Jeevan Divakaran

Jeevan Divakaran

MBBS, MD

Professor of Pathology, Course Director (SD IV)

Pathology

Biography:

Dr. Jeevan completed residency in Pathology in 2000 from PGIMS, Rohtak, India and started his career as Assistant Professor of Pathology at PSGIMSR, Coimbatore, India. He then worked at other medical universities in India including MGIMS, Pondicherry, and Amrita IMSR, Kochi. He headed the Department of Pathology at RPGMC, Tanda, and later at Azeezia IMSR, Kollam where he took on additional responsibility as the Vice Dean.

He was employed as Foreign Expert in Pathology at Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China from 2006-7 and as Chief Pathologist and Director of Laboratory Services at the Bokamoso Private Hospital, Gaborone, Botswana from 2009-11.

He moved to the Caribbean in 2012, joining the Medical University of the Americas at Nevis as Professor of Pathology. Subsequently, he worked as Course Director of Pathology and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the Windsor University School of Medicine, St Kitts, as Head of Pathology department at the American University school of Medicine, Barbados and as a teaching faculty at the Trinity School of Medicine, St Vincent before returning to the MUA fold in 2021.

He has contributed to several research publications including case reports, randomized trials, and molecular research. His primary areas of interest in pathology are dermatopathology and gastrointestinal pathology and is a member of the IAMSE and reviewer for Medical Science Educator, Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics and World Journal of Surgical Oncology.

He is extremely passionate about teaching Pathology and has undergone training courses in medical education and teaching. He has been focused on medical education, particularly short group teaching and team-based learning exercises. His teaching philosophy is that in life one must be a good learner to become a good teacher for which one must be always receptive to new information, ideas, and technology. His approach has been to utilize the adult learning principles of relevance and active involvement, motivating students to explore, evaluate and comprehend new information in a manner that is useful, because students perform well in situations where they can participate in the learning process, and where learning content has practical applications. His long-term goal is to serve as a resource person or mentor to junior faculty interested in teaching.

Qualifications:

  • MBBS, Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore, India
  • MD (Pathology), PGIMS, Rohtak, India

Courses:

  • SD II, SD IV, RC-CA, FOCM
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