Dr. Umashankar T was born on 24th June 1968. He graduated his MBBS from Govt. Medical College, Bellary (presently Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellary) in 1992. He did his MD (Pathology) Govt. Medical College, Nagpur. Later he served as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor in Fr Muller Institute of Medical Education and Research, Mangalore for nearly three years. Afterwards he worked as Consultant in Pathology at KLES Hospital and Medical Research center nearly for four years. Then he served as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore nearly for a decade. Presently he is working as Professor in Pathology at Fr Muller Medical College, Mangalore. He has several publications in his credit. His areas of interest are hemato-oncology, fine needle aspiration cytology (FNA), nephropathology and neuro-oncology. He is the Life member of Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists (IAPM).