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

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

D.N.B. (Microbiology) - National Board of Examinations (NBE), India: 2013-14

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 - December 2021

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

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) observership grant 2022 - Awarded observership grant to visit to Antimicrobial Resistance and healthcare associated infections (AMRHAI) unit of UK Health Security Agency (UK-HSA), Colindale, London

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
Diagnostic stewardship
Antimicrobial stewardship
Clinical & Translational research in cardiovascular and neuroinfectious diseases.

Patient care (Infectious diseases diagnosis and management)
Research (Clinical and Translational)
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 - European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)
Member - American Society of Microbiology (ASM)
Member - National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS)
Life member - Indian Medical Association
Life member - Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM)
Life member - Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology (IATP)
Life member - Academy of Clinical Microbiologists (ACM)

Principal Investigator (PI): Role of novel Biomarkers and clinical Scoring systems in predicting progression to Sepsis in infected post-Cardiac Surgery patients (BioSSCaS study) - Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR): Rs. 8,77 lakhs; SCTIMST hospital seed fund grant: Rs. 4.78 lakhs; January 2021 - December 2023

Clinical Principal Investigator (PI): Point-of-care device for sepsis management (Procalcitonin - based) - Technical Research Centre (TRC) Department of Science & Technology (DST): Rs. 40 lakhs; 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

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)

Comprehensive Neuro-Intensive Care Team

Editorial Board member (Assistant Editor) - Opinions in Medical Sciences, Technology and Health (OMSTH) [Journal publication of SCTIMST]: 2022-2025

Editorial Board member (Assistant Editor) - Journal of The Academy of Clinical Microbiologists (JACM): 2020 - 2023

Editorial Board member (Assistant Editor) - Tropical Parasitology: 2013-2018

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


Raja K, Ponnambath DK, Kaviyil JE, Biju S, Impact of a single intervention as part of a antimicrobial stewardship in a surgical unit of a tertiary-care referral center for neurosurgery, Antimicrobial Stewardship and Healthcare Epidemiology, 2023, 3(1):S1, DOI: 10.1017/ash.2023.4
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, 2022, 70:1692-3
Raja K, Mukhopadhyay C, Shetty AK, Chinnan JP, Sudarsana J, Ponnambath DK, et al. , Detection and reporting of Carbapenemase producing Gram negative bacilli in Clinical Microbiology: A survey of practices in laboratories across India, J Acad Clin Microbiol , 2022, 24(2):55-62
Ponnambath DK, Kaviyil JE, Raja K, Kesavapisharady K, Thomas B, Narasimhaiah D, Sehgal R, Kaur U, An unusual guest in an unusual location of the brain of a rural tribal man, J Acad Clin Microbiol , 2022, 24:44-7
Kaviyil JE, Ponnambath DK, Sasidharan B, Vidyadharan P, Raja K, Aggregatibacter aphrophilus, a HACEK group pathogen as a cause of prosthetic valve endocarditis, J Acad Clin Microbiol , 2022, 24:41-3
Lotlikar R, Menon RN, Thomas B, Poyuran R, Narasimhaiah D, Ponnambath DK, MOG?Antibody Mediated Clinically Isolated Syndrome after COVID?19 in a Post Partum Woman? A Veritable `Double Hit?!, Neurology India, 2022, 70:1281?2
Sundaram S., Ponnambath D.K., Nair S.S. , Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis in Neurological Disorders, Human Microbiome. Springer, Singapore, 2022, In: Thomas S. (eds)
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