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Dr. Shashidhar KN


Academic Qualifications: MBBS, MD

SL NO Degree Specialization Institute Year of passing
1 MBBS - Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College,Tamaka, Kolar 1988 to 1994
2 MD MD in Medical Biochemistry KMC Manipal 2001 to 2002

Additional qualifications / training

  • MNAMS: Awarded Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS) Honorary in the year 2019
  • Established Fluorosis Research and Referral Lab (FRRL) at Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar; recognized as University Centre of Excellence by SDUAHER
  • Nine Newspaper articles published in state/ national newspapers regarding non skeletal fluorosis and progress of Fluorosis Research and Referral Laboratory
  • Conducted School fluorosis awareness camp as community outreach program and analyzed around 390 urine fluoride of the children attending the camp
  • Letter of appreciation received from Sri Devaraj Urs College of Nursing for being a Guest Speaker for the topic “Social Responsibility and Health” in view of World Bio-Ethics Day conducted on 20-10-2022
  • Appreciation letters received in conducting the School Health Program on Fluorosis from
    • SVV high School, Nangli
    • Narayan PU College, Kolar
    • Govt. Girls High school, Kolar
    • SFS Pre University College, Kolar
  • Created FRRL YouTube channel and uploaded the webinars conducted in the department:
  • Trained in ISO 15189:2022 by FQI from 7th and 8th January 2023
  • NAAC Assessor from 2019 onwards
  • Trained as International Lead Assessor for Laboratory Accreditation Process approved by APLAC, ILAC in the year 2019.
  • Completed International Lead Assessor Course as per ISO 15189:2012 & ISO 22870:2016 organized by in coordination with Accreditation Education Research & Scientific Service Center (A.E.R.S.S.C) and Foundation for Quality India (FQI) – Bengaluru, Karnataka From 18th to 22th December, 2019 at Godavari Village Resort, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Reviewer for ICMR Extra Mural Funding Projects
  • Trained in Internal Counselor Program on NABH standards. Conducted by Quality Council of India (H-3D-2016-08-5969) 21st to 23rd April 2016
  • Trained in Internal Auditor & Quality Management Systems Certificate course (4 days) as per ISO 15189:2008 & 2012 conducted by Quality Council of India, NABET from 25th to 28th April 2016
  • Played key role in establishment of Central Diagnostic Laboratory Service and Training all Laboratory Faculty in NABL ISO 15189:2012 and Achievement of NABL Accreditation process
  • Organizing Chairman AMBI KC Con 2014, SDUAHER Campus, Kolar
  • Delivered Key note address, lectures and Television Interviews
  • The Specialists Perspective on impact of Fluorosis on Diabetes, EMBARK on a journey of Medical Exploration youtube link:, MedSynapse an International Scientific forum
  • Attended as Resource Person in the Workshop titled “NABL Accrediation Process” organized by the Central Central Laboratory, Shridevi Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Hospital
  • Recognized as invited faculty for teaching-learning activities of MSc., Biotechnology students of PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • Reviewer and Editorial Board Member for various National & International Journals
  • Chairperson for various National and State CME’s and Seminars.
  • Ph.D Guide: 4 PhD Scholars, successfully completed under faculty of medicine Guide and Co- Guide for MD/ MS Dissertation
  • As on Date Number of Patents: One Published Publications: Total: 78 in Indexed National Internationals and Peer reviewed Journal
  • Revised Basic course Workshop in Medical Education Technologies” conducted at SDUMC, Kolar on 28th -30th November 2016 under regional centre, St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore.
  • Curriculum Implementation support program (CISP) on 17th to 19th June 2019 at SDUMC under the Aegis of St. John’s Medical College, MCI Nodal center for faculty Development Program, Bangalore.
  • Trained in all aspects of M.D Biochemistry as per the syllabus prescribed by Medical Council of India, especially in Clinical Biochemistry lab (quality control aspects, experience of working with dry chemistry auto analyzers, HPLC & CLIA instruments) and micro teaching (pedagogy)
  • Completed BCBR (Cycle 2)
  • Vice President Alumni Association till date
  • I/c Principal from 10.04.2023 to 17.04.2023


Type/ Nature Name of the Association
Life Member Association of Medical Biochemists India(AMBI)
Life Member Association of Medical Biochemists Karnataka Chapter (AMB KC)
Life Member Indian Medical Association, Kolar (IMA)
Life Member Foundation for Quality India (FQi)
Life Member International Society for Fluoride Research


Institution / Organization Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Tutor Teaching 2001-2004
SDUMC Lecturer Teaching 2004-2007
SDUMC Assistant Professor Teaching, Clinical, Research & Diagnostics 2007-2009
SDUMC Associate Professor Teaching, Clinical, Research & Diagnostics 2009 - 2013
SDUMC Professor & HoD Teaching, Clinical, Research & Diagnostics 2013- 2018
SDUMC Professor Teaching, Clinical, Research & Diagnostics 19 th February 2018 to 31 st July 2018
SDUMC Professor Director Research & Innovation 1 st August 2018 to 1 st January 2019
SDUMC Professor Vice Principal, Director, Research & Innovation 30 th January 2019 to 9 th December 2019
SDUMC Professor & HoD Vice Principal, Director, Research & Innovation 10 th December 2019 to 21 st March 2022
SDUMC Professor & HoD Vice Principal 22 nd March 2022 to 8 th April 2023
SDUMC Professor & HoD Teaching, Clinical, Research & Diagnostics 10 th December 2019 to 4 th October 2023
SDUMC Professor Teaching, Clinical, Research & Diagnostics 5 th October 2023 to Till Date


  • Teaching I MBBS and PG/ MD students
  • Providing leadership in relevant field of specialization.
  • Policy planning, monitoring, evaluation and promotional activities at departmental level Modernization of Dept.
  • Students counselling and interaction.
  • Rotational postings I/c in Biochemistry section, Central Diagnostic laboratory Services (CDLS)
  • Departmental Criterion I Incharge
  • Academic, administrative planning and development at department level and also assist at institutional level.
  • To strengthen R & D of the Department.
  • Arrange guest lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences etc
  • Member in Pre- Clinical BoS, FoM and in various other committees
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the reporting authority.


Completed Consultancy Project

Sl. No. Name of project List of Researchers Funding agency Funds sanctioned
1 A Randomized Double Blind parallel Group study to evaluate the Effect to Test Atta Plus metformin as Compared to Comparator Atta plus Metformin in Regulating Blood Glucose and Safety in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Dr.Shashidhar K.N, Dr. A.V. M. Kutty, Dr. Prabhakar .K, ITC Atta Food Division, CEC Approval: No.SDUAHER/KLR/CEC/10/2017-18   38,00,000.00
2 To evaluate the effect of Mulmina Health drink in Volunteers receiving Covishield Vaccine Dr. Shashidhar KN, Dr. Saideepika R, Dr. Bhuneshwar Yadav, Dr. Harish R, Dr. Sunil BN, Dr. Raveesha A Juggat Pharma
CEC Approval: No.SDUAHER/KLR/CEC/49/2021-22
CTRI Reg. No: CTRI/2021/08/035747

Ongoing Extramural Funded Project: 01

Sl. No. Name of project List of Researchers Ethical Clearance Number Funding agency Funds sanctioned
1 Identification of Sirtuin1 Gene Polymorphsm Associated with Fluorosis and Type II Diabetes Mellitus- Dr. Shashidhar KN, Dr.Sai Deepika R No.SDUAHER/KLR/R&D/07/2022-23 19-01-2023 ICMR- DHR Grant-in-Aid 2022- 23 19,10,000/-

Ongoing Research Projects

Sl No. Name of project List of researchers Funding agency Funds sanctioned
1. Serum Total Bilirubin and oxidative stress status in diabetic retinopathy- A hospital based observational study Dr.Prabhavathi.K Dr. Mamatha Kunder Dr. Shashidhar K.N Dr. Kanthamani Dr. Raveesha A SDUAHER 200000.00
2. To find association of Fluoride in Diabetes Type 2 and its Microvascular Complications. A Tertiary Care Rural Hospital Case Control Study. Dr.K.N.Shashidhar Dr.Deena Mendez Dr.Munilakshmi.U Dr.A.V.M. Kutty Dr. Raveesha SDUAHER 1,80000.00
3 Antibody status of SARS-CoV2 among laboratory confirmed Covid- 19 health care workers in a tertiary care hospital: A cross sectional study Dr. Arvind Natarajan Dr. Prabhakar. K Dr. Prasanna Kamath Dr. Bharathi. R Dr. Sunil. BN Dr.K.N.Shashidhar SDUAHER 1,83000.00
4 Thiamine Status in Paediatric Sepsis – A Prospective Observational Study in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital Dr. Sudha Reddy Dr.Shashidhar.KN Dr. Prabhavathi. K SDUAHER 1,94000.00

Ongoing MD/ MS Dissertation projects – Co-guided by Dr. Shashidhar KN

Sl No Name of project List of researchers
1 Phosphorylated Insulin like growth factor binding protein-1 as predictor of successful labor induction in full term pregnancy- A cross sectional study Dr. Kolakotla Ajitha
2 Urine protein to creatinine ratio for evaluation of preeclampsia and its maternal and fetal outcome: A Cross Sectional Study Dr. Ashwini Kashi
3 Association of elevated serum ferritin levels in pregnancy with gestational diabetes Dr. Lakshmi
4 The role of HbA1c as an early predictor of gestational diabetes mellitus in early pregnancy- A prospective study Dr. Somavarapu Divya
5 Clinical and laboratory profile in paediatric patients with bicytopenia or pancytopenia in a tertiary care centre in kolar- A cross sectional study Dr. Ram Swaroop Reddy
6 Docosa Hexanoic acid supplementation in preterm neonates admitted in NICU and its effect on inflammatory markers at day 10- An open labelled Randomized Controlled Trial Dr. Maram Reddy Sai Teja

UG Student Projects

Sl. No Title of the research project Principal Investigator Co-investigator Status
1. Association of calcium levels, urinary fluoride and WOMAC score in knee osteoarthritis Mr. Nachiket Naresh Pandey Dr. Shashidhar KN Dr. Prabhu E On going
2 To Estimate the level of Oxidative stress parameter among Diabetic persons with Squamous cell carcinoma of oral cavity: A Case Control Study Harsith Gowda Shashidhar K.N Munilakshmi. U Hemalatha. A Vinay Babu. S Completed
3 Role of apoproteins, lactate, lipoproteins, magnesium, plasma glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin in oral squamous cell carcinoma: A case control study. Vignesh K, Krishna Sumanth N, Shashidhar KN Hemalatha A, Vinay Babu S Completed
4 Risk factors lipid profile and Histopathological study of oral cancers in kolar district Amith Kamath Shashidhar K.N Hemalatha. A Harish R Vinay Babu. S Completed

PG/ MD Students Financial Assistance provided by ICMR

Sl. No Title of the research project Principal Investigator Co-investigator Status
1. N-Terminal Pro Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-proBNP) as a marker for risk stratification and prediction of functional outcome in Acute Ischemic Stroke Dr. Manoj AG Dr. Prabhakar K Dr. Shashidhar KN Completed
2 Correlation of Urinary Uric acid, Creatinine ratio with the severity of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy Dr. Kota Venkata Suman Dr. Beeregowda YC Shashidhar K.N Completed


  • Fluorosis Research & Mitigation
  • Novel Biomarkers, Oxidative stress, inflammatory markers, in Diabetes Mellitus and in oral cancer


Year 2023

Sl.No Title of the Article Authors Journal
1 Chemical Analysis Of Gallstones In Rural South Karnataka – A Single Center Study   Bangaru Venkata Naveen Kumar Yadav P N Sreeramulu Shashidhar KN Krishna Prasad K Harish R Gradiva Review Journal. 2023; 9(1): 1097- 1106  
2 Harmonization in Laboratory medicine: The Big Picture Dr. Harish R Dr. Shashidhar KN J Clin Biomed Sci 2023; 13(1):1-2
3 Early Detection of Cardiotoxicity In Organophosphorus Poisoning Raveesha A Anitha A Shashidhar KN Suresh TN Minni Meka Meghashri V Global Journal for Research Analysis 2023;12(4):70- 71.
4 Bilirubin in Diabetic Retinopathy: Too Little or Too Much? Harish.R Shashidhar KN J Clin Biomed Sci 2023;13(2):32-33
5 Serum CA 125 level in normotensive and pre-eclamptic pregnancies in a tertiary care hospital Sahithya Sivaprasad Sheela S. R. Shashidhar Kurpad Nagaraj Int.J Reprod contracept obstet Gynecol.2023;12(7);2165-2169
6 Efficacy of LMS for teaching biochemistry to medical students in India during the CoVid-19 pandemic KN Shashidhar, Harish Rangareddy U Munilakshmi Bio information 2023; 19(8): 840-843
7 A Mathematical Model for Thrombotic risk assessment in Type 2 diabetes Sahana Kashyap AN Indumathi KN Shashidhar R Harish Bio information 2023; 19(9): 971-975

Year 2022

Sl.No Title of the Article Authors Journal
1 Effect of Moringaoleifera leaves on hematological profile of fluorosis affected rats Pravallika Paradala MS Vinutha Shankar A Hemalatha KN Shashidhar Bioinformation 2022;18(1):14-18
2 Blood Lactate Levels and PRISM III Scores for Prognosis of Shock during Peadiatric Emergencies: A Prospective Observational Cross-sectional Study S Sri Raksha J Krishnappa KN Shashidhar Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2022;16(2):SC23-SC27
4 Neurobehavioural and Neurochemical Changes in Arsenic Induced Cerebellar Toxicity in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats: An Experimental Study Ravi Shankar Prasad Sawan , Sridevi Nangali Srinivasa Shashidhar Kurpad Nagaraj Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2022; 16(3): AC10-AC14
5 Ethical consideration of COVID 19 and compulsory Vaccination: An Indian view point Dr. Harish R Dr. Rajkumar Dr. Shashidhar KN J Clin Biomed Sci 2022; 12(1):01-03
6 Ameliorating Effect of Bacopa-Monnieri against Nicotine Induced Cerebellar Toxicity in Male Sprague-Dawley Rats. Sawan R. S. P Sridevi N. S Shashidhar K. N. Biomed Pharmacol J 2022;15(2)
7 Association of Serum Iron Indices with Insulin Resistance Index in Euglycaemic Offspring's of Diabetic and Non Diabetic Parents: A Case- control Study MY Shobha A Jagadamba K PrabHakar J Krishnappa KN Shashidhar Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. July 2022; 16(7):CC05-CC07
8 Changes in diabetic and renal profile of people exposed to fluoride in south India Kurpad Nagaraj Shashidhar, Munilakshmi Uppalamethi, Sai Deepika Ram Mohan, Deena Mendez & Raveesha Anjanappa Bioinformation. 2022; 18(9): 820-824
9 Post-Covid-19 Invasive Fungal Sinusitis: A Case Series from Southern India.   Hullur MS, Bharathi R, Madhavi RB, H.S. Brindha, S.M. Azeem Mohiyuddin, R. Kalyani, Anil Kumar Sakalecha, Bukke Ravindra Naik and K.N. Shashidhar J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2022; 16(4): 2961- 2967. doi: 10.22207/JPAM.16.4.62
10 Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare Harish R Shashidhar KN J Clin Diagn Res. 2022; 16(11):YI01-Y I03.
11 Oxidized Low-Density Lipoprotein and its Atherogenic Potential Harish R Shashidhar KN Narayanaswamy S. International Journal of Biomedicine. 2022;12(3):339-343. doi:10.21103/Article12(3)_RA2
12 Hyperhomocysteinemia: The Continuing Saga Harish R Shashidhar K N J Clin Biomed Sci 2022; 12(3):82-83.
13 An overview of analytical considerations of Lead estimation in biological materials Harish R Shashidhar K N J Clin Biomed Sci 2022;12(2):40-42.

Year 2021

Sl.No Title of the Article Authors Journal
1 Vitamin D Binding Protie: A Fidelity Molecule in Spectra of Diseases Bhuneshwar Yadav Shashidhar KN Harish R SaiDeepika R Journal of Clinical Diagnostic and Research.2021;15(6):BE07-BE12.
2 A Cross-sectional Study on Vitamin D Status in patients with Diabetic Neprhopathy. Bhuneshwar Yadav Shashidhar KN Raveesha A Muninarayana C J Krishna Inst Med Sci Univ 2021;10(2):100-109.
3 Assessment of Cystatin C and microalbumin as biomarkers forneprhopathy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. BhuneshwarYadv Shashidhar KN Raveesha A Muninarayana C J Evolution Med Dent Sci 2021;10(25):1866-1870, DIO:10.14260/jemds/20212/386
4 Estimation of Fluoride and Sirtuin 1 in Patients with Diabetic Nephopthy in Kolar District of Karnataka , India. R Sai Deepika KN Shashidhar A Raveesha C Muninarayana J Lab Physicians.DOI
5 A cross- sectional study of serum and urine fluoride in diabetes in fluoride exposed population Sai Deepika R Shashidhar KN Raveesha A Muninarayana C J Evoluation Med Sci 2021;10(11):798-802.
6 Editorial: COVID-19 and Liver dysfunction Shashidhar KN Harish R Journal of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences. 2021; 11(2): 44-46
7 The Utility of Serum bilirubin as a marksr in Acute Abdomen PN Sreeramulu Shashidhar KN Varsha A International Journal of Scientific Research 2021;10(7):16-17
8 Chronic Fluorosis- A Disease of concern Deena Mendez Shashidhar KN International Journal of Current Research and Review. 2021;13(17):30-36.
9 Evaluation of Oxidative Stress Parameters and Lipid Profile in Diabetic Nephropathy Patients Bhuneshwar Yadav Shashidhar KN Raveesha A Muninarayana C International Journal of Current Research and Review. 2021;13(17):51-55.

Year 2020

Sl.No Title of the Article Authors Journal
1 Diagnostic Strategies for COVID-19 Krishnan Karla Shasidhar K N, Krishna Sumanth Nallagangula Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 2020;4(5)
2 Estimation of Serum Fluoride and Renal Parameters in Diabetic Nephropathy- A Facility Based Observational Case Control Study Mohan Krishna, Munilakshmi. U, Saideepika. R, Shashidhar K.N Bhuneswar Yadav Biomedical and Pharmacology Journal
3 Serum Procalcitonin as a Biomarker in Complicated Appendicitis - A Cross Sectional Study Sreeramulu Patrapalli Nadipanna Shashidhar Kurpad Nagaraj, Varsha Anand Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences 2020; 9(30):2129 – 32.
4 Serum Carboxy Methyl Lysine, Insulin Resistance and Sensitivity in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Diabetic Nephropathy Cases; an Observational Study. Deepika R. S, Shashidhar K. N, Raveesha A, Muninarayana C Biomed Pharmacol J 2020;13(4).
5 Assessment of serum vitamin d levels in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis- a comparative cross sectional study in a tertiary care centre in Kolar Maharaj LSYMJ Lakshmaiah. V 2Shashidhar KN The Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics 2020;57(3): 317-328.

Text Book Published

Sl. No. Title of the Book Author Co authors Year of publication Published by ISBN DOI
1. Kallistatin: A Proteomic Biomarker for Cirrhosis of Liver Dr.Krishna Sumanth N Dr. Shashidhar K N Dr. Lakshmaiah V Dr. Muninarayana C September 2019 Innovation infoe Books 972-1-63278-985-3 10.4172/972-1-63278-985-3
2. Biomarkers and oxidative stress parameters in T2DM and acute kidney injury Dr.Munilakshmi U Dr. Shashidhar K N, Dr. Lakshmaiah V, Dr. Muninarayana C, Dr. Madhavi Reddy. January2020 Innovation infoe Books 978-1-63278-984-6 10.4172/978-1-63278-984-6

Published Chapter in Book:

Sl. No. Chapter in Book: Authors Year of publication Name of the Book
1 Narrative Review of Nasal Polyposis with Emphasis on Intranasal Corticosteroid Therapy Dr. Ujval M, Dr. Harish R, Dr. Shashidhar K N Dr. S M Azeem Mohiyuddin 2023 Research Trends in Medical sciences Volume – 23;147-164 (2023)
2 Estimation of Fluoride and Sirtuin1 in Patents with Diabetic Nephropathy in Kolar, Karnataka, India   Dr. SaiDeepika R Dr. Shashidhar KN Dr. Raveesha A Dr. Muninarayana C 2022 Publishers: BP publishers (International) ISBN 978-93-5547-755-2 (Print) ISBN 978-93-5547-756-9 (eBook) 001: 10.9734/bpi/mono/978-93-5547 -755-2