Eminent gynaecologist and academician, Dr. Muralidhar V. Pai, MBBS, DGO, MD (OBG), FICOG, FICMCH has joined Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences (SMIMS), Sikkim Manipal University (SMU) as the new Dean from 1st July, 2021.
Dr. Pai was serving as Professor and Head, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Kasturba Medical College (KMC) of the prestigious Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Karnataka prior to his joining as Dean, SMIMS. He earlier served as Founder-Medical Superintendent of Central Referral Hospital (CRH) Tadong in 1997.
An alumnus of Kasturba Medical College Manipal, he did MD in Obstetrics & Gynecology (1989) and DGO (1988) from KMC, Manipal and MBBS (1985) from KMC (now KIMS), Hubballi.
He joined KMC, Manipal as faculty in the Department of OBG in July 1989 and ever since he has been serving the Manipal Group of Institutions in different capacities. 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 its Head of the Department (May 2016 - April 2021). He has been 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.
He was the Chairman of Board of Studies - Obstetrics & Gynecology MAHE, Member of PG CBME Curriculum Development Committee of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences Karnataka and Member of Board of Studies SRIHER Chennai.
He is 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 (since 2016), 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).
He was 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. He has authored 4th edition of Holland & Brews Manual of Obstetrics and 1st edition of Elsevier Text Book 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.
He has received several International Traveling Fellowships for training in Infertility, Endoscopic Surgery, Gynecological Oncology at USA, UK, Germany, Belgium, Singapore and to attend conferences at Canada, Australia, Malaysia, Macau, Dubai, Muscat, Myanmar, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Besides academics, he has keen interest in cultural and literary activities and was the Chairman of Cultural Coordination Committee of MAHE (2010-15). He is married to Dr. Keerthilatha M. Pai who is currently the Dean of Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal. Their daughter Dr. Meghna A Nayak, who is also an Obstetrician & Gynecologist and Reproductive Medicine Specialist, is currently in the UK.
The team SMU & SMIMS welcomes Dr. MV Pai to its family.