Medical Scientist Gets High Ranking

Philip A Thomas, Associate Director (Research), Institute of Ophthalmology, Joseph Eye Hospital, Tiruchi, has been ranked ‘Lifetime Career’ and ‘Citation 2020’ in a study published by Stanford University, USA -United. He was ranked third among the pillars of ophthalmology nationally, with a record of 173 research papers, an H-index of 39, and an i10-index of 91.

He is the author of a clinical microbiology textbook and has published over 14 books/chapters in international textbooks in addition to presenting over 100 papers at national and international meetings.

He has been a researcher in several multi-country studies, on bacterial and fungal keratitis, supported by the British Council for prevention of blindness and the Thrasher Institute, USA. The outcome of these studies has influenced patient treatment protocols both in India and abroad and has contributed to reducing the burden of blindness due to fungal keratitis in India, said Dr Thomas whose contributions in medical sciences have been recognized by the State Council of Tamil Nadu. for science and technology with the TANSA award in 1997.

He received the FRC Path degree from the Royal College of Pathologists in London in 2018.

He heads the hospital’s Ocular Microbiology Department which is fully accredited by NABH and is among the leading tertiary eye care facilities in South India for holistic management of the entire spectrum of microbial keratitis.

R. Radhakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Botany at Jamal Mohamed College, finds a spot in the top two percent of scientists in the recent Stanford Rankings release for 2020.

It obtained the 91st rank in the specific category of universities of arts and sciences (central and state) at the national level. His areas of research include plant microbial interactions, plant physiology and biotechnology.

The ranking was based on a model of data mining and complex mixture of quality parameters from a publicly available database covering 22 main fields and 176 scientific subfields, according to a press release issued by the college.