MEDICINES
Establishment : 1948-1949
I) List of Previous HODs of Departments
Sr.no. Name Designation Up to Date

1

Dr JN Berry

Reader in Medicine

1948 – 1949

2

Dr UL Khosla 

Professor of Medicine

1949 – 1952

3

Dr JN Berry 

Professor in Medicine

1952 -  1962

4

Dr RD Lele

Professor in Medicine

1962 – 1966

5

Dr BJ Subhedar

Professor in Medicine

1966  -  1969

6

Dr GS Sainani

Professor in Medicine

1969  – 1972

7

Dr BS Choube

Professor in Medicine 

1972  -  1976

8

Dr RB Bhagwat

Professor in Medicine

1976 –   1978

9

Dr BS Choube

Professor in Medicine

1978  –  1985

10

Dr PY Deshmukh

Professor in Medicine

1985  –  1989

11

Dr BG Waghmare

Professor in Medicine

1989  –  1994

12

Dr RG Salkar

Professor in Medicine  

1994  -   1995

13

Dr  SM Fusey  

Professor in Medicine

1995  -   2002

14

Dr RG Salkar

Professor in Medicine

2003  -   2004

15

Dr HR Salkar 

Professor in Medicine

2004  -   2005

16

Dr MM Patil

Professor in Medicine

2005  – 2006

17

Dr HR Salkar 

Professor in Medicine

2006 -   2008 (Aug.)

18

Dr. Y. V. Bansod

Professor in Medicine

Sept.2008 - till date

Dr JN Berry- was the first person to head the department. He was an eminent teacher and clinician of National repute. During his tenure the undergraduate teaching flourished. The Medical council of India recognized the MD Medicine degree in the year 1957. He started the Cardiology Clinic.In 1962 the Intensive Care Unit was started in ward No.13 by Dr RD Lele. The biochemistry laboratory attached to the department started functioning at that time. He also started the Radio - Isotope laboratory.

Dr BJ Subedar was instrumental in starting the Diabetic Clinic.During the tenure of Dr.G.S.Sainani, 2 Medicine units functioning in Mayo Hospital were transferred to ward 37- 38. He also started the Kidney unit. Dr BS Choubey upgraded the kidney unit with the addition of the Haemodialysis Machine in 1972. He shifted the ICCU to newly constructed ward no. 42, with 5 beds for Intensive Care, 11 beds for Intermediate care and 8 beds for renal patients. He made available electronic instruments like the EEG, EMG, PFT, M Mode Echocardiography and Treadmill Stress testing.

The department also had a colonoscope in those days. 2-D echocardiography was established of Dr BG Waghmare. During the tenure of Dr RG Salkar, Computerized Treadmill and Blood Gas analyzer was established. He was also instrumental in upgrading the audio-visual teaching facilities of the department by procuring an LCD projector and sound system. This brought about a phenomenal elevation in the standards of discussions & presentations in the post graduate activities. He also established the Post Graduate Club of the Department of Medicine. Many Continued Medical Education Programme by renowned National/ International and Local Faculties were held during his tenure. In January 2005 the ART Clinic for HIV patients was established in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO). Medicine department is also instrumental in accrediting the Microbiology laboratory sponsored by Clinton Foundation and establishment of CD4 counter for HIV positive patients where the CD4 count is now done free of cost. In 2007 the state of art Intensive Care Unit has been renovated and air conditioned with 7 beds and an intermediate Intensive Care Unit with 11 beds along with 8 beds for kidney unit. In 2007 a new Haemodialysis machine has been bought for the Kidney Unit. Infectious Diseases Specialty OPD was started in the Diamond Jubilee year on 30.7.07 by Dr Mrs. HR Salkar.

A New tread mill machine, cardiopulmonary strss test machine and central monitoring system was established in ICCU in 2008. The dept is also pivotal in starting Regional Telemedicine center.It is serving the needs of all peripheral hospitals of vidarbha. ICCU was again re-equipped recently in 2009 with PHILIPS 11HD XE; an echocardiography machine with colour Doppler.

Currently the Department is in the able hands of Dr Y. V. Bansod as Professor and Head of the department. There are about 28 post graduate students pursuing their MD in the department.

II ) Faculty (Teaching staff)
Sr.No Name Designation
1

Dr. Y.V. Bansod

Professor & head

2

Dr. Mrs. M.M. Paithankar

Asso. Professor

3

Dr. S. D. Kumbhalkar

Asso. Professor

4

Dr. P. L. Patil

Asso. Professor

5

Dr. Mrs D. A . Chand

Asso. Professor

6

Dr. Mrs. R.S. Khot

Asso. Professor

7

Dr. Mrs. A. S. Deshpande

Asso. Professor

8

Dr. A. M. Somalwar

Asso. Professor

9

Dr. S. G. Raut

Asso. Professor

10

Dr. P. U. Shingade

Lecturer

11

Dr. Sunil Bhaisare

Lecturer

12

Dr. Mrs. Shobhana Bitey

Lecturer

13

Dr. Mrs. Dipti Deshmukh

Lecturer

14

Dr. Kiran Somkunwar

Lecturer

15

Dr. Mrs.T. K. Parate

Lecturer

16

Dr. Mrs. Rashmi Nagdive

Lecturer

17

Dr. Jitendra Bhagat

Lecturer

18

Dr. Arun Janbandhu

Lecturer

19

Dr. Milind Vyavhare

Lecturer

20

Dr.Sandeep Kharkar

Lecturer

III) Faculty (Nonteaching Staff)
Sr.No Name Designation
1

Mr. O .S. Khadse

Senior Assistant

2

Mrs.P. S. Kkobragade

Senior Clerk

3

Mr. A. M. Kanhere

Junior Clerk

4

Mrs. A. K. Pande

Technician

5

Mrs.  Geeta Shende

Technician

6

Mr. A .S. Kndre

Technician

7

Mr. A. D. Jagtap

Technician

8

Mr. Mahendra Dhote

Laboratory Assistant

9

Mr. H. M. Giri

Laboratory Assistant

10

Mr. N. K. Kalsit

Laboratory Assistant

11

Mr. Madhav Gaikwad

Laboratory Assistant

12

Mrs. Asavari Deshpande

Social Worker

13

Mrs. Mangala Borkar

Laboratory Attendant

14

Mr. Mahadeo Karudkar

Laboratory  Attendant

15

Mr. Khushal  Hendkule

Hamal

16

Ku. Saloni Thomas

Ward   Attendant

17

Mr. Ashok Lokhande

Sweeper