KEM Hospital Research Centre, Pune

K.E.M Hospital, Pune celebrated its diamond jubilee in 1972. At that time a need was felt to further improve and expand their services.Read Further

Dept. of Histopathology

Head of Department:Dr. A.M.Pradhan

The pathology department was started way back in 1965, being named as Raja Bahadur Shivlal Motilal Laboratory.

A single pathologist was in charge of the entire laboratory. Since 1983 department of hematology and department of histopathology was created. since then Dr. Avinash M.Pradhan is in charge of Histopathology Department.

We operate with latest updated equipments. The state of the art equipments were procured through USAID and ASHA (American Schools and Hospitals Abroad).

Use of cryostat was also started alongwith these (year 1999).

In year 2004, we introduced nephropathology as subspecialty and dedicated nephropathologist was working on it.

In year 2005, we intorduced Immunohistochemistry using most of the antibodies. Similarly Immunofloresence using immunoflorence antibodies was intoduced for renal pathology and dermatopathology.

Our laboratory is well equipped with following instruments:

Automatic Tissue Processor Unit
Tissue Embedding Centre
Rotatory Microtone
Automatic Knife Sharpner

Research Projects Undertaken:

Fluroscence Study-Skin Biopsies
Placental Study-Folic Acid Deficiency
Willson's Diseases-in Childhood
Metabolic Disorders-in Childhood

What we do:

Routine histopathology and cytology
All tyoes of histochemistry (special stain)
Most of Immunohistochemistry
Immunoflurescence for kidney and skin
Cryosection for intraoperative consultation and histochemistry

Our Strength:

Digital pathology and Imaging

Special Training:

Dr.M.D.Pradhan M.D.DCP (University of Pune)
Trained at:
University of Leicester (UK)
University of Sheffield (UK)
University of North Carolina (USA)
Dr.A.S.Joshi M.D.(Pathology,University of Pune)
Trained at:
Neuropathology Toranto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Disseminated cryptococcoses in a immunocompetent host

By A.Pradhan, R. Godbole,P.Nayar,R. Manchanda

Published in the Indian Journal of Haematology and Blood Transfusion in Dec 2007.


Courses Conducted:
DMLT- University of Pune
DPB-CPS College, Mumbai
FCPS-CPS College, Mumbai
DNB (Pathology)



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