Sangeetha Anamalamudi Vilvanathan

Dr. Sangeetha Anamalamudi Vilvanathan Specialist Medical Microbiology

Years of Experience : 13

Nationality : India

Languages Known : English, Tamil, Telugu



Dr. Sangeetha Anamalamudi Vilvanathan has more than 13 years of experience and expertise, including teaching, routine & molecular microbiological testing & reporting, clinical research, infection control, Antibiotic stewardship, Audit & Accreditation related activities, and quality control practices. She has been trained in Quality Management Systems and Internal Auditor’s Training as per ISO 15189-2012, accredited by NABET.

Her expertise includes teaching, routine & molecular microbiological testing & reporting, clinical research, infection control, Antibiotic stewardship, audit & accreditation-related activities, and safety and quality control practices. She is also interested in research in the areas of antimicrobial drug resistance, emerging and re-emerging Infectious Diseases, and Healthcare-associated infections. She has published 14 papers in renowned national and International journals and has presented papers at various national and international medical conferences. She holds membership in the Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology (IATP), the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organization (CAHO), Member of British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Member of Indian Association of Leprologists. She is also a reviewer of many reputed journals in the field of Microbiology. Before joining Burjeel Medical City, Abu Dhabi, Dr. Sangeetha Anamalamudi Vilvanathan was doing Informal Observership Program in Laboratory Department at NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Ain. She was also working as a Specialist and teaching faculty in Microbiology in various reputed organizations in India. She has guided MBBS students under ICMR STS (Short Term Studentship) projects.

Awards & Achievements

  • Dr. Srirangam Sitharam Shreeram Memorial Fund Award (Gold Medal) for MD Microbiology from JIPMER, Puducherry for the year 2013

Research & Publications

  • Veeraraghavan Krishnamurthy, Sangeetha Vilwanathan et al: Anti- Helicobacter Pyloriregimen in Iron Deficiency Anaemia- Is it Effective? Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci; 2016, 10(3),124-128.
  • Abirami Lakshmy Jayachandran, Sarasa S., Sheila Doris T., Balan K., Sangeetha Vilwanathan, Vanitha Devi E., Pradeep Balakrishnan. (2016). Biofilm formation and Antibiotic susceptibility pattern among Staphylococcus aureus in a tertiary care hospital in Kanchipuram: An Evaluation of screening methods for biofilm formation. International Journal of Bioassays, 5(04), 4991-4995
  • V. Sangeetha, K. Veeraraghavan, S.C. Parija. Strongyloides hyper Infection in an Immunocompetent Adult: A Case Report and Short Review. Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci; 2017, 6(1): 416-422
  • Balan K, Sangeetha AV, Abirami lakshmy J, Vijayalakshmi TS, Sheila Doris Devamani. Characterization and In Vitro Susceptibility Pattern of Enterococci. J Clin Biomed Sci 2016; 6(1): 24-27
  • Raja K, Bhattacharya S, Philomina J B, Nagaraj S, Devi Sarada K L, Sathiavathy K A, Oommen S, Sangeetha A V, Sudarsana J, John R, Mathew R, Pillai A, Gopal K, Ahmed SM, Kurian S, Deepasankari T L, Madhavan A, Nair PK, Nair L, Hisham P P, Sheena K. Comparison of antimicrobial susceptibility testing practices in 20 clinical microbiology laboratories in India. J Acad Clin Microbiol 2017; 19:5-11
  • Sangeetha AV, Yashwanth AL, Kandasamy B, Vijayalakshmi TS. Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections and predisposing factors among children in field practice area of tertiary care centre in South India. International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases, 2017;3(2):45-49
  • Swapna M, Sangeetha AV, Amudha S, VM B, D Senthil Pragash VK. Evaluation of Slit Skin Smear (SSS) Microscopy for Leprosy in Various Districts of Tamil Nadu. Indian J Lepr. 2021; 93:85-96.
  • Raj CV, Venugopal J, Muthaiah M, Chadha VK, Brammacharry U, Swappna M, Sangeetha AV,Dhandapani SP, Kareedhi VR, Calivarathan L, Karthick M. In-vitro anti-Mycobacterium tuberculosis effect of Eugenol. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis. 2021 Oct 8
  • Muthusamy S, Vilvanathan SA, Dhandapany SP, Bhagat VM, Chadha VK, Sivashanmugam E, Kamalanathan A, Lakshmanan S, Mani M. Molecular search for M. lepromatosis among clinically diagnosed leprosy patients in a tertiary care centre in South India. Leprosy Review. 2022 Mar 1;93(1):89-91

Education & Training

  • MD in Microbiology (completed in April 2013), from JIPMER, Puducherry (2010 - 2013)
  • MBBS from Coimbatore Medical College, Coimbatore, under the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai (2003-2009)


  • Microbiological testing services (manual and automated), interpretation & reporting
  • Managing quality control practices in the laboratory
  • Infection control surveillance
  • As a Clinical Microbiologist, involved in providing training to the team involved in antibiotic stewardship practices and infection control activities
  • Trained in ISO 15189-2012. Documentation, Auditing of the existing systems, and proposed measures to correct the gaps in line with ISO 15189-2012
  • Safety & Quality Management (currently performing CPHQ-Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality)
  • Biostatistics
  • Molecular techniques, including Real-Time PCR


  • Life member in Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology (IATP)
  • Associate Individual Member of Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organization (CAHO)
  • Member of British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
  • Member of Indian Association of Leprologists