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Dr. Veena Karanth

Associate Professor
Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
308, Malavika Residency, 2nd Main Laxmindranagar Kunjibettu, Udupi

Brief Biography:

MRCS Ireland, MRCS Edinburgh, MS General Surgery


Academic positions:

Current Position: Assistant Professor; Department of Surgery; Kasturba Medical College Manipal University, Manipal, India

Previous Position: Assistant Professor; Department of Surgery; Melaka Manipal Medical College,
Manipal University; Melaka, Malaysia

Current Work Contributions


1. Facilitating Postgraduates in General Surgery
2. Facilitating Undergraduates


1. Assisting in preparation of question papers for sessional examination
2. Internal examiner for Manipal University in undergraduate courses


1. Guiding postgraduate students in conducting research
2. Guiding undergraduate students in conducting and publishing research
3. Invited reviewer for more than 25 papers in international journals

Hospital Responsibilities:

1. Treating outpatients and inpatients
2. Conducting gastrointestinal endoscopy examinations
3. Performing operations in general, gastrointestinal, oncological, laparoscopic, breast, trauma and vascular surgery
4. Conducting internal audit
5. Spreading public awareness through several TV and All India Radio programs

Personal Skills Development:

1. Hands on training in upper and lower GI Endoscopy
2. Hands on training in advanced Endoscopy Procedures
3. Hands on training in Endoscopic Ultrasound
4. Hands on training in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery
5. Hands on training in Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery


Research interests:

General Surgery, Laparoscopy, Endoscopy, Surgical techniques, Breast


Any other information:


1. Karanth VK. Pseudo Acute Renal Failure due to delayed presentation of intra-peritoneal bladder injury following blunt abdominal trauma. WebmedCentral TRAUMA 2013;4(5):WMC004251
2. Implementation and Evaluation by Formal Assessments and Term End Student Feedback of a New Methodology of Clinical Teaching in Surgery in Small Group Sessions. K Veena L Karanth Ann Acad Med Singapore 2008;37:1008-11
3. Use of fish net nylon in abdominal wall closure in comparison to Prolene & Ethilon, K Veena L Karanth Journal of ARSI 2003


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