King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College
Official Logo of S.G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital
|Motto||Non Sibi Sed Omnibus|
|Type||Education and research institution|
|Affiliations||Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik|
King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College (Marathi: Rājā Êḍvarḍ (Sātavē) Smārak Rugṇālaya Va Sēṭh Gōvardhandās Sundaradās Vaidyakīya Mahāvidyālaya), located in Mumbai, is amongst the foremost teaching and medical care providing institutions in India. It was founded in 1926, and is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Nashik.
The medical college (school) provides training to about 2000 students in undergraduate, postgraduate and superspeciality medical courses; in undergraduate and postgraduate physical and occupational therapy courses; Masters and PhD courses in various allied specialties. A nursing school is also maintained by this institution.
With about 390 staff physicians and 550 resident doctors, the 1800 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. Funded mainly by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, this institution renders virtually free of cost service to the underprivileged sections of the society.
|University and college rankings|
|Medical - India|
|India Today (2017)||7|
|Outlook India (2017)||8|
|The Week (2017)||12|
Merit list toppers across the state of Maharashtra, select this civic-run medical college as their first preference. The college was ranked seventh among medical colleges in India in 2017 by India Today, 12th by The Week, and eighth by Outlook India.
Notable alumni include:
- Dwarkanath Kotnis (1910-1942) Indian humanitarian physician, served in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War
- Keshavrao Krishnarao Datey (1912–1983) Cardiologist, Padma Bhushan (1969), Fellow Royal College of Physicians
- Sharad Panday (1934-2004) Indian cardiothoracic surgeon, part of the team that performed the first heart transplant in India.
- Tehemton Erach Udwadia (b. 1934) Gastroenterologist, Dr. B. C. Roy Award (2000), Padma Shri (2006), Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (2006)
- 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 having 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 reptilean 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 submucus fibrosis
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- "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.