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About The Department

Pathology is the study of essential nature of diseases. This fascinating branch of medicine is a bridging discipline between the clinical and non-clinical subjects within the medical curriculum. New emerging trends of many diseases and etiopathogenesis have made pathology department an essential service to the hospital.

Department of Pathology at SMMCHRI

The department is headed by an experienced pathologist of national repute and comprises a team of experienced faculty. They are actively involved in Diagnostic work, Curriculum development, Undergraduate teaching and Research.

They also participate in weekly journal clubs and interdepartmental discussions. National and international conferences give them ample opportunity to involve themselves in different forums.

With the vibrant team in the department of pathology, our vision is to provide best diagnostic services which aids in clinical care and at the same time helps in achieving excellence in both education and research.

The academic wing has two practical halls capable of training 90 students at a time. The faculty makes good use of the demonstration/tutorial rooms that are equipped with modern audio visual aids to enhance their lectures and sessions with the students.

The departmental museum has rare and classical specimens archived with system wise categorization and catalogue of description.

The learning material is abundant in the form of specimens, slides, charts, latest books, journals and good quality demonstration microscopes.


The services rendered by the department of pathology comprises of five domains, namely Hematology, Histopathology, Cytology, Clinical Pathology and Blood banking services.

Our hematology and clinical pathology laboratory offers 24-hr services with automated hematology analyzer for complete blood count with various parameters ranging from cell count to cell morphology.

Fine needle aspiration cytology along with USG- guided Fine needle aspiration cytology is routine in Cytology department. PAP smear study and cytological analysis of various body fluids are also done.

Intraoperative frozen sectional analysis with cryostat is a specialized service provided by the department.

A sophisticated active blood bank is also the pride to our department. Round-the-clock services are available in the blood bank with latest equipments and products available are Whole blood, PRBC, Platelets and FFP.

Our Histopathology Department has state of the art machines with facilities of rapid tissue processing and diagnosis and immunohistochemistry.

Head of the Department

Dr. M. Saraswathi M.B.B.S., M.D.

Graduated in Kilpank Medical College (M.B.B.S) in December 1981. Done Post Graduate course (M.D) Pathology (1990) at Madras Medical College, Chennai under Madras University.

Served under various capacities in many Government Medical Colleges in Tamil Nadu gained both academic and administrative experiences.

Put in 34 years of teaching experience in pathology. Retired as Director of Institute of pathology in may 2016. After retirement joined Sri Muthukumaran Medical College Hospital and Research Institute in June 2016 and now working as Professor and HOD Pathology.

Passed Medical Code Exam and Account Test for Executive officers.

Completed basic course workshop in Medical Education and Revised Basic Course Workshop in Medical Education.

Completed GCP certification in 2021 and currently member secretory of Institutional scientific advisory committee.

Examiner for under/post graduates since 1995.

Served as Dean in-charge, vice principal and as Chief Ladies Hostel Warden – Thoothukudi Medical College.

Conducted many CME Programmes.

Published papers in both national and international journals. 


List of Faculties

Dr. P. Mahendranath – Professor 
Dr.V.Sridevi – Professor 
Dr.Premadevi.E – Professor 

Dr. Lionel Rohit Mathew -Associate Professor 

Dr.Shalini – Assistant Professor 
Dr. Varshaa Chithrra – Assistant Professor 
Dr. Martha Rinnah Bijou – Assistant Professor 

Dr. Hemnath – Assistant Professor 

Dr.N.Rama Rao – Tutor/Demonstrator 
Dr. C. Sowmiya – Tutor/Demonstrator 
Dr.Gopinath – Tutor/Demonstrator 
Dr.M. Suman – Tutor/Demonstrator 
Dr. Niyamanth Basha – Tutor/Demonstrator 

Dr. Indraja Katam – Tutor/Demonstrator 

Dr. M. Pavithra – Senior Resident
Dr. Ashwini – Senior Resident Suruthy M