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Department of General Medicine

Kurnool Medical College was started in the year 1956. The birth of the Department of Medicine took place along with other basic departments in the year 1956.

To start with Paediatric ward also was a part of General Medicine department. The first HOD of the Medicine including Paediatrics was Padmabhushan Dr. Sripada Pinakapani who took over as HOD on 26th January 1957. In due course Paediatrics was created as separate department under Dr. Lingam Krishnaiah in the year 1958. II unit of the Medicine Department was started in the year 1958, III unit was added in the year 1959, IV unit was started in the year 1965. V and VI units were added to the department in the year 1997.

The Post Graduate Courses in Medicine started in the year 1962. The first batch of Post Graduate students Dr. Swaminath & Dr. P. sivaramaiah took their degrees in 1964. The Post Graduate alumni brought name and fame to the department in particular and to Kurnool Medical College in general by being accepted as Heads of Departments at National and International level. Number of post graduates have done various Super Specialities and are serving in reputed institutions in very important positions.

In due course Super speciality wings were started in the following order which were branched off from General Medicine, Cardiology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Endocrinology

Though the Department lost its glamour after getting branched off to various sub-specialities, the department is extending great services and expending in various directions.

Increase in number of units thereby to serve the needs of more patients
Teaching undergraduate students
Catering to the needs of increased number of Post Graduates and training them to become future physicians to serve the society.

The Department at present under the guidance of Dr. K.Narasimhulu, MD, DTCD, boasts itself by conducting regular internet journal clubs and seminars, the first of its kind in Kurnool Medical College and the Department is unique in having a CD library. Presently the Head of the Department is showing interest and planning to upgrade Acute Medical Care, Intermediate Medical Care units. Department is full fledged with Critical Care unit and 24 hour Bio-chemical and General Lab, to Serve the needs of patients. And the Department is also coordinating with Anaesthesia Department to serve the needs of patients in Critical Care unit. At present medicine department is existing with seven medical wards both male and female wards including ID wards. Yearly 20 post graduates are admitted to the dept.

S.No Name Designation
1 Dr. P.Sudhakar Professor
2 Dr. K.Narasimhulu Professor & HOD
3 Dr. S.Chandrasekhar Professor
4 Dr. M.Ranganath Professor
5 Dr. P.Rajasekhar Professor
6 Dr. K.M.Iqbal Hussain Professor
7 Dr. S.Laxmi Bai Associate Professor
8 Dr. K.Vidyasagar Associate Professor
9 Dr. M.Maheswara Reddy Associate Professor
10 Dr. P.Ravi Kaladhar Reddy Associate Professor
11 Dr. P.C.Vasantha Rao Assistant Professor
12 Dr. K.Manoraju Assistant Professor
13 Dr. D.Srinivasulu Assistant Professor
14 Dr. N.B.Indira Assistant Professor
15 Dr. Shaik Syfulla Shariff Assistant Professor
16 Dr. K.Somappa Assistant Professor
17 Dr. V.Blessy Manohar Assistant Professor
18 Dr. K.Prem Kumar Assistant Professor
19 Dr. S.Rangavenamma Assistant Professor

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