APIK Journal of Internal Medicine (AJIM)

Association of Physicians of India, Karnataka chapter is an organization catering to the scientific needs of more than 1000 specialists of Internal Medicine both teaching and non- teaching physicians and was started nearly 40 years ago. It had its first journal named as Karnataka Medical Journal (KMJ) more than 30 years ago, which was changed to Karnataka Journal of Medical Sciences (KJMS) 10 years later. As the association grew, and as the number of Medical colleges in the state increased, the need for a journal with a wider perspective was thought of, and since KMJ and KJMS indicated that the journal was confined to Karnataka state, Its name was changed to Journal of Internal Medicine, Research, Reviews and Reports (JIM 3R) in 2015 under the leadership of Dr.M.Premanath, as Editor in Chief and six eminent researchers as editorial board members.

A galaxy of researchers par excellence in different fields of Internal Medicine and its sub specialities from abroad and Karnataka formed the editorial advisory board. The journal ran well, published original research, reviews, case reports etc, for three years. Then the organization of API KC and the EB thought that this was not enough. The publication of the journal was handed over to Wolters-Kluwer Medknow in 2019, the International publishers of great repute and the journal name was changed to APIK Journal of Internal Medicine (AJIM) and it has grown by leaps and bounds in a short span of a year. The journal has an online as well as print version. The print version is free to all its bonafide members and others need to subscribe. The journal has gone truly International as articles are being received not only from Karnataka, but also from other parts of India and oversees. The journal is an open access one and is not charging anything to the articles accepted for publication at present. The submission is only online and articles are peer reviewed. The journal follows ICMJE guidelines strictly. The journal is registered with many agencies and is on the verge of indexing with the concerned agencies. It is a boon to all the teaching faculty of Medical colleges here and elsewhere as the IMC wants original articles to be published in the indexed print version of the journal.

The members of API KC are requested to use this opportunity to send their original research papers to the journal and make it grow internationally. Scope of the Journal APIK Journal of Internal Medicine(AJIM) is a peer reviewed, open access journal catering to Internal Medicine and its various sub specialities. The scope is wide as Internal Medicine is the mother of all sub specialities. We publish original research articles, review articles, case reports, book reviews, quiz on ECG, X ray, Image and so on. The only criteria that is being followed is that all the articles published in the journal should be of requisite standard and useful to the consultants of Internal Medicine. The journal has both online as well as print version and is open access and does not charge for the articles published at present. The submission of articles, peer review, acceptance are only online and we try to convey our decisions to the authors on acceptance or rejection as early as possible. The journal follows ICMJE guidelines strictly and is published by Wolters-Kluwer-Medknow, international publishers of great repute


Editor – in – Chief

Dr.Shrikanth N Hegde - Consultant Physician Department of Medicine, Anushri Medical and Diabetes Care Centre, Shivamogga.

Office Address

AJIM, API Bhavana,#16/f, Millers tank Bed Area, Vasanthanagar,Bangalore – 560052. Ph:(O) 080 22353525

Residence Address

Dhanvanthari,5th Cross,Venkateshnagar,Shimoga,577201 (M)9448134650



Editorial Board

Name Address
Dr.Sangram Biradar
Associate Professor. M R Medical College. Sedam Road Mahadevappa Marg,Gulbarga – 585105
email: drsangramb@yahoo.com
Dr. Kothiwale.Veerappa
Prof Of Medicine,Vice Prinicipal JN Medical College. Nehru Nagar,Belagavi – 590010
Dr.Prashanth Kumar Pai
Sr. Consultant Physician, Sahyadri Hospital,O T Road,Shimoga – 577202
email: drpkpai@gmail.com
Prof & Head Dept of Medicine, Bangalore Medical College &Research Institute Fort,Bangalore – 560002
Ph: 9448094349
email: badanagaraja@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Suresh V.Sagarad
Assistant Professor Dept of Cardiology,Raichur Institute of Medical sciences,Department of Medicine,Hyderabad Road,Raichur-584102
email: drssagarad@hotmail.com
Consultant Physician,Anushree Medical Centre,Tilak Nagar Main Road, Shimoga - 577201


Name Address
Dr.Anupkumar Shetty
Associate Director,Nephrology Fellowship Program,Methodist Dallas Medical Center,Dallas Nephrology Associates,Dallas
Dr.Sonika Puri
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology,USA
email: sonika.puri@rwjbh.org
Professor of Endocrinology, USA
email: ramachandra.naik@gmail.com
Dr.Raghavendra Bhat
Professor of Internal Medicine,UAE
email: nita2005bhat@yahoo.co.in
Dr. Mohammad Ajijur Rahman
Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Medicine National Institute
email: mohammadrahmandr@gmail.com
Dr.Mithun B Sattur
Endovascular Neurosurgery,MUSC
email: satturmithun@gmail.com
Dr.Sonam Puri
Assistant Professor of Medicine Division of Medical Oncology University of Utah,Salt Lake City,USA
email: sonampuri@gmail.com
Dr.Krishnan Varikara
Consultant Staff Specialist Physician & Director Physician Education,South Australia


Name Address
Retired Prof of Medicine. Bangalore
email: poocha_sekhara@yahoo.co.in
Professor Department of Bio Chemistry.,J S S Medical College Mysuru
email: suren156@gmail.com
Dr.H.Basavana Gowdappa
Prinicipal, JSS Medical College SS Nagar Mysore – 570015
email: hbgowda@gmail.com
Dr.Prabha Adhikari .M.R
Prof & HOD of Gediatric Medicine,Yenepoya Medical College , Derlakatte ,Mangalore – 575018.
email: prabha.raghuveer@gmail.com
Consultant Rheumatology, Vikram Hospital,#17/1 Millers road Bangalore – 560052
email: bgdharmanand@yahoo.com
Dr.Sudha Vidyasagar
Prof of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Tiger Cir Road,Madhav Nagar, Manipal – 576104.
email: vsagar33@yahoo.com
Dr.Cecil Ross
Prof of Medicine & Head Rheumatology, St.Johns Medical College, Sarjapur Road.Bangalore – 560034
email: cecilrross@gmail.com
Dr.Vikram Huded
Senior Consultant Interventional Neurologist,Head Neurology,NH Institute of Neuro Sciences,NH Mazumdar Shaw Medical Center,Bommasandra Bangalore – 560099
email: drvikramhuded@gmail.com
Dr.Usha Kini
Professor and former Head, Department of Pathology,St,John Medical College and Hospital,Bangalore 560034
email: drushakini@gmail.com
Dr.Uma Maheshwari
Professor, Pulmonary Medicine,St.Johns Medical College, Bengaluru
email: umamohan99@gmail.com