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Shakti Chandra

MBBS New Delhi

Professor Emerita

Rm: H2765
t: 709 864 2888


I am passionate about teaching. Teaching, researching, dissecting and making videos gives me great satisfaction because I feel that my teaching contributes to the making of future physicians. I strive to go a step ahead and make a difference in their lives.
Since 1974 I have taught anatomy (gross/macroscopic) to medical students and residents (doing electives). I feel proud of having received teaching awards – Teacher of the Year (2011 and 1996) and Excellence in Teaching 2013.
Outreach Education:
Through the Anatomy Outreach Program I have taken anatomy to the general public showing people what they're made off and encouraging them to look after themselves better, emphasizing that the most amazing thing in the world is the human body.

I spent two of my three sabbaticals dissecting, documenting and plastinating specimens for our teaching program. My recent work at Dr. von Hagen’s Plastinarium in Guben, Germany and bringing back plastinated specimens including whole bodies has not only fulfilled my dream but will be a tremendous asset to the Faculty of Medicine and the province for years to come. These specimens will last for many years. Here, the dead are teaching the living!
Between 2013 and 2016 I produced 25 educational videos using the plastinated specimens that I created. The videos are in high definition and vary in length from 10 – 45 minutes 
New series of Anatomy Videos (YouTube)

Videos appropriate for lay people
The Incredible Human Body

Mini Med School

Inflation and Deflation of the Lungs

Chandra’s Essential Anatomy Series on YouTube


Innervation of the Upper Limb

Innervation of the Lower Limb

Muscles of the Lower Limb

Muscles of the Upper Limb

The Thoracic and Abdominal Viscera

The Thoracic Cavity

The Lungs

The Male Urogenital System

The Female Urogenital System

The Abdominal Wall

The Abdominal Viscera

The Shoulder

The Knee

Crainal Nerves Overview

Male Urethra, Vas Deferens and Ejaculatory Duct

Trigeminal Nerve

Anatomical Terminology
Heart and Pericardium

Recent News articles

Dr. Shakti Chandra answers The Telegram's 20 Questions
A lasting legacy in anatomy

Other Anatomy presentations

Anatomy Online Image Collection

A Series of Videos Authored by Dr. Shakti Chandra

You Are What You Eat poster (pdf)
Smokers Lungs poster (pdf)
Body Works - Specimens on Display (ppt)
Body Works - What, Why and Anatomy Trivia (ppt)
Body Works - Specimen Creation (ppt)
Body Works Exhibit (pdf)
Plastination - The Process (pdf)


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