Dr Archana Bhat K

Associate Professor

Department of Microbiology


    • Involved in  Academic,diagnostic and research in Microbiology
    • Guides UG and PG research projects
    • NABL Internal auditor for KMC Hospital


Subject Semester / Year


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Microbiology Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, RGUHS 2014
MBBS( Bachelor of Medicine , Bachelor of Surgery) Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur,RGUHS 2009


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Associate Professor 01/09/2022 - till date
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor September2017 - 31/08/2022
Kasturba Medical College Hospital (750 bedded hospital), Ambedkar circle, Mangalore Registrar,Microbiology March 2015 - November2015

Macrolide Lincosamide Streptogramin resistance in Invasive isolates of Staphylococcus aureus . MAHE Faculty seed Grant. Rs 25,000.2019


Area of Interest

Antibiotic resistance in bacteria , Tuberculosis, Quality control,Mycology

Area of Expertise


Area of Research

Antibiotic resistance in bacteria , Tuberculosis

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Life member IAMM

Life member IAMM KC 


1)      Trends in Minimum Inhibitory Concentrations of Linezolid and Tigecycline on Various Clinical Isolates of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Ayesha Firdose, Ashwini Hegde, Sevitha Bhat, Archana Bhat, Radhakrishna M. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research 2021; Volume 13, Issue 1, Page no 4893-99.

2)      Bacterial Infection among Cancer Patients: Analysis of Isolates and Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern. Bhat S, Muthunatarajan S, Mulki SS, Archana Bhat K, Kotian KH. Bacterial Infection among Cancer Patients:  Int J Microbiol. 2021 Jan 7;2021:8883700. doi: 10.1155/2021/8883700. PMID: 33510793; PMCID: PMC7825358.

3)      Identification of cultivable and non-cultivable organisms causing intraarticular and bone infections using molecular diagnostic techniques. Deepali J Shetty, Shalini Shenoy Mulki, B N Jagannath Kamath, Sevitha Bhat, Archana Bhat. European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021; 8(3): 643-651.

4)      Vandhana V, Saralaya KV, Bhat S, Shenoy Mulki S, Bhat AK. Characterization of Hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae (Hv-Kp): Correlation of Virulence with Antimicrobial Susceptibility. Int J Microbiol. 2022 Aug 18;2022:4532707. doi: 10.1155/2022/4532707. PMID: 36032181; PMCID: PMC9410983.

5)      Keerthi C I, Bhat S, Mulki SS, Bhat K A. Fungal infections of spine: Case series during the COVID times. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2022 ;40: 605-607. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmmb.2022.07.002. PMID: 35871886; PMCID: PMC9301512.

6)      Bhat K A, Madi D, Bhat S, Mary T, Shenoy Mulki S, Kotian H. Profile of Secondary Bacterial and Fungal Infections in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients in a Tertiary Care Centre. Infect Drug Resist. 2022;15:5705-5714 https://doi.org/10.2147/IDR.S378221

7)      Kumar M N, Bhat S, Bhat K A et al. Characterization of virulence factors and antibiotic resistance pattern of uropathogenic Escherichia coli strains in a tertiary care center. F1000Research 2022, 11:1163 https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.125596.2

8)      Archana Bhat K, Suchetha S. Rao, Sevitha Bhat, Katara Vidyalakshmi, Biranthabail Dhanashree. Molecular diagnosis of bacterial and viral diarrhoea using multiplex-PCR assays: An observational prospective study among paediatric patients from India. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 41 (2023) 64–70 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmmb.2023.01.002

9)      Holla S, Bhat S, Bhat KA, Mulki SS. Clinicomicrobiological profile of podiatric infections: a prospective, crosssectional study. Wounds. 2023;35(7):doi:10.25270/wnds/22107


ICMR-STS Grant -2018: Miss Soumya Shrigeri.2 nd MBBS., Evaluation of Gram positive cocci isolated from blood, their antibiotic profile, associated risk factors, co-morbid conditions and outcome of bacteremia.