Dr. Prema appointed HOD at Yenepoya Medical College
Mangaluru: A medical doctor and academic, well known in Medical Circles, Dr. Prema Saldanha, has just been appointed as Professor & Head, Department (HOD) of Pathology, Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University) in Mangaluru. Dedicated to Medical education for over two decades the medical fraternity sees this as a positive development.
She is looked up to and admired for her expertise by her institution, peers and students. Glancing at her services in this context, it is clear that she has served in renowned Medical Colleges: Launched out as Lecturer, Fr. Muller’s Medical College, then, Assistant Professor / Associate Professor : Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore, Associate Professor: Yenepoya Medical College, Professor : Yenepoya Medical College – from September 1, 2006 and now from June 1, 2020 as HOD – Head of Pathology Department.
Dr. Prema is highly specialized from renowned institutions and is known to be very competent in the field of Pathology; she holds several premier degrees : MBBS – St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru, MD (Pathology) – St. John’s Medical College, Bengaluru, DNB (Pathology) – St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, MNAMS (Pathology) – National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, PGDHOM (Hospital Management) – AIIMS, Chennai, ACME (Advance Course in Medical Education – formerly called FIME – Fellowship in Medical Education) Christian Medical College,Vellore.
SPECIAL INTERESTS: Medical education, Oncopathology Development of the Curriculum in the University, Improving the teaching of Pathology by Innovative Techniques, Clinical orientation to the teaching of Basic Sciences, Development of learning objectives for outcome-based education, Use of electronic resources in medical teaching, system which is now looking to gain prominence is a big way. Dr.Prema gives special attention to research guidance, she presently guides 19, MD Dissertation students and two PhD Thesis scholars. She is part of various administrative committees contributing to many in-house activities consistently. There are several too numerous to list here, she also is office bearer in several medical bodies. Dr. Prema Saldanha in her capacity as a senior professor in the Medical college involves herself in numerous activities.
Prof Dr Prema Saldanha, is the elder daughter of a renowned medic of Fr.Muller’s medical college Hospital and a pioneer homeopath Dr.V T D’Souza, who was practicing until recently, on a sabbatical now he is a medical icon. Her mother Mrs. Irene Lobo, from a Falnir family, was for a long time an officer with Syndicate Bank. The family is highly respected in catholic and civil circles of Mangalore. Dr. Prema’s sister Ms. Shanta, (married to Dr. Alexander Martin), is CEO of Pentagon Group, a global Integrated Logistics operation in Mumbai. Dr Prema’s husband – Dr. Julian Saldanha, is a key medical person in focus at Govt. Wenlock Hospital, Mangaluru, being the popular ‘Resident Medical Officer’ (RMO) – now in the pandemic war. As of now both are contributing at the forefront of the ‘Corona War’.
It is a matter of pride and admiration, to note that Dr.Prema will uphold and enhance renowned standards making Kanara scholars and professionals to be highly esteemed, appreciated and trusted in the highest terms at home and globally in the all vital medical field now and in the future.