Nisha Shanta Kumari
  • Nisha Shanta Kumari

  • Lecturer
  • Ext: 5319

Dr.Nisha Shantakumari is a physiologist with an MBBS and MD (Physiology) degree from Medical College Trivandrum, India and DNB (Physiology) degree from the National board of examinations, India .She also holds a degree in Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education. She has been involved in teaching medical, dental, pharmacy and physiotherapy students for over fifteen years in different medical universities in the United Arab Emirates and has a comprehensive experience in the field of curriculum development, assessment and evaluation. Her research interests are in the areas of medical education and cardiovascular physiology

Education
  • Graduate Diploma in Health Professionals Education (GradDipHPE) -Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE-2011
  • Diploma from National Board of examinations (DNB) Physiology -New Delhi, India ‐ 2005
  • MD Physiology - Medical College Trivandrum, Kerala University, India ‐ 2005
  • MBBS - Medical College Trivandrum, Kerala University, India – 2000
Experience
  • Assessment Coordinator,Lecturer,College of Medicine,Ajman University,UAE, Aug19-present
  • Clinical Tutor College of Medicine, Ajman University, Sept 18-Aug19
  • Adjunct Faculty/Part time-Teaching Assistant College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, Ajman University,Jan2017-May 2018
  • Assistant Professor College of Medicine, Gulf Medical University, Ajman,Nov 2010-Dec 2015
  • Assistant Professor Universal Empire Institute of Medical Sciences ,UAE, July 2006-Sept 2010
  • Lecturer Universal Empire Institute of Medical Sciences, UAE ,July 2005-June 2006
Teaching Area
  • Physiology
Publications
Conference Presentation
  • Shanthakumari N,John LJ , Muttappallymyalil J, Sreedharan J. E-Cigarettes-“Old wine in a new bottle?” Proceedings of 16th world tobacco conference on tobacco or health.17- 21 March 2015
  • John LJ, MuttappallymyalilJ, ShanthakumariN, Sreedharan J.E-cigarettes: An update on the Prevalence and Recent developments on its regulations.Proceedings of 16th world tobacco conference on tobacco or health.17-21 March 2015
  • ShantakumariN, SajithP.A Study of Student’s Perceptions of a Blended Learning Environment Offered in certificate courses of Gulf Medical University. Proceedings of 6th Annual Scientific Meeting of Gulf Medical University Nov 2014
  • John LJ, FaragEsheiba EM, Mohamed Fathi MA, SreedharanJ, Agarwal AK , MuttappallymyalilJ, ShanthakumariN.Efficacy of Statins in Dyslipidemia: A Non interventional comparative study in a tertiary care hospital, Ajman, UAE. Proceedings of 6th Annual Scientific Meeting of Gulf Medical University Nov 2014
  • MuttappallymyalilJ, SreedharanJ, Salman Al Biate MA, MummigattiK, ShantakumariN.Prolactin level in women with Abnormal Uterine Bleeding visiting Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in a University teaching hospital in Ajman, UAE.Proceedings of 6th Annual Scientific Meeting of Gulf Medical University Nov 2014
  • ShanthakumariN. Future prospects for physiologists in an integrated PBL curriculum Proceedings of INTED2014 Conference Valencia, Spain 3435-37 Mar/2014
  • Shanthakumari,NLisha JJ. Distance Education: A systematic review on Attitudes and perceptions of faculty from the Middle East. Proceedings of Dubai International Conference in Higher education: sustaining success through innovation.Jan2014
  • Eldeeb R, Shantakumari N, , Ibrahim S.A.M Sreedharan J, ShehnazS Does Diabetic patient benefit from Omega-3 Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) supplements? Proceedings of the First NCD Congress in the UAE, Jan 2014:p71-72
  • Shantakumari N, Eldeeb R, Ibrahim SAM Sreedharan J, Otoum S.PUFA supplementation and blood pressure control. Proceedings of 5th Annual Scientific Meeting of Gulf Medical University Nov 2013;P36-43
  • Eldeeb R,Shantakumari N, , Ibrahim S.A.M Sreedharan J ,Shehnaz,.Effects of PUFA on lipid levels in Patients: Hospital based study. Proceedings of 5th Annual Scientific Meeting of Gulf Medical University Nov 2013;P64-70
  • John LJ, ShantakumariN.Use of herbal Medicines during Pregnancy: A Systematic Review from the Middle East. Proceedings of Abu Dhabi Obstetrics Gynecology and Midwifery congress 2013, Oct 2013: 030.
  • PremadasaG, ShantakumariN.Power points in instruction-beyond the basics. Proceedings of International Conference in Higher Education, 28-29 Jan 2013 Dubai, UAE.
  • Shantakumari N, Eldeeb R, Sreedharan J, GopalK.Computer use and Vision-Related Problems amongst University Students in Ajman, UAE Proceedings of 4TH annual scientific meeting of Gulf Medical University,5-6 Nov 2012, Ajman,UAE 2012 :p 22-27
  • Shantakumari N, Eldeeb R, Sreedharan J, GopalK.Awareness and Practice of Computer Ergonomics among University Students. Proceedings of 4TH annual scientific meeting of Gulf Medical University,5-6 Nov 2012, Ajman,UAE:p11-
  • ShantakumariN.Replacement of animal labs with simulations-The pedagogical advantage. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation(ICERI2012), 19- 21 November,2012.Madrid (Spain): p2411-2415
  • ShantakumariN.Computer based alternatives vs. animal experiments in undergraduate Medical education. Proceedings of International Conference on internet-learning and educational technologies (ICIEET ), Sept 2012,Abu Dhabi, UAE :p27-32
  • N.Shanthakumari, S.Sequeira, R.Eldeeb, Yoga: A Holistic approach to hypertensive diabetics. In the proceedings of the Third annual scientific meeting of Gulf Medical University,29-30 Nov 2011,p40-45)
  • N.Shanthakumari, S.Sequeira ,R.Eldeeb, Yoga,as an option to supplement the management of dyslipidemia in diabetes. In the proceedings of the Third annual scientific meeting of Gulf Medical University,29-30 Nov 2011, Ajman:p172-76
Memberships, Awards and Honors
  • Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences MNAMS (Physiology)-New Delhi, India-2015
  • Member of International advisory board of International Journal of Physiology
  • Member of Editorial board of Indian Journal of Cardio Biology & Clinical Sciences
  • Faculty member and Scholarly reviewer of Journals publishing through Web med Central
  • Best poster award at the 6th Annual scientific meeting of Gulf Medical University, Ajman, Nov 2014
  • Award for Excellence in teaching at GMU Excellence awards, Jan 2014.
  • Best paper award at the 5th Annual scientific meeting of Gulf Medical University, Ajman, Nov 2013
  • Best paper award at the 4th Annual scientific meeting of Gulf Medical University, Ajman, Nov 2012.