The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Faculty of Medical Sciences


Staff: Academic
Dr. Keerti Singh
Titles: Lecturer in Anatomy
Department: FMS
Discipline: Basic Medical Science Faculty (Phase I)
Qualifications: MBBS: Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi, India
1991-1995

MS Anatomy (Delhi University): Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
1998-2000

Infertility Research
Training in basic Inferitlity research at Reproductive Research Center, Cleveland clinic, Ohio, USA
2007.
 
Junior Residency (Postgraduate training) in Anatomy
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
1998-2000

Internship in Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics and Accident and Emergency
Sucheta Kriplani & Kalawati Saran Childrens' Hospital, New Delhi, India
1995-1996
Contact: Telephone: (246) 417-7645
Email: keerti.singh@cavehill.uwi.edu
Teaching Areas: Academic Responsibilities:
 
Teaching: The MBBS batch in Cave Hill consisted of 70 students in 2012 which has increased to 80 students in 2013. This includes taking lectures and practical for the M.B.B.S students with the help of internet based learning tools.
 
Overlooking the histology slides selection and storing for teaching and exams. Working towards setting up of an Anatomy Museum in the future.
 
Evaluation and assessment including setting and conducting exams and preparation of results. Also contribute towards standard setting.
 
Other Activities include working towards setting up of a body donation system to facilitate learning and research in anatomy.
 
 
Administrative responsibilities
 
Course coordination:
Year 1 – Locomotor system Year 1 MDSC 1105
            -  Meiosis to Man Year 2 MDSC 1103
            -  Respiratory System Year 1 MDSC 1205
 
Year 2 - Renal and urogenital system Year 2 MDSC 2204
 
Year 3 – Female reproductive system Year 3 MDSC 3102
Biography: Dr. Keerti Singh completed her undergraduate medical education at the Lady Harding Medical College, Delhi University.  She then joined the Postgraduate Degree Programme in Clinical Anatomy  from the Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University.  She is trained in all subspecialities of Anatomy.  While she was doing her her postgraduation she was trained in basic infertility research.  Her thesis topic was, 'Assessment of Mesterolone Therapy in Oligospermic Males.' 

After sucessfully completing her postgraduation, she worked as an Assistant Professor in Anatomy in various colleges in India where she got experience in teaching and research.  She joined UWI Mona Jamaica in 2006 as a lecturer in Anatomy.  During her term at Mona she visited the Reproductive Research Unit of the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio USA, for Initiating Collaborative Research. 

Dr. Singh joined UWI Cave HIll in 2011 and has been actively involved in Anatomy teaching and Research since then.  She likes to do collaborative research in various clinical fields of interest.  Dr. Singh is a member of both the British and American Association of Clinical Anatomists.  Her research interest include Male Infertility, Congenital Malformations, Anatomy Education and Clinical Anatomy and Genetics. 
Research: Articles actually published in refereed journals:
 
  1.  Kumar A; Singh K, Major Congenital Malformations of the Gastrointestinal Tract among the Newborns in one of the English Caribbean Countries, 1993 – 2012
. J of Clinical Neonatology, Vol.3 (4) Oct-Dec 2014, 205-210.
  1. Singh K, Krishnamurthy K, Greaves C, Kandamaran L, Nielson A, Kumar A; Major congenital malformations in Barbados: The Prevalence, the Pattern and the resulting morbidity and mortality. ISRN Obstetrics and Gynecology. Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 651783, 8 pages
  1. Singh K, Singh A, Sarada A.K; Assessment of Mesterolone Therapy in Oligospermic Males International Journal of Pharmaceutical Science Invention; www.ijpsi.org    Volume 2 Issue 3, March 2013, PP.17-21.
  1. Kumar A, Kilaru KR, Singh K, Roach TC, Nielsen AL. Immunological and Virological outcomes at 5 Years in HIV infected adults who start HAART at a CD4 cell count of less than 200 in Barbados. British Journal of Medical and health Sciences 2012 Vol. 1, No. 2, pp 26-35
  1. Singh K, Donnahue D, Rao S. Presence of Anamalous Extensor Muscles on the Dorsum of the hand. International Journal of Anatomical variations, www.ijav.org/2009/080-082. 2009 Vol 2, 80-82.
 
  1. Singh K, Kesavi D, Rajendran M;  Tendinous  architecture of extensor digitorum; Anatomical Adjuncts; vol 3 no (3), 2003, 15-18.
 
  1. Kesavi D, Singh K, Rajendran M; Anamalous course of Dorsalis Pedis artery. Anatomical Adjuncts; vol 3 no (2), 2002
 
Articles accepted for Publication subject to revision:
 
  1. Singh K, Greaves C, Kumar A. Anterior abdominal wall defects, diaphragmatic hernia and other major congenital malformations of the musculoskeletal system in Barbados- one of the English speaking Caribbean countries, 1991- 2011 Biomedical Journal
 
Book Chapters:
 
  1. Kumar A, Krishnamurthy K, Singh K. Asthma (Subsection – Gross Anatomy & Histology of lower respiratory tract). In: Common childhood diseases in primary care practice: Guidelines for assessment and evidence based management, First Edition. Barbados Government Press, (pp 10), 2015
 
  1. Krishnamurthy K, Kumar A, Singh K. Lower Respiratory infections (Subsection – Gross Anatomy of upper and lower respiratory tract). In: Common childhood diseases in primary care practice: Guidelines for assessment and evidence based management, First Edition. Barbados Government Press, (pp 7), 2015
 
Books:
 
      1)  Singh K, Singh A, Sarda AK. Assessment of Mesterolone Therapy in Oligospermic  males Lambert Publishing Company, 26th August 2010


ONGOING RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
 
 1) A retrospective clinical study of Measurements of the normal ventricular system and Indices in Children: CT study of head.
Date: 2016 ongoing
Investigators – Keerti Singh, Lata Kandamaran, B Taylor
Hypothesis/ aim
The main aim of this study is to measure the normal ventricular system and the subarachanoid space in children, to examine the possible influences due to the age, sex and side. And to establish reference values which determine their normal size, taking into consideration the developmental changes.
Methods
Expected impact: this will be useful for early detection of hydrocephalus in children.
 
 
2) A retrospective study of congenital malformation among the Barbadian newborn babies – incidence, variety and trends – a clinical audit
Date 2013 - 2016
Investigators: Singh K, Greaves C, Kumar A
 
The prevalence of congenital malformations varies from place to place. The objective of this study is to document the prevalence, pattern, contribution to perinatal mortality and outcome in babies with obvious congenital malformations. A retrospective review of obvious major congenital malformations in neonates delivered at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the past ten years will be carried out. Data will be retrieved from the case files of the neonates.
 
 
3) Study on the effectiveness of various teaching modalities in embryology amongst first year medical students at UWI, Cave Hill.
Date 2012
Investigators: Singh K, Branday J.
 
The study will help us determine the effectiveness of various teaching modalities in      embryology amongst first year medical students at UWI, Cave Hill. The study aims to assess student performance using different teaching modalities. It will also help us determine the long term and short term benefits of multimedia learning approaches in embryology. And finally facilitate in developing a web based module based on student learning preferences.
 

RESEARCH GRANTS
 
Project titled - Oxidative stress and Androgen receptor mutations in Male infertility and ICSI cycles.
Awarded by- the Principal’s New Initiative Research Fund, UWI (Mona)
Grant Amount - J$1.8 million
September 2007.
Publications: Papers in Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings
 
 
  1. K Singh, K Morris, C Best, A Greaves, C Greaves, A Kumar. Congenital Diaphragmatic hernia, Omphalocele, Gastroschisis and other major congenital malformations of musculoskeletal system among neonates in Barbados.
61st Annual CARPHA (CHRC) Scientific Meeting, 2016
 
  1. Best C, Kandamaran L, Krishnamurthy K, Morris K, Birch S, Kumar A, Singh K. Major Congenital Malformations of the Gastrointestinal Tract among the newborns in one of the English Caribbean countries, 1993 – 2012.
            60th Annual CARPHA (CHRC) Scientific Meeting, Grenada, 2015
 
  1. Singh K, Greaves C, Mohammed L, Kumar A. Prevalence and secular trend of severe congenital defects among newborn in Barbados – the need for clinical-epidemiological surveillance.
     58TH Annual CARPHA (CHRC) Scientific Meeting, Barbados, May 02-04, 2013
 
  1. Singh K, Dennie D. Presence of Anamalous extensor muscles on the dorsum of the Hand. Experimental Biology 2009, The American Association of Anatomists. 21 April 2009
  1. Singh K, Rajendran M, Tendinous architecture of extensor digitorum, 16th Annual research conference and workshop on sports and exercise medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, UWI Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, Feb 2009
  1. Singh K, Batmanabane M, Rao KR, ‘An unusual branching pattern of Axillary artery’Association of Anatomists Tamil Nadu XXVI Annual conference at Aarupadai Vedu Medical College, Pondicherry, India.13th – 14th September 2003
  1. Singh K, Singh A, Sarada AK, ‘Assessment of Mesterolone Therapy in Oligospermic males’ in International CME in Cytopathology at Department of Pathology, JIPMER. Pondicherry, India, Nov 2003.
  1. Singh K, Singh A, Sarada AK. Assessment of Mesterolone Therapy in Oligospermic males. Annual conference of Indian Association of Bio medical Scientists at Department of Physiology, JIPMER, Pondicherry, India, 5th – 6th October 2002
  1. Singh K, Singh A, Sarada AK. Assessment of Mesterolone Therapy in Oligospermic males. 21st –silver jubilee conference of Anatomists Association of Tamil Nadu at ALM PGIMS, India. 22nd September 2002
  1. Singh K, Singh A, Sarada AK, Assessment of Mesterolone therapy in Oligospermic males. All India Anatomical conference at Kasturba Medical College Manipal, India. , 28- 30 December 2001
  1. Singh K, Rajendran M, Tendinous Architecture of Extensor Digitorum’. State conference of Anatomists Association of Tamil Nadu  anatomists , 1-2 December 2001
 
POSTER Presentations:
 
  1. Best C, Kandamaran L, Krishnamurthy K, Morris K, BirchS, Kumar A, Singh K. Major Congenital Malformations of the Gastrointestinal Tract among the newborns in one of the English Caribbean countries, 1993 – 2012. Research Day, UWI Cave Hill 2015
 
  1. Singh K, Greaves C, Mohammed L, Kumar A. Prevalence and secular trend of severe congenital defects among newborn in Barbados – the need for clinical-epidemiological surveillance. Research Day UWI Cave Hill 2014
 
ABSTRACTS in conference abstract book:
 
 
  1. Best C, Kandamaran L, Krishnamurthy K, Morris K, BirchS, Kumar A, Singh K. Major Congenital Malformations of the Gastrointestinal Tract among the newborns in one of the English Caribbean countries, 1993 – 2012. 60th Annual CARPHA (CHRC) Scientific Meeting, Grenada, 2015
           Abstract: West Indian Medical Journal 2014 vol 64 suppl 2 p14
 
  1. Singh K, Greaves C, Mohammed L, Kumar A. Prevalence and secular trend of severe congenital defects among newborn in Barbados – the need for clinical-epidemiological surveillance.
           Abstract: West Indian Medical Journal 2013 vol 62 suppl 2 p17
 
  1. Singh K, Myrie C, Martin SR; To Assess and compare the standing lumbar curve in relation to the two chair designs used at the School of Physiotherapy in Jamaica. FASEB J March 29, 2012 26:722.20http://www.fasebj.org/content/vol26/1_MeetingAbstracts
  1. Singh K, Donnahue D, Rao S; Presence of Anomalous Extensor Muscles on the Dorsum of the hand. FASEB J. 2009 23: 821.3 (Meeting Abstract).
  1. Garvey KS, Aiken WD, Boyne MS, Frankson MA, Singh K, Pilot study on the epidemiology of varicoceles in Jamaican men. West Indian Medical Journal ISSN :0043-3144 WIMJAD, Vol. 57:(Suppl 4) 1-50, November, 2008, P-30.
  1. Singh K, Kesavi D, M Rajendran, Tendinous Architecture of extensor digitorum. Abstracts of Posters West Indian Medical Journal vol 56: (suppl 3) 1-42,nov 2007,33.
  1.  Singh K, M Batmanabane, K R Rao, An Unusual branching pattern of Axillary Artery;  Abstract, Anatomical Adjuncts vol 4 no(1), 2004, 69.
  1.  Singh K, A Singh, M Rajendran; Assessment of Mesterolone therapy in Oligospermic  male. Journal of Anatomical Society of India, Abstracts of papers  49th conference  vol 51(1), 2002, 104
 
 
Manuscripts Submitted for Publication
 
  1. Singh K, Greaves C, Kumar A. Neural tube defccts and other congenital malformations of the nervous system in Barbados, 1991-2011.
 
 
Manuscripts in Preparation
 
  1. Singh K, Kumar A. Study of the pregnancy outcome among HIV infected women in the pre-HAART    era and in the HAART era. (BARBADOS HIV STUDY 1990 – TO DATE)
 
Other non-refereed output
 
Maintaining wellness this holiday season and beyond ' Mental and Spiritual Wellness' Pg 30-31; Caribbean Wellness and Lifestyle Magazine; # 16 issue, December 9- March 10 2010.Pelican Publishers Ltd, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies.
Additional Information:
Affiliations
 
  • Member of British Association of Clinical Anatomists 
  • Member of American Association of Clinical Anatomists
  • Life member of Indian Association of Anatomists
  • Life member of Alumni association of Lady Harding Medical College
  • Life member of Association of Anatomists, Tamil Nadu. Reg No. – S. No.144 of 1988
  • Life member of Indian Association of Biomedical Scientists
Awards
  • Most Organized Leacturer Award 2016-2017-Awarded by the Medical Students Association of the University of the West Indies, Cavehill, Barbados
  • Most Interactive Lecturer Award 2015-2016-Awarded by the Medical Students Association of The University of The West Indies, Cavehill, Barbados
  • Carpe Diem award 2015-2016-Awarded by the Medical Students Association of The University of The West Indies, Cavehill, Barbados
  • Favorite Female Lecturer Award 2008 - 2009-Awarded by the Jamaica Medical students Association of the University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.
  • Dr. MM Cooper Memorial Award for Teachers for Best Paper presented at Scientific Session during the 25th Annual Conference in 2003-Awarded by the Association of Anatomists, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Dr. MM Cooper Memorial Award for Teachers for Best Paper presented at Scientific Session during the 26th Annual Conference in 2002-Awarded by the Association of Anatomists, Tamil Nadu, India.
 
 
PUBLIC, PROFESSIONAL AND/OR EXTRA DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

Invited Presentation as Faculty at Training workshop
Research Collaborator Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA

1)  Invited as an overseas guest speaker on “ Congenital Anomalies in Children: A global perspective” for International Anatomy Conference, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospitals, 22-25 th sept 2016. Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
 
2)  Singh, K; “ Sperm Separation Methods in Assisted Reproductive Technology” for the ongoing summer internship program, Reproductive Research Centre, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio; July 2007.


Public Service
 
  1. Congenital malformation registry at the QEH: Working on guidelines and procedural details for establishing a congenital malformation registry for Barbados at the QEH. This project stems from the malformation research projects undertaken at the QEH.
 
Peer Reviewer for journal articles
 
Clinical Anatomy; 2009.
Journal of Urology, 2007.


 

George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre (GA-CDRC)
 
Professor Alafia Samuels, Director George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre

Professor Ian Hambleton, Professor of Biostatistics

Dr. Natasha Sobers, Lecturer in Epidemiology

Dr. Kim Quimby, Lecturer in Immunology

Dr. Christina Howitt, Lecturer in Data Science


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Telephone: (246) 417- 4694/4703/4264 Fax: (246) 438-9170 Email: fms@cavehill.uwi.edu