Dr. Bevinje Srinivas
Kakkilaya was born and brought up in Mangalore, the coastal city in Karnataka State, South
India. He had his early education in Mangalore. He passed his M.B.,B.S. from Kasturba
Medical College, Mangalore in 1987 and then passed his M.D. in General Medicine from
Karnatak Medical College, Hubli in 1992. At Hubli, he was actively involved with the
Junior Doctors Association as a founder member and strived to improve the facilities at
the medical college and its hospital. He was also the founder executive member of the
Karnataka State Junior Doctors' Association from 1989 to 1992.
He joined Padmashree Hospital and
Research Centre, a 60 bedded multi-specialty hospital (affiliated to the A.B. Shetty
Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences under Nitte Education Trust) in 1992 as a full time
Physician and Lecturer in Medicine. He was the organising secretary of two C.M.E.
Programmes on Diabetes Mellitus and Rational Drug Use held under the auspices of
He was the Secretary of the Dakshina
Kannda Chapter of Association of Physicians of India in 1993 and during that period
organised a C.M.E. Programme on Sexual Medicine.
In 1994 he was the Editor of Lions Roar,
the house magazine of Lions Club of Mangalore and won the best editor award. In 1994 and
1995, he was the Founder editor of Medilore, the bi-monthly newsletter of the
Dakshina Kannada Chapter of Indian Medical Association.
In July 1995, he initiated the Malaria
Control Programme in Mangalore and was appointed as the Secretary of the Malaria Control
Action Committee by the then Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Bharathlal Meena. At present he is
the co-ordinator of the committee and has been one of the key figures in organising the
He visited the University of Texas
Medical School, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. in February 2000 for discussions on setting up
collaborative research in malaria and other communicable diseases. A Regional Research
Centre for Communicable Diseases was set up at K.S. Hegde Medical Academy in August, 2000.
He started the FIRST peer-reviewed,
Online only biomedical journal of India, the Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
(www.ojhas.org) and it is now archived in Open Access archives like Cogprints and DOAJ as
well as Embase.
He was the founder Editor of KSHEMA, the
Quarterly Bulletin of K.S. Hegde Medical Academy from January 1999 to December 2000.
He was the first Secretary of the Clinical Society at the K.S. Hegde Medical Academy in
He was a member of the Epidemic Rapid
Action Team (E-RAT), constituted to investigate the Leptospirosis epidemic that occurred
in and around Surathkal in August - September 1999.
He has developed a comprehensive web site
on malaria, first such from India. It provides detailed information on the aetiology,
clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, complications, control measures and prophylaxis
of malaria, malaria in children and pregnancy and malaria in Mangalore. Now this site can
be accessed at http://www.malariasite.com
(earlier version hosted on www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Resort/5403/Malaria.htm
attracted more than 10250 visitors since January 1999 and has been widely appreciated)
He has also developed a website for
promotion of Rational Medical Practice. It can be accessed at http://www.rationalmedicine.org
He is also the webmaster of the family
web site of Kakkilayas of Bevinje, at http://www.kakkilaya.com
He developed the web sites for Nitte
Education Trust (www.nittetrust.org) and K.S. Hegde Medical Academy (www.kshema.edu) in
He has translated seven books from
English to Kannada and these have been published by Navakarnataka Publications (Pvt.)
He has the following
publications/presentations his credit:
Kakkilaya BS, Motha B, Rajeev, Venugopalan
PP, Karunasagar I. Investigation of a leptospirosis outbreak in Surathkal. In Bundy D,
Warrel D, Co-Chairman, Scientific committee. Final programme and abstract book, Oxford
2000, New Challenges in tropical medicine and parasitology, 2000 Sep 18-22; Oxford.
Cheshire: Complete Congress Services Ltd; 2000. p. 139
Kakkilaya BS, Motha B, Rajeev, Venugopalan
PP, Karunasagar I. Effect of a community centered voluntary initiative for malaria control
in Mangalore. In Bundy D, Warrel D, Co-Chairman, Scientific committee. Final programme and
abstract book, Oxford 2000, New Challenges in tropical medicine and parasitology, 2000 Sep
18-22; Oxford. Cheshire: Complete Congress Services Ltd; 2000. p. 159
Kakkilaya BS. Methemoglobinemia due to
p-chloroaniline. J Forensic Med Toxicol. 2001 Jan-Jun;18(1):4-5
Kakkilaya BS, Rao R, Motha B, Venugopalan
PP, Karunasagar I. Investigation of a leptospirosis outbreak in Surathkal. Ind Journal
Comm Health. 2001;7(1&2):1-11
Kakkilaya BS, Balasaraswathy P, Motha B.
Leptospirosis and Ground Itch. Tropical Doctor. 2001 October 31;252
A case of diabetes mellitus with xanthoma
disseminatum. Balasaraswathy P, Kakkilaya BS, Shetty KM, Parameshwaraiah S. Ind J
Ananth N, Praveenkumar GS, Rao AK,
Vasanthi, Kakkilaya BS. Two cases of hereditary fructose intolerance. Revised manuscript
submitted for publication in Ind Journal Clin Biochem, 2003;18(2):87-92
Kakkilaya BS. Rapid Diagnosis of Malaria. Lab
Medicine. 2003 Aug;8(34):602-608
Kakkilaya BS. Rational Medicine: Need of
the hour. Calicut Medical Journal. 2004;2(3):e(1)