The Department of Physiology is primarily involved in teaching of various healthcare professional courses being offered by PSMC and applied human research. In case of undergraduate training of MBBS, BPT, and BSc (MLT) students it follows an integrated curriculum. It has adopted a number of student-centric methods for imparting education, viz, Student Group Seminar, Case Based Learning, Project Based Learning, ICMR Short-term Studentships, online education, etc. It has been the pioneer in the state of Gujarat in organizing State and National Inter-Medical College Physiology Quiz Competition in the year 2006 and 2010 respectively with the objective to foster interaction and relationship between students of various colleges from across the nation. Apart from academics, the Department also emphasizes on communication skill, emotional and spiritual quotient by organizing regular evolve meetings. It has also adopted OSPE, Case-based Questions and Objective structured Viva in formative and summative assessment of MBBS students.


The Department has also evolved as a PG department and offers MD (Physiology) and PhD (Medical Physiology) programs. Apart from these, the Department offers training as an integral part of the Master of Industrial Hygiene course being offered by Sardar Patel University in collaboration with the University of Cincinnati, USA.


The faculty members have taken specialized training from elite institute like AIIMS, New Delhi and have completed FAIMER Fellowship program for conducting research in specific fields. They are involved in applied human research in relation to:

Cardiovascular Autonomic Functions and Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents

Sleep and Health Outcomes

Obesity and its Effect on Pulmonary Functions, Cardiovascular Function and Glucose Homeostasis

Effects of Physical Exercise on Blood Pressure

Effects of Yoga

Research in Medical Education


The Department consistently publishes scientific papers in national and international journals and the research work has been recognized and appreciated by peers from across the globe. The faculty members have been invited as speakers at various scientific conferences and have been appointed as reviewers and board members in national and international scientific journals.

  • Dr Hasmukh D Shah
    Professor & HOD
  • Dr Ashok Raman Nair
  • Dr Minal C Patel
  • Dr Archana Nimbalkar
  • Dr Nilesh Patel
    Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Tejas T Prajapati
    Assistant Professor
  • Dr Shalini Ranjan
  • Dr Kamini Gajjar