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Dr Nishant Sinha
Qualifications : MBBS, DNB (Pulmonary Medicine), Fellowship (Pulmonology) (UK)  
Designation : Consultant  
Specialty : Pulmonology  
Email : dr.nishant.sinha@carehospitals.com  
Location : CARE Hospitals, Hi-tech City, Hyderabad
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Qualifications
  • MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore (2004)
  • Internship - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute affiliated hospitals, Bangalore (2005)
  • DNB (Respiratory Medicine) – Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore (2010)
  • International Medical Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK (2016
Past Positions
  • Speciality Registrar (International Medical Fellow), Department of Respiratory Medicine, Basildon University Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon Essex, UK (Sep 2014 – Sep 2016)
  • Consultant Pulmonologist, Fortis Hospital, Bangalore (Apr 2012 – Aug 2014)
  • Consultant and Assistant Professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry (Mar 2011 – Mar 2012)
  • Faculty Tutor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore (Mar 2010 – Feb 2011)
  • Registrar Post Graduate (DNB, Respiratory Medicine), Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore (Feb 2007 – Feb 2010)
  • Senior House Surgeon, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore (Feb 2006 – Dec 2006)
Special Training
  • Trained in Endobronchial Ultrasonography, bronchoscopic interventions and rigid thoracoscopy, Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, Basildon University Hospital, Basildon Essex, UK
  • Intervention Pulmonology Workshop, Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College, London, UK (Jan 2015)
  • London Advanced Tuberculosis Course, Royal Brompton Hospital and Imperial College, London, UK (Nov 2015)
  • 18th London Thoracic Ultrasound Course (Towards Level 1 chest ultrasonography), approved by Royal College of Physicians, London, UK (Mar 2016)
  • Honorary Clinical Observer, Pulmonary Hypertension Unit, National Pulmonary Hypertension Centre, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK (Under Dr John Wort, April 2016)
  • Honorary Clinical Observer, Interstitial Lung Disease Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK (under Prof Athol Wells and Dr Elizabeth Renzoni, May 2016)
  • Awarded Certificate for Advanced Life Support Provider (ALS course, Resuscitation Council, UK), June 2016, Valid for 4 years
  • Advanced EBUS course focussing on EBUS (Radial and Linear probes) and EUS(B) FNA, Guy’s and St Thomas Hospital, London, UK (Sep 2016)
Expertise
  • Fiberoptic videobronchoscopy – diagnostic bronchoscopy including endobronchial and transbronchial lung biopsy
  • EBUS TBNA – Radial, Linear and EUS(B) FNA. Done more than 200 EBUS
  • Medical thoracoscopy – both semirigid and rigid
  • Sleep reporting – over 300 sleep studies (Overnight Oxymetry and Embletta studies), Pulmonary Physiology and Sleep Lab, Essex Cardiothoracic Centre, Basildon, Essex, UK
  • Advanced Pulmonary Function Testing including diffusion capacity, MIP, MEP and Bronchoprovocation test
  • Thoracic ultrasound to identify the structures and diagnose pneumothorax, pleural effusion and plan guided drain or thoracocentesis. Over 500 USG guided thoracic procedures
  • Intercostal chest drain – Seldinger as well as surgical drains. Put more than 300 USG guided Seldinger chest drains during fellowship
  • Indwelling pleural catheter insertion
  • Lung cancer diagnostic interventions (EBUS) and intervention pulmonology
  • Tuberculosis
  • Cough
  • Asthma, COPD
  • Interstitial Lung Disease including sarcoidosis
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Sleep Medicine (Diagnosis and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea)
Awards & Recognitions
  • Indian Chest Society Travel Grant award, NAPCON 2009: For outstanding work in the field of research in Pulmonary Medicine, awarded by Minister of Health, Kerala, in Calicut, Kerala (Nov 2009)
  • Oral paper presentation under J C Kothari Young Scientist Award: Presented thesis project, NAPCON 2009
  • Organizing Committee National Conference in Intervention Pulmonology, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore (Jan 2011)
  • National Faculty, 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Bronchology and Intervention Pulmonology, Jaipur (Jan 2012)
  • Peer reviewer since 2011 – International Journal of COPD, International Journal of Medical Case reports, International Journal of Medicine
  • Certificate of appreciation – Delivered lecture on EBUS (Endo Bronchial Ultra Sonography) Anatomy for East of England Respiratory Specialist Registrar (SpR) Training workshop on Intervention Pulmonology, Basildon University Hospital, UK (Nov 2015)
  • Certificate of appreciation - Faculty member of core medical training skill workshop, chest ultrasonography and technique of Seldinger chest drain on sheep model, Basildon University Hospital, UK (Feb 2016)
  • Study on Lung Cancer diagnostic pathway via early use of EBUS was accepted for presentation, as Thematic poster under category of Clinical aspects of Lung Cancer, ERS International Congress, London, UK (Sep 2016)
Publications
  • Nishant Sinha, Muhammad Tufail, Odiri Eneje, Syed Abbas, Bernard Yung, Kanwar Pannu, Dipak Mukherjee. Endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) reduces time for diagnosis of lung cancer if used as the initial diagnostic test of choice. Eur Respir J 2016; 48: Suppl. 60, 2808
  • Nishant Sinha, Vivek Padegal, Satish Satya Narayana, H K Santosh. Pulmonary cement embolization after vertebroplasty, an uncommon presentation of pulmonary embolism: A case report and literature review; Lung India 2015 Nov- Dec; 32 (6): 602-604
  • Nishant Sinha, Vivek Padegal, Deepthi Jermely, Satish Satyanarayana, H K Santosh. Endobronchial ultrasound guided needle aspiration of a paraspinal mass with prior failed multiple diagnostic interventions: A case report and literature review. Lung India 2014 Oct-Dec; 31 (4): 401-403
  • Sangeeth Kumar Kasilingam, Nishant Sinha, Vivekanand Kambar, Manjunath B Govindagoudar. Mediastinal tubercular lymph node eroding into pericardium causing acute pyopericardium and cardiac tamponade. Tropical Doctor 2014; 44 (2): 114-5
  • Jackin Moses R, Nishant Sinha, Madhusmita M, Kisku K H, Manjiri P. Idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis without hemoptysis in an adult: A rare presentation. International Journal of Case Reports and Images 2014; 5 (3): 230-234
  • Nishant Sinha, D J Christopher, John Jude, Prince James, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore. Prospective study of infectious bacterial aetiology in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a tertiary care hospital in South India. Poster in European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 2010, Barcelona, Spain; http://f1000research.com/posters/579
  • Nishant Sinha, D J Christopher, Balamugesh T, Prince James, Richa Gupta; Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore. Intrapleural tranexemic acid for life-threatening hemothorax – case series of successful treatment; Poster presentation, NAPCON, 2008, Lucknow, India
Memberships
  • European Respiratory Society
  • World Association of Bronchology and Intervention Pulmonology
  • General Medical Council