Country: India
City: Mumbai

National Institute of Immunohaematology (ICMR) and KEM Hospital
Acharya Dhonde Street - Mumbai 400012, India
Tel.: 91-22-24132928
Fax: 91-22-24138521

Director: Dr. Shrimati Shetty

Medical Associates:
Dr. S. Chandrakala, Dr. S. Mohanty, Prof. J. Kale
Fellowship logistics coordinator: Dr. Shrimati Shetty
Year of IHTC designation: 2000

Areas of specialty: Adult and pediatric hematology; Laboratory diagnosis and hemostasis; Molecular genetics; Dental care; Orthopedic care; Physiotherapy


Location: IHTC is located in Parel Mumbai (heart of Mumbai city). Mumbai is located on the west coast of India, with a population of approximately 12 million. It is the economic heart of the country.

Climate: Moderate (22 to 33°C)

Accommodations: Close to the centre

Language: English, Hindi, and Marathi


Clinical activities: Routine management; management of acute bleeds with and without factor concentrates; management of pain; management of acute emergencies; chronic synovitis; use of antifibrinolytics; sealants; DDAVP; genetic counseling; self-infusion or infusion by a relative.

Laboratory activities/research: Screening coagulation; correction studies; factor assays; inhibitor screening; inhibitor assay; assay of thrombophilia markers; thromboelastography; thrombinoscopy; lupus anticoagulant screen; anticardiolipin antibody assay; platelet aggregation studies; assay of rare coagulation factor deficiencies; von Willebrand factor assay; RFLP-based analysis of carriers and prenatal diagnosis; RFLP-based prenatal diagnosis in severe von Willebrand disease; vWD binding assay (Type 2N); inversion of intron 1 and intron 22 of factor VIII gene; multiplex assay of factor IX gene defects; CSGE and mutation analysis of factor IX gene; prenatal diagnosis by cordocentesis where molecular techniques are not available or found wanting; genetic counselling; pre and post-test counselling for carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis. Osteoporosis research, research on various aspects of chronic synovitis, inhibitor generation, cheaper management strategies, etc.

Multidisciplinary activities/research: Physiotherapy; development of prosthetics and orthotics; use of medical ultrasound; chemical synoviorthesis; dental management.

Updated January 2016