Dr. Ganesh Pai C.


Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology


    Dr Ganesh Pai C teaches MD, DM students.


    • Trains and supervises PhD candidates.
    • Oversees departmental activities as team leader.
    • Guides students in of PhD and Post-Doc Research. 



Subject Semester / Year
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Gastroenterology & Hepatology


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
DM Gastroenterology & Hepatology CMC, Vellore 1993


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC,Manipal Professor 17/Jan/2019 till date
KMC, Manipal Professor and Head 08/2004 to 16/Jan/2019
KMC, Manipal Professor and Head 06/1999 to 05/2002
Gastroenterology Unit, KMC, Manipal Associate Professor and Head 01/1995 to 06/1999
Gastroenterology Unit, KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor and Head 09/1993 to 01/1995
Department of Gastroenterology, Calicut Medical College, Calicut Lecturer 01/1993 to 09/1993
Department of Gastroenterology, Calicut Medical College, Calicut Lecturer 09/1989 to 01/1991


Area of Interest

Pancreatic Diseases , Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Area of Expertise

Endoscopic Therapy of Pancreatic Disorders

Area of Research

Chronic Pancreatitis , Crohn’s Diseases , Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of Indian Society of Gastroenterology
  • Life Member of Association for Study of the Liver
  • Life Member of Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of Indi.
  • Life Member of Crohn and colitis foundation of India (CCFI)
  • Life Member of Karnataka Chapter of Indian Society of Gastroenterology

Mesenchymal stem cells and granulomas in Crohn’s disease and intestinal tuberculosis- the way forward

2013-03-10 Nayak Suprabha

Digestive Diseases and Sciences DOI 10.1007/s10620-013-2909-1, 3 October, 2013.

Symptomatic portal biliopathy following cyanoacrylate Injection for a bleeding duodenal varix

2013-01-01 Ganesh Bhat deepak Suvarna

Tropical Gastroenterology, 2013, 34(2):112-113.

Synchronous colorectal neoplasms in ulcerative pan colitis of 6 years duration: pathological and molecular heterogeneity

2013-01-01 Shiva Kumar BM Lakshmi Rao Satyamoorthy K

Epub ahead of print BMJ Case Rep, 2013, 10.1136/bcr-2013-200172.

Colorectal neoplasia in longstanding ulcerative colitis - a prospective study from a low prevalence area

2013-01-05 Bhadravathi Marigowda Shiva Kumar Balasubramanian Lakshmankumar Lakshmi Rao

Colorectal Disease, Epub, 11 May, 2013, 10.1111/codi.12276. Impact Factor 2.93.

Spontaneous ascetic fluid infection in liver cirrhosis: bacteriological profile and response to antibiotic therapy

2013-11-02 Ganesh Bhat K E Vandana Sumit Bhatia Deepak Suvarna

Indian J Gastroenterology, 11 February 2013. DOI 10.1007/s12664-013-0329-y.

Portal hypertensive polyp-what is in a name

2013-06-02 Pai GC

Indian J Gastroenterology, 16 February, 2013, 10.1007/s12664-013-0331-4.

Endoscopic retrieval of impacted fish bone in esophagus – A new indication for argon plasma coagulation

2012-01-01 Ganesh Bhat Deepak Suvarna Pai GC

Journal Of Digestive Endoscopy 2012, 3(3):63-64.

Personality profile of persons with alcohol dependence with and without cirrhosis: A hospital based comparative study

2012-01-01 Kakunje Anil Kanaradi Haridas Chand Prabat Podali SVN Sharma

International Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 2012, 1: 2 94-98.

Survey of inflammatory bowel diseases in India

2013-01-12 Makharia GK

Indian J Gastroenterology, 2012 December, 31(6):299-306.

Indian society of gastroenterology consensus on ulcerative colitis

2012-01-12 Ramakrishna BS Pai

Indian Journal of Gastroenterology Volume 31, Issue 6, December 2012, Pages 307-323

Pathogenesis of colorectal cancer in ulcerative colitis

2015-01-01 Bhadravathi MS Rotti H Thanvanthri GV Aswath B Chakrabarty S Bhat G Rao L Pai GC Kapaettu S

World Journal of Gastroenterology, Volume: 21, Issue: 2, January 2015, Pages :616-622

Infliximab for moderate to severe ulcerative colitis - the jury isn't in yet

2014-01-01 Kamath N Kamath A Pai GC

Gastroenterology 2014 Volume 147. No.2- Impact factor 12.821

Shrinking Indications for Azathioprine in Crohn’s Disease: A Conclusion to Premature?

2014-01-03 Rammohan H Pai GC

Gastroenterology Volume 146, Issue 3, March 2014, Pages 866–867

Intraindividual somatic variations in MTHFR gene polymorphisms in relation to colon cancer

2014-01-01 Rai PS Pai GC Alvares JF Bellampalli R Puthiya MG Kapaettu S

Pharmacogenomics (2014) 15(3), 349–359

Mesenchymal Stem Cells and Granulomas in Crohn’s Disease and Intestinal Tuberculosis: The Way Forward

2013-01-12 Nayak S Pai GC

Digestive Diseases and Sciences December 2013, Volume 58, Issue 12, pp 3641-3642

Anthropometric measurements of nutritional status in chronic pancreatitis in India: Comparison of tropical and alcoholic pancreatitis

2011-01-01 Regunath H Shivakumar B M Kurien A Satyamoorthy K Pai CG

Indian J Gastroenterol 2011;30(2):78-83

Molecular alterations in colitis – associated colorectal neoplasia: Study from a low prevalence area using magnifying chromo colonoscopy

2012-01-01 Shivakumar BM Kumar BL Bhat G

J Crohns Colitis. 2012; 6:647-54

Two unique presentations of Achromobacter xylosoxidans infections in clinical settings.

2011-01-01 Eshwara VK Mukhopadhayay C Mohan S Prakash R Pai C G

J infect Dev Ctries 2011;5(2);138-141.

Differentiation of Crohn’s disease from intestinal tuberculosis in India

2011-01-01 Pulimood AB Amarapurkar DN Ghoshal U Phillip M Pai CG Reddy DN Nagi B Ramakrishna BS

World J Gastroenterol 2011;17433-43

Under-nutrition in tropical pancreatitis – cause or effect?

2011-01-01 Hariharan R Pai CG

Indian J Gastroenterol (accepted)

Chronic Diarrhoea

2010-01-01 Pai CG Bhat G

Karnataka Medical Journal. 2010;37-9

Tropical or idiopathic chronic pancreatitis – what is in a name?

2009-01-01 Pai CG

Clinical Gastroerol Hepatol 2009;7:594-9.

Endoscopic Therapy as first line treatment for pancreatic ascites and pleural effusion


J. Gastroenterol Hepatol 2009;24:1198-1202.

Chronic Pancreatitis. A Prospective Nationwide Study of 1,086 subjects from India


J. Pancreas 2008; 9(5):593-600.

Endoscopic Pancreatic-stent placement and Sphincterotomy for relief of pain in tropical pancreatitis: results of a 1 year follow up

2007-01-01 Pai CG Alvares JF

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2007;66:70-75.

Diagnostic tests for Helicobacter Pylori Infection

2006-01-01 Pai CG

Physician’s Digest 2006 15; 60-65.

Chronic eatitis and pancreatic diabetes in India

2006-01-01 Pai CG Balakrishnan V Kumar H Sudhindran S Unnikrishnan A G (Ed)

The Indian Pancreatic Study Group, Kochi 2006, pp 123-7

A pilot study of the effect of curcumin in tropical pancreatitis

2005-01-01 Durgaprasad S Pai CG Vasanthkumar Alvares JF Sanjeeva Namitha

Ind J Med Res 2005;122:315-8

Quadruple therapy for initial eradication of Helicobacter pylori in peptic ulcer: comparison with triple therapy

2003-01-01 Pai CG Thomas C P Biswas A Rao S Ramnarayan K

Indian Journal of Gastroenterology ,Year 2003, Volume 22, Issue 3, 85-7

Roundworm in the bile duct

2002-01-01 Pai CG Alvares JF

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2002;55:913.

Precut papillotomy using needle knife fashioned from discarded standard sphincterotomes

2000-01-01 Pai CG

Indian J Gastroenterology 2000;15:116-8

Comparison of Elisa for antibody detection and biopsy urease test for H pylori in gastrointestinal disorders

2001-01-01 Rao PS Sarkar A Shivananda PG Pai CG

Ind J Med Sci 2001;55:366-70.

Suboptimal response to commercially available kits for Helicobacter pylori eradication

2000-01-01 Pai CG

Indian Journal Gastroenterology 2000;15:92- 93

Secondary oesophageal peristalsis in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

2000-01-01 Pai CG

Journal of Gastroenterogy and Hepatology 2000;15:30-4.

Is Crohn’s disease rare in India?

2000-01-01 Pai CG Khandige GK

Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 2000;19:17-20.

A radiographic method for estimating segmental colonic transit time in subjects with rapid gut transit

1999-01-01 Pai CG Kurien G

Indian Journal of Medical Research 1999;110:22-6

Endoscopic dilatation of gastric and duodenal strictures using Savary-Gilliard dilators

1999-01-01 Pai CG

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1999;50:866-7

Evidence for oxidant stress in chronic pancreatitis

1999-01-01 Pai CG Sreejayan Rao MNA

Indian Journal of Gastroenterology. 1999;18:156-7

Is Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy indicated in Indian patients with duodenal ulcer?

1998-01-01 Pai CG

Indian Journal of Gastroenterology 1998; 17:116-7

Rectal Varices in Extra-hepatic Portal Hypertension.

1993-01-01 Pai CG Thomas V Hariharan M Nair KV

Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 1993; 8: 244-246

Unusual presentations of Duodenal Tuberculosis

1991-01-01 Nair KV Pai CG Thomas M

American Journal of Gastroenterology 1991; 86: 756-60

Helicobacter pylori infection in patients with and without duodenal ulcer

1991-01-01 Nair KV Pai CG

Journal of Association of Physicians of India, 1991

Endoscopic removal of foreign bodies from the stomach and duodenum using conventional biopsy forceps

1991-01-01 Nair KV Pai CG

Journal of Association of Physicians of India, 1991; 39: 231

Varicella Encephalitis with Transient Diabetes Insipidus


Kerala Medical a. Journal. 1984; 25: 255.

Reiters syndrome


Kerala Medical Journal, 1987; 28: 337

Rectal Amoeboma


Kerala Medical Journal, 1988; 29: 609

Natural History of ulcerative colitis with respect to treatment modalities and role of CMV Infection

2011-01-01 Dr Sumit Bhatia


Spectrum of dyspepsia in Indian population

2012-01-01 Dr Anurag J Shetty


Laboratory and immunological differences between intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn’s disease - Role in diagnosis

2012-01-01 Suprabha