Dr.Padmavathi.R is working as Professor and Head of the Department of Physiology and Associate Dean – Post graduate studies at Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai. She obtained her MBBS (1994) degree from the Bangalore University, MD Physiology (1999) from St.John’s Medical College, Bangalore and PhD in the field of Environmental Health from Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research. She is involved in teaching Physiology to under graduate and postgraduate medical, dental and paramedical students for the past 18 years.
Dr. Padmavathi has a passion for teaching and research activities. She has participated in the execution of the innovative integrated preclinical curriculum and formulation of MD Physiology competency based PG curriculum. She is currently guiding 6 doctoral students.
Her primary research involvement has been in multi-disciplinary projects in the areas of environmental physiology & occupational health, in various public health related research projects funded by national and international agencies including the ICMR, Ministry of Environment and Forests, The World Bank, USEPA, NIH, USA. She is also pursuing research in the area of medical education.
She has received awards such as Saroj Jyothi Award for Young Scientist, Young Scientist Award from Women’s Doctor’s Association, New Investigator Award from ISEE, Vancouver, Canada, Research Publication award, Several best paper awards.
She has presented papers in various national and international conferences and has several publications (around 70) in national, international journals, Chapters (3) in book, reviewer of Guyton and Hall, Text book of Medical Physiology.
She is a Internal Member of IEC (2000-07; 2011-15); Member Secretary of Institutional Ethical Committee (2007-11) , Publications Oversight Committee, CITI Curriculum Committee, Medical Education Unit (Phase I Director for 2013-14),UG Curriculum Committee of MEU, ATCOM Curriculum committee, FIME (2014-15), ICMR MD PhD review Committee, Library committee, Board of studies, Academic Council of Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute.
She is a external member of Ph.D Screening Committee, Reviewer of Research Projects – Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences – Bangalore, Sri Balaji Vidhyapeeth University – Pondicherry, Daata Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Nagpur, Board of Studies for MSc. Physiology – Chettinad Health University – Kanchipuram.
She is also an active member of various professional committees such as International Society of Environmental Epidemiology, Indian Medical Association, Womens Doctors Association, APPI, Vice President of APT etc.