Sri Muthukumaran Medical College



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.

Former Professor of Pathology at Government Mohan Kumaramangalam, Chengalpattu, Thoothukudi and Kilpauk Medical Colleges and retired as Professor and Director, Institute of Pathology, Madras Medical College.
Also has served as Vice Principal and Dean-in-charge of Thoothukudi Medical College during 2009-10.
Has been a Professor of Pathology in SMMCHRI since June 2016.
Completed GCP certification in 2021 and is a member of the Institutional Ethics Committee.


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