicated by auto immune hemolytic anemia. Indian J Pediatrics; 2003:70; 759-60.
7. Dias E .Prevention of passive smoking in reducing childhood Asthma. eBMJ published on Mar 2001.            
8. Dias E, Shenoy V .Kinsbourne disease in an 8 yr old child. J Bahrain Med Soc. 2000; 12:
9. Dias E, Ramachandra C, D'Cruz AJ, Yeshwanth M. An unusual presentation of gastro-oesophageal reflux--Sandifer's syndrome. Trop Doct. Jul 1992; 22:131
10. Dias E .Letter to the editor. Hand washing in the nicu eBMJ
11. Dias E.Vascular anomalies-revisited  . Kar Ped J. 2007.
12. Dias E “Approach to pediatric bleeding” .Kar Ped J. 2006.
13. Dr Edwin Dias and Meena Dias. Chikungunya - Revisted, Medilore  No. 5 (2006-07) June – July 2006
14. Dr Edwin Dias and Dr Meena Dengue – Aedes Aegypti – Shock to the Indian subcontinent.  Medilore No. 6 (2005-2006) Aug-Nov-2006.
15. Dias E.An approach to neonatal jaundice. Kar Ped J 1997; 12:7-13.
16. Dias E.Gaucher’s disease.  Kar Ped J. 1994.
17. Dias E. Radiological   case of the   issue duodenal atresia .Kar Ped J 1993;
18. Dias E. Immunization-a review-  Physicians Update .1991.
19. Dias E.Management of bronchial asthma in children. St. John’s J of medicine  1991.
20. Dias E.Guidelines in the treatment of pediatric bronchial  asthma.Kar Ped.J 1990.   
21. Dias E. Niemann pick’s disease-a report  of two sub-types. Kar  Ped J 1990.

Selected Accomplishments:
1. Training project /Conference management
2. Designed,organised and promoted various conferences, research ,vaccine distribution campaign with rotary india ,CME’s and Motivation seminars. Resource person at State and National Conferences.
3. Running Hospitals, Managed independently hospitals of various bed strength in rural, urban and foreign Setup.
4. Examiner, PG Examiner For RGHUS Karnataka and Nasik university. UG Examiner for Manipal University, Calicut University, Kannur University, RGUHS, MGR University
Chennai, Meenakshi  Medical college, Kanchipuram.
5. Professional achievements, Attended many State and National Conferences, presented papers and chaired sessions. Held various positions in Professional societies. Affiliated to various Professional bodies.

1. Awarded outstanding doctor in  2000 for medical social work in South Kanara and 
nearby districts.  
2. Career award India finalist UGC 1994.
3. Sports person of the year-1992 (SJMC)
4. UNICEF-CHAI core group member on ort- 1989.
5. Won an international athletic prize Colombo CT & FC meet- 1982.
6. Rhodes Scholar finalist-1982.
7. International prize in Sri Lanka for long jump.
8. Bangalore university athletic individual champion.
9. Triple jump and long jump champion record holder in Karnataka state Inter medical tournament.

Academic interests:
Initiation of research projects with Bhabha atomic center, St Johns Research Center.
Bangalore, Tufts University Boston, CMC Vellore.

Languages Known:
English, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Arabic, Urdu and Hebrew.

Skills and Accomplishments:
  : Leadership Skills
  : Strategic management of institutions
  : Medical Education Techniques, Innovative Teaching Skills like Mind Mapping
  : Well versed with rules of National Assessment and Accreditation  Council, National Accreditation Board of Laboratories.


Academic positions:

1. FOREIGN experience in west asia in immunization and malaria control  sultanate of oman.
2. Total teaching experience 23 years. Experience in Teaching MD, DCH, MBBS, and Nursing.
3. Professor of pediatrics since 2004 March
4. Professor and HOD – K.V.G Medical College Sullia since Aug 2007
5. Professor and unit head – K.S Hegde Medical College – 4 years.
6. Associate Professor and in charge HOD – K.S Hegde Medical College – 4 years.
7. Assistant Professor/Lecturer - KMC Mangalore & Manipal – 6 years.
8. Pediatrician, Fr Muller Medical college hospital – 2 years.


Research interests:

1. ICMR short term research grant for work on salivary and plasma acetaminophen Levels using a simple photometric method. Investigator - Dr. Edwin Dias    Completed in 1981.
2. Arterial blood gas in the management of Bronchial asthma. Investigator – Dr. Edwin Dias Completed in 1992.
3. Clinical and Biochemical profile of Wilson's disease. Investigator – Dr. Edwin Dias Completed in 1998.
4. Breast feeding profile in mothers residing in Sullia. Investigator – Dr. Edwin Dias,  Dr. Brijesh    Ongoing.
5. Glucose levels in neonates. Investigator – Dr. Edwin Dias, Dr. Sandeep  Ongoing.
6. UTI in children below 5 years. Investigator – Dr. Edwin Dias, Dr Siddhu Ongoing.


Any other information:

Editor of Journal MedicalMicrobiology- one issue- Allergy Immunology

Nestle Nutrition-International Speaker

Cybermedical College Section Editor.


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