Sameer Dhumale

Lecturer in Anatomy

Sameer Dhumale

Lecturer in Anatomy

  • University of Edinburgh
  • Old Medical School
  • Teviot Place

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Sameer graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a BSc in Biology. His strong interest in anatomy led him to pursue a masters in Human Anatomy at Edinburgh Medical School where he earned a distinction for his work. Sameer carried out pioneering dissertation work with Consultant Plastic and Hand Surgeon, Mr Wee Lam, exploring the feasibility of utilising three-dimensional (3D) printing in anatomy education using cadaveric dissection.

Following his successful MSc, Sameer was employed by the University of Edinburgh as an Anatomy Teaching Fellow, being promoted to Lecturer in Anatomy in August 2018.

Teaching Overview

Sameer contributes to a wide spectrum of teaching within the Medical School. He teaches undergraduate medical students through years 1-5, undergraduate biomedical science students, postgraduate human anatomy students, and online students via our online postgraduate taught master’s programme. He also runs additional advanced-anatomy sessions for external allied health professionals and operates as a lead and support academic at public engagement events run throughout the year.

Sameer is a member of the anatomical society and is keen on expanding the anatomical community following successful organising and hosting of the annual Scottish Anatomists conference in 2016.

Research Overview

Sameer is currently involved with a number of research projects within the anatomy department. He has recently enjoyed presenting his dissertation at the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Conference 2016, and celebrated his first academic publication on variation of the femoral nerve and iliacus.


  • Dhumale R. S, and Alashkham A. (2016). Unilateral Variation of Iliacus Muscle and Femoral Nerve Split: A Case Report with Clinical Implications. Argentine Journal of Clinical Anatomy. 8 (2); 104-109