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Dr Muralidhar V Pai



Dean, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences

Sikkim Manipal University

5th Mile, Tadong, Gangtok 737102, Sikkim

Email:, Phone: +91 3592-270535, Fax: +91 3592-231496



Professor (Dr) Muralidhar V Pai is an alumnus of Kasturba Medical College Manipal. He completed his MD in Obstetrics & Gynecology with Distinction in 1989, DGO in 1988 both from KMC, Manipal and MBBS (1985) from KMC, Hubli. His pre MBBS education was at Thirthahalli, Shimoga District.


Brief Background: Professor Pai joined KMC, Manipal as faculty in the Dept of OBG in July 1989 and ever since he has been serving Manipal group of institutions in different capacities. He served as founder Medical Superintendent of Central Referral Hospital Sikkim (1997), Dy Director Planning MAHE (1997-2000), Professor and Head, Dept of OBG, MMMC, Malaysia campus (2000-02 and 2004-07), Professor & Unit Head Dept of OBG, KMC Manipal (2007-2016) and Head of the Department (May 2016 - April 2021). Professor Pai has been an examiner for MBBS, DGO, MD/MS (Ob/Gyn), DNB (OBG), FNB & MCH (Reproductive Medicine and Surgery) and PhD since 1993 at National and International Universities.


Awards & Accolades: Best outgoing MD Candidate (1989), Best Teacher (8 Times), Faculty with best Teaching Material (3 times), Best Researcher (FOGSI Corion National Award for both Junior & Senior), FOGSI Imaging Science award to name a few.


Memberships: Professor Pai is a member of PG CBME Curriculum Development Committee of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Karnataka, Member of Board of Studies SRIHER Chennai and former Chairman of Board of Studies - Obstetrics & Gynecology MAHE (2016-21).

Professor Pai is also the Chairman of Medical Education Committee, South Asia Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology (since 2020), RCOG Associate, London (since 2019), Governing Council Member of Indian College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2016-21), and Founder Chairman of Karnataka College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (since 2021). He was the National Chairman of FOGSI Public Awareness Committee (2004) and President of Manipal OBG Society (2009-10, 2017-20).


Editorial boards: Professor Pai is the National corresponding Editor and Jury of Journal of OBG of India and continues to be the reviewer of it and several other Journals in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Professor Pai has authored 4th edition of Holland & Brews Manual of Obstetrics and 1st edition of Textbook of Obstetrics & Gynecology and published more than 179 articles in peer reviewed journals. He is a popular speaker at National and International Conferences/CMEs and has delivered more than 530 Guest lectures.


Fellowships: Professor Pai has received several International Traveling & Training Fellowships in Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, Gyn-Oncology at USA, UK, Germany, Belgium, Singapore. Professor Pai has also additionally received fellowships to attend conferences at Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Macau, Dubai, Muscat, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Nepal.


Committee’s & Social Activities: Besides academics he has keen interest in cultural and literary activities and was the Chairman of Cultural Coordination Committee of MAHE (2010-15). He was the Chief Warden at MMMC Melaka campus, Malaysia (2004-07) and Warden of PG Hostels MAHE (1995-1997)


Family Tree: Professor Pai is married to Dr Keerthilatha M Pai who is currently the Dean of Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal and his daughter Dr Meghna A Nayak, also an Obstetrician & Gynecologist and Reproductive Medicine Specialist is currently in the UK, married to Dr Arvind K Nayak, Urologist who is pursuing Fellowship in Robotic Surgery, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, UK