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Dr. Kavita Raja

Professor & Medical Superintendent -in-charge
Phone :
0471 2524222(O), 2322300(R)
Academic Qualifications

MPhil(Clin Epid.) ,Kerala, 2004

MD, Kerala, 1995

DCP, Kerala,1992

MBBS ,Kerala,1986

Professional Record

Professor and Head of Microbiology and Medical Superintendent-in-charge, from 1st Dec 2017 till date

Professor, Head and Associate Medical Superintendent; August 2015 to Nov 30th 2017; SCTIMST, TVM

Professor, Head and First Appellate authority; Jan 2012 to November 2015; SCTIMST, TVM

Professor, Head and Associate Dean; September 2010 to September 2015; SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram

Associate Professor;June 2008 to June 2009 ;Medical College, Kottayam

Associate Professor ;July 2002 to June 2008;Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Associate Professor;July 2001 to July 2002;Medical College, Kozhikode

Assistant Professor ;Sept 1995 to July 2001;Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Lecturer trainee ;August 1991 to Sept.1995; Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

Area of Interest

Hospital Infections, Antibiotic usage, Immunology & Serology

Current Activities

Member of Hospital Infection Control Committee

Member of Infection control Team

Chairperson, Uniform Committee

Member of Board of Studies for Life Sciences

Vice President, Academy of Clinical Microbiologists


Commonwealth Professional Fellowship 2006

Attended training for two months from 3rd Feb 2007 to 30th March 2007, at the Health

Agency (HPA), Leeds, National Health Service Organisations and the Centre for Infections, Colindale, UK


Founder member of Academy of Clinical Microbiologists (ACM)

Member of Hospital Infection Society (India) HISI

Member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM)

Projects Completed

Invasive Bacterial Infection Surveillance(IBIS)- 1999 to 2001 in collaboration with CMC, Vellore

Internal faculty project on: "Nosocomial infection: Phenotypic characterization of resistant isolates and risk factors for resistance in a Tertiary Health care centre." From 17/7/2013 to 18/5/2015

Project for PGDHA : "Delay in the discharge process and its relationship to patient satisfaction" from 1st to 14th November 2016


"New Technologies and their Implications" National Institute of Advanced Studies, IISC campus, Bangalore, fro, 27th Feb to 2nd March 2011

National Seminar on RTIA, Institute of Management in Government, Thiruvananthpuram, 11th and 12th October 2013

Good Antibiotic Prescription Practices, epidemiology and Infection Control Certification Course 2014 at Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi

"Quality Management Systems and Internal Audit in Medical Labs as per ISO 15189-2012" by Quality Council of India recognized Health Education and Learning Protocols(HELP)

Contact programme for PGDHA course from20th June to 30th June 2016 ,Apollo Medvarsity at Bangalore

Major Achievements

Founded the Academy of Clinical Microbiologists along with Dr.Mabel Legori(Founder President),which is a 300 member (2 members abroad) organization now that stands for all Doctors of Medicine who have specialized in Medical Microbiology and are interested in interaction with the clinician in treating infectious diseases, controlling outbreaks in hospitals and the community and preventing misuse of antibiotics that leads to multidrug resistant strains. The organization has a website and a journal published by Medknow publications(both online and hard copy) Organization has created awareness regarding clinical application of medical microbiology and misuse of antibiotics, by conducting Continuing medical Education programmes , workshops and conferences for microbiologists, students and clinicians for the past 20 years.

Select Publications

Raja K, Antony M, Rani R, Bridget G. Role of phenotypic testing in determining the mechanism of resistance in Gram-negative bacilli & risk factors for meropenem resistance. Indian J Med Res 2019;149:303-6

Raja K, Antony M, Harikrishnan S. Infective Endocarditis due to Streptococci and Enterococci: A 3yr retrospective study. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2018; 61(4):545-548

Raja K, Bridget G. Central Line Associated bloodstream infection: A study on creating awareness about specimen collection. J Patient Saf Infect Control,2017;5(2):78-82

Kavita Raja, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Beena Philomena J, Savitha Nagaraj, Sarada Devi KL, Sathiavathy KA; Comparison of antimicrobial susceptibility testing practices in 20 clinical microbiology laboratories in India. ;J.Acad. Clin Microbiol.2017; 19(1): 5-11

Kavita Raja, Rema Devi S, Soja V, Shenoy KT. Diagnostic Test evaluation of IgM ELISA and Lepto-Tek Dridot in the serodiagnosis of Leptospirosis. Health Sciences; April-June 2016: 23-28

Keerti S, Kumar Pradeep SS, Raja K, Nandkumar Maya A. Role of Antibiotics in Biofilm formation by Pseudomonas isolates. Journal of Environmental Research and Development;Oct-Dec 2015,10(2):271-276

Kavita Raja. Editorial on Penicillin Sensitive Bacteria. JACM; Jan-June 2014, 16(1): 17-19

Kavita Raja, Molly Antony,K P Shashidhar, M Unnikrishnan. Case Report: Moraxella osloensis causing left subclavian artery thrombus infection. JACM, Jan-June 2013; 15(1):25-27

Kavita Raja. Guest Editorial on Rational Use of Antibiotics. Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology. Mar 2011; 8(1): 7-10

Kavita Raja, Gracyamma Bridget, Molly Antony, Baiju.S.Dharan, Pennamma K.J. Case report: Prevention of Nosocomial respiratory infection in the congenital Heart Disease Post-op ICU.JACM.2011;13(1): 53-56

Kavita Raja, V K Ajit Kumar and Narayanan Namboodiri . Case report : Cardio embolic stroke with Prosthetic valve endocarditis/bacteraemia due to Staphylococcus aureus. JACM June 2009;11(2):65-68

Kavita Raja. Brief Communication: Hospital acquired infections-A practical Experience. June 2009;11(1):17-19

Kavita Raja . Editorial on Blood Culture. JACM. June 2008;10(1): 15-20

Kavita Raja. Dengue Fever: The rise and establishment of a new disease in Kerala, India with special reference to the capital, Thiruvananthapuram. JACM .Dec 2007;9(2):65-70