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Dr. Smitha Bhat

Associate Professor of Medicine
Father Muller Medcila College

Brief Biography:


Dr Smitha Bhat – Resume


Qualifications –

MBBS – 1996 – Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore University

MD (Internal Medicine) – 2001- Madras Medical College, Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University

DNB – Internal Medicine - 2001 – National Board of Examinations

MRCP – 2009 – Royal College of Physicians, London, UK

Diploma Palliative Medicine – 2010 - Cardiff University, UK

Awards and fellowships

Commonwealth scholarship (awarded by Commonwealth Foundation, UK) in 2009

FAIMER fellowship (awarded by ECFMG, Philadelphia, USA) in 2010


1. Rapid Medicine Review – Textbook of Medicine, Published By Jaypee Publishers In 2006

2. Causes of Delirium in ICU – KJMS 2006

3. Chapter on ‘Variability Studies and Disease Characterization’ in ‘Handbook on Physiological Variability’ published by BARC, Mumbai in 2010

4. ‘Central and Peripheral Pulse For Disease Characterization’ in Proceedings of National Symposium for Nuclear Instrumentation.

5. ‘An unusual case of Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome’ accepted in Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic research.

6. ‘Producing Physician Scientists’ – submitted to South East Asian Journal of Medical Education.




Conference presentations

  1. Hypernatremia with altered sensorium – KAPICON 2006
  2. Causes of delirium in the ICU – KAPICON 2007
  3. Are PVC resins poisonous – TOXOCON 2007
  4. Causes of hospitalization and complications in patients admitted with diabetes – KAPICON 2010
  5. Awareness of diagnosis in oncology patients – KAPICON 2010
  6. Faculty awareness of current assessment methods – TUFH Kathmandu 2010
  7. Training undergraduates to do research – FAIMER 20011 onsite session
  8. Paper on ‘Faculty attitudes to Development programs' accepted at AMEE conference to be held in Vienna in August 2011.


Resource person at

1. ‘Management of sepsis in the ICU’ ISCCM meet - panelist

2. Talk on teaching learning methods in teachers training workshop conducted in Sahyadri College of nursing Mangalore.

3. Talk on Teaching Learning Methods in Faculty Development Program conducted in KSHEMA Mangalore.

4. Talk on ‘Disease Characterization by Impedance Plethysmography’ at theme meeting at FMMC Mangalore in May 2010

5. Talk on ‘Making Didactic Lectures Effective’ at Faculty Development Program conducted in FMMC in September 2010

6. Talk on ‘Framing Long Essay Questions’ in ‘Workshop on assessment’ conducted in February 2011, FMMC.

7. Resource person along with Dr D K Srinivas in Teachers Training Workshops conducted in KSHEMA and Sahyadri College of Nursing.

8. Talk on ‘Management of Chronic pain’ at Palliative Care workshop in FMMC, August 2011.



  1. Talk ‘One step further’ to commencing batch of MBBS students on undergraduate research.




Current projects

  1. Coping strategies and  Stress management in medical students –
  2. Clinical and hematological profile of malaria in immigrant population versus natives

Medical education activities

Attended NHCPE Pune

Attended training workshop in St John’s Medical College, Bangalore.

Conducted workshop on assessment of student knowledge with Dr D K Srinivas

Conducted faculty development program with St John’s Bangalore in FMMC Mangalore

Conducted faculty development program in FMMC in September 2010

Medical education programs have been conducted monthly since September 2009, when I was appointed convener

Have conducted 2 workshops on training undergraduates to do research in august 2010 and March 2011; students are taught basic research methods, and mentored through their projects.

Student guide

PG guide – 2 students

UG guide – 6 students

Conferences attended

  1. KAPICON 2007
  2. KAPICON 2010
  3. UEGW 2007
  4. UEGW 2008
  5. UEGW 2010
  6. TOXOCON 2007
  7. Indo US emergency medicine meet
  8. TUFH – network Kathmandu 2010
  9. KAPICON 2011





Academic positions:

Associate Professor of Medicine

Convener, Medical Education Unit, Father Muller Medical College

Founding Member of Indian Society of Critical Care Medcine, Mangalore chapter.


Research interests:

Pain management

Medical education - clinical skills teaching


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