Dr. P. M. Priya Darshini is an Assistant Professor at Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao Centre for Health Care Management, Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad.
She completed her graduation in dental surgery from Mamata Dental College, Khammam, NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh. After practicing dentistry for about a year, she pursued her Master of Hospital Administration from Center for Health Management Studies and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Medico Legal Systems from Symbiosis Center for Health Care, Symbiosis International University, Pune. She did a Certified Internal Auditor – NABH course, conducted by Association of Healthcare Providers (AHPI) Institute of Healthcare Quality, Bangalore. She is also life member of Academy of Hospital Administration.
Prior to joining ASCI, she worked as Assistant Professor at Center for Health Management Studies and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune where she taught various courses for hospital management students and was also involved in many administrative activities. She has more than 5 years of experience in teaching and guiding students in different areas of hospital management. She participated and presented her works in various national conferences of hospital administration.
At the Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao Centre for Health Care Management, she is currently a team member in the UNICEF project on the concurrent monitoring of Anemia Mukt Bharat, national programme in Telangana. She also teaches Basics of Hospital Management, Hospital Operations Management and Marketing of Health Care Services courses for Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Hospital Management) programme.
Her current interest areas are Hospital Operations and Quality focusing on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of processes with respect to hospital management.