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Dr. Venkataramana Kandi

Prathima Inst. Of medical sciences PIMS

Brief Biography:

Name: Venkataramana Kandi (K.V.Ramana)
E – Mail: - ramana _20021 @ rediffmail.com
Alternate E-mail: ramana20021@gmail.com
Karimnagar (Dist) – 505172


Academic positions:

Teaching experience:

1. Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Microbiology Prathima Inst. Of medical sciences PIMS, Karimnagar from 13th September 2010-Till date
2. Lecturer in Microbiology(part-time) at Apollo College of Nursing, Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills Hyderabad from May 2009 –January 2010(Part-time)
3. Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Microbiology CAIMS, Karimnagar from 16th September 2008-March 31 2009
4. Lecturer in the Dept. of Microbiology, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences KIMS, From June 11 2006 to 15th September 2008.
5. Tutor in the Dept. of Microbiology, Kamineni Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Narketpally,Nalgonda,Andhra Pradesh From June 10, 2003 to June 10th 2006


1. Received Scholarship at the 2nd Annual HIV Science Symposium held at YRG Care center, CSIR Campus, Chennai, sponsored by CSIR, DBT, ICMR and YRG Care, Chennai 28-29 August 2009


Research interests:

Medical microbiology,HIVmedicine


Any other information:

1. Ramana KV, Ratna Rao, Sabitha, Venugopal B, Rafi MD, et al. (2012) Biochemical Parameters in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease Progression. J Medical Microbiol Diagnosis 1:103. doi:10.4172/2161-0703.1000103
2. Ramana K V (2012) HIV Disease Management in the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) Era. J Medical Microbiol Diagnosis 1:e101. doi:10.4172/2161-0703.1000e101
3. Ramana et al.: Diphyllobothriasis in a nine-year-old child in India: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports 2011 5:332. doi:10.1186/1752-1947-5-332
4. Ramana KV, Rao SD, Rao R, Mohanty SK, Wilson CG. Human Dipylidiasis: A Case Report of Dipylidium caninum Infection from Karimnagar. Online J Health Allied Scs. 2011;10(2):28 URL: http://www.ojhas.org/issue38/2011-2-28.htm
5. Ramana KV, Prakash K, Mohanty SK. A study of opportunistic parasitic infections and CD4 counts in HIV-seropositive individuals in Narketpally, South India. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2010; 3:49-52
6. Ramana KV, Kareem MA, Sarada C, Sebastian S, Lebaka R, Ratnamani MS, Rao R. Chryseomonas luteola bacteremia in a patient with left pyocele testis with Fournier's scrotal gangrene. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2010;53:574-5
7. Ramana K V, Jagadeeswhwara chary, Sabitha V, S K Mohanty, Ratna Rao. Role of Hematological and Alternate Markers in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease Progression. American Medical Journal 1 (2): 84-87, 2010.
8. Ramana KV and Rao R . Significance of Screening for Colonization and Vancomycin Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus Isolated from Anterior Nares of School Going Children. Online J Health Allied Scs. 2009; 8(3):20.
9. K. V. Ramana and S. K. Mohanty Opportunistic intestinal parasites and TCD4+ cell counts in human immunodeficiency virus seropositive patients. J Med Microbiol 2009. 58: 1664-1666.
10. Ramana KV, Mohanty SK, Wilson CG. Staphylococcus aureus colonization of anterior nares of school going children. Indian J Pediatr. 2009 Aug; 76(8):813-6.
11. Ramana KV, Prakash GK. Mystery behind emergence and re-emergence of Chikungunya virus. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2009; 2:1-3.
12. Ramana, K.; Mohanty, S. An adult case of urinary tract infection with Kingella kingae: a case report. Journal of Medical Case Reports, North America, 311 05 2009.
13. Ramana KV. Application of molecular over immunological techniques in rapid diagnosis of viral infections. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2008;1:33
14. Ramana KV, Mohanty SK, Kumar A. In-vitro activities of current antimicrobial agents against isolates of pyoderma. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2008;74:430
15. Mohanty SK, Ramana KV. Single and unpaired sera tube widal agglutination test in enteric fever. Saudi J Gastroenterol 2007;13:213

Papers Under Consideration:
1. Modified Hodge Test: A useful and low cost phenotypic Method for detection of carbapenemase producers in enetrobacteriaceae members. (Submitted to the Indian journal of pathology and Microbiology-Feb 2012)
2. Intestinal Parasitic infections (IPI) –An overview. (Submitted to the Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health-Feb 2012)
3. Abnormal levels of -glutamyl transpeptidase, ASt and ALT in Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV1) infection. ( Submitted to Biochemistry and Physiology-March 2012) Editorial Board Editorial board member on Journal of Medical microbiology and Diagnosis (International journal of OMICS publications-America)-2011

Reviewer International journals:
1. Emerging Infectious Diseases journal (CDC)
2. Journal of Medical Microbiology (society of general microbiology, UK)
3. Tropical Medicine and Health (Japanese society for tropical diseases)
4. Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials (Biomed Central (BMC)
5. Research and Reports in Tropical Medicine (Dove Press)
6. International journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences (Academic publications)


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