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1. About Dept

Department of Preventive & Social Medicine at Medical College Baroda is one of the first departments to be established in the country under the able guidance of Dr. A. K. Niyogi, the then Director of Health Services of the combined state of Bruhad Mumbai (Maharashtra and Gujarat) who headed the department from 1955 to 1971. The national level Association of PSM and Indian Association of Occupational Health and many other activities originated from this department, Curative and Preventive General Practice unit of the hospital for the training of interns being one more such unique model. The alumni of this department are serving in distinguished positions in India and abroad.

PG Intake Capacity  - Total 08

M.D PSM                 – 08 seats


2. Current Staff

1. Teaching

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Dr. V. S. Mazumdar

Professor & Head 




Dr. R. K. Baxi





Dr. Shobha Misra

Associate Professor




Dr. Jivraj Damor

Associate Professor




Dr. Sangita Patel

Associate Professor




Dr. Bhavesh Shroff

Assistant Professor




Dr. Rahul Parmar

Assistant Professor




Dr. Bharati Makwana

Assistant Professor




Dr. Vikas Doshi

Assistant Professor




Dr. Raman Damor

Assistant Professor




Dr. Bharatkumar Gohel

Assistant Professor




Dr.  Preeti Panchal

Assistant Professor




Dr.  Pritesh Patel

Assistant Professor




Dr. Bansari Chavda

Assistant Professor




Dr. Prerna Agarwal





Dr. Kalpita Shringarpure





Dr. Niyati Parmar





Dr. Ajaysinh Parmar





Dr. Chetan Popat





Dr. Amit Ganasva





Non-teaching staff:




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Rajeshree Shah

Social Worker



Veena Patel

Social Worker



Samir Parmar

Social Worker



Purvi Joshi

Laboratory Technician



Neeta Shinde

Public Health Nurse



Preeti Mehta

Public Health Nurse



Varsha Katewala

Staff nurse



Archana K. Sagar




Varun Darji




Chandrakant R. Solanki




Harivaadan A. Valand




Hasmukh A. Vasava




Mahesh S. Panchal




Chhitu Vasava




Kalidas Vasava




(3) Courses offered

MD (PSM), (Doctorate in Medicine)
D.P.H. (Diploma in Public Health)

The department currently enrolls 6 MD and 4 DPH students per year. One candidate has registered for PhD in the current year

Besides, faculty staff visits number of other prestigious courses as visiting faculty and as advisors or consultants to Municipal Corporation and the State Government as well as National Polio Surveillance Programme.

The Department is a centre for imparting training of F-IMNCI for doctors and paramedical staff.


4) Research publications (last five years) 

  1. Zalavadiya DI, Kuriya SI, Mazumdar VS, Patel SV. Experience of anganwadi workers running VCNC under ‘Mission Balam Sukham’ in a tribal area of Gujarat, India. Int J Community Med Public Health. 2017 August; 4(8):2853-2858.
  2. Gandhi AU, Patel H, Patel SV, Kadam AY, Parmar V. Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy In Relation To Cardiovascular Reflex Tests and QTc Prolongation In Diabetes Mellitus. NJIRM . 2017 July; 8(4):68-72
  3. Patel S, Khokharia R, Patel N, Shah M. Effect of Health Education on Grass root level Health Workers Regarding Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT Act). Healthline Journal. 2017 July; 7(2):34-38.
  4. Shah BM, Selot BA, Patel SV, Solanki PL. Effect of Obesity on Blood Pressure, Pulse Rate and Skin Fold Thickness. NJIRM. 2017 May; 8(3):93-97.
  5. Patel S, Zalavadiya D, Patel S, Vaniya V. Morphometry of Posterior Cerebral Artery. International Journal of Anatomy, Radiology and Surgery.2017 (Accepted for Publication)
  6. Shah M, Karena Z, Patel SV, Parmar N, Singh PK, et al. Treatment of Vaginal Atrophy with Vaginal Estrogen Cream in Menopausal Indian Women. Oman Med J. 2017 Jan; 32(1):15-19. PubMed PMID: 28042397; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5187400.
  7. Khokhariya RD, Patel NJ, Patel SV, Shah M. Effect of Health Education on Grass Root Level Health Workers regarding Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (MTP Act). Healthline Journal. 2017 January; 8(1):61-66
  8. Nimesh Desai & Shobha Misra. Focus Group Discussion with Heath Service Providers at Sub-Centers at of Vadodara District located in Western India. International Journal for Research and Studies,  Feb 2017; Vol 4 : Issue 3. 
  9. Chawada BL, Kosambiya JK, Chaudhari VP. Developing domains to assess understanding regarding sexually transmitted infections among sexually transmitted infection clinic attendees: A qualitative study. Indian J Community Med 2017;42:151-4
  10. Sesay T, Denisiuk O, Shringarpure K, Wurie BS, George P, Sesay MI,  Zachariah R. Paediatric care in relation to the 2014–2015 Ebola outbreak and general reporting of deaths in Sierra Leone. PHA 2017;7(1):S34-S39. http://dx.doi.org/10.5588/pha.16.0088.
  11. Caulker VML, Mishra S, Griensven JV, Moosa A,  Najjemba R, Shringarpure K, Chan AK. Life goes on: the resilience of maternal primary care during the Ebola outbreak in rural Sierra Leone. PHA 2017; 7(1):S40-S46. http://dx.doi.org/10.5588/pha.16.0083.
  12. Shannon FQ, Horace-Kwemi E, Najjemba R, Owiti P, Edwards J, Shringarpure K, Bhat P, Kateh FN. Effects of the 2014 Ebola outbreak on antenatal care and delivery outcomes in Liberia: a nationwide analysis. PHA 2017; 7(S1): S88–S93. http://dx.doi.org/10.5588/pha.16.0099.
  13. Tremblay N, Musa E, Cooper C, Van den Bergh R, Owiti P, Baller A, Siafa T, Woldeyohannes D, Shringarpure K, Gasasira A. Infection prevention and control in health facilities in post-Ebola Liberia: Don’t forget the private sector! PHA 2017; 7(S1): S94–S99. http://dx.doi.org/10.5588/pha.16.0098
  14. Selvaraj K, A. M. V. Kumar, Chawla S, Shringarpure KS, Thekkur P, Palanivel C et al. Are partners of HIV-infected people being tested for HIV? A mixed-methods research from Gujarat, India. PHA 2017; 7(1): 46–54
  15. Pareshkumar A. Thakkar, Paresh Valia, Niyati Parmar, Bakul Javadekar, Ukti P. Thakkar. Clinical profile, outcome and clinical indicators for poor prognosis in full term babies born with severe birth asphyxia: study from tertiary care hospital from western India. International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics; 2017 Mar; 4(2):470-476.
  16. Shah B, Selot B, Patel S, Patel N. Pulmonary function test in Obese and non-obese individuals. IRPMS |. 2017 January; 2(5):43-50.
  17. Shobha Misra & Memoona Hasnain. Integrated Learning for Undergraduate Medical Students. Medical Education Nov 2017
  18. Shastri M, Kansara T, Shringarpure K. Clinical profile and outcome of critically ill pregnant females with H1N1 influenza. AMJ 2016; 9(12):519–525. http://dx.doi.org/10.4066/AMJ.2016.2769
  19. Misra S, Shringarpure K, Chavda P, Solanki D (2016) Operational Efficiency of Urban Malaria Scheme in a District of Central Gujarat, India: An Evaluation Study. J Infect Dis Ther 4: 295. doi:10.4172/2332-0877.1000295
  20. S. V. Patel, R. D. Khokhariya, N. J. Patel, Maitri Shah. Effect of Health Education on Grass root level Health Workers Regarding Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT Act). Healthline July-December 2016; 7(2)
  21. Panchal P, Damor JR, Mazumdar VS, Shringarpure KS, Mehta K. Prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases and condom use among female sex workers of Urban Vadodara, Gujarat. IJCP. November 2016; 27(6):525-30
  22. Shah M, Monga A, Patel S, Shah M, Bakshi H. Pain relief in dysmenorrhea: Exploring hypnosis as an alternative therapy. CHRISMED journal of Health and Research. 2016 October; 3:197-202.
  23. Godhani U R, Devaliya J J. Clinical Profile of Patients with Thrombocytopenia Attending a Tertiary Care Hospital, Gujarat. Sch. J. App. Med. Sci., Aug 2016; 4(8E):3058-3062
  24. Brahme K, Devaliya J J, Haldar I, Parmar M, Shringarpure K. Does the glycemic control and duration of diabetes affect Thyroid Dysfunction? A cross-sectional study from a tertiary hospital in Central Gujarat. Sch. J. App. Med. Sci., Aug 2016; 4(8D):3031-3036
  25. Brahme K, Devaliya J J, Shringarpure K, Parmar M. Haemato-Biochemical Profile of Sickle Cell Disease patients attending Shri Sayajirao General Hospital Vadodara, Gujarat. Sch. J. App. Med. Sci., Aug 2016; 4(8D):3015-3019
  26. Devaliya J J,Brahme K,Shringarpure K. A Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) of Universal Precautions in The Nursing Staff of Tertiary care Hospital. Sch. J. App. Med. Sci., July 2016; 4(7A):2368-2371
  27. Patel SV, Nimavat KB, Alpesh PB, Shukla LK, Shringarpure KS, Mehta KG, Joshi CC. Treatment outcome among cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in Western India: A prospective study. J Infect Public Health. 2016 Jul-Aug;9(4):478-84.
  28. Parmar NT, Parmar AG, Mazumdar VS. Incidence of maternal “Near Miss” events in a tertiary care hospital of Central Gujarat, India. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India. June 2016. Online first
  29. Mehta KG, Baxi R, Patel S, Parmar M. Drug adherence rate and loss to follow-up among people living with HIV/AIDS attending an ART Centre in a Tertiary Government Hospital in Western India. J Family Med Prim Care. 2016 Apr-Jun;5(2):266-269. PubMed PMID: 27843825; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5084545.
  30. Mehta KG, Baxi R, Chavda P, Patel S, Mazumdar V. Predictors of unsafe sexual behavior among people living with human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS attending antiretroviral therapy center in Western India. Indian J Sex Transm Dis. 2016 Jan-Jun;37(1):21-7. doi: 10.4103/0253-7184.176220. PubMed PMID: 27190408; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4857678.
  31. Dhara I. Zalavadiya, Suraj I. Kuriya, Vihang S. Mazumdar,Sangita V. Patel, Rajendra K. Baxi. Evaluation of growth progress among malnourished children attending village child nutrition centre (VCNC) under the programme ‘Mission Balam Sukham’ in a tribal area of Western India. Int J Cur Res Rev. May 2016;8(9):31-9.
  32. Chauhan V, Shah MC, Patel SV, Marfatia YS, Zalavadiya D. Efficacy of syndromic management measured as symptomatic improvement in females with vaginal discharge syndrome. Indian J Sex Transm Dis [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 Jun 10];37:28-32. Available from: http://www.ijstd.org/text.asp?2016/37/1/28/176215
  33. Chenneville T, Menezes L, Kosambiya JK, and Baxi RK. A Case-Study of the Resources and Functioning of Two Research Ethics Committees in Western India. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 2016: 1-10. DOI: 10.1177/1556264616636235
  34. Shringarpure KS, Isaakidis P, Sagili KD, Baxi RK, Das M, Daftary A (2016) “When Treatment Is More Challenging than the Disease”: A Qualitative Study of MDR-TB Patient Retention. PLoS ONE 11 (3): e0150849. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150849
  35. Chavda P, Misra S, Duttaroy B. Item Analysis of Multiple Choice Questions based Undergraduate Assessment in Community Medicine. Short Communication. South East Asian Journal of Medical Education. 2015. 9 (1): 66-68
  36. Patel S V,Nimavat K ,Patel A, Shukla L,Shringarpure K, Mehta K. Adverse drug reaction among MDR-TB Patients prospective study. Journal of Young Pharmacists. Oct-Dec 2015:7(4 supple);425-431
  37. Patel SV, Nimavat KB, Alpesh PB, Shukla LK, Shringarpure KS, Mehta KG, Joshi CC. Treatment outcome among cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR TB) in Western India: A prospective study. J Infect Public Health. 2015 Dec 23. pii: S1876-0341(15)00213-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jiph.2015.11.011. [Epub ahead of print]

38.  Shringarpure K, Agrawal A. Menstruation mystery: The way forward. Editorial. Indian J Child Health. 2015;2(4):148

39.  Misra S ,Shringarpure  K. Perception of field workers and community leaders regarding vector control activities in Urban Vadodara. ISSN:2332-0877 JIDT, open access journal November 2015 vol-3:issue 5:3-5

40.  Chavda P and Misra S.  Evaluation of input and process components of quality of child health services provided at 24 × 7 primary health centers of a district in Central Gujarat. J Family Med Prim Care. 2015 Jul-Sep; 4(3): 352–358

41.  Patel N, Shroff B, Mazumdar VS. Investigation of an outbreak of cholera in Sankheda village of Chhotaudepur district, Gujarat. IJCRR July 2015; 54-57

42.  Patel S.V, Bakshi H N, Mazumdar V S, Kotecha P V. Validation of Immunization data reported under health management information system by the primary health centre of rural Vadodara . Journal of  Health management, volume 17 Number 2 June 2015,154-162

43.  Shukla LK, Patel RN, Patel SV, Baxi RK. Evaluation of effect of ‘Block Level Awareness Campaign’ on performance indicators of National Leprosy Elimination Programme in Vadodara District, Gujarat, India, Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprology, May - June 2015, 81(3)

44.  Shilpa Patel, Zalavadiya Dhara, Ganatra Dimple, Kanchan Nagdev, Vasant Vaniya. Morphometry of Basilar artery in population of Gujarat, Journal of Anatomical Society of India, April 2015

45.  Patel S V, Bakshi H, Zalavadiya D, Kotecha PV. Validation of post natal care health data reported under health management information system by the primary health centre of rural Vadodara Gujrat. Indian Journal of clinical practice; 25(10);March 2015

46.  Doshi R,Patel J,Doshi S,Panchal P,Patel R. Correlation of glycemic control with dislipedemia in type -2 diabetese mellitus. Int.Res. Pub Med Sci 2015;1(30):34-39

47.  Ganasva  A S,Bariya B,Damor J R, Mazumdar V S. Accuracy in completion of death certificate in Vadodara Municipal Corporation of Gujarat, India. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health  2015  Vol 5  Issue 06,online

48.  Ganasva A, Bariya B, Modi M, Shringarpure K. Perceptions and treatment seeking behaviour of dog bite patients attending regional tertiary care hospital of central Gujarat, India. J Res Med Den Sci 2015; 3(1):60-4

49.  Bariya B, Patel S, Shringarpure K, Mazumdar V, Compliance of animal bite patients managed by intramuscular route of anti-rabies vaccination. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Immunology. 2015  ISSN: 2277-6206 (online), ISSN: 2349-1280 (print) Volume 4, Issue 2 www.stmjournals.com

50.  Shringarpure KS, Isaakidis P, Sagili KD,Baxi RK. Loss-To-Follow-Up on Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment in Gujarat, India:The WHEN and WHO of It. PLoS ONE June 2015 10(7):e0132543. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132543

51.  Bariya B R, Patel SV, Shringarpure KS. Comparison of Compliance of Animal Bite Patients to Two Different Routes of Post-Exposure Prophylaxis against Rabies. Healthline Journal; 6(1):30-35,January 2015

52.  Parmar A G., Parmar N T, Pandya C M., Mazumdar VS. Process Evaluation Of Routine Immunization (RI) And Growth Monitoring Services During Mamta Day (Village Health And Nutrition Day) In Sinor Block Of Vadodara Gujarat, India. National Journal of Community Medicine, pISSN 0976 3325, eISSN 2229 6816, Volume 5, Issue 4, page 378-382, Oct – Dec 2014.

53.  Damor J R , Chaudhary A, Mazumdar V S, Baxi R K, Mehta K. Evaluation of ICDS in five districts of Gujarat. Global Journal For research Analysis;ISSN No. 2277 – 8160;vol 3;issue 5,May 2014

54.  Patel S V,Shah M,Monga A, Bakshi H. The effect of hypnosis on dysmenorrhea. Int J ClinExpHypn 2014, 62(2), 164-178,2014

55.  Patel SV,Bariya B,Shringarpure K, Shah M, Joshi C. Compliance of Animal Bite Patients Managed by Intramuscular Route of Anti-rabies Vaccination. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Immunology ,4(2),1-4,2014

56.  Savaliya U, Patel SV, Zalavadiya D, Mazumdar VS. Proportion of malnutrition in children of 0 to 60 months attending well baby clinic of tertiary care hospital of Gujarat, Research and Reviews: A Journal of Immunology ISSN 2277 – 6206 (online), ISSN: 2349-1280 (print), Vol. 4, Issue 3, 2014

57.  Pathan A, Baxi RK, Shingarpure K. HIV serostatus and treatment outcome among patients Registered under RNTCP. SAARC journal of Tuberculosis, Lung Diseases and HIV/AIDS. Print ISSN 1818-9741. Online ISSN 2091-0959. 2014; XI(1):24-33.

58.  Patel S. V, Bakshi H. N., Mazumdar V. S., Popat C. N.,Kotecha P. V., Dave M. G.Validation of the Vitamin A Supplementation Data Reported Under Health Management Information System by the Primary Health Centres of Rural Vadodara, RRJoI (2014), Vol 4, Issue 2 12-19,

59.  P.V. Kotecha, Sangita V. Patel, R. K. Baxi, Shagufa Kapadia  Women’s Experiences with Injectable Contraceptives (Depo Provera): A View from Vadodara, India Research & Reviews: A Journal of Immunology  RRJoI (2014) 18-23  Volume 4, Issue 3

60.  Kalpita Shringarpure, Sangita Patel, Kedar Mehta, Keyur Brahme, Vihang Mazumdar, Rajendra Baxi. Patients’ willingness to pay user charges at a tertiary care government hospital in Western India: A Qualitative study. IJCST 2014;online

61.  Niyati Parmar, Ajay Parmar, V. S. Mazumdar. What can we miss in identifying “Maternal Near Miss” event?  IJCRR. 2014; 6(13): 45-50

62.  Chaudhari A, Popat CN, Mehta KG, Mazumdar VS.Clinico-Demographic Profile of Swine Flu (Confirmed H1n1) Patients Who Did Not Survive in Baroda District, Central Gujarat, Vol: 3, Issue:5,May 2014,ISSN No 2277 - 8160

63.  Popat CN, Chaudhari AI, Mazumdar VS, Patel SV. A cross sectional study to measure the prevalence of malnutrition and factors associated with malnutrition among    under  five children of an urban slum of  Vadodara city. J Res Med Den Sci 2014;2(3):59-64.

64.  Patel S V, Chauhan V, Shah M, Thakkar S,Marfatia Y. Sexually transmitted infections in women: A correlation of clinical and laboratory diagnosis in cases of vaginal discharge syndrome. Indian Dermatol Online J;5(Suppl 1):S1-5,November 2014

65.  Patel S V, Shah M, Deshmukh S,Mehta K, Marfatia Y. Validation of vaginal discharge syndrome among pregnant women attending Obstetrics Clinic, in tertiary hospital of western India. Indian journal of sexually transmitted diseases;35(2):118-123;October 2014

66.  Niyati Parmar, Ajay Parmar, Shobha Misra, Bansuri Chawada. “Beti Bachavo” Street Play-An Approach to Spread Message Among Community Members of Rural Area of a District Located in Western India. International Journal of  Scientific Research Aug 2014; Vol 3, Issue  8 :42-43.

67.  Misra Shobha, Shah Bharat, Sathaye Swati, Andani Rashida. Morbidity Profile and Health Seeking Behavior of Patients Admitted At a Naturopathy Center of Baroda, India. IJIRS May 2014; Vol 3, Issue 5,638-645.

68.  Meghna M. Patel, Apurv N. Patel, Jitendra A. Sisodia, K. R. Patel, Kalpita Shringarpure. Spot and early morning sputum report study for diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis at DMC of Medical College Vadodara, Gujarat: a retrospective analysis. IJCRR May 2014; 6(10):45-50

69.  Patel S V, Thakkar S. Clinical profile of leprosy patients: a prospective study. Indian J Dermatol ;59(2):158-62; March 2014

70.  Mazumdar V S. Convergence between Health and Medical Education. Editorial. Healthline, January - June 2014. 5(1):1-5. pISSN 2239-337X / eISSN 2320-1525 

71.  Macwana JP, Baxi RK, Chavda P, Mehta KG Study of sleep deprivation and obesity among adolescents of Vadodara city International Journal of Scientific Research, Vol.III, Issue.I January 2014

72.  Mehta KG, Baxi RK, Patel SV, Chavda PD, Mazumdar VS. Assessment of sexual behaviour and serostatus disclosure among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) attending antiretroviral therapy centre in tertiary care hospital, Baroda. J HIV Hum Reprod 2013;1:77-83

73.  Patel SV, Popat CN, Mazumdar VS, Shah MB, Shringarpure K, Mehta KG, et al.  Seroprevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV and Syphilis in blood donors at a tertiary hospital (Blood Bank) in Vadodara. Int J Med Sci Public Health 2013; 2:747-750.

74.  Kotecha PV, Patel SV, Baxi RK, Mazumdar VS, Misra S, Mehta KG, Diwanji M, Modi E. Dietary pattern of school going adolescents in urban in Baroda. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition. 2013 December; 3(4):490-496.

75.  Katara PS, Patel SV, Kantharia SL, Mazumdar VS, Shah MB.Study on feeding practices among children 6 months to 2 years and its effect on their nutritional status in urban slums.  NJCM. July-Sept 2013; 4 (3): 475-478

76.  Kalpita Shringarpure, Sangita Patel, Mazumdar VS, Baxi RK, Geetika Madan.       Health-seeking pathway of patients coming to a tertiary care hospital in Vadodara City. Healthline. 2013 Jan-June;4(1):23-29.

77.  Macwana Jayaprakshkumar, Misra Shobha. Client’s perspective on obstetric care received at 24x7 primary health centers of a district located in western India. Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Science2013; Vol 3, Issue 3, No 1: 136-139.

78.  Misra Shobha. Gender Mainstreaming in Medical Education- A Feedback from Medical Educators. healthline pISSN 2239-337X337X/eISSN 2320-1525 July-December 2013;Vol 4, Issue 2: 74-75.

79.  Bhavesh Bariya, Kalpita S. Shringarpure, Sangita V. Patel, V. S. Mazumdar, Archana U. Gandhi, Keyur M. Brahme. Compliance of Animal Bite Patients Managed by Intradermal Route of Antirabies Vaccination. RRJoI. 2013; 3(1):8-15 ISSN: 2277 –6206

80.  Sangeeta Rajani, Shital Patel, Jitendra Rajani, Amit Ganasva, Jivraj Damor, study of palmaris longus tendon agenesis through clinical examination in gujarat region of india, e ISSN:2320-2742 p ISSN: 2320-2734, Int J Res Med ; 2(1);83-87, 2013.

81.  Patel SV, Patel SN, Carol G, Baxi R, Mehta M, Shringarpure K, H B, Modi E, P K. Serostatus disclosure and safer sex in HIV positive man – Case study. Indian Journal of Clinical Practice. 2013 September; 24(4). 

82.  Misra Shobha, Baxi RK, Damor JR, Niraj P, Ravija Patel. Prevalence of Visual Morbidity in Urban Primary School Children in western India. Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Science July-August (2013); 3(4):  193-196.

83.  Misra Shobha, Chavda Parag, Baxi RK, Makwana Bharti. Assessment of Postgraduate Teaching in Community Medicine at a Medical college-A Focus Group Discussion with Postgraduate students . Healthline ISSN 2229-337X January –June 2013;Vol 4, Issue 1: 94-6.

84.  Kotecha PV, Patel S, Baxi RK, Shah S, Mehta KG, Diwanji M. Perceptions of Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases (PID) regarding the causes and treatment of PID at SSG hospital Vadodara. Asian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2013 April; 2 :43-48.

85.  Misra Shobha. An Approach to reading Clinical research “The MAARIE  framework” . CME. Healthline ISSN 2229-337X January –June 2013;Vol 4, Issue 1: 7-11.

86.  Patel SV, Popat CN, Mazumdar VS, Shah MB, Shringarpure K, Mehta KG, Gandhi AU. Seroprevalence of HIV, HBV, HCV and syphilis among blood donors at Blood Bank of a tertiary care hospital. Int J Med Sci Public Health. May, 2013. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2013.160520132

87.  Kotecha PV, Patel S, Mazumdar VS, Baxi RK, Misra S, Shah MB, Mehta KG, Gandhi A. BMI and Self-Perception of Weight and Height among Adolescents in Urban Vadodara, India. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health. 2013; 2(3):745-748. 

88.  Misra Shobha, Duttaroy Bithika, Shroff Bhavesh. The Prevalence of Intestinal Parasitic Infections in the Urban Slums of a City in Western India.   Journal of Infection and Public Health april2013; Vol 6,Issue 2: 142-149.

89.  Misra Shobha, Dashratha Chintan,.Baxi R.K, Mazumdar V.S., Chavda Parag. Evaluation of Medical Certificate of Cause of Death Training imparted to Medical Officers of a District located in Gujarat. Medical Journal of western India.  February 2013/Vol 41/Issue1;pp30-32

90.  Bhavesh Bariya, Kalpita S. Shringarpure, Sangita V. Patel, V. S. Mazumdar, Archana U. Gandhi, Keyur M. Brahme. Compliance of Animal Bite Patients Managed by Intradermal Route of Antirabies Vaccination. RRJoI. 2013; 3(1):8-15 ISSN: 2277 –6206

91.  Misra Shobha. Criteria for Causality. CME. Healthline ISSN 2229-337X  July-December 2012;Vol 3, Issue 2:6-10.

92.  Misra Shobha, Baxi R K. Knowledge about Eye Diseases and Eye Care Needs in school going Children among Teachers and Children of a city located in Western India. Short Communication.  Healthline ISSN 2229-337X  July-December 2012;Vol 3, Issue 2:64-66.

93.  Kotecha PV, Patel SV, Bhalani KD, Shah D, Shah VS, Mehta KG. Prevalence of dental fluorosis and dental caries in association with high levels of drinking water fluoride content in a district of Gujarat, India. Indian Journal of Medical Research. June 2012;135(6):873-7. PubMed PMID: 22825606; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3410214.

94.  Kotecha PV, Patel SV, Mazumdar VS, Baxi RK, Misra S, Diwanji M, Bakshi H, Modi E, Shah S, Shringarpure K. Reproductive health awareness among urban school going adolescents in Vadodara city. Indian J Psychiatry. 2012 Oct;54(4):344-8. doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.104821. PubMed PMID: 23372237; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3554966

95.  Patel S, Baxi RK, Patel SN, Golin CE, Mehta M, Bakshi H, Shingrapure K, Modi E, Coonor P, Mehta K. Perceptions regarding barriers and facilitators to combination antiretroviral therapy adherence among people living with HIV/AIDS in Gujarat, India: A qualitative study. Indian J Sex Transm Dis. 2012 Jul;33(2):107-11. doi: 10.4103/0253-7184.102119

96.  Shobha Misra. CME, Evidence based medicine- utilizing existing databases. Healthline. Jan-June 2012; Vol. 3(1):7-9. ISSN 2229-337X

97.  Patel SV, Patel SN, Baxi RK, Golin CE, Mehta M, Shringarpure K, Bakshi H, Modi E, Coonor P, Mehta K. HIV serostatus disclosure: Experiences and perceptions of people living with HIV/AIDS and their service providers in Gujarat, India. Ind Psychiatry J. 2012 Jul; 21(2):130-6. doi: 10.4103/0972-6748.119615. PubMed PMID: 24250046; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3830162.

98.  Patel S, Baxi RK, Mehta M, Patel SN, Golin CE, Bakshi H, Shingrapure K, Modi E, Coonor P, Mehta K. Sexual Behavior among Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Gujarat, India – A Qualitative Study. Indian Journal of social work. 2012 April; 73(2):177-193.

99.  Parmar Rahul, Baxi R K. Measure to Improve Detection of Smear Positive Cases Under RNTCP: Comparision of 2 sputum examinations versus 3 Sputum Examinations. National Journal of Community Medicine. Jan-March 2012;3(2):183-186 ISSN 2278-4748

100.   Kotecha PV, Patel SV, Shah D, Bhalani KD, Shah VS, Mehta KG. A cross sectional study to assess the prevalence of skeletal Flurosis and the relationship for Dental Fluorosis and Skeletal Fluorosis in Baroda district villages. The Indian Practitioner. Feb 2012; 65(2):85-89.

101.   Madan G, Panchal P, Mazumdar VS, Patel SV, Shringarpure K. Effect of Antenatal Counseling on Initiation of Breast Feeding – An Interventional Study. Indian Journal of Maternal and Child Health. Jan 2012; 14(1):1-7.

102.   Mazumdar VS, Baxi RK, Shroff B, Madan G, Parmar A. E-MAMTA Data Validation In Gujarat” “Health and Population: Perspectives and Issues.” 2012;.33(3)

103.   Bharani Sheela, Parmar Tarun, Kantharia Neha, Parmar Rahul, Kharod Nikhil. A Study to Assess The Implementation and Effectiveness of IMNCI Program and Evaluation of Skills of Rural Anganwadi Workers in Vadodara Taluka. National Journal of Community Medicine. 2012; 3(2):207-212.

104.   Bhatt Shwetal, Parikh Pooja, Kantharia Neha, Dahat Amit, Parmar Rahul. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Postnatal Mothers for Early Initiation of Breast Feeding in The Obstetric Wards of a Tertiary Care Hospital of Vadodara City. National Journal of Community Medicine.2012; 3(2):305-309.

105.   Sadaf A, Helan G, Mehta K, Kumar A. Matching research design to clinical research questions. Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.2012; 33:49-53.

106.   Shobha Misra. Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Trial, Gold Standard in Epidemiological Studies. Review article. Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and AIDS 2012; Vol. 33(2): 51-54.

107.   Ninama GL, Mistry DK, Rajat DM, Damor JR, Nanda SO. Antibiotic Sensitivity Pattern Of Causative Bacterial Pathogens Responsible For Corneal Ulcer. NJIRM. (2012), 3(4): 76-79.

108.   Shah SH, Rajani K, Kataria L, Trivedi A, Patel S, Mehta K. Perception and prevalence of domestic violence in the study population. Ind Psychiatry J 2012; 21:137-43.


5) CME Programmes, conferences and academic activities conducted by Department: (last five years)

1. PG Booster 2014: Gender Equality - “Be human, be considerate to woman”.
2. IMNCI and F-IMNCI training of Medical Officers and nursing staff in collaboration with SIHFW.
3. Non- Communicable Disease (NCD) training of DM and HT screening of Medical Officers
4. Vaccine and Cold- Chain Handler (VCCH) training of Pharmacist of Government Hospital.
5. Promoting use of “International Classification of Diseases(ICD- 10) for Morbidity & Mortality Coding”
6. Department is actively involved in providing various trainings for the Govt. of Gujarat for various health cadres including Medical officers and paramedical staff like NVBDCP National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, IYCF Infant and Young Child Feeding Practice, Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health, HIV/AIDS etc.
7. Department is also actively coordinating Central Research Unit (CRU) of the College in providing training regarding research methodology to the faculties, review of research projects, guidance to the students for research activities.



6) Awards and Achievement received by students or faculty: (last five years)




Dr. Bansari Chawada
Asst. Professor

 1st prize ‘H.M.Patel trophy for the best paper’ in IAPSM-Gujarat Chapter State conference, held at Bhavnagar in 2014

Delphi Technique- an experience for developing a standardized evaluation tool.

Dr Varun Parmar
3rd yr. resident

2nd prize in oral presentation in the State conference of IAPSM-Gujarat Chapter held at GMERS, Sola, Ahmedabad in 2014.

Reason for discontinuation of treatment among MDR TB patients of Western India.

Dr Swapnil Malkhede
2nd yr. resident

3rd prize in oral presentation of in the State conference of IAPSM-Gujarat Chapter held at GMERS, Sola, Ahmedabad in 2014.

Health awareness among the doctors of SSG Hospital, Vadodara.

Dr. Kalpita Shringarpure,Dr. Nikhil Patel,

1st prize in “PG QUIZ” in State conference of IAPSM-Gujarat Chapter  held at GMERS, Gotri, December 2016


Dr. Mehul Patel 
3rd yr. resident

1ST runner up in scientific poster presentation in State conference of IAPSM-Gujarat Chapter held at GMERS, Gotri, December 2016

Family burden of cognitive impairment among rural and tribal population aged over 59 yrs.  Residing in a district located in central India- a baseline study

Dr. Paresha Solanki 
1st yr. resident

2nd runner up in scientific oral presentation in State conference of IAPSM-Gujarat Chapter held at GMERS, Gotri, December 2016

Bone mineral density study in the field practice area of urban health training centre, Medical College Baroda.

Dr. Kalpita Shringarpure Tutor

Received Dr C K Purohit award for best paper published in 2015, at National conference of IAPSM held at GMERS, Gandhinagar, January 2016

Loss to follow up on multidrug resistant T.B. treatment in Gujarat, India

Dr. Kalpita Shringarpure Tutor

1st prize in Best poster presentation at National conference of IAPSM held at GMERS, Gandhinagar, January 2016

Community based maternal death review: 3 delay model

Dr. Kalpita Shringarpure Tutor

2nd prize in oral presentation at National conference of IAPSM held at GMERS, Gandhinagar, January 2016

Multidrug resistant T.B.: Providers perspective on LFU

Dr. Bansari Chawada
Asst. Professor

1st prize in oral presentation at National conference of IAPSM held at GMERS, Gandhinagar, January 2016

Expense of Time and Money at government hospital- A time motion study. 

Dr. Kedar Mehta, Dr. R.K. Baxi, Dr. Sangita Patel

Received Dr C K Purohit award for best paper published in 2015, at State conference of IAPSM held at GMERS, Gotri, December 2016

Predictors of unsafe sexual behavior among people living with human immunodeficiency virus/AIDS attending antiretroviral therapy center in Western India

Dr. Varun Parmar

2nd prize in oral presentation(H.M. Patel  Young Scientist Award Session), at State conference of IAPSM held at GMERSE, Gotri, December 2016

Evaluation of the Effect of Counseling on Newly Diagnosed type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients.

Dr. V. R. Chavda

2nd prize in oral presentation(Nutrition and health System Award Session), at State conference of IAPSM held at GMERS, Gotri, December 2016

Assessment of “Mid Upper Arm Circumference” as a parameter to identify undernourished child

Dr. Shobha Misra

Awarded Bouquets of Honour for FAIMER Fellowship, IAPSM News Bulletin, July-Sept 2016.

FAIMER Fellowship

Dr. Shobha Misra

Pearl-A Foundation for Educational Excellence in Higher Education Institutions in India awarded - SMART SUMMIT- 2016 at Madurai.

Excellence and Innovation in Medical Education



Research Projects undertaken by the Department

1. ICDS evaluation project (ON GOING)funded by Central Government (NIPCCD)

2. Multi Indicator Cluster Study (2016,2011)for Demography, MCH, Environment, Nutritional Indicators for Vadodara slums. (UNICEF)

3.      Assessment Of WASH Of Functional Delivery Points, Health Care Facilities, Panchmahal District, Gujarat(2015) (UNICEF)

4.      Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Private Providers in the Delivery of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) and other Antigens in Urban settings In Gujarat, India (2015) (UNICEF)

5.      Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Mental Health among rural and tribal population of Halol Block of Panchmahal-A Baseline Study (2014-15) Funded by Sir Ratan Tata Trust and Navajbai Ratan Tata Trust

6.      Factors associated with loss to follow up among MDR-TB patients in Vadodara, Gujarat (2014-15) Funded by RNTCP

7.      Water Sanitation and Hygiene Project (2014) (UNICEF)

8.      Confidential inquiry into maternal deaths and CbMDR, vadodara, Gujarat (2012-13) (Gov. of Gujarat)

9.      Assessment of Quality Assurance Programme of Department of Health & Family Welfare, Gujarat State (UNFPA)

10.  Health awareness and need assessment study of adolescents attending the school run by Vadodara Mahanagar Sevasadan (Vadodara Mahanagar Seva Sadan)



1. ICMR- NIH   2009-2010 Grant # R01 MH069989 Formative Study of HIV Prevention Needs of HIV-  infected Persons in Gujarat, India

2.      A cross sectional study to detect and measure the association of high fluoride content in drinking water and prevalence of fluorosis and dental caries in Baroda district villages from   1996 to 1998


1.      Multi Indicator Cluster Survey for Earthquake affected areas 2003 along with Rajkot Medical College 

2.      Midterm Impact Evaluation Study on Anemia, Among Adolescent School Girls Vadodara District in 2002

3.      Measeals Incidence Survey among under 5 children of Vadodara Urban Slums in the month of July and August 1999

4.      Micronutrient Support Unit spearheading the District micronutrient related program in five districts of Gujarat

5.      Post Intervention Iron status of the girls (hemoglobin and serum ferritin) estimation.

6.      A Study of Anemia Prevalence in Adolescent School Girls Vadodara District.

7.      What do school going Adolescent Girls know about Anemia? (Qualitative study)

8.      HIV knowledge and awareness survey for Vadodara District: UNICEF supported

9.      Impact of Measles pulse vaccination on Measles incidence in Vadodara urban slums.

10.  Measles Elimination Program of Urban slums for Vadodara technically guided and monitored.

   World Health Organization

Adolescent Health Care-Needs Assessment and establishing Adolescent clinic- A WHO multi-centric study from 2002 to 2004

   Population Council

Health seeking behavior and perception in pelvic inflammatory disease patients attending Shree Sayaji General Hospital Vadodara, India, from 1st January 1997 to 31st December 1997


Users’ and Providers’ perspectives on Injectable contraceptives in Vadodara, India A multicentric Study in 2004-05

   Government of Gujarat

1. Evaluation of operational efficiency of Malaria clinic and its staff involved in National Anti Malaria Programme (NAMP)

2.      Prevalence of intestinal parasites in Urban slums of Baroda city

3.      Study of utilization of CSSM components of RCH and reasons for utilization and non-utilization

4.      Re-survey of Iodine deficiency disorders for Panchmahal district Project on Adolescent health in rural slums of Baroda district.

5.       Review of Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme in Vadodara City

6.      Cost Analysis of RCH Service in Tribal & Rural Areas of Vadodara District.


1. Evaluation of Communication skills of link Workers and Volunteers under Link worker Scheme in Vadodara District funded by Gujarat State AIDS Control Society (2011-12)

2.      Assessment of Injection Safety Practices- Senior Investigator, IndiaCLEN Program Evaluation Network supported by ministry of health & family welfare govt.of India and World Bank 2002-2003.

3.      Behavior change trials improved practices (TIPS) For Anemia in Pregnancy and IFA Consumption  in  Vadodara Urban

4.      Study on Gender and Medical Education in India founded by Achulta Menn Center for Health Science Studies, SCTIMST,  Trivendrum.

5.      Health seeking Behavior and services utilization by pregnant mothers of Urban Slums.

6.      Are all eligible patients getting identified, tested and treated in India? A Multi-centre Operational Research into MDR-TB diagnosis and treatment pathway 

Infrastructure Facilities & Learning Resources

Besides classroom teaching, field visits, involvement in community programs like pulse polio, and field studies for their own course curriculum guided and accompanied by teaching staff members.

 Department has following resources for the students’ use:

· Over 600 books and journals with a seminar room and library

·  17 computers and 23 internet connections and all of them have access to online journals

·  Overhead projectors, Multimedia projector, TV and DVD for use during seminar presentations

·  Museum with charts, models and reading facilities


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