Dr Priya Ballal


Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology


    • Dr Priya Ballal is a Professor at Department of OBG, KMC Mangalore


    • Holds PG Postings
    • Is internal and external undergraduate and postgraduate examiner
    • Guides thesis
    • Unit Head at Lady Goschen Hospital


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Obstetrics and Gynaecology KMC Mangalore, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2000
MBBS KMC Mangalore, MAHE University 1997


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC Mangalore Professor 2014 - till date
KMC Mangalore Professor and Head 2015 - 2022
KMC Mangalore Additional Professor 2012 to 2014
KMC Mangalore Associate Professor 2006 to 2012
KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor 2000 to 2006


Area of Interest

High risk obstetrics, Gyne laparoscopic surgery, Gyne oncology

Area of Expertise

ObGyn Ultrasound, Gyne Laparoscopic Surgery

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Indian Medical Association since 2005
  • Life Member, FOGSI since 1999
  • Life Member AMC, since 2013



Awards and Recognitions

  • Good Teacher Award 2012 and 2014
  • Dr Patrick Pinto Memorial Good Teacher Award 2011

A rare case of term viable secondary abdominal pregnancy following rupture of a rudimentary horn: a case report.


Journal of medical case reports 2009,3:38 Incidence of advanced live abdominal pregnancy is 1:25000.This case was reported for its rarity as well as surprising outcome of a live birth from a secondary abdominal pregnancy.

Low-dose magnesium sulfate versus Pritchard regimen for the treatment of eclampsia and imminent eclampsia


International J of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011 Oct; 115(1):70-2 An original research article in an attempt to lower the dose of magnesium sulphate used for the prevention and treatment of eclampsia among Indian women.The article results showed a promise in reducing the dose of magnesium sdulphate that could achieve prevention of eclampsia.

Timely Antenatal Diagnosis of Malformations – Still a Far Cry.

J Biomed Graphics and Computing 2(December 2):64-71, 2012. A study on the prevelance of congenital abnormalities in this region and the number of cases diagnosed beyond the age of permissible termination , despite availability of sonography

Screening for Endometrial Cancer – Present Status.

Trendz Med World 5(1 Apr-Jun): 28-34, 2012 A review article on the current screening stratergies,population to be screened and modalities available for screening endometrial cancer.

The need of flexibility in the upper limit of gestation age for fetal anomalies in the MTP Act: A questionnaire survey.

J-SIMLA, Sept.2013,5(2):43-49 A questionnaire survey conducted among the gynecologists of dakshina kannada district to asses their opinion on the current MTP ACT with emphasis on the upper limit of gestational age for termination in cases of congenital abnormalities in the fetus.

obstetric pelvic assessment- Clinical learning.com

Priya Ballal

Authored chapter on obstetric pelvic assessment- Clinical learning.com, ELSEVIER.

Atonic postpartum haemorrhage among 10962 deliveries at a tertiary care centre

2015-01-01 Priya Ballal

Atonic postpartum haemorrhage among 10962 deliveries at a tertiary care centre .International journal of biomedical and advance research .2015, vol6 (02); 163-166.

Need to redefine the glucose challenge test threshold in screening for gestational diabetes mellitus

2015-01-01 Priya Ballal

Need to redefine the glucose challenge test threshold in screening for gestational diabetes mellitus. Indian journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2015, vol.3(1).

A study of frequent intermittent auscultation as a modality of fetal monitoring in labour

2006-01-01 Dr Kumari Deepamala

Eficacy of low dose magnesium sulphate therapy for eclampsia and imminent eclampsia

2007-01-01 Dr MVN Suvarna

Umbilical cord thickness and coiling index after 34 weeks period of gestation as predictors of meconium staining and perinatal outcome

2009-01-01 Dr Athira Narayanan

Need to redefine the glucose challenge tes threshold in screening for gestational diabetes mellitus

2010-01-01 Dr Taruna Bansal

Influence of maternal BMI on clinically estimated fetal weight

2011-01-01 Sabina Praveen

Study of Length of Normal Pregnancy

2012-01-01 Swathi Gudage

A study on effect of first trimester hemoglobin status on

2013-01-01 Varnika Rastogi

A Study of Incidence of supine hypotension in third trimester of pregnancy

Dr.Princess A. Reena

Post caesarean section sonographic detection of pelvis fluid collection and its correlation with febrile morbidity

2010-01-01 Dr.Venkateshwari