Dr. Vandana K. E.

Professor & Head of the Dept.

Department of Microbiology


    Dr Vandana K E teaches Microbiology, Diagnostic Microbiology services and also guides MD research projects. 


Subject Semester / Year
Microbiology 3rd, 4th and 5th semester


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Microbiology Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore 2000
MBBS JJM Medical College, Davangere 1995


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC,Manipal Professor and Head 15/Jun/2020 till date
KMC, Manipal Professor 2011 to 14/Jun/2020
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 2006 to 2011
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 2003 to 2006
K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore Assistant Professor 2002 to 2003
CMC,Vellore Lecturer 2001


Area of Interest

Antimicrobial resistance , Blood stream infections

Area of Expertise

Antimicrobial resistance , Hospital infections , Blood stream infections

Area of Research

Antimicrobial Resistance , Perinatal infections , Brucellosis

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Life Member of IAMM, 2005.
  • Life Member of ACM, 2011.

Prolonged fever in HIV disease due to Salmonella enteritidis

2008-01-01 Vandana KE Bairy I Rao PS Kabir B

Indian J Med Microbiol, 2008, 26:399-400

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia with Col-S Strains- A successful comeback of Colistin

2008-01-01 Mukhopadhyay C Krishna S Vandana KE Shenoy A Bairy I

The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2008, 12(5):444-446

Clinical profile, Drug Susceptibility and Treatment Practices of Enteric Fever in a Tertiary Care Hospital

2008-01-08 Vandana KE Kamath R Rao PS Kabir B

Indian Journal for the Practising Doctor, Vol 5, No 3, 2008-07 - 2008-08, 5-8

Pulmonary melioidosis in febrile neutropenia: the rare and deadly duet

2010-01-01 Mukhopadhyay C Chawla K Vandana KE Krishna S Saravu K

Trop Doct, 2010, 40: 165-166,

Inducible clindamycin resistance in Staphylococcus aureus: Reason for treatment failure

2009-01-01 Vandana KE Singh J Mukhopadhyay C Bairy I

Journal of Global Infectious diseases, 2009, January-June, Vol 1, Issue 1: p 76

Detection of Amp C among ESBL producing Enterobacteraceae- If you don’t look you won’t find

2009-01-01 Vandana KE Prasanna H

Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research ,2009,August 3:1653-1656

Aquatic to pulmonary: Severe melioidosis following near- drowning from Southern India

2009-02-11 Mukhopadhyay C Vandana KE Krishna H Saravu K

The Internet Journal of Pulmonary Medicine, 2009 Vol 11 Number 2

Role of laboratory in diagnosing atypical mumps

2010-14-04 Vandana KE Kumar AG Bairy I

Braz J Infect Dis. .2010 April, 14(2):201-2