Dr. Lydia Shobha Andrade

Associate Professor

Department of Anatomy


    Lydia Shobha Andrade teaches undergraduate students of MBBS, MD students.

    She also:

    • Encourages student learning and discussion and conducts video demonstration of Head and Neck for MBBS students
    • Sets question papers, invigilates theory examinations and conducts practical examinations
    • Guides undergraduates and postgraduates in their research activities
    • Is an AHA certified Basic Life Support (BLS) provider and trains students, faculty and community in BLS
    • AETCOM coordinator for Phase 1 undergraduate students
    • Actively involved in imparting knowledge of Bioethics to undergraduate students and faculty through various workshops
    • Teacher guardian for MBBS students and supervise their teaching & learning activities
    • Actively involved in departmental and institutional academic activities

    Her PhD is on “Evaluation of detoxification of lead in preparation of Nagabhasma: Multi-organ approach to explore the possible anatomical, histopathological, embryological and cellular alteration”.


Subject Semester / Year
Anatomy 1st and 2nd semester


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MSc Anatomy Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2007
PhD Anatomy Kasturba Medical college 2017
Post Graduate Diploma in Bioethics and Medical Ethics Bioethics Yenepoya University, Mangalore December 2020


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor August 2021 till date
KMC manipal Assistant Professor-Selection Grade Aug 2020 to Aug 2021
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 12-08-2017 to Aug 2020
KMC, Manipal Senior Grade Lecturer 04/2015 - 8/2017
KMC, Manipal Lecturer 2011 to 2015
KMC, Manipal Tutor 2008 to 2011
International Medical School, Bangalore Senior Tutor 9 months
KMC, Manipal Lecturer 4 months


Area of Interest

Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Genetics, Embryology, Clinical Anatomy, Histology, Animal Studies, Radiological Anatomy

Area of Expertise

Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Genetics, Embryology, Clinical Anatomy, Histology, Animal Studies, Radiological Anatomy

Area of Research

Gross Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Genetics, Embryology, Clinical Anatomy, Histology, Animal Studies, Radiological Anatomy

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

BLS provider according to AHA (American Heart Association)

Life member of Anatomical Society of India (ASI) since 2018

One-month long foundation course for newly joined Indian medical undergraduates: Faculty and students' perspective

2021 Pandey, Arvind Kumar Prabhath, Sushma Nayak, Kirtana Raghurama Andrade, Lydia S Prabhu, Krishnananda Nayak, Veena Kalthur, Sneha G

Medical Journal Armed Forces India

A study on the variants of phrenic nerve roots with histological correlation

2021 Andrade, Lydia S Jaison, Judith Jyotsna, B Lewis, Cheryl Rhea Prasanna, LC

Translational Research in Anatomy

A histological study on the tendons at chiasma plantare in pes cavu

2021 Andrade, Lydia S Joseph, JJ Bhat, Nandini Prashanth Shetty, Ashwija Sneha Guruprasad Prasanna, LC


Persistent metopic suture in adult cadaveric dry skulls of coastal karnataka.

2020 Andrade, Lydia S Gupta, Chandni Kalthur, Sneha Guruprasad

Journal of Punjab Academy of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

Is lead in nagabhasma toxic to liver? – A histological evaluation

2019 Andrade, Lydia S

European Journal of Anatomy

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Anthropometric study on correlation of age with the size of subcortical nuclei and ventricular system of the brain and its implication in degenerative disease

Aditij Dhamija Lydia Shobha Andrade

As age progresses, the size of important structures of brain (such as subcortical nuclei, ventricular system) changes. These changes will help neurosurgeons & neurologists in early detection of degenerative diseases and treat accordingly. Apart from this, the size of these structures prove crucial in medico-legal cases where determination of age may be unreliable by conventional methods. Therefore, this radiological study aims to analyse the correlation between the age of the person and size of various subcortical nuclei. (Funding agency: ICMR)