Dr. Mehul R. Panchal
Department of Pathology
MD(Microbiology), Fellowship in Infectious Disease


Dr. Panchal is recently associated with Lilavati Hospital and has 5 years of experience. He was previously associated with PD Hinduja Hospital and Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital.

Area Of Interest

    Emerging drug Resistance, Transplant and Ocular Microbiology, Medical Research, Laboratory Quality Management

Awards and Recognition

    • Trained For Implementation of NABH Standards for Hospitals, Mumbai, 2016.
    • Trained for Autoimmune Disease Diagnosis at Chennai
    • Trained for NABL internal auditor with ISO 15189/2012.
    • Trained in TB Diagnosis at P D Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai. 2014.
    • Trained in Ocular microbiology at L V Prasad eye institute. Hyderabad December 2013.
    • Infectious Disease Certificate Course, at P D Hinduja Hospital & MRC, Mumbai. Sept’ 2013, 2012, 2011.
    • TB diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention: Current Knowledge and Research Priorities, Hopkins Centre for Clinical global health education. April 2010.
    • Invited Lecture

      • Manual & Liquid anti TB Drug Susceptibility- Workshop on TB Diagnosis, P D Hinduja National Hospital & MRC, April 2014.
      • Invited Lecture “Back To Basic.”  Bombay Orthopedic Society – Master Series on Osteoarticular Infection. P D Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai 19th January 2014.
      • Invited Lecture “Microbiology of an Orthopedic Infection” CME on orthopedic infection, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai. 1st February, 2013.
      • Invited lecture “Post-transplant infection- Urosepsis.” Tacking Infection with Experts Summit (TIES), Mumbai Nephrology Group. Hotel Trident, Mumbai. 24th March 2012.
      • Invited lecturer for Microbiology for DPB and FCPS students at College of Physician and Surgeons, Mumbai. (CPS)

Research Publications

    • Presented More than 20 papers in various national and international conferences.
    • Recipient of funding from ICMR and RNTCP for research work in Tuberculosis drug resistance.
    • Mitra S, Kazi M, Panchal M, Rodrigues C, Shetty A. Evaluation of Carba NP test for rapid detection of carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae. Ind J of Medical Microbiology. Oct 2015; 33 (4): 603-606.
    • Rodrigues C, Panchal M. In Book: Post Transplant Infection. Chapter No. 2 - Bacterial Infections in the transplant recipient. ECAB – Elsevier publication.
    • Pillai P, Panchal M, Soman R, Shetty A, Rodrigues C. Triple-disk assay for phenotypic detection of predominant carbapenemases. Indian J Med Res. Dec 2013; 138(6): 1025–1026.
    • Publication of Gene sequence of blaOXA-23gene in gene bankAcinetobacterbaumannii strain Ab01 class D beta-lactamase Oxa-23 (oxa-23) gene, complete cds Gene Bank: Accession numbers-HM772970 to HM772982.  (12 sequences)
    • Publication of Gene sequence of rpoB gene in gene bank. Mutations in rpoB gene in clinical treatment failure, pulmonary tuberculosis cases from Maharashtra, India. Gene Bank: Accession numbers HM776946-HM776959.  (14 sequences)