After graduating in Medicine with first class in 1978 from Osmania University, Dr. Jayachandra completed a post-graduate diploma in chest diseases and tuberculosis in the year 1983-84. He started a modern setup in the field of chest medicine. For the first time in the twin cities of (Hyderabad & Secunderabad ), he set up chest outpatient services, having all diagnostic facilities under one roof, with Bronchofibrescope (FOB) and computerized pulmonary function test laboratory and added these to an existing setup for diagnosis for the chest.
Pioneering the advancement of practice in chest medicine in Hyderabad, he set a trend, which now has many followers. He has been trained in Marseilles, France for Thoracoscopy. He is one of the pioneers in Thoracoscopy in the entire South of India. Now, he has considerable experience in this investigative modality. Over the last 25 years of practice, he has accumulated a wealth of experience in the management of chest diseases and critical care problems. The clinical practice encompasses the entire range of pulmonology problems including support to Cardiothoracic departments and also organ transplant programs. He has over two thousand fibreoptic bronchoscopy studies to his credit. Over the last 5 years, he had done over 300 pediatric studies and has been doing a lot of therapeutic studies including tracheal dilations and stent placements. He has also been regularly doing diagnostic thoracoscopic studies for pleural diseases and lung biopsies. Apart from the diagnostic studies, he also does Pleurodesis for refractory cases of pleural effusions.
He has over 200 cases to his credit. He is also one of the few people offering a pericardial window for malignant pericardial effusions. To complete the diagnostic facilities, he has also included Sleep Studies for obesity and sleep-related disorders. He has conducted Bronchoscopy workshops in various cities of the country with attendees from all over. He has also conducted Thoracoscopy Work-shops with live case demonstrations again for the first time. He is a regular contributor to the local Pulmonology club and a founder member of the Hyderabad chapter of the Indian Chest Society. He is a member and former Governor (south) of the American College of Chest Physicians and the Indian Chest Society.
Chronic obstructive pulmonology disease (COPD)
Persistent respiratory failure
Interstitial lung disease
Post-COVID lung disorders