Editorial Board : APIK Journal of Internal Medicine

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Editor Emeritus

Editor Emeritus is a designation given in recognition of the long years of service rendered to the journal as Editor in Chief. He continues to guide the members of editorial board regarding journal content, quality and policies.

Dr. Manjunath Premanath
Senior Consultant in Internal Medicine and Diabetes
Prem Health Care, Mysuru 570023
Karnataka, India
Phone number: 0821-2566608, 9972525114, 94829 15114, 0821-4520644
Email: [email protected]


Editor in chief is in complete overall charge of the journal .EIC will receive the manuscripts, assign them  to the associate editors for their critical technical review, to reject any article which do not come under the scope of the journal, to accept or reject articles after the review, to have contact with the publishers and the office, and to select articles for each issue, to conduct the final editorial review before publication, to conduct correspondence and take suitable action in cases of scientific misconduct and to guide the associate editors in their work.

Dr. Shrikanth N. Hegde
MD, DNB (Int Med)
Consultant Physician
Department of Medicine, Anushri Medical and Diabetes Care Centre
Shivamogga, Karnataka, India 577201
Phone number: +91 9448134650
Email: [email protected][email protected]

Associate Editors

Associate editors are mostly specialists in Internal Medicine as this is a journal of Internal Medicine, but can be sub specialists also. Once they are assigned the article by the chief editor, they go through the article and do a technical review which consists of whether the article has been written according to the instructions to the authors, the word count is there as required, whether the ethical review has been done, conflicts of interest declared, whether the first page file and the article files are as per the journal’s norms. If found deficient, they will send the article back to the authors for corrections and receive the articles back from the authors. Once this is done, they send the articles to two reviewers for review and get back the articles from the reviewers with their observations. These are sent to the authors again for corrections. This process goes on until the reviewers accept the article or reject the article. The associate editors after the opinion of the reviewers either recommend to the chief editor to either accept or reject.

Dr. Veerappa Annasaheb Kothiwale
Registrar, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research
Department of Medicine, KLE Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital & MRC       
Belagavi, Karnataka, India
Phone number: 09448119899
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Prashanth Kumar Pai
MBBS, MD (Int Med), 
Consultant Physician,
Department of Medicine, Sahyadri  Hospital,
Shimoga, Karnataka, India
Phone number: 9449815657     
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Sangram S. Biradar 
Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine,
MR Medical College, Gulbarga
Karnataka, India
Phone number: 9844051975
Email:  [email protected][email protected]

Dr. B. Sadananda Naik
Senior Physician, Alva's health Centre,
Moodubidri, DK, Karnataka, India
Phone Number: +91 9845051005
Email: [email protected]     

Dr. Vishwanath Krishnamurthy
Professor of Medicine, MS Ramaiah Medical College,
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Phone Number: +91 9632611288
Email: [email protected]

Dr. K. C. Shashidhara
Professor of Medicine, JSS Medical College,
JSS Academy of Higher education and research,
Mysore, Karnataka, India
Phone Number: +91 9448064613
Email: [email protected]

Section Editors

These are members with higher qualification in the subspecialty of Internal Medicine, like Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology and so on. When an article belongs to any one of the sub-specialty, the associate editors will send the article after its review to the concerned section editor for their opinion and observations if any. They may also do the peer review if the article belongs to their sub-specialty.

Internal Medicine

Dr. Vasantha Kamath
Prof of Medicine
MVJ Medical College and Research Hospital, Dandupalya National Highway 4
Hoskote Bangalore – 562114 India
(M) 9449353870
Email: [email protected]


Dr. Nagaraj Desai
Namana Medical Centre 4/A Seenappa Layout, New BEL Road RMV 2nd Stage
Bangalore – 560094
(M) 9845132637 
Email: [email protected]


Dr. B. V. Murali Mohan
Senior Consultant and Academic Head
Department of Internal Medicine and Pulmonology,
Narayana Hrudayalaya, 258/A Bommasandra Industrial Area Taluk,
Bommasandra Bangalore – 560099
(M) 9844097170
Email: [email protected]


Dr. Rajkumar P. Wadhwa
Chief Gastroenterologist & Interventional
Endoscopist, Dept of Gastroenterology, BGS Apollo
Hospital, Adhichunchanagiri Road Kuvempu nagar Mysuru – 570023, India
Email: [email protected] 


Prof. Girish Baburao Kulkarni
Professor of Neurology and Adjunct faculty Department of Clinical Neurosciences
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)
Institute of National Importance (INI), Hosur Road,
Bangalore 560 029

Medical Education and Statistics

Dr. Praveen Kulkarni
Associate Professor of Community Medicine
J S S Medical College, Mysuru 570017
Email: [email protected]


Dr. Mala Dharmalingam
Prof & HOD Department of Endocrinology
M. S. Ramaiah Medical College
M. S. Ramaiah Nagar Mathikere
Bangalore – 560054
(M) 9845208163
Email: [email protected]

Medical Oncology

Dr. K. Govind Babu
Former Professor, Department of Medical Oncology
Kidwai Cancer Institute, Bangalore – 560029
(M) 9845072940 
Email: [email protected]


Dr. S. Sundar
Senior Consultant Nephrologist
Head Renal Transplant section
Manipal Hospital
Old Airport Road, Bangalore
Email: [email protected]


Dr. Prathibha Pereira
Professor of Medicine and Geriatrics
Department of Medicine, J S S Medical College
Mysuru, India
Email: [email protected]


Dr. S. Chandrashekara
Consultant in Rheumatology and Immunology
CHANRE rheumatology center
E mail:[email protected]

Advisory Board National

These are members who have specialized in Internal Medicine or its sub specialties of repute, and are drawn various Medical Colleges, consultants of the state of Karnataka and various states of India. They give pertinent advice to the editorial board in improving the standards of the journal and contribute articles to the journal. They also do the peer review when the articles are sent to them.

Dr. P. Chandrasekhara
Retired Prof of Medicine, Bangalore
(M) 9535678965
Email: [email protected]

Dr. H. Basavana Gowdappa
Prinicipal and Professor of Medicine
JSS Medical College SS Nagar Mysore – 570015
(M) 9845115962
Email: [email protected] 

Dr. Prabha Adhikari M. R.
Prof & HOD of Geriatric Medicine
Yenepoya Medical College, Derlakatte, Mangalore – 575018
(M) 9880991290
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Sudha Vidyasagar
Prof of Medicine,
Kasturba Medical College, Tiger Cir Road, Madhav Nagar,
Manipal – 576104, India
Email: [email protected]

Dr. M. N. Suma
Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Bio Chemistry,
J S S Medical College Mysuru, India
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Cecil Ross
Prof of Medicine & Head Haematology
St.Johns Medical College, Sarjapur Road
Bangalore – 560034
(M) 9448493705
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Usha Kini
Professor and former Head, Department of Pathology
St. John Medical College and Hospital
Bangalore 560034
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Uma Maheswari Krishnaswamy,
MD, DM, Fellowship in Sleep Disorders,
Professor, Pulmonary medicine,
St.John' s Medical College
Email: [email protected]

Advisory Board International

These are members with specialization in Internal Medicine or its subspecialties who are researchers of repute in their field, drawn from various International Institutions. They also contribute articles to the journal and do the peer review when the articles are sent to them.

Dr. Anupkumar Shetty
Associate Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program,
Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Dallas Nephrology Associates,
1150, N Bishop Ave, Suite no 100,
Dallas TX 75208, 2143582300
Email: [email protected]

​Dr. Raghavendra Bhat
Professor of Internal Medicine, UAE
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Mohammad Ajijur Rahman
Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Medicine National Institute
of Diseases of Chest and Hos­pital (NIDCH), Dhaka,
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Krishnan Varikara

MBBS MD (Gen Med) MDC (Diabetes Care) FRACP,
Consultant Staff Specialist Physician & Director Physician Education,
South Australia & Northern Territory Chair Directors Physician Education, Royal Australasian College of Physicians,
Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide,
General & Acute Care Medicine,
Lyell McEwin Hospital, North Adelaide Local Health network,
South Australia.5112.
Email: [email protected]

Raviprasenna K. Parasuraman
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Transplant Fellowship Program Director
Nephrology Division, Department of Medicine
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
F6670, UHS transplant center
Phone: (734) 2321665
Fax: (734) 232-4160
Email: [email protected]