Dr. Chandrashekar U.K.


Department of Medicine


    Dr Chandrashekar UK teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.


    • Provides clinical training for undergraduates.
    • Is faculty of the training program for postgraduate students.
    • Guides the postgraduate students for their theses work.
    • Prepares course materials and question papers for undergraduate program.
    • Conducts formative and summative assessments for students.
    • Is involved in patient care and treatment.


Subject Semester / Year
General Medicine
General Medicine


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD General Medicine JSS Medical College, Mysore 2004
MBBS Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore 1999


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Professor 04/2021 till date
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 01/2011 - 04/2021
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2006 - 01/2011

A Ten year retrospective analysis of nocardiosis in a tertiary care center of South coastal India.

Chandrashekar Udyavara Kudru Abhishek Kumar B Kiran Chawla Chesmitha M Nayana Siddalingaiah Vasudeva Guddattu

Le Infezioni in Medicina: In Press

Serum lipid profile in dengue patients: a simple laboratory tool to predict disease severity

2021 ThejaswiniM Chnadrashekar Udyavara Kudru Shivashankara Kaniyoor Nagiri Arpita Chakraborthy Vasudeva Gudattu


Spectrum of bacterial infections and predictors of mortality in adult cirrhotic patients

Oct 2019 Kudru C U Eshwara V K Nagiri SK Gudattu V

Med Pharm Resp

Factors associated with severity of illness in patients with dengue fever in a tertiary care hospital in Southern India

March 2018 Pereira M S Chnadrashekar Udyavara Kudru S Nair G Thunga V Kunhikatta V Guddattu

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research

Factors associated with severe sepsis or septic shock in patients with gram negative bacteremia: An observational cohort study

Maturu M V S Chandrashekar Udyavara Kudru Eshwara Guddattu

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research

Diagnostic value of serum interleukin-6 in predicting bacteremia in adult patients with sepsis

2017-2020. Dr. Penna Rushi Vardan Reddy, 2017-2020.

Ongoing ICMR project

PI: Dr Rushi Vardhan Reddy Co-PI: Dr Chandrashekar UK Roche Diagnostics

Social determinants of stigma faced by people living with Human Immunodeficiency virus: A narrative review from past and present scenario in India

PI: Miss Irene Lalhruaimawii. Co-PIs: Dr Muralidhar Varma, Dr Chandrashekar UK. Ongoing ICMR project.

A Phase-IV, Randomized, Controlled Study of the Safety and Immunogenicity of Rabishield + Rabivax-S Post- Exposure Prophylaxis regimen in Patients with Potential Rabies Exposure.

Funded by Serum Institute of India Private Limited.

Co-PI: Dr Chandrashekar UK.

CLARITY trial- Controlled evaluation of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers for COVID-19 respiratory disease.

Funded from George Institute for Global Health, United Kingdom

Co-PI: Dr Chandrashekar UK

Pharmacogenomics, Biochemical, Epigenetic and Population Pharmacokinetic Study in Tuberculosis Patients- Multicentre study

ICMR funded

Co-PI: Dr Chandrashekar UK.

Development of highly sensitive real time multiplex PCR kit for point of care for diagnosis of rickettsiosis.

BIRAC’S BIG scheme

Co-PI: Dr Chandrashekar UK.


Area of Interest

Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology

Area of Research

Infectious Diseases

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Active member of Clinical Infectious Diseases Society of India (CIDSCON), 2011.
  • Member of Association of Physicians of India (API), 2013.
  • Active member of Association of Physicians of India (API), Manipal-Udupi Chapter, 2020 

Pulmonary nocardiosis presenting with cardiac tamponade and bilateral pleural effusion in a HIV patient

2009-01-07 Chandrashekhar UK Acharya V Gnandev NC Varghese GK Chawla K

Tropical Doctor

An unusual presentation of pulmonary cryptococcosis with co-existing disseminated tuberculosis in an AIDS pateint

2012-01-01 Chandrashekhar UK Acharya V Varghese GK Rao L

Tropical Doctor

Tuberculosis mediastinal lymphadenopathy in an adult-a rare presentation

2014-13-01 Iyengar KB Chandrashekhar UK Shivashankar KN Rao ACK

BMJ case reports

Clinical profile of urinary tract infections in diabetics and non-diabetics

2014-31-01 Aswani SM Chandrashekhar UK Shivashankar KN Pruthvi B

Aust Med J

Wernicke's encephalopathy in a patient with gastric carcinoma: A diagnosis not to miss

2014-20-03 Chandrashekhar UK Nagiri SK Rao S

BMJ Case Reports

Nocardia causing chronic suppurative otitis media and cortical venous thrombosis

2014-01-01 Chawla K Gopinathan A Chandrashekhar UK Shivashankar KN

J Acad Clin Microbiol

Impact of tuberculosis disease on human gut microbiota: a systematic review. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther

2023 Baral T, Kurian SJ, Thomas L, Udyavara Kudru C, Mukhopadhyay C, Saravu K, Manu MK, Singh J, Munisamy M, Kumar A, Khandelwal B, Rao M, Sekhar Miraj S

Determinants of stigma faced by people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A narrative review from past and present scenario in India


Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health 17 (2022) 101117.

Lymphocytic variant of Hypereosinophilic syndrome complicated by myocarditis

2015 Sravan Kumar, Jagadesh Madireddi, Chandrashekar UK, Shivashankara KN

J Cardiovasc Disease Res., 2015; 6(4): 184-186.

Dancing eyes and dancing feet in scrub typhus

2015 Koti N, S. Mareddy A, Shivashankara KN, Chandrashekar UK
  1. Australas Med J. 2015.

Prognostic significance of thyroid dysfunction in acute stroke

2019 Nagri SK, Kudru CU, Amaravadi SK, Prasad L
  1. APIK J Int Med 2021;9:14-8.

Pharmacokinetic Potentiation of Mixed Organophosphate and Pyrethroid Poison Leading to Prolonged Delayed Neuropathy

2016 Srinivasan M, Amin R, Thunga G, Nagiri SK, Kudru CU

J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Nov;10(11):FD01-FD02

Clinical profile of urinary tract infections in diabetics and non-diabetics

2012-01-01 Aswani Srinivas

Study of bacterial infections in adult cirrhotic patients

2011-01-01 Divya

Clinical study of neurological disorders in patients with HIV/AIDS with special reference to CD4 count

2012-01-01 Keerthi Reddy

Stratifying risk factors for development of severe sepsis or septic shock in patients with gram negative bacteraemia

2013-01-01 Mohan Sumedha

Correlation of serum lipid profile in relation to the severity of dengue fever

2015-2017 DrTejaswini

A study of clinical profile and management of Dengue fever in adult patients in a tertiary care hospital

2016-19 Dr GayathriR Nair

Diagnostic value of serum interleukin-6 in predicting bacteremia in adult patients with sepsis

2017-20 Dr Penna Rushi Vardan Reddy

    Role of the gut microbiome and probiotics for prevention and management of tuberculosis. Microbiome, Immunity, Digestive Health and Nutrition Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Prevention and Treatment.


    2022; Chapter 25: Page: 361-371 (Publisher: Elsevier- Academic Press).

    Pathogenesis and Pathophysiology of COVID-19. COVID-19 A Multidimensional Response

    (Publisher: Elsevier- Academic Press)