Dr Suchitra Shenoy M

Professor and Head

Department of Microbiology


    Dr Suchitra Shenoy M teaches Microbiology.


    • Helps in organising scientific programs in the department
    • Is the curriculum coordinator
    • Is the Chairperson of Hospital Infection Control Committee of the college hospitals
    • Is involved in Diagnostic Microbiology.
    • Guide for Research and Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists (RTF-DCS) for Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India


Subject Semester / Year
Medical Microbiology


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MBA (Masters in Business Administration) Finance Sikkim Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2010
MD (Doctor of Medicine) Microbiology MAHE University 2003
MBBS (Bachelor of medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) MAHE University 1999


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Professor and Head of Department 01/10/2020 - till date
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Professor 01/10/2020 - till date
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Associate Professor 2008 onwards
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor 2003-2008
Department of Microbiology, KMC Mangalore Tutor 2000-2003

1. ASPIRE STUDY (A Surveillance study on The Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Bacterial Isolates collected from Patients at various Indian Tertiary Care Hospitals – A Multicentric PAN India study) PI: Dr. Shrikala Baliga  CoI: Dr. Suchitra Shenoy Wockhardt Limited WOC/AMS/CT-44/14. Rs. 4,39,346 (2016)

2. Attitude and Knowledge of Antibiotic usage among people of Dakshina Kannada District and estimation of burden of antibiotic resistant gut bacteria in humans and poultry – A community based study. DBT Scholarship DBT/JRF/BET-16/I/2016/AL/08-438 Rs. 11,88,000    Ph.D Student: Ms. Khyati Bhardwaj. Guide: Dr. Shrikala Baliga Co-Guide: Dr. Suchitra Shenoy

3. Susceptibility testing of WCK 771 discs with recent 250 clinical isolates in tertiary care hospital. PI: Dr. Shrikala Baliga ,Co PI Dr. Suchitra Shenoy. Wockhardt Limited. Rs 40,000

4. Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm property of Melanin Pigment from Pseudomonas stutzeri: A Novel Agent  PI: Dr. Suchitra Shenoy M Co-Investigators: Dr. Shrikala Baliga Dr. KeyurRaval, (NITK, Surathkal) . MAHE Seed Money grant. Rs. 25,000  - Feb 2019 

5..Srivastava S, Rai PS, Jain A, Shenoy S. Perception and practice regarding infection control measures in Radiology department during pre-COVID and COVID times-A survey among radiologists and a review of current concepts and literature. Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2021 Jan;31(Suppl 1):S139-S147

6. Knowledge, Awareness and Perception of COVID-19 Pandemic Among Health Care Workers in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital in Coastal South India

Bhaskaran UnnikrishnanPriya Rathi1 , *  Suchitra M. ShenoyGautam NandanMeenakshi SanilShwetansh Saxena. THE OPEN PUBLIC HEALTH JOURNAL • 22 Mar 2021

Convalescent PlasmaTherapy Against Covid 19: A Comprehensive Review. Dr. Suchitra Shenoy M, Dr. Pooja Rao, Dr.DeepaAdiga S A, Dr. Nikhil Victor Dsouza, Dr.BasavaprabhuAchappa. European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, ISSN 2515-8260 Volume 07, Issue 10, 2020

7.  Muthunatarajan S, Basavaih SH, Shenoy SM, Natarajan A, Mithra P, Pooja KS, Saraswathy S. Determinant Value of automated leucocyte VCS parameters in the detection of tropical infections. J Clin Lab Anal. 2021;35:

8. Knowledge, attitude, and practices related to antibiotic use and resistance among the general public of coastal south Karnataka, India – A cross-sectional survey. Khyati Bhardwaj, Suchitra Shenoy M, Shrikala Baliga, B. Unnikrishnan, B. Shantharam Baliga, Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health, 2021, Vol11,100717,

9.  Characterization of antibiotic resistant phenotypes and linked genes of Escherichia coli and Klebsiellapneumoniae from healthy broiler chickens, Karnataka, India, Khyati Bhardwaj, Suchitra Shenoy M, Shrikala Baliga, Unnikrishnan B, B. Shantharam Baliga, Vasanth Kumar Shetty, Poultry Science, 2021, Vol 100, Issue 6, 101094

10. Nandita Shenoy, Alisha Ono Idris, Vishak Acharya, Junaid Ahmed, Ashok Shenoy, & Suchitra Shenoy.  Correlation of Oral Health Status with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in a Tertiary Care Hospital. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology16(1), 1560–1569. 

11.. Treatment of Hospital-Acquired Infections in Patients with Cirrhosis – New Challenges. Maindad DG, Shenoy S, Shenoy S, Gopal S, Tantry BV. Infect Drug Resist. 2022;15:1039-1048

12. India-discovered levonadifloxacin & alalevonadifloxacin: A review on susceptibility testing methods, CLSI quality control and breakpoints along with a brief account of their emerging therapeutic profile as a novel standard-of-care. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2023 Jan-Feb;41:71-80. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmmb.2022.11.005. Epub 2022 Dec 9. PMID: 36509611.

13. Effect of Klebsiella-specific phage on multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae- an experimental study IJMM 2024;47:1-5

14. Global, regional, and national burden of disorders affecting the nervous system, 1990-2021: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2021 Lancet Neurol. 2024 Apr;23(4):344-381. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(24)00038-3. Epub 2024 Mar 14. Erratum in: Lancet Neurol. 2024 May;23(5):e9

15. Evaluation of role of Tigecycline among clinically significant multidrug resistant pathogens from a tertiary care hospital F1000 research: June 2024,13:36


Area of Interest

Teaching, Diagnostics and Research in MicrobiologyDiagnostics and Research in Microbiology

Area of Expertise

Bacteriology, Virology, Mycology

Area of Research

Bacteriology, Mycology, Virology

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Member of the antibiotic policy panel for the year.
  • Executive council member of State Association, 2011.
  • Joint Secretary of State Association, 2012.
  • Life member of IAMM.
  • Life member of IMA.

1. A Joon, P Rao, SM Shenoy, S Baliga Prevalence of Hepatitis A virus (HAV) and Hepatitis E virus (HEV) in the patients presenting with acute viral hepatitis IJMM 2015;Vol 33(Supplement 1): S102-5
2. Kamath M. P, Vishnu Prasad K.P, Vijendra Shenoy S, Aswin M, Suchithra Shenoy M Chrysosporium: An Uncommon Fungus in Chronic Rhinosinusitis JCDR 2015 Mar, Vol-9(3): MD01-MD02
3. Liz Mary Paul, Ashwini Hegde, Tanvi Pai, Subodh Shetty, Shrikala Baliga, Suchitra Shenoy. An Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia Bacteremia in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Indian J Pediatr 2016; 83(4):285–288
4. Richa Sinha, Sphurti Kamath, Suchitra Shenoy M. Association of risk factors, Antimicrobial resistance trends, and occurrence of bla TEM, bla CTX M and bla SHV in Escherichia coli Causing Bacteremia. Infectious disorders – Drug targets 2016; 16: 95 – 100
5. Bangera D, Shenoy SM, Saldanha DRM. Clinico-microbiological study of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in wound infections and the detection of metallo-β-lactamase production. Int Wound J 2016; 13:1299–1302
6. Rangnekar Aseem, Shalini Shenoy, Suchitra Shenoy Mala, Shrikala Baliga, Agarwal Ashish Approach to Carbapenemase Detection in Klebsiella pneumoniae in Routine Diagnostic Laboratories, JCDR 2016 Dec ; 10(12): DC24-DC27
7. Bijina BR, Ahmed J, Shenoy N, Ongole R, Shenoy S, Baliga S. Detection of human papilloma virus in potentially malignant and malignant lesions of the oral cavity and a study of associated risk factors. South Asian J Cancer 2016; 5: 179-81.
8. Tanya Rakshit, Suchitra Shenoy M How resistant is Staphylococcus aureus to the topical antibiotic mupirocin? JGAR 2017; 8: 102–103
9. Prerna Khurana, Shrikala Baliga, Suchitra Shenoy M, Prasanna Mithra P A rising threat – risk factors and outcomes related to infections with Acinetobacter species Asian J Pharm Clin Res, 2017; 10(3); 108-111
10. Mohit Chaubey, Shenoy Suchitra M Occurrence of TEM, SHV, and CTXM beta lactamases in Clinical Isolates of Proteus species in a Tertiary care center. Infectious disorders – Drug targets 2018; 18: 68 -71
11. Baliga Shrikala, Murphy Christina, Sharon Leesha, Shenoy Suchitra, Biranthabail Dhanashree, Weltman Helena, Miller Steve, Ramasamy Ranjan, Shah Jyotsna .Rapid method for detecting and differentiating Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and non-tuberculous mycobacteria in sputum by fluorescence in situ hybridization with DNA probes. International Journal of Infectious Diseases 2018, 75:1-7
12. Rakshita Maskeri, Animesh Jain, Sheetal Ullal, Damodar Shenoy, Suchitra Shenoy, Sharada Rai Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) Regarding Malaria and its Prevention among Patients with Suspected Malaria in Mangaluru IJPHRD 2018; 9(9): 271-76
13. Mallya L, Shenoy R, Mala K, Shenoy S. Evaluation of the antimicrobial efficacy of 20% Punica granatum, 0.2% chlorhexidine gluconate, and 2.5% sodium hypochlorite used alone or in combinations against Enterococcus faecalis: An in-vitro study. J Conserv Dent 2019;22:367-70
14. Boppe Appalaraju, Sujata Baveja, Shrikala Baliga, Suchitra Shenoy, Renu Bhardwaj, Vaishali Kongre, Gogi Suresh Dattatraya, Tapan Dhole, Binita Verma, D N Mukherjee, Shalini Gupta, Priyadarshini Shanmugam, Jyoti Iravane, Sudhi Ranjan Mishra, Purabi Barman, Shimpi Chopra, Meenakshi Hariharan, Rajendra Surpam, Rana Pratap, Prashant Joshi, Hemant Khande, Ashish Mane, Rishi Jain, Sachin Bhagwat, In vitro activity of a novel antibacterial agent, levonadifloxacin, against clinical isolates collected in a prospective, multicentre surveillance study in India during 2016–18, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, , dkz493, https://doi.org/10.1093/jac/dkz493
15. Mithileshkumar Jha, Suchitra Shenoy M, Sevitha Bhat. Evaluating minimum inhibitory concentration values of levofloxacin and azithromycin on Hemophilus influenza IJPHRD 2019; 10(11): 2746 – 49

1. Suchitra Shenoy M, Saldanha Dominic. Essential Microbiology for Nurses. 1st, 2nd and 3rd edition , 2007, 2010, 2019 Emmess Medical Publishers, Bangalore ISBN 9788191946441, ISBN 978-9386006-84-4
2. Suchitra Shenoy M, Saldanha Dominic. Text Book of Microbiology for Physiotherapy students. 1st edition, 2008, Emmess Medical Publishers, Bangalore ISBN 9788190560556
1. Pinto J, Shenoy M, Girisha B S, Suchitra Shenoy. Chapter: Fungal infections in Humans. In: Frontier's in fungal ecology, diversity and metabolites. I K Publishing house Pvt Ltd. New Delhi and Bangalore, 2009 ISBN 9788189866914
2. Shenoy MM, Shenoy Suchitra. Chapter: Non Dermatophytic Onychomycosis. In: Nail and Its Disorders. First edition, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd., New Delhi, 2013 ISBN 9789350904602
3. Shenoy MM, Shenoy Suchitra. Chapter: Superficial fungal infections. In IADVL Text Book of Dermatology. Fourth Edition, Bhalani Publishing House, Delhi, 2015 ISBN 9789381496282