Dr. P.Balakrishna Shetty, known as one of the youngest Vice-Chancellors, born on 1st Oct 1962, at Kundapur. Father Thyampanna Shetty, mother Kamala Shetty. After this Dr Shetty, went to USA for further studies in Radio Diagnosis. In 1995 Dr Shetty was appointed as faculty Pediatric Radiology, at Children Hospital, Montréal, Canada. However he came back to India.
Shetty joined as Asst Professor of Radiology in Sri Siddhartha Medical College.He is known in the International arena for developing the MR PET technology for early detection and staging of Cancer without Radiation. As an eminent Radiologist, Dr Shetty has worked in many International hospitals and Universities like Yale University Connecticut USA, Texas Children Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Hospital, St Lukes Episcopal Hospital Houston, Hamad International Hospital, Doha, and Cleveland Clinic, USA. Dr Shetty is involved in various Research Activities in the field of Whole Body Cancer Imaging by MR PET, Breast cancer, Lung cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Renal Cancers, Uterine Fibroids, and Stem Cell Imaging and rare Muscular Dystrophy.