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Department of Anaesthesiology

The Department of Anaesthesiology & Critical Care at Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences is a highly integrated, collaborative group of dedicated anaesthesiologists. The department caters to various specialties like General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, ENT & Ophthalmology, Plastic & Micro-vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Neuro Surgery and Paediatric Surgery. The variety of cases integrated with ongoing clinical research & education results in wide ranging expertise in the anaesthetic management of patients of all ages.

The Department was set up in the year 2001 under the leadership of the pioneer Cardiac Anaesthesiologist of India,
Dr. R.K. Kalyan Singh, who is also the recipient of the prestigious "Life Time Achievement Award in Cardiac Anaesthesia". Brig. T R Ramachandran an eminent cardiac anaesthesiologist who was the President of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologist (IACTA) in the year 2001 took over the reins of the Department in 2004. Since its inception the department has blossomed into the present state comprising of 3 Professors, 12 Assistant Professors and 1 Senior Resident

The department caters to various surgical specialities & Super specialties and mans twelve well equipped operating rooms dedicated to various specialities. The service of the department also extends to a Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art facilities where Interventional Cardiology and Radiological procedures are performed routinely and also to MRI & CT scan suits.

The department runs a Pre – Anaesthetic Clinic in the Out Patient department for patients coming for day care Surgery. Labor Analgesia (Painless Labor) is also rendered by the department as and when requested.

Dr. Sagiev Koshy George

Professor & HOD

Dr. Mamie Zachariah Professor
Dr. R. V. Ranjan Professor
Dr.(Mrs.)Sushama Kamat Assoc.Professor
Dr. Sivakumar. S Assoc.Professor
Dr. Nagalakshmi. P Assoc.Professor
Dr. Ramyavel. T Assoc.Professor
Dr. Arish. BT Asst. Professor
Dr. Hariharasudhan Asst. Professor
Dr. Vidya M V Asst. Professor
Dr. Roshith Thomas Asst. Professor
Dr.A.V.Sandeep Kumar D Asst. Professor

MD course in Anaesthesiology has been started in year 2008. The first batch of three candidates has joined the department.

All Postgraduate trainees have to undergo a rotating programme in basic sciences and various surgical specialties, Intensive Care Unit & Emergency Ward in addition to their routine work in the operating room. The academic session consists of two sessions a day which includes seminars, case presentation & discussion, tutorials, journal clubs etc. In addition, there is daily discussion on the cases conducted in the operating room and those of academic interest in the intensive care unit and emergency ward. All these resources enable the department to stay at the forefront of the speciality.

Regular lectures are delivered to the undergraduate (M.B.B.S.) students, in addition to their clinical attachments. They are introduced to the basic of anaesthesia, critical care management, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and trauma life support.

Ongoing Departmental Projects

1. Dr. Ramyavel: Effect of low dose ketamine infusion on prevention of shivering in patients under spinal anaesthesia. A Randomised double blind clinical trial.

2. Dr. Ramyavel: Comparision of effect of airway nebulisation with lignocaine 2% Vs Ropivacaine 0.25% on intubation and extubation response in patients undergoing surgery under general anaesthesia: A randomised double blind clinical trail.

3. Dr. Sivakumar.S: Effect of nebulized ketamine Vs nebulized magnesium sulphate on the incidence of postoperative sore throat: A Randomized clinical trail.

4. Dr. Arish B.T: Dexmedetomidine versus lignocaine as a pretreatment to allewate propofol injection pain: A randomized clinical trial.


1. Dr.Diana Belinda Coelho (Batch – 2008 – 09)                                  - Year – 2011
2. Dr. Baraniselvan (Batch – 2009 – 10)                                                  - Year – 2012
3. Dr. Prabhat Kumar (Batch – 2010 – 11)                                               - Year – 2013
4. Dr. Dinesh (Batch – 2011 – 12 )                                                            - Year – 2014
5. Dr.Baranidharan (Batch – 2012 – 13)                                                  - Year – 2015


1. Dr. T R Ramachandran (Professor)

- “Life Time Achievment” award – IACTA (Indian Association of Cardiothoracic – Vascular Anaesthesia)  National Conference – Kochi – 2012
- “Life Time Achievment” award – IAS – Southzone – 2012

2. Dr. Sagiev Koshy George(Professor and HOD)

a. "Life Time Achievement" award - PONCON – 15 – ISA Puducherry State conference – 2015
b. “Life Time Achievment” award – ISA southzone conference – Belgaum – 2016


1) Dr. Leenu Grace Ninan (PG)
a. 3rd Prize – Poster presentation – PONCON – 2016 Puducherry State Conference.

2) Dr.Sunil Kumar Valasareddy (PG)
a. ISACON – 2016, the 64th Annual National Conference of ISA held at Ludhiana and has won Paper Presented First prize November – 2016

3) Dr.Chinthavali Sujatha (PG)
a. PIMS – Scientific Society Poster Presentation First Prize October – 2016

4) Dr.Sunil Kumar Valasareddy (PG)
a. BAPU – 2016 – Andhra Pradesh National Conference Poster Presented First prize September – 2016

5) Dr.Shesha Dhiviya Krishna(PG)
a. 1st Prize – Oral Paper presentation – PONCON – 2015, ISA – Puducherry state conference.

6) Dr. Ronakh(PG)
a. 1st Prize – Poster presentation – PONCON – 2014, ISA – Puducherry state conference.

CME, CONFERENCE, WORKSHOP(Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, PIMS)

- Airway Update – 2017 - CME + Workshop – June – 2017
- PONCON – 2015 – ISA State Conference
- CME on Monitoring – 2014
- Tee Workshop – 2013
- Airway update – CME + Workshop – 2012
- Southzone ISA – Workshop – 2012