Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shankar M. Bakkannavar, is an Associate Professor at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, India. He holds a MD in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology from Manipal University in 2009, Diploma in Cyber law from Symbiosis, Pune in 2011 and MBA in Healthcare Services from Sikkim Manipal University, India in 2012. He has completed certificate courses in Bioethics, analytical toxicology and Toxicological emergencies. He is actively involved in scientific research in the field of Forensic pathology and Forensic Medicine. He has government sponsored funded projects to his credit. Currently he is the Chairperson of KMC Student Research Forum and Member of Research Cell of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. Dr. Bakkannavar has more than 100 scientific papers published in national and international indexed journals. He has number of scientific paper presentations nationally and internationally to his credit. He has been awarded Best Oral and Best poster Presentations in many Medical Conferences. He has received many travel grants to attend international conferences. He is the author of undergraduate book titled “Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Practical manual” published by Elsevier. Also he has contributed many chapters in different testbooks. He is a member of “Standing committee of Dental Research” of American Dental Association.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shankar M. Bakkannavar research interests are Forensic Medicine; Forensic Pathology, Forensic Odontology, Public Health; Epidemiology; Suicidology; Traffic Medicine; Toxicology, Medical Ethics; Law in Relation to Medicine; Medical Education.