Dr. Geeta Vemuganti of UoH elected Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists
The fellowship is awarded both through examination and by honouring those who choose to pursue careers centred on research and other academic pursuits
HYDERABAD: Dr. Geeta Vemuganti, Dean-School of Medical Sciences at the University of Hyderabad (UoH), has been elected as a Fellow of the distinguished Royal College of Pathologists.
The Royal College of Pathologists is a professional membership organisation with charitable status, concerned with all matters relating to the science and practice of pathology. It is comprised of Fellows, Diplomats, Affiliates, and trainees, who are assisted by personnel headquartered in the College's London headquarters.
The College is a non-profit organisation with around 11,500 members worldwide. The fellowship is awarded both through examination and by honouring those who choose to pursue careers centred on research and other academic pursuits. The college focuses on high-quality contributions to the field while evaluating applications.
The main indicators of academic achievement continue to be grants awarded and publication of original work in high quality journals following peer review. All applications are to be submitted for a Preliminary review by experts, which take about 6-9 months. After the peer review, the application is recommended as eligible “to apply" or eligible "to apply for fast track". Dr Vemuganti’s application was assessed as to apply for fast track, after which she was accepted as Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists. The New fellow’s ceremony was conducted on 22nd February 2023 in London at the Royal College of Pathologists.
Dr. Geeta Vemuganti joined to lead and develop the fledgling School of Medical Sciences at the UoH in December 2010 after a long stint as head of ocular pathology services at the renowned L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad.
A physician- pathologist by training, she has special interest and experience in ocular pathology and stem cell research. Her contribution to cutting edge stem cell research in ocular surface regeneration has led to benchto-bedside applications and won her several national and international awards and honors.
She contributed significantly to establishing and expanding Ophthalmic Pathology as a subspeciality in the field of surgical pathology in India and initiated the first fellowship program of Post graduate Diploma Certificate course in Ocular Pathology under the aegis of Indian College of Pathologists.
Dr Vemuganti earned her basic medical degree at the JLN Medical College, Ajmer before completing her MD in Pathology at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences. She has had advanced training in ocular pathology at the Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, USA.
She has published widely, authoring more than 200 papers in journals of international repute with a Citation Index of 7222 and H Index of 49 (Citation Gadget). She has guided several doctoral students in both basic and applied research projects.