Dr Indumathi

Dr. Indumathi Vrithamani Aprameya


Dr.Indumathi V.A. completed M.B.B.S. and M.D. degree from the illustrious Bangalore Medical college, Bangalore University joined as a teaching faculty in Kempegowda medical college in the department of Clinical Microbiology in the year 1984 and served for 9 years. She then joined Ramaiah Medical College as an Assistant Professor in the year 1992 and gradually rose to the position of a Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology. During her tenure she has trained medical, dental, nursing, physiotherapy, undergraduates and postgraduates. She has also been the PhD examiner and supervisor for Yenopoya university, Mangalore

She has also been the head of the department of microbiology at the International Medical School., Bangalore campus to train the Malaysian M.B.B.S. students

Her expertise is in Hospital infection control wherein she spear headed and served as a secretary of Hospital infection control committee at Ramaiah Hospitals. She was the drug formulary committee member and she brought out an antibiotic policy guidelines for the usage by clinicians.

She has an expertise in Quality control program and was instrumental in steering the clinical labs both at the Ramaiah memorial hospital and teaching hospital towards NABL accreditation. 

She has a seven long years of experience in the industry having headed the corporate clinical laboratory at Ramaiah Memorial hospital.

Her research interests focuses on Antibiotic resistance among hospital isolates and Hospital associated infection.

One of her recent articles on multidrug resistant Acinetobacter has been published in Science advances journal which has an impact factor of 13.1


  • (PhD with Specialization)

    M.B.B.S. Bangalore Medical College

  • (PG with Specialization)

    M.D.(microbiology) Bangalore Medical College

  • (UG with Specialization


Total Years of Experience: Years/​Months

Academic: Years/​Months 35yrs 8 months

Industry: Years/​Months 7yrs 3 months

Training Experience

  • Quality control in clinical laboratory practice
  • Hospital infection prevention and surveillance

Research Interest :

Hospital infection : Phenotypic and Genotypic characterization of drug resistant hospital isolates.

  • Rapid diagnositic tools in infectious diseases

  1. M. D. Dissertation: Serology of Pyrexia of Uncertain origin with special reference to Brucellosis)

National Conference Papers

  1. 1. Central venous catheter related infection – a microbiological profile of 3 years: VII national conference Hospital infection Society Jan 9 – 11 2003
  2. Quality of laboratory medical education: changing trends in an urban scenario. International conference on medical education 27th& 28th Jan 2007 P‑24
  3. Outbreak of neonatal bacteremia due to Citrobacter fruendii: an investigation into an outbreak : IX HIS conference at Chandigardh 14th to 16th Feb 2007 P‑16
  4. Microbiological pro file of VAP IX HIS National conference at Chandigardh 14th ‑16th Feb 2007 BP 38
  5. Microbiological profile and antibiotic susceptibility pattern of HAP IX HIS Conference at Chandigarh India/​14th to 16th Feb 2007
  6. Role of blood cultures in Neonatal sepsis: XXXI National congress of IAMM 14th to 18th Nov 2007 BP 47 Mangalore
  7. Occurrence of clindamycin resistance amongst staphylococcus aureus isolated in a tertiary care hospital : XXXI National congress of IAMM 14th-18th Nov 2007 Mangalore.
  8. Buffy coat culture: A scope for the rapid diagnosis of neonatal sepsis II National conference of IDSI (INFECTIOUS DISEASE SOCIETY OF INDIA) Jan 24th ‑27th 2008 Hyderabad
  9. Chair person: Sessions on Molecular diagnostic methods, its benefits and fallacies : Chanre diagnostics : Bangalore 2007
  10. Chair person: Free paper session : Asia pacific Congress on Infectious diseases and infection control : 2007 2nd to 4th March
  11. 11. Chair person 21st Annual Conference of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine 4 – 8th March 2015. Criticare 2015
  12. 12. Laboratory diagnosis in Dengue: Rapid kits and ELISA test Symposium on Dengue fever conducted by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and CTPHCF on 30th July 2013 at RGUHS
  13. 13. Panel discussion on Contemporary Care in Dermatology 10th Oct 2010 Continuing Professional Development program conducted by Dept of Dermatology M.S.Ramaiah Medical College

Invited speaker:

  1. 1. The realities of antimicrobial resistance” 23rd march 2013 at the workshop on Infections in the ICU and its Optimal management” 
  1. 2. Recent advances in the diagnosis of Dengue” 9th March 2013 conducted by Padmashree Institute of Medical Laboratory technology, Bangalore in Association with RGUHS Karnataka
  1. 3. Dr.Indumathi: Virology of HIV: 16th Dec 2012 on Scientific CME on HIV in Pregnancy conducted by FOSI, BSOG and M.S.Ramaiah Medical college
  2. 4. Dr.Indumathi : Antibiotic policy : A stepwise Approach : Pesucon 2014 20th Dec2014 Karnataka Chapter
  3. 5. Sepsis Workshop conducted by Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine Bangalore Chapter June 26th 2013 : Chair person
  4. 6. Symposium on Center for Disease Control – An Overview of roadmap ahead organized by Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Public Health and Centre for Disease Control 31st Jan 2014
  5. 7. Colloquium on Health care waste management conducted by Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Public Health and Centre for Disease Control on 15th March 2014 : Resource person

International Conferences:

  1. 1. Presentation on Role of automated blood cultures in the management of neonatal sepsis: our experience: at National Health protection agency Colindale UK and Leeds, UK Academy of clinical Microbiologists 29th March to 2nd April 2007
  1. 2. The international conference on Health care Acquired Infections and Control 22nd and 23rd Feb 2013 at Puducherry : Paper presented : Best Paper Award“ Antibiotic resistance pattern of Acinetobacter infections in a tertiary care centre”
  2. 3. CIDSCON : International conference in infectious diseases , Bangalore Aug 22nd,23rd,24th 2014 Bangalore
  3. 4. Clinico Microbiology Course on Infection Prevention in Health care : an Update Global Hospitals Hyderabad Aug2nd and 3rd 2014

Workshop: Organising chairperson

  1. An interactive workshop on “ Sterilization and surgical safety” was conducted by the department of Microbiology on 31st March 2012 at the M.S Ramaiah Hospital auditorium in collaboration with with NABH & 3M
  1. Symposium: August 16th 2012 

Autoimmune Disease from Bench to Bedside”. 

In collaboration with UIC : University of Illinois at Chicago & M.S.Ramaiah Advanced learning Centre, Bangalore

3. CME: 8th December 2012 

Neonatal sepsis “ in collaboration with the Department of Paediatrics M.S.Ramaiah Medical College

4. Workshop: 1st and 2nd March 2013 

Basic Immunological Techniques” in collaboration with 

Department of Biotechnology, MSRIT Bangalore

5. Seminar: 23rd March 2013 

Infections in ICU and its optimal management” in collaboration with ISCCM 

6. CME: 21st July 2013 

Ocular Mycosis A Clinico microbiological perspective”– 

In collaboration with the department of Ophthalmology 
M.S.Ramaiah medical College

7. Workshop: 29th & 30th April 2014 

Water and Air Borne diseases” in collaboration with civil 
Engineering department M.S.R.I.T. M.S.Ramaiah medical College

  1. CME:27th November 2014 

Tuberculosis update M.S.Ramaiah medical College 

  1. CME:27th November 2014 

Pulmonary Tuberculosis update M.S.Ramaiah medical College.

  1. CME on extrapulmonary TB 1st March 2016 M.S.Ramaiah medical College
  1. 11. Infection prevention in the ICU 5th Nov 2016 M.S.Ramaiah medical College
  1. TB updates 23rd Sept 2017 M.S.Ramaiah medical College
  1. 22nd IAMM –KC conference and workshop on molecular diagnostics basics to advanced 9th and 10th March 2018 at M.S.Ramaiah medical College. 

International Conference Papers:

  1. 1. Presentation on Role of automated blood cultures in the management of neonatal sepsis: our experience: at National Health protection agency Colindale UK and Leeds, UK Academy of clinical Microbiologists 29th March to 2nd April 2007
  2. National Journal Papers
  3. Navneeth BV,Indumathi V.A,DRG Devi, Belwadi MRS. In vitro activity of Linezolid against clinical isolates of Gram positive cocci in a tertiary care hospital. JAPI 2002 (52):429 – 430 
  4. DRG Devi V.A,Indumathi , D.Sridaran, PRS Babu, Belwadi MRS.Evaluation of ParaHit F strip test for the diagnosis of Malarial infections: IJMS 2002;56(10):489 – 494 
  5. DR Gayathri Devi, D Sridaran, V.A.Indumathi, PRS Babu, MR Sandhya Belwadi, ACW Swamy Isolation of Mycobacterium chelonae from wound infection following laparoscopy: A case report. Ind J Tuberculosis 2004;51(1)149 – 151 
  6. VA Indumathi, NS Shivakumar Disseminated Nocardiosis in an elderly patient presenting with prolonged pyrexia: Diagnosis by thyroid abscess culture IJMM 2007;25(3):294 – 296 

  1. U Sudhir,TAnil Kumar, V.A.Indumathi, K Punith. Parotid abscess due to Salmonella typhi. The National Medical Journal of India 2008;21(6)328

  1. Medha Y Rao, Indumathi V.A, Ranjit M, Anil Kumar T, Punith K. Nocardaemia in an immune competent individual. JIACM 2009;10(3):148 – 150 

  1. Mahesh E, Ramesh D, Indumathi V.A., Punith K, Kirthi Raj Anupama HA , Complicated Urinary tract infection in a tertiary care centre in South India. Al Ameen J Med Sci 2010 ;(2): 120 – 127 
  2. Mahesh, D. Ramesh, VA Indumathi, Punith K. Risk factors for community acquired UTI caused by ESBL producing bacteria E. JIACM 2010; 11 (4) : 272 – 6 

  1. M Eshwarappa, R Dosegowda, Indumathi Vrithamani Aprameya, Punith K. Clinico- microbiological profile of urinary tract infection in South India. Indian Journal of Nephrology 2011; 21 (1): 30 – 36
  1. Mahesh E, Medha Y,Indumathi V.A,Punith K. Community acquired urinary tract infection in the elderly BJMP March 2011; 4 (1) pp406-409 
  1. Sanjay V. Kulkarni , Arun Narayan , Vrithmani Aprameya Indumathi , Tejas Suresh Rao , Punith K. Salmonella paratyphi A in India changing trends in presentation and antibiotic susceptibility. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences 2011; (2): 14 – 17

  1. Kalaivani V, Bharati V Hiremath, Indumathi VA. Necrotising soft tissue infection-Risk factors for mortality. JCDR 2013;7(8):1662 – 65

  1. Indumathi Vrithamani Aprameya . Non fermenting Gram negative Bacilli (NFGNB) other than Pseudomonas. Journal of The Academy of Clinical Microbiologists 2013;15(2):59 – 61(Editorial)

  1. Indumathi Vrithamani Aprameya . Non fermenters other than Pseudomonas species . Journal of The Academy of Clinical Microbiologists 2013;15(2):62 – 65(Invited special article) 

  1. Naik Shalini Ashok, Prathab AG, Indumathi VA. Objective structured practical examination as a tool for evaluating competency in gram staining. Journal of Education Research and Medical Teacher 2013;1(1) 48 – 50
  1. Indumathi V.A, *R Shikha, DR Suryaprakash.Diphtherialike illness in a fully immunised child caused by Corynebacterium pseudodiphtheriticum Indian J Med Microbiol 2014;32:443 – 5.

  1. Kavitha K, Beena, Partha Guchhait, IndumathiV.A.External fixator pin tract infection by Streptococcus pyogenes- A case Report. Jr Advanced Medical and Health Sciences 2015;1(1) 1 – 3 

  1. Shiva verma, V.A.Indumathi,K.C.Gurudev,Shalini Ashok Naik. Bacteriological quality of treated water and Dialysate in Haemodialysis unit of a tertiary care hospital. JCDR2015, Oct Vol9(10):DC14-16

  1. Satish Kumar Amarnath, Sangeeta Joshi1, Madhuwanti N. Abhyankar2, Ranjeeta Adhikary1, H. B. Beena1, T. D. Chugh3, K. D. Gandhi4, Vivek Hittinahalli5V. A. Indumathi6, Mukhopadhyay Rajavari7, S. Muralidharan8, S. S. Rao9, I. Roy10, N. Saini11 Cross‐​Country Transport and Isolation and Identification of Streptococcus pneumoniae By Use of Alternate Sources ofBlood Supplemented Media among Laboratories in India IJMM July-Sept 2019 vol 37, issue 3 PP 363 – 368 
  1. Tushar Shaw* and V.A. Indumathi The Viral Etiologies of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection: Indian Perspective on the Emerging Pathogens JPAM December2020 Volume 14 Issue 4, 2277-228 https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​2​2​2​0​7​/​.​1​4​.4.05|

21. Partha Guchaith, Gayathri devi, VA.Indumathi,TS Deepak .Detection of Atypical Pathogens in Community Acquired Pneumonia by Indirect Immunofluorescence AssayJCDR Feb2021 vol 15(2)DC10-DC14 DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2021/47187.14588

International Journal Papers

1.Sripraksh I, Anil TP. Routine prenatal screening of Indian Women for HBsAg: Benefits derived Vs Cost. Tropical Doctor 1997 July 27(3):176 – 7.

2.Navneeth BV, Sridaran D,Indumathi V.A.,Babu PRS, DGR Devi, Belwadi MRS. Extended spectrum Betalactamases among E.coli and K.pneumoniae in South Indian Tertiary care hospital. International Jr.Antimicrobial agents 2002(20):309 – 310

3.Mahesh E, Medha Y,Indumathi V.A,Punith K. Community acquired urinary tract infection in the elderly BJMP March 2011; 4 (1) pp406-409

4. Mangalgi SM, Shenoy S, Maralusiddappa PG, Indumathi. V.A Neonatal chikungunya – A case series. Journal of pediatric sciences 2011; 3(2)e 74

5. Anand Vinekar, Kavitha Avadhani, Pradeep Maralusiddappa , Vinay Prabhu, Padmamalini Mahendradas, V.A. Indumathi.Retinal vasculitis as an early indicator of systemic candidal abscesses in a premature infant. JAAPOS 2011;15(1):96 – 7

6.VA Indumathi, C Ranganatha, Punith Kempegowda. Septic arthritis in neonates due to Extended spectrum betalactamase producing Klebsiella pneumonia- outbreak analysis and long term follow up. IJIC 2012;8(3):1 – 6

7.. Akshaya Rao, Indumathi V A,Detection of Carbapenem resistant Enterobacteriacae from clinical Iso​lates​.Int. Journal of Current microbiology and Applied sciences 2016,Vol.05Number 05 Page:864 – 869

8.Kavitha Karur1*, V.A. Indumathi and S. Sowmya2 Isolation and Identification of Anaerobic Gram Negative Bacilli In Chronic Periodontitis”. International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences ISSN: 2319 – 7706 Volume 6 2 (2017) pp. 1366 – 1372.

9.Deepesh Nagarajan, Natasha Roy, Omkar Kulkarni, Neha Nanajkar, Akshya Datey, S.Ravi Chandran, Chandrani Thakur, Sandeep T, Indumathi V Aprameya, Siddarth P sarma, Dipshikha c Nagasuma Chandra. A designed antimicrobial peptide to combat carbapenem and tigecycline resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Science Advances 24th July 2019 Vol5 no 7 eaax 1946 Doi:10:1126/sciadv.aax.1946


  • Spear headed the Hospital infection control program at Ramaiah Hospital as a HIS secretary
  • Established and spear headed the project on Liquid waste management practices for Bio medical waste management cell of Ramaiah hospitals and also a resource person for training
  • Set up the clinical laboratory : a corporate lab (Gokula Metropolis lab)attached to the Ramaiah hospitals and established the quality control programs steering the clinical laboratory towards NABL accreditation
  • Strengthened the Post graduate program in Ramaiah medical college and set up standards of quality to spear head the clinical lab attached to the medical college towards NABL accreditation

* Published the Antibiotic Policy document

  • Indian Medical Association


  • Hospital Infection Society


  • Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists


  • Academy of Clinical Microbiologists