Dr Sharada Rai is Associate Professor of Pathology at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. She is a PSG-FAIMER fellow and a core member of the Manipal FAIMER institute. She is deputy convenor of the Medical education unit at her institute. She has 39 publications in national and international journals, and has authored 5 textbooks. Her special interests include dermatopathology, haematology and medical education.