Dr. Ashwini Kumar

Professor & Head of the Dept.

Department of Community Medicine


    Dr Ashwini Kumar teaches MBBS and MD to postgraduate students.

    • He is involved in patient care, research projects and training programs/workshops conducted in the department.


Subject Semester / Year
Community Medicine 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th semester
Community Medicine


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Community Medicine Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2002
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 1997


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Professor and Head of department Head of Department 05/02/2021 - Till date
KMC, Manipal Professor 10/02/2018 - 04/02/2021
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 21/3/2008 to 09/02/2018
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 17/04/2007 to 20/03/2008
SMIMS, Gangtok Assistant Professor 26/06/2006 to 16/04/2007
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 21/03/2003 to 13/06/2006
KMC, Manipal Junior Resident 14/10/1999 to 15/12/2002
KMC, Mangalore Tutor 1/7/98 to 30/9/99


Area of Interest

Health & Hospital Administration , Health Planning and Evaluation , Health Policy

Area of Expertise

Immunization , Tuberculosis Program , Infectious Disease

Area of Research

Infectious Diseases , Health Program Planning and Evaluation

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of IPHA, 2004.
  • Life Member of IAPSM, 2005.
  • Life Member of IMA, 2012.
  • Life Member of Red Cross, 2008.


A profile of dengue cases admitted to a tertiary care hospital in Karnataka

2010-01-01 Kumar A Pandit V Shetty S Patanshetty S Krish SN Roy S

Tropical Doctor

Incidence and outcome of peripartum cardiomyopathy from a tertiary hospital in South India

2009-01-07 Pandit V Shetty S Kumar A Sagir A

Tropical Doctor

A study on knowledge, attitude and practice of contraception among college students in Sikkim

2010-01-06 Renjhen P Kumar A Patanshetty S Sagir A Samarasinghe CM

India J Turkish-German Gynecol Assoc

Nutritional status assessment of under-five beneficiaries of Integrated Child Development Services program in rural Karnataka

2010-01-01 Kumar A Kamath V Kamath A Rao CP Patanshetty S

Australasian Medical Journal

A study on Emergency Contraceptive practice among nursing staff in Sikkim- A cross sectional study

2010-01-01 Rahaman H Renjhen P Kumar A Patanshetty S Sagir A Dubey H

Australasian Medical Journal

Mass drug administration to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in Southern India

2010-01-01 Patanshetty S Kumar A Kumar R Rao CR Badiger S Rashmi R Kamath S


Pott’s spine with ‘bird nest’ appearance

2010-01-09 Pandit V Shubha S Rohit V Vikas M Vandana KE Kumar A Samaresinghe C

Int J Infect Dis

A case of organophosphate poisoning presenting with seizure and unavailable history of parenteral suicide attempt

2011-01-01 Pandit V Seshadri S Rao SN Samarasinghe C Kumar A Valsalan R

J Emerg Trauma Shock

HIV – Tuberculosis co-infection in South India

2010-01-01 Patanshetty S Pandit V Kumar A Kamath S


Benign tertian malaria a misnomer

2011-01-07 Bammigatti C Shetty S Shetty S Kumar A

Tropical Doctor

Profile of clients tested HIV positive in a voluntary counselling and testing centre of District Hospital Udupi

2004-01-01 Shikha Singh

250 HIV positive individuals risk behaviour was assessed and analysed.

Nutritional status assessment of under-five beneficiaries of Integrated Child Development Services program in rural Karnataka

2005-01-01 Afrin Sagir

Nutritional status of 611 children in the field practice area was assessed and analysed.

Clinical manifestation and trend of dengue cases admitted to a tertiary care hospital in Udupi

2005-01-01 Charmaine Minoli

Clinical manifestations of 466 confirmed dengue cases were recorded and analysed.

A study on coverage and compliance of mass drug administration programme for elimination of filariasis in Udupi district

2006-01-01 Dr Sanjay

Community based cross sectional study to assess around 1100 people compliance of mass drug administration program.

A study to assess adequacy of two versus three sputum specimens for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis


Among the 1762 suspected patients, positivity in any 2 samples and 3 samples co-related.

A study on treatment outcome of registered tuberculosis cases under RNTCP in Udupi Taluk

2008-01-01 Sreoshi Roy

566 tuberculosis patients’ treatment outcome was studied.

Study the haemoglobin level among recently delivered mothers in rural field practice area

2014-01-01 Dr Darshan

Sample of 400 recently delivered mothers HB status was analysed

    HIV Social problems


    Udayavani, February 2010.

    Polio programme


    Udayavani, February 2011.



    Udayavani, March 2011.



    Udayavani, September 2009.