Hon’ble Dr. S.M. Kantikar
Term of Office : March 4, 2013 to March 3, 2018
Born on February 22 1961.
Did MBBS and MD Pathology (1987) from Dr.V.M.Govt.Medical College, Solapur. LLB (2000) from National Law College, Shimoga, and Post Graduate Dip in Medical Law and Ethics (PGDMLE- 2002) from NLSIU, Bangalore. Also studied Human Right law. Trained in Genetics & Prenatal diagnosis (Galsgow), Reproductive Biomedicine (NIHFW), and Radioimmunoassay (BARC). Academically and professionally held different positions in medical and legal field during 1989 to 2013 at Shimoga, Karnataka.
In Medical Field (1989-2013): From 2006-2013 served as Asst/ Associate Professor in Pathology in Shimoga Institute of Medical Sciences,(Govt of Karnataka). Also practiced as Consultant Pathologist (1989-2013) having hi-tech diagnostic lab for clinical and surgical pathology. Member of Indian Red Cross , Family Planning Association of India(FPAI) and several societies SIMLA, KAMLS, ISHA, ADNAT, ISHG, ISPAT,ISBTI, ISHTM. Actively involved in Consumer awareness and biomedical waste management programs. Also socially engaged in blood donation/ motivation, Counselling in HIV-AIDS, Maternal and Child Health programs, Cancer Screening camps in villages. Started two voluntary blood banks in Shimoga (Red Cross Sanjeevini BB and Rotary Blood Bank) and played a major role in establishing Biomedical Waste Management Plant (Incineration).
In Medical Law (2002-2013):Hon Professor- Law & Medicine at National Law College, Shimoga (2002-2009). Member, District Consumer Forum, Shimoga (2002-2006). Vast experience in Medical Negligence law, regularly chaired many sessions, panel discussions and delivered speeches in the National conferences, throughout India, on the legal aspects in law of medical , covering almost all medical specialities, including Dentistry. Research projects (NLSIU, Bangalore): “Right to Health- A Human Right Perspective” , “Legal Regime for Safe Blood” , “Medical Negligence and Consumer Protection Act” , Joined National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, New Delhi as Member and is continuing in the same capacity.