Dr. Ramakrishna Pai J

Dr. Ramakrishna Pai J

Additional Professor, MICROBIOLOGY

Designation : Additional Professor

Qualification :

MBBS (2007) from Fr Muller Medical College Mangaluru, Karnataka

MD in Microbiology (2011) from Fr Muller Medical College Mangaluru, Karnataka,

MBA in Health care services (2013) from Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok, Sikkim.

Email :ramakrishna_pai@aiimsmangalagiri.edu.in

Area of Interest

  • Mycobacteriology,

    MDR pathogens,


    Biosafety & biosecurity,

    Quality control and patient safety,


    Ethnomedical plants and their antibacterial activity.


    1. Life member of Hospital Infection Society – India (HISI)
    2. Life member of Academy of Clinical Microbiologist
    3. Life member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist (National)
    4. Life member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist (Karnataka Chapter)
    5. Life member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist (Telangana & Andhra Pradesh Chapter)
    6. Life member of Society of Indian Human and Animal Mycologists.
    7. Life Member of Indian Medical Association (Karnataka Branch).
    8. Life Member of Indian Red Cross Society (Dakshina Kannada Branch).
    9. Life member of Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organisations (CAHO) LIM-69.

Honors / Awards

Awarded with Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Summer fellowship in 2011. Worked under Dr.Jayasri Das Sharma, Prof., Dept. of Neurobiology, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata on Arsenicosis – its health effects and innovative methods of prevention and treatment, under Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Summer Fellowship 2011from 6th June 2011 to 6th August 2011

Member of Thematic expert group for COVID 19 training content development during COVID by Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt of India. Was nominated as expert in AYUSH / Allied and Healthcare science/ Dental group for development of study material on Sample collection & packing, SOP for clinical Laboratories during COVID-19, Molecular laboatory testing for COVID, Point of Care Testing (POCT) in COVID-19 by Ministry of Labour & Employment , Govt of India from Andaman & Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences, Port Blair (2021-22)

Editorial Board member of IP International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases and Associate Editor in Journal of the Academy of Clinical Microbiologists.

BSL –II virology lab Incharge / Nodal officer for COVID testing at Andaman & Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences, Port Blair, Andaman & Nicobar Islands 2020-22

Books / Chapters

Text book chapters

  1. Elroy Saldanha, Ramakrishna J. Pai, Thomas George, Sueallen D’Souza, Mohammed Adnan, Michael Pais, Taresh Naik, Reshmina C.C. D’Souza, Rithesh D’Cunha, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. Chapter 17 – Health Effects of Various Dietary Agents and Phytochemicals (Therapy of Acute Pancreatitis), Editor(s): Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Alina Maria Holban, Therapeutic, Probiotic, and Unconventional Foods, Academic Press, 2018, Pages 303-314, ISBN 9780128146255, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814625-5.00016-9.
  2. Bhat H., PaiJ., Boloor R., Fayad R., and Baliga M.S. (2015)Use of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants as Immunomodulators in Geriatrics: Preclinical Studies.,In : Ronald Ross Watson (Editor) Foods and Dietary Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease in Older Adults, pp. 143–149.https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-418680-4.00015-4
  3. Pai R.J.,Valder B., Palatty P.L., Shivashankara A.R., and Baliga M.S. (2013) Gastrointestinal Protective Effects of Eugenia jambolana Lam. (Black Plum) and Its Phytochemicals. In: Watson RR and Preedy VR (eds.) Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease, pp. 369-382. San Diego: Academic Press. DOI:10.1016/B978-0-12-397154-8.00043-9
  4. Bhat H., Sampath P., Pai R.J., Boloor R., Baliga M.S., and Fayad R. (2013) Indian Medicinal Plants as Immunomodulators: Scientific Validation of the Ethnomedicinal Beliefs. In: Watson RR and Preedy VR (eds.) Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Arthritis and Related Inflammatory Diseases, pp. 215-224. San Diego: Academic Press.DOI:10.1016/B978-0-12-397156-2.00014-4


1. Jakribettu RP, George T, Pais MLJ, Kulkarni SD, Natarajan S, Baliga MS. Clinico hematological details of alcoholics affected with dengue: A retrospective observation. J Clin Infect Dis Soc 2024;2:16-20.

2. Surlu Vidya Rao, Paul Simon, Elroy Saldanha, Rekha Boloor, Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. Surgical Site Infection in Head and Neck Cancer Patients: Observations from A Tertiary Care Hospital. South Asian J Cancer. DOI https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0043-1763282ISSN2278-330X (Accepted)

3. Surlu Vidya Rao, Karadka Ramdas Thilakchand, Rekha Boloor, Sucharitha Suresh, Thomas George, Michael LJ. Pais, Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. Antimicrobial resistance pattern in aerobic bacteria isolated from endotracheal aspirate in ventilator‑associated pneumonia: Ten years observation from a tertiary care hospital. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol

4. Pais ML, D’Souza RC, Surlu VR, Boloor R, Baliga MS, Jakribettu RP. Changing trend in the clinico- bacteriological profile of diabetic foot infection over a decade: observations from a tertiary care hospital of India. J Acad Clin Microbiol 2023;25:24-8.

5. Raja K, Mukhopadhyay C, Shetty AK, Chinnan JP, Sudarsana J, Jose RA, Saritha N, Ravindranath C, Goel G, Valsan C, Sundaramoorthy S, Joy S, Sagila S G, Jakribettu RP, Sarada Devi K L, Ponnambath DK, Jithendranath A, Dinesh KR, Berry R, Iyer RN, John AP, Bhattacharya S. Detection and reporting of Carbapenemase producing Gram negative bacilli in Clinical Microbiology: A survey of practices in laboratories across India. J AcadClinMicrobiol 2022;24:55-62

6. Kanakkarthodi R, Edakalathur Baby B, Anapattath A,Valappil J K, Afsar A, Jakribettu R P,Low Back Pain Among Nurses in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital at Malappuram Kerala. Cureus 14(11): e31622. http://doi:10.7759/cureus.31622

7. Thomas George, Michael Pais, Soniya Abraham, Rekha Boloor, Sucharita Suresh, Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. Clinicolaboratory and treatment profile of dengue in children: Observations from a tertiary care hospital. Hamdan Med J2021;14:13-6.DOI: 10.4103/HMJ.HMJ_52_20

8. Joy S, D’souza RC, K S, Surlu VR, Suresh S, Jakribettu RP, Baliga MS. Bacteriological Profile of Pathogens in Burns Unit of a Tertiary Care Center: A Retrospective Observational Study. Wounds. 2020 Dec;32(12):345-349.

9. Thomas George, Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Soniya Abraham, Michael L. J. Pais, Mohammed Adnan, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. Clinicohematological, Treatment, and Outcome Profile for Scrub Typhus: Observations from a Tertiary Care Center. J ApplHematol 2020; 11:180-3.DOI: 10.4103/joah.joah_54_20

10. Thomas George, Michael L. J. Pais, Mohammed Adnan, Romith Pereira, Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. Clinicolaboratory profile of leptospirosis: Observations from a tertiary care hospital. J Appl Hematol 2020;11:102-7.DOI: 10.4103/joah.joah_11_20

11. Ahmed SM, Jakribettu RP, Rajeevan S, George A, K Mariyam MA, Rao SV. Five year trend of bacterial isolates and their antibiotic resistance from automated BACTEC blood culture system from a rural medical college hospital in North Kerala, India: 2012-16. J AcadClinMicrobiol 2019;21:10-5.DOI: 10.4103/jacm.jacm_26_18

12. Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Thomas George, Soniya Abraham, Farhan Fazal, Shreevidya Kinila, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. Clinical and laboratory profile of chronic pulmonary aspergillosis: a retrospective study. Egypt J Bronchol 2019;13:109-13.https://doi.org/10.4103/ejb.ejb_35_18

13. Varun Pai, Haladi Sudhir Prabhu, Faizan Khalekhan, Rashmi Theresa Mathai, Arnadi Ramachandrayya Shivashankara, Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Nandakishore Bala, Paul Simon , Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. Audit of toxic effects of body paint in the tiger dancers (Hulivesha) of Mangalore, India: an investigational study.Cutan Ocul Toxicol. 2019 Jun;38(2):118-124.DOI: 10.1080/15569527.2018.1529036

14. Neethu Susan Philip, Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Rekha Boloor, Raghuveer Adiga. Characterisation of aerobic bacteria isolated from orthopaedic implant-associated infections. J Acad Clin Microbiol 2018;20:33-6.DOI: 10.4103/jacm.jacm_23_17.

15. Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Shah Nawaz, Ovine Loyster D’souza, Valerian Sudeep Pinto, Brincy Loyala D’souza, Laveena Agnis Tellis and Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. Study of antibiotic resistance pattern in Staphylococcus aureus in skin and soft tissue infections: A seven year analysis. International Journal of Applied Research 2017; 3(9): 302-304

16. Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Ovine Loyster D’souza, Valerian Sudeep Pinto, Vidya Rao Surlu, Rekha Boloor, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. Needle Stick Injuries among Health Care workers in a Multispecialty hospital: A retrospective study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci(2017) 6(5): 833-837. https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.093

17. Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Rekha Boloor, Andrew Thaliath, Sharanya Yesudasan George, Thomas George, Manoj Ponadka Rai, Umran Sheikh, Kadke Shreedhara Avabratha, Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga. Correlation of Clinicohaematological Parameters in Paediatric Dengue: A Retrospective Study. Journal of Tropical Medicine.Volume 2015, Article ID 647162, 7 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/647162.

18. Syed Mustaq Ahmed, Pai Jakribettu, Shaniya Kottakutty, Arya B, Shakir VPA. Respiratory Tract Infections (LTRIs): An Insight into the Prevalence and the Antibiogram of the Gram Negative, Respiratory, Bacterial Agents. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2013 February, Vol-7(2): 253-256. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2013/5308.2740

19. Syed Mustaq Ahmed, Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Shaniya Koyakutty, Arya B, Shakir VPA. Urinary Tract Infections – An overview on the Prevalence and the Anti-biogram of Gram Negative Uropathogens in A Tertiary Care Centre in North Kerala,India.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2012 September (Suppl), Vol-6(7): 1192-1195.

20. Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Rekha Boloor. Characterisation of aerobic bacteria isolated from endotracheal aspirate in adult patients suspected ventilator associated pneumonia in a tertiary care centre in Mangalore. Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia.2012,6(2):115-119.doi: 10.4103/1658-354X.97022


Review articles

1. Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga, Ramakrishna J. Pai, Harshith P. Bhat, Princy Louis Palatty, Rekha Boloor. (2011) Chemistry and medicinal properties of the Bakul (Mimusops elengi Linn) review. Food Research International 44:1823–1829.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2011.01.063

2. Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga, Harshith P. Bhat, Ramakrishna J. Pai, Rekha Boloor, Princy Louis Palatty (2011). The chemistry and medicinal uses of the underutilized Indian fruit tree Garcinia indicaChoisy (kokum): A review. Food Research International 44:1790–1799.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2011.01.064

3. Jason Jerome D’Souza, Rekha Boloor, Prema D’Souza, Ramakrishna Pai, M S Baliga. Yoghurt (Curds) in the prevention of Cancer: A Review”, Muller Journal of Medical Sciences and Research.2010,vol 1 no 1, 45-51.


Case reports

1. Jakribettu RP, Boloor R, D’Souza R, Aithala S. Subcutaneous surprise. Ann Med Health Sci Res 2014;4:123-5.

2. Reshmina D’Souza, Ramakrishna Pai J, Sunil Sundarshana H, P Sathyamoorthy Aithala. Subcutaneous Nodule – A case of Dirofilaria. International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research. 2013, 3: 64-5.

3. Ramakrishna Pai Jakribettu, Rekha Boloor, Shreevidya Kinila, Thomas S Kuruvilla. Pulmonary Aspergillosis: Atypical presentation in immunocompetent individuals. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2013;6:327-30.

4. Ramakrishna Pai, Rekha Boloor, Shreevidya K, Divakar Shenoy. “Fusarium solani – an emerging fungus in Chronic diabetic ulcer – A case report”; Journal of Lab Physician; 2010, vol 2 issue 2, 37-39.

5. Dias M, Prashant K, Pai R, Scaria B. Chryseobacterium meningosepticum bacteremia in diabetic nephropathy patient on hemodialysis. Indian J Nephrol 2010; 20:203-4.