Dr. Sonal N Bhat

Additional Professor

Department of Anaesthesiology


    Sonal Bhat is a consultant anaesthesiologist and also teaches anaesthesiology to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
    She also assists in implementation of institutional and departmental policies and protocols, design implementation of teaching programs and lesson plans of the department.


Subject Semester / Year
Anaesthesiology Seventh and Eighth semester MBBS


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MBBS JNMC, Belgaum 2004
MD Anaesthesiology 2007


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore Additional Professor 12/10/2021 - till date
Kasturba Medical College Associate Professor 16/05/2015 - 11/10/2021
Kasturba Medical College Assistant Professor 2010 - 14/06/2015
Kasturba Medical College Senior Resident 2007


Area of Interest

Neuro Surgical Anaesthesia, Paediatric Anaesthesia, Regional Anaesthesia

Area of Expertise

Neuro Surgical Anaesthesia, Paediatric Anaesthesia, Regional Anaesthesia

Area of Research

Regional Anaesthesia

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Achievements :

  • KLE award for excellence awarded 2007.
  • KOPS Paediatric anaesthesia gold medal awarded in the National conference at Mysore 2007.

Efficacy of intravenous lidocaine in prevention of post extubation laryngospasm in children undergoing cleft palate surgeries; Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, Vol.54, Issue 2, Mar-Apr 2010.

Top five publications of Dr. Sonal N. Bhat:

1.      Six percent hetastarch versus lactated Ringers solution – for preloading before spinal anesthesia for cesarean section. Madhusudan Upadya, Sonal Bhat, Seema Paul. Anesthesia: Essays and researches. 2016; 10(1) :33-7

2.      Efficacy of Epidural Clonidine as an Adjuvant to local anesthetic in Lower Abdominal surgeries: A Randomised control clinical trial. Ranjan R.K, Shalini, Sunil BV, Neeta S, Sonal Bhat. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 2018;5(2):259-64

3.      Oral premedication in children: A randomized study of a combination of Midazolam, Ketamine with atropine Vs Midazolam and atropine Vs Ketamine and Atropine. Ranjan R.K, Hemanth KJ,  Sunil BV, Neeta S, Sonal Bhat. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia. 2018;5(2):2394

4.      Comparison of a combination of caudal Levobupivacaine with fentanyl and Levobupivacaine alone for alleviating postoperative pain during infraumbilical procedures in children under 3 years. Muralidar Vakkapatti, Thrivikram Shenoy, Sonal Bhat. The Open pain Journal 2019;12:19-25

5.      Epidural clonidine as an adjuvant to local anesthetic in Lower abdominal and lower limb surgeries. Palak Arora, Jesni Joseph, Madhusudan Upadya, Sonal Bhat. The Open Anesthesia Journal. 2020;14 :1-7

A comparison of the analgesic effect of intravenous nalbuphine and tramadol in patients with post-operative pain –a double blind prospective randomized study; Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, July- Sept- 2013, Issue 3 Vol -3

Efficacy and safety of intrathecal ropivacaine for lower limb and lower abdominal surgeries;Anaesthesia;Essays and Research;Sept-Dec 2013.