Forensic Medicine Dept

Forensic Medicine Dept


The broad goal of the teaching of undergraduate students in Forensic Medicine is to produce a physician who is well informed about medicolegal responsibilities in practice of medicine. He/She will also be capable of making observations and inferring conclusions by logical deductions to set enquiries on the right track in criminal matters and connected medicolegal problems. He/She acquires knowledge of law in relation to medical practice, medical negligence and respect for codes of medical ethics.

About the Department

  • Number of Wards – 06 (03 Male + 03 Female) ICCU + ICU
  • Total Number of Beds – 150
  • Number of Units – 03
  • OPD Timings Morning Opd – 9:00am to 01:00pm Evening Opd – 03:00pm to 05:00pm
  • Speciality clinics: once a weak
    Geriatric Clinic – Thursday
    Diabetic Clinic  – Tuesday
    Cardiology Clinic –      Monday
    Neurology Clinic   –      Friday


At the end of the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Identify the basic medicolegal aspects of hospital and general practice
  2. Define the medicolegal responsibilities of a general physician while rendering community service either in a rural primary health centre or an urban health centre.
  3. Appreciate the physician’s responsibilities in criminal matters and respect for the codes of medical ethics.
  4. Diagnose, manage and identify also legal aspects of common acute and chronic poisonings.
  5. Describe the medicolegal aspects and findings of post-mortem examination in case of death due to common unnatural conditions & poisonings.
  6. Detect occupational and environmental poisoning, prevention and epidemiology of common poisoning and their legal aspects particularly pertaining to Workmen’s Compensation Act.
  7. Describe the general principles of analytical toxicology.


At the end of the course, the student should be able to 

  1. Make observations and logical inferences in order to initiate enquiries in criminal matters and medicolegal problems.
  2. Diagnose and treat common emergencies in poisoning and manage chronic toxicity.
  3. Make observations and interpret findings at postmortem examination.
  4. Observe the principles of medical ethics in the practise of his profession.


Department shall provide an integrated approach towards allied disciplines like Pathology, Radiology, Forensic Sciences, Hospital Administration etc. to impart training regarding medicolegal responsibilities of physicians at all levels of health care. Integration with relevant disciplines will provide scientific basis of clinical toxicology e.g. medicine, pharmacology etc.

Academic Activities

  • Under Graduate
    Clinical Rotation – 8:30am – 11:30am History Taking
    Bed side Clinics
    Class room Teaching
    Integrated Theory Lectures
  • Post Graduate Bed Side Clinica Teaching – everyday
    Case Presentation  – once a weak
    Seminars –  once a weak
    Journal Presentation – once a weak
    Death Review Meeting –       once a month

Staff Details







Dr. Varsha Godbole




Dr. Meenakshi Shah

Asso. Prof.



Dr. Shubhangi Deshpande

Asso. Prof.



Dr. Hetal Patel

Asso. Prof.



Dr. Archana Asher

Assi. Prof.



Dr. Irfan Nagori

Assi. Prof.



Dr. Rikin Raj

Assi. Prof.



Dr. Varsha Godbole

  1. Study of economic burden and helth care resource utilisation by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease patients in a tertiary care Hospital in Western India.
    Journal – National Journal of Community Medicine. Vol 8, issue 9.Sept 2017
  2. Comparison of Beers criteria and EU(7) potentially inappropriate medications list for the potentially inappropriate medications in India elderly inpatients.
    Journal – International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, May 2019 Vol 8, Issue 5
  3. Pancytopenia : The perspective from western Gujarat, India
    V. Deshpande , Varsha Godbole , A.D.Asher
    Journal – International journal of advances in Medicine June 2019.

Dr. Shubhangi Deshpande

  1. Hydroxyurea in sickle cell disease: our experience in wester India
    S.V. Deshpande , S.S. Bhatwadekar
    Journal – Indian Journal of Hematology and Blood transfusion
    Online Published 2015 May
    Print Published 2016 Jun
  2. Morbidity pattern in sickle cell Disease in central Gujarat – Single centre perspective
    S.S. Bhatwadekar
    Journal – Blood –Journal of American
    Blood 2017 vol 130 no-supp 1 4785
  3. Pancytopenia : The perspective from western Gujarat, India
    S.V. Deshpande , Varsha Godbole , A.D.Asher
    Journal – International journal of advances in Medicine June 2019.

Dr Archana Asher

Creation & outcome of arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis: experience in a tertiary care hospital in saurashtra, Gujarat .International journal advances in medicine August 2019 Original research article. Pancytopenia : The perspective from western Gujarat, India S.V. Deshpande , Varsha Godbole , A.D.Asher Journal
– International journal of advances in Medicine June 2019.

Dr. Irfan Nagori

Study of biochemical and behavioural factors in obese and overweight individuals in health check up at Shree Krishna Hospital, Karamsad

Dr. Rikin Raj

Clinical and investigative profile of patients having snakebite with special reference to acute kidney injury. Journal of evidence based medicine and health care (JEBMH) 2017

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Contact Info

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1 123 456 7890


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+1 910-626-85266


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