Department of Clinical Hematology


  • Haematology services commenced in 1964 under Dept. of Medicine under Dr. A.J. Desai. A separate department came into existence on 18th April 1987 and Dr. S.K. Bichile was working as its Head from Sept. 1988 till May 2007. Dr. Vrinda Kulkarni took over and is currently In-Charge of Clinical Haematology. Dr. Abhay Bhave is the Honorary Haematologist.





In-Charge Clinical Haematology

Dr. Vrinda .K. Kulkarni (Professor, Dept. of Medicine)


Dr. Meenakshi B (Addl. Prof., Dept. of Pathology)



Department 403, 4th floor, College Building
Outpatient Services Room no. 403, 4th floor, College Building
Wards Female ward - No. 24, 6th floor OPD Building
Male ward    - No. 12, 4th floor, Hospital Building


Post Graduate Super speciality Fellowship course:

  • “Fellowship in Clinical Haematology”: Affiliated to MUHS, Duration - One year
  • Basic qualification: MD (Medicine), MD(Pathology), 2 students per year



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Current Activities

  • Outpatient Services:
    Monday / Thursday: Room No. 403, 4th floor, College Building
  • Inpatient Services:
    Wards 24 and 12; 24 hours a day.

  • Manjuben Mehta Thalassaemia Services:
    For day care blood transfusion for thalassaemia major patients. Services are run on all working days.

  • Laboratory Services:
    The department has a well equipped laboratory. It has purchased 3 V Microvision attachment to the microscope and a computer with printer through the General DDF. The dept. computer also has an internet connection. Variant II haemoglobin testing equipment - HPLC dedicated to abnormal Hb testing for Thalassemia & Sickle cell disease has been purchased through BARC grant. We also have 2 fully automated Haematology cell counter. Apart from the routine blood counts, indices, smears and bone marrow examination following tests are also available:
TIBC & Serum Ferritin
Nestrof Test