Dr.Rakesh Singh

Dr. Rakesh
Professor and Head
Select List of Former: 
Former Faculty
Medical Registration number: 
172 (MCI, New Delhi)
Academic Qualifications: 

MBBS, MD (Microbiology)

Special Area of Interest: 
Candidiasis, Invasive fungal disease, dermatophytosis, HIV, genital infections
  1. Ponnaiah M, Ganesan S, Bhatnagar T, Thulasingam M, Majella MG, Singh R, et al. Hyperglycemia and steroid use increase the risk of rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis regardless of COVID-19 hospitalization: Case-control study, India. PLoS One. 2022;17(8):e0272042.
  2. Deb AK, Singh R, Kaliaperumal S, Alexander A, Gokhale T, Sarkar S. Rhino-orbito-cerebral Mucormycosis: Etiopathology, Clinical Features, Outcome, and the Factors Associated with Outcome. Korean J Ophthalmol. 2022;36(4):356-365.
  3. Samantaray S, Singh R. Evaluation of MALDI-TOF MS for Identification of Species in the Candida parapsilosis Complex from Candidiasis Cases. J Appl Lab Med. 2022;7(4):889-900.
  4. Sarkar S, Deb AK, Singh R, Dhodapakar R, Gokhale T, Kaliaperumal S. Ophthalmology practice in COVID-19 pandemic: Performance of rapid antigen test versus real time-reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in a tertiary eye care institute in South India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022;70(5):1761-1765.
  5. Chelladurai S, Nagarajan P, Menon V, Singh R. Psychiatric morbidity among human immunodeficiency virus test seekers attending the integrated counseling and testing center facility of a tertiary care hospital in South India. Ind Psychiatry J. 2022;31(1):56-60.
  6. Katiyar M, Gulati R, Pagal S, Rajkumari N, Singh R. Molecular detection of Cystoisospora belli by single-run polymerase chain reaction in stool samples. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2021;40(5):512-8.
  7. Katiyar M, Gulati R, Parameswaran S, Hamide A, Rajkumari N, Singh R. A new single run polymerase chain reaction assay for cyclosporiasis in immunocompromised patients. IP Int J Med Microbiol Trop Dis 2021;7(3):207-12.
  8. Xess I, Pandey M, Dabas Y, Agarwal R, Das S, Srivastava PMV, Thakur R, Sharma S, Mani P, Biswas A, Bhowmik D, Das BK, Singh R, Panda P, Singh G, Phukan AC, Yhome M, Valsan C, Kindo AJ. Multilocus Sequence Typing of Clinical Isolates of Cryptococcus from India. Mycopathologia. 2021;186(2):199-211.
  9. Karthikeyan M, N S K, Singh R. Association of Semen Bacteriological Profile with Infertility:- A Cross-Sectional Study in a Tertiary Care Center. J Hum Reprod Sci. 2021;14(3):260-6.
  10. Gundagurti B, Dasari P, Singh R. Association of Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection and hypertension during pregnancy - A case control study. Clin Exp Hypertens. 2021;43(8):793-9.
  11. Chaudhari V, Parakkattil J, Patra A, Singh R and Dhodapkar R. Seroprevalence of human immunodeficiency virus, hepatitis B virus, and hepatitis C virus among the forensic autopsy cases in South India. J. Indian Acad. Forensic Med. 2021;43: 212-217.
  12. Ravichandran S, Thangavel S, Singh R, Ganesan S. Role of mycology in accurate diagnosis of various fungal aetiologies in rhino/orbital diseases: 'needle in a haystack'. BMJ Case Rep. 2021;14(5):e242684.
  13. Sarkar S, Gokhale T, Singh R, Deb AK. COVID-19 and orbital mucormycosis. Indian J Ophthalmol 2021;69:1002-4.
  14. Priyanka Yoga Purini, Paapa Desari and Rakesh Singh. Genital tract colonisation prior to induction of labour: maternaland neonatal sepsis. J. Sci. Res. 2020:9(6):23-6.
  15. Patel AKaur H, Xess I, Michael JSSavio J, Rudramurthy S, Singh RShastri P, Umabala P, Sardana R, Kindo A, Capoor MR, Mohan SMuthu VAgarwal RChakrabarti A. A multicenter observational study on the epidemiology, risk factors, management and outcomes of mucormycosis in India. Clin Microbiol Infect.2020;26(7):944.e9-944.e15.
  16. Kalaiarasan K, Singh R, Chaturvedula L. Changing virulence factors among vaginal non-albicans Candida species. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2018 Sep;36(3):364–8.
  17. Jinkala SR, Basu D, Neelaiah S, Stephen N, Bheemanati Hanuman S, Singh R. Subcutaneous Phaeohyphomycosis: A Clinical Mimic of Skin and Soft Tissue Neoplasms-A Descriptive Study from India. World J Surg. 2018;42(12):3861–6.
  18. Garg P, Singh R, Babu R. Clinico-microbial profile of fungal keratitis and detection of Pythium insidiosum: A pilot study. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res. 2018;56(4):219-21.
  19. Krishnamurthy SSingh RChandrasekaran V,Mathiyazhagan G, Chidambaram M, Deepak Barathi S, Mahadevan S. Basidiobolomycosis complicated by hydronephrosis and a perinephric abscess presenting as a hypertensive emergency in a 7-year-old boy. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2018;38(2):146-149
  20. Raghavan R, Chithra G, Fernandez S, Shamana Suryanarayana B, Singh R. An unusual case of hyalohyphomycosis due to Purpureocillium lilacinum in a patient with myasthenia gravis. Curr Med Mycol. 2018;4(2):36–9.
  21. Haridasan S, Parameswaran S, Bheemanathi SH, Chandrasekhar L, Suseela BB, Singh R, et al. Subcutaneous phaeohyphomycosis in kidney transplant recipients: A series of seven cases. Transpl Infect Dis. 2017;19(6).
  22. Kalaiarasan K, Singh R, Chaturvedula L Fungal Profile of Vulvovaginal Candidiasis in a Tertiary Care Hospital. J Clin Diagn Res.2017;11(3):DC06-DC09
  23. Kumaravel, Kumar Bharath, N. G. Rajesh, R. Singh, R. Kar. Delay and misdiagnosis of basidiobolomycosis in tropical South India: case series and review of the literature. Paediatrics and International Child Health. 2016;36(1):52-7.
  24. Bahunuthula RKThappa DMKumari RSingh R, Munisamy M, Parija SC. Evaluation of role of Candida in patients with chronic paronychia. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol.2015;81(5):485-90.
  25. Subramanyan T, Singh R, Manickam K, Udayakumaran JV, Pal N, Pal N and Pal G. Orbital Apex Syndrome in a Patient with Sphenoethmoidal Fungal Rhinosinusitis. J Clin Case Rep. 2015;5(7):566.
  26. Surumy P. Sulaiman, Rakesh Singh and Jharna Mandal. Fungal profile of funguria cases at a tertiary care hospital in southern India. Indian J Med Res, 2014;140:556-9.
  27. Madhugiri VSSingh R, Vyavahare M, Vijayahari R, Sasidharan GM, Kuma VRJacob SVerma SK, Ananthakrishnan R, Yadav AK, Gundamaneni SK. Opportunistic Fonsecaea pedrosoi brain abscess in a patient with non-cirrhotic portal fibrosis-induced hypersplenism- a novel association. Br J Neurosurg.2013;27(5):690-3
  28. Rakesh Singh and S. C. Parija. Candida parapsilosis: an emerging fungal pathogen. Indian J Med Res, 2012;136:671-3
  29. Rakesh Singh and S. C. Parija. HIV in elderly. Indian J. Microbiol. 2012;52(1):111.
  30. Natarajan V, Nath AK, Thappa DM, Singh R, Verma SK. Coexistence of onychomycosis in psoriatic nails: a descriptive study. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2010;76(6):723-7
  31. Singh R, Xess I. Multiple osseous involvements in a case of disseminated cryptococcosis. Indian J Orthop. 2010;44(3):336-8.
  32. Singh R, Shwetha JV, Samantaray JC, Bando G. Dirofilariasis: a rare case report. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2010;28(1):75-7.
  33. Singh R, Xess I, Ramavat AS, Arora R. Basidiobolomycosis: a rare case report. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2008;26(3):265-7.
Positions Held: 
  • Inspection officer for purpose of condemnation/Breakage of items for CCU, CTVS, Urology, Plastic surgery, Neurosurgery, Neurology, paediatric Surgery, Surgical Gastroenterology, and Diabetics unit.
  • Quality manager for SRL for HIV
  • Director of Indian Association of Tropical Parasitology EQAS
  • Executive member of Indian Association of Tropical Parasitology
  • External subject expert for the Board of studies for Fellowship in Tropical Parasitology at Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute
Special Clinics: 

Mycology, HIV and STI