Dr Mangala M Pai


Department of Anatomy


Subject Semester / Year
Anatomy First year MBBS
Anatomy MSc Anatomy (3 years)
Anatomy MD


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD (Doctor of Medicine) Anatomy KMC Mangalore, Kasturba Medical College 2003
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) KMC Mangalore, Kasturba Medical College 1998


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Anatomy, KMC Mangalore Professor January 2017 - till date
Department of Anatomy, KMC Mangalore Professor and Head Feb. 2017 - December 2021
Department of Anatomy, KMC Mangalore Associate Professor Aug 2008- Jan 2017
Department of Anatomy, KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor Aug 2003- Aug 2008
Department of Anatomy, KMC Mangalore PG Cum Tutor Aug 2000- Aug 2003


Area of Interest

All branches of Anatomy, Medical education, Quality and compliance

Area of Expertise

Innovative teaching methods in Anatomy, Medical education, Accreditation related work

Area of Research

Gross Anatomy, Anthropometry, Morphology and morphometry

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Internal Auditor (ISO) - TUV Reinland , 2013 
  • External member- Board Of Studies, Yenepoya University from 1st Jan 2017- 31st Dec 2019 (3 years)                   
  • Advanced Course in Medical Education - 2017  
  • Member Board of studies, Manipal University 

Awards and Recognition

  • Received good teacher award for the year 2013-2014
  • Awarded certificate of appreciation for the contribution to publication for consecutive 6 years.

Variants of latissimus dorsi with a perspective on tendon transfer surgery: an anatomic study.

Anu V. Ranade Rajalakshmi Rai Ashwin R. Rai Prameela M. Dass Mangala M. Pai Rajanigandha Vadgaonkar

J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2018, 27, 167–171

Anatomical variations of the arrangement of structures at the pulmonary hilum: A cadaveric study.

B. V. Murlimanju Amit Massand Sampath Madhyastha Mangala M. Pai Latha V. Prabhu Vasudha Saralaya

Surgical and Radiological Anatomy. 2017; 39(1):51-56

Assessment of craniometric traits in South Indian dry skulls for sex determination.

Ramamoorthy B Pai MM Prabhu LV Murlimanju BV Rai R

J Forensic Leg Med; 2016: Jan; 37:8-14.

Arterial supply to the soleus muscle: An anatomical study with emphasis on its application in the pedicle flap surgery.

Vani Prathapamchandra Latha V Prabhu Mangala M Pai Murlimanju Rajanigandha Vadgaonkar

Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy., 2015; 37(9): 1055-1061

Morphometry of the pedicle of first sacral vertebrae and its application in posterior transpedicular screw fixation.

Pai MM Murlimanju BV Prabhu LV Vadgaonkar R Rao PPJ Jiji J Dass P

Rev Arg de Anat Clin 2014; 6 (3):156-161.

Morphological and topographic anatomy of sesamoid bones of human thumb

An assessment of craniometric traits for sex determination

Knowledge and Awareness of the cause, prevention and control of cervical cancer amongst female undergraduates and faculty of health sciences: A cross sectional survey.

Estimation of the length of humerus from morphometric analysis of its segment

Anomaly in the branching pattern of Profunda femoris artery with incomplete transposition of femoral vein in femoral triangle