Dr. Dinoop K. P.
Associate Professor
Phone : Office: 0471-2524502, Residence: 0471-2595284, Mobile: 9486199476

D.N.B. (Microbiology) - National Board of Examinations (NBE), India: 2014

Associateship (Medical Microbiology) - Royal College of Pathologists (FRC Path - Part 1), London, United Kingdom: 2013

M.D. (Microbiology) - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India: 2012

M.B.B.S. - Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Pondicherry, India: 2009

Assistant Professor (Clinical Microbiology) - Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST): August 2018 - Current date

Assistant Professor (Microbiology) - PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research (PSG IMSR): January 2015 - August 2018

Senior Resident (Microbiology) - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER): December 2012 - December 2014

Young Researcher Award in Clinical Microbiology - 4th Venus International Healthcare Awards (VIHA), 2021

Associateship award (Medical Microbiology) - Royal College of Pathologists, London, United Kingdom
Membership - National academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS)
Best research paper award: IATP National conference (TROPACON 2011: GMC, Nagpur)- Evaluation of real-time PCR in diagnosis of amoebic liver abscess
Invited Chairperson/Judge for postgraduate (M.D. Microbiology) poster presentation sessions in 2 national conferences: MICROCON 2015 - JIPMER & TROPACON 2016 - JIPMER
2 Quiz Prizes in IAMM National Conferences
First Prize - 36th IAMM Conference Quiz (2012) - LHMC, New Delhi
Second Prize - 34th IAMM Conference Quiz (2010) - Kolkata

Clinical Microbiology
Infection control
Antimicrobial stewardship
Clinical & Translational research in cardiovascular and neuroinfectious diseases.

Member - Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC)
Member - Infection Control Team (ICT)
Laboratory Quality Management

Patent filed (Indian): A test kit for the determination of procalcitonin (PCT) and the process thereof. Patent reference no: IPAIO197.Y20; Application no: 202041043487 dated 06.10.2020

Patent filed (Indian): Rapid detection of COVID-19 IgG/IgM antibodies using immunochromatographic technique. Patent reference no: IPCOV173.Y20; Application number: 202041015212 dated 07.04.2020

Patent filed (Indian): Rapid detection of COVID-19 IgG/IgM antibodies using immunochromatographic technique. Patent reference no: IPCOV173.Y20; Application number: 202041015212 dated 07.04.2020

Member (Associate) - Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath), London, UK
Member - National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS)
Life member - Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM)
Life member - Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology (IATP)
Life member - Academy of Clinical Microbiologists (ACM)
Editorial Board member (Assistant Editor) - Tropical Parasitology: 2013-2018
Editorial Board member (Assistant Editor) - Journal of The Academy of Clinical Microbiologists: 2020 - 2023

Principal Investigator (PI): A prospective cohort study on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) diversion catheter-related infections in a tertiary referral neurosurgical care center - Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR): Rs. 21,29,400; October 2020 - September 2022

Clinical Principal Investigator (PI): Point-of-care device for sepsis management (Procalcitonin - based) - Technical Research Centre (TRC) ??? Department of Science & Technology (DST): Rs. 1 crore; 2020 - 2022

Principal Investigator (PI): Role of novel Biomarkers and clinical Scoring systems in predicting progression to Sepsis in infected post-Cardiac Surgery patients (BioSSCaS study) - SCTIMST hospital seed fund grant: Rs. 4.78 lakhs; January 2021 - December 2023

Liverpool Neurological Infectious Diseases Course (Neuro ID Virtual course 2021) - University of Liverpool (Brain Infections Group)

Organising Secretary: Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CMID 2020): co-organised by SCTIMST and ACM (Academy of Clinical Microbiologists) ??? February 2020

Organising Secretary: CME on ???Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) in a superspecialty setting ??? Facing the future??? (SCTIMST) ??? March 2019

Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC)

Infection Control Team (ICT)

COVID - Infection Control Team (ICT)

Comprehensive Neuro-intensive Care Team

I. International Brain Research Organisation ??? Asia Pacific Regional Committee (IBRO-APRC 2019): Talk on ???Role of Brain-Gut-Microbiome axis in neurological disorders: Emerging trends??? ??? organised by IBRO and SCTIMST.


Ponnambath DK, Khimji PB, Kaviyil JE, Raja K, Abraham M, Thomas B., A Rare Case Of Cerebellar Abscess Due To Listeria monocytogenes In An Elderly Patient With Ulcerative Colitis, Neurology India, , Accepted for publication
Rosenthal V D, Duszynska W, Ider B, Raja K, Ponnambath DK, S Biju et al , International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) report, data summary of 45 countries for 2013-2018, Adult and Pediatric Units, Device-associated Module, American Journal of Infection Control, 2021, S0196-6553(21)00272-8, 10.1016/j.ajic.2021.04.077
Ponnambath DK, Gopalakrishnan A, Pillai VV, Kaviyil JE, Raja K., Clinical Profile of Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis due to Candida parapsilosis: A 11-year Retrospective Observational Study from a Quaternary Cardiac Referral Institute in India, Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 2021, 25(8):860???865, 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23915
Pavankumar Rudrabhatla, Sruthi S. Nair, Jithin George, Sabarish Sekar, Dinoop Korol Ponnambath, Isolated Myelitis and Intramedullary Spinal Cord Abscess in Melioidosis???A Case Report, The Neurohospitalist, 2021, , https://doi.org/10.1177/19418744211025386
Poyuran R, Ponnambath DK, Vilanilam GC, Chandrasekharan K, Narasimhaiah D, Mycobacterial spindle cell pseudotumour of the brain in an immunocompetent adult, Pathology, 2021, S0031302521000799
Maya V, Kaviyil JE, Ponnambath DK, Nair RP, Bhatt A, Pilankatta R, et al, Evaluation of diagnostic accuracy of developed rapid SARS-COV-2 IgG antibody test kit using novel diluent system., Virus disease, 2021, 1-7
Bhattacharya S, Joy V M, Goel G, Nath S R, Raja K, Ponnambath D K et al, Antimicrobial stewardship programme ??? from policies to practices: A survey of antimicrobial stewardship programme practices from 25 centres in India, J Acad Clin Microbiol, 2019, 21(1):4-9, 10.4103/jacm.jacm_17_19
Mathew RR, Ponnambath DK, Mandal J, Roy G, Enteric Pathogen profile and Knowledge, Attitude and Behaviour about food hygiene among food handlers in a tertiary health care center, International Journal of Medicine and Public Health, 2019, 9(3):60-65, 10.5530/ijmedph.2019.3.16
Ponnambath DK, Khimji PB, Kaviyil JE, Raja K, Vilanilam GC, Thomas B., First report of intracranial epidermoid cyst infection and brain abscess caused by Salmonella Paratyphi A, J Acad Clin Microbiol, 2019, 21:85-88, 10.4103/jacm.jacm_31_19
Kaviyil JE, Pitchai S, Ponnambath DK, Raja K, A rare case of mycotic aneurysm due to Salmonella Enteritidis, J Acad Clin Microbiol, 2019, 21:94-96, 10.4103/jacm.jacm_27_19