King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

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KEM Hospital
Seth GS Medical College
के.ई.एम रूगणालय
Logo gsmc my creation.png
Official crest of K.E.M. Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College
MottoNon Sibi Sed Omnibus
TypeEducation and research institution
Established1926; 96 years ago (1926)
DeanDr.Sangeeta Ravat
Location, ,
AffiliationsMaharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik
Affiliated universityMaharashtra University of Health Sciences
ListsHospitals in India
The college building

King Edward (VII) Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, located in Mumbai, is a teaching and medical care providing institution in India.[1] It was founded in 1926; it is affiliated with Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik. The students and alumni of Seth G. S. Medical College are colloquially referred to as GSites. [2]

The medical college (school) provides training to about 2,000 students at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and super-specialty medical courses-level; in undergraduate and postgraduate physical and occupational therapy courses; Masters and Ph.D. courses in various allied specialties. A nursing school is also maintained by this institution.[3] With about 390 staff physicians and 550 resident doctors, the 1,800 bedded hospital treats about 1.8 million out-patients and 85,000 in-patients annually. It provides both basic care and advanced treatment facilities in all fields of medicine and surgery.[3] Funded mainly by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, this institution renders virtually free of cost service to the underprivileged sections of the society.[3]

During the COVID-19 pandemic, on 3 May 2020, Indian Air Force choppers showered flower petals on King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, J. J. Hospital, and Kasturba Gandhi Hospital to pay tribute to healthcare workers fighting for the safety of the people of Mumbai.[4]


University and college rankings
Medical – India
Outlook India (2019)[5]9
The Week (2019)[6]12
India Today (2020)[7]12

Merit list toppers across the state of Maharashtra, select Seth GS Medical College as their first preference, followed by Sion Hospital, and Nair hospital in order.[8][9] The college was ranked 12th among medical colleges in India in 2020 by India Today,[7] 12th by The Week in 2019,[6] and 9th by Outlook India in 2019.[5]


Some of the milestones of the institute are.[10][better source needed]

  • The first Indian Medical College of modern medicine to be fully staffed by qualified Indian doctors.
  • The first Occupational Therapy School in Asia
  • The first Physiotherapy School in Southeast Asia
  • The first Plasma Fractionation Unit in Asia
  • The first Indian hospital to have an Ayurveda Research Centre in conjunction with an allopathic set-up
  • The first Indian Medical College and Hospital that has an indexed medical journal (Journal of Postgraduate Medicine)
  • The only Department of Sexology for a billion people
  • The first clinical pharmacology ward in the country
  • The first dedicated Orthopaedic department in the country
  • The first department of Cardio-thoracic Pathology in India
  • The first Nutrition Research Unit attached with a physiology department in India
  • The first department of cardiovascular and thoracic anaesthesia in India
  • First specialized epilepsy surgery department in Western India
  • First department of interventional electrophysiology in western India
  • First dedicated Esophageal Laboratory in the country
  • First Intensive Cardiac Care Unit in India
  • The first Indian hospital to perform a live donor kidney transplant in India
  • The first Indian hospital to perform heart transplant surgery
  • The first liver transplant in India (1968)
  • The first documented test-tube baby in India
  • The first Indian hospital to acquire an ECG machine
  • The first mitral commisurotomy in India (1952)
  • The first Indian hospital to perform craniofacial surgery
  • Pioneering work on the use of diethylcarbamazine in tropical eosinophilia
  • Pioneering work on the use of Rauwolffia serpentina in hypertension
  • First balloon atrial septostomy procedure in the country
  • First balloon dilatation of cor-triatriatum in the world
  • First fetal echocardiography-guided interventional therapy in the country
  • First transcatheter closure of ASD in Western India
  • The first cadaveric temporal bone and micro ear surgery workshops (1976)
  • The first Department of Preventive and Social Medicine to start a Mobile Health Unit in India (1964)
  • Highest annual processing of blood samples in India (about 36,000/year in 1998, 1999)
  • Highest annual collection of blood unit in India (about 30,000/year in 1998, 1999)
  • Highest number of blood donation camps held by a single blood bank in India
  • Single largest collection in India with a single Blood Bank in a day: 5679 units of blood
  • Pioneering work on in-vitro testing of Indian hepatoprotective agents
  • First intravenous anesthesia with Thipentone sodium (1940s)
  • First hypothermia technique for ASD (1953)
  • First All India Conference of Indian Society of Anesthetists (1949)
  • First total spinal technique for controlled hypotension (1954)
  • Largest numbers of presidents of Indian Society of Anesthetists from a single Institution (five)
  • First cardiac catherisation in India 1959-60
  • Pioneering work on recreation of reptilian heart vascular pattern in mammalian heart (1965)
  • Pioneering work on the association of tuberculosis with non-specific aortoarteritis (1963)
  • First interventional radiological procedures in India 1975
  • Discovery of Bombay Blood group
  • Pioneering work on release and grafting of trismus in submucous fibrosis

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Information from Official website of KEM Hospital
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 December 2008. Retrieved 22 November 2008.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) M.U.H.S. College Information
  3. ^ a b c "kem website". KEM hospital. 2018. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Economic Times article". Economic Times. 2020. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Outlook Ranking: India's Top 25 Medical Colleges In 2019 Outlook India Magazine". Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  6. ^ a b Pushkarna, Vijaya (8 June 2019). "Best colleges: THE WEEK-Hansa Research Survey 2019". The Week.
  7. ^ a b "Best MEDICAL Colleges 2020: List of Top MEDICAL Colleges 2020 in India". Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  8. ^ "DNA article". dna correspondent. 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011.
  9. ^ "DMER Selection List" (PDF). DMER. 2020. Retrieved 7 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Journal of Postgraduate Medicine" (PDF). Staff Society of Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital, Mumbai, India. 2018. Retrieved 17 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Lives of Fellows: Keshavrao Krishnarao Datey". Royal College of Physicians. Retrieved 6 September 2014.
  12. ^ "Four Runners profile". Four Runners Healthcare. 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Dr. Tehemton Erach Udwadia (Mumbai)". Indian Med Guru. 2015. Retrieved 10 December 2015.
  14. ^ "KEM TURNS 90 Dr Sharad Pandey holds a heart during India's first heart transplant".

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Coordinates: 19°00′06″N 72°50′30″E / 19.0017°N 72.8418°E / 19.0017; 72.8418