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  • Education
  • Past Positions
  • Skills / Expertise
  • Publications
  • Research Presentations
  • Memberships
  • Awards & Recognition
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Education

  • M.B.B.S from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad.
  • M.D. General Medicine from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam.
  • D.M. Gastroenterology from Osmania Medical College / OGH MCI (Medical Council Of India).

Past Positions

  • HOD and Director of Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Continental Hospitals, Nanakramguda – June 2017 to April 2019.
  • Director and HOD Gastroenterology & Hepatology, MAXCURE Hospitals, Madhapur from October 2014 to May 2017.
  • HOD Consultant Gastroenterologist Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad from April 2010 to October 2014.
  • Associate Professor Gastroenterology from January 2009-April 2010, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam.
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist, Mediciti Hospitals from 2008 to 2010.
  • Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology Osmania Medical College & Hospital, Hyderabad, AP, India FROM July 1998 –January 2009.
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist CARE HOSPITALS, HYDERABAD from October 2006 to January 2008.
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist, Mediciti Hospitals from December 2004 to September 2006.
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist CDR Hospitals from March 1999 to December 2004.

Skills / Expertise

  • Has vast experience of 24 years and having performed more than 2 lakh diagnostic and therapeutic procedures like ERCP including Biliary and Pancreatic Endotherapy , EUS and Bariatric Balloon placements.
  • Has been a part of the Liver Transplant team in various hospitals in Hyderabad.
  • Has been actively involved in teaching DM and DNB students in various teaching hospitals.
  • Treated More Than 25 000 Cases Of IBD Over 24 Years Upper GI Endoscopies, Colonoscopies, ERCP (Mainly Therapeutic).
  • 23 Years Post DM Experience In Endoscopic Sclerotherapy, Variceal Band Ligation, Dilatation Of Esophageal Strictures, And Achalasia Cardia, Endoscopic Management Of Upper GI Bleeds, Foreign Body Removals, And Management Of Lower GI Bleeds, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy.
  • Endoscopic And EUS Guided Drainage Of Pseudocysts & Percutaneous.
  • Drainage of Sub-Diaphragmatic and Liver Abscesses.
  • Experience In Diagnostic & Therapeutic ERCP – Including Biliary stenting And Biliary& Pancreatic Sphincterotomies ,Biliary Metal Stenting, And Endoscopic Drainage Of Pseudocysts.
  • Naso Jejunal Tube Placements.
  • Haemorrhoidal Banding.
  • Pyloric And Enteral Including Colonic Stenting.
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound-Diagnostic And Therapeutic Procedures Including EUS FNA And Cyst Aspirations And Drainages.
  • Over 2,00,000 Endoscopic ,Colonoscopic, ERCP Procedures Both Diagnostic And Therapeutic Including Complicated Metal Stenting Of The Esophagus, Stomach And Bile Duct And Pancreas In Cancers, , Liver Diseases Including Hepatitis B And C, Inflammatory Bowel Disease And Narrow Band Imaging, Pregnancy And Jaundice And GI Disorders, Pediatric GI Disorders And Endoscopies In Bariatric Patients. Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomies, Balloon Dilatation Of Esophageal And Biliary Strictures. Foreign Body Removals Especially In Pediatric Patients.

  • Actively Involved In Liver Transplantation And Was Part Of The Team For Liver Transplantation In Continental And Apollo Hospitals.
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology Including Liver Diseases.
  • Also Doing Prophylactic Pancreatic Stenting In Difficult CBD Cannulation To Prevent Post ERCP Pancreatitis And ERCP in Pregnancy.
  • GI Bleeds- EST, APC, EVL, Glue Injection, Hemoclips.
  • Capsule Endoscopy.
  • Endoscopic Bariatric Balloon Placements.
  • Vast Experience In Treating International Patients From All Over The World.
  • Currently Conducting Endoscopic Training Programmes For Indian And International Students From All Over The World .
  • Attended Many CME Programmes Over 24 years As Faculty And Speaker.
  • Actively Involved In Conducting Hepatitis B And C Screening And Vaccination For Hepatitis B Programmes In The Community.
  • Attachments And Training Abroad Clinical Attachment In Liver Unit Including Liver Intensive Care In “Kings College Hospital” London UK (Jan 2005).
  • Trained In Endoscopic Ultrasound Under Dr Tom Savides In University Of California, San Diego In June 2006.
  • Training In Liver Transplantation Under Dr Sandy Fengin University Of California, San Francisco May 2014.

Publications

  • Gall Bladder Motility : Role of Cisapride – A Clinical Sonologic Study , 1997.
  • Choledocal Cysts in Adults , 1997.
  • Non Variceal Upper GI Bleeds in Andhra Pradesh: An Overview.
  • Dieulafoy Lesion : Our experience in a Tertiary Referral Center.
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy : Natural History Clinical & Endoscopic Profile.
  • Percutaneous Drainage of Pancreatic Pseudocysts : Our Experience.
  • Choledochal Cysts in Children : Clinical and ERCP Correlation.
  • Endoscopic management (ERCP) of Biliary Leaks , ISGCON, 2000.
  • Diarrhea in the ICU setting ISGCON 2007.
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy –Experience of a tertiary referral hospital ISGCON, 2008.
  • Narrow Band Imaging Colonoscopy ISGCON 2009.
  • ERCP In Pregnancy-Experience In Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills A Tertiary Multi-Specialty Hospital, ISGCON, 2012.
  • Oral Interferon in Chronic Hepatitis B vs. Hepatitis C, ISGCON, 2012.
  • Viral hepatitis- outcome of a weeklong screening camp , Auth- Asha Subbalakshmi Musunuri, Abdul Wadood Ahmed, Sushmita Kota, R Vijaya Radhika , ISGCON 2015
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound versus Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in pancreatic lesions- a prospective study in a tertiary referral centre in the state of Telangana , Author- Asha Subbalakshmi Musunuri, Abdul Wadood Ahmed, Sushmita Kota, L Vijay Kumar, ISGCON 2015

  • Prevention of hypoxic episodes in obese and obstructive sleep apnea patients undergoing endoscopic ultrasound , Author- Asha Subbalakshmi Musunuri, Abdul Wadood Ahmed, Sushmita Kota, Venu Gopalnadikudi, Sai Teja , ISGCON 2015.

  • Inflammatory Bowel disease - a prospective analysis of prevalence in a tertiary referral centre in the state of telangana, Author – Asha Subbalakshmi Musunuri, Abdul Wadood Ahmed, Sushmita Kota, R Vijaya Radhika, Indian Journal of Gastroenterology (November 2015) Vol 34 Supp 1.

  • Outcome of EUS findings in Chronic pancreatitis in 2 tertiary referral hospitals in the state of Telangana, Maxcure hospitals and Continental Hospitals, Authors: Dr M Asha Subbalakshmi, Dr Abdul Wadood Ahmed, ISGCON, 2018.

  • Outcome of a 5-day Hepatitis Screening camp in Continental Hospitals, Financial District, Hyderabad in the state of Telangana , Authors: Dr. M Asha Subbalakshmi, Dr. Abdul Wadood Ahmed, ISGCON , 2018.

  • Prevalence of NET’s (Neuro-Endocrine Tumours) in patients undergoing elective polypectomies in 2 tertiary referral hospitals in the state of Telangana, Dept of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Continental Hospitals and Care Hospitals Hyderabad, Telangana, India, APDW , 2019.

  • Co-Authored a paper Titled Argon Plasma Coagulation Vs Formalin spray for Radiation proctitis which received the Best Paper award in the National Conference of Indian Society of Gastroenterology 2004 at Jaipur.

  • Co-Authored a paper on Spray Coagulation vs Bipolar coagulation in Bleeding Peptic Ulcers which won the 3rd Best Poster award in ISGCON Bangalore 2007.
  • Co-Authored about 60 Papers.(abstracts Indian journal of Gastroenterology).
  • Presented an International paper in DDW 2006 on APC vs FORMALIN Spray in Radiation Proctitis in Los Angeles,USA.

Research & Presentations

  • Completed a clinical trial of (Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd) as Prinicipal Investigator on – “Efficacy and Tolerability of Morease – I” compared with Mebeverine in patients of irritable bowel syndrome – A Randomized, controlled Trial’ in Mediciti Hospitals in 2006.

  • Involved in study of (Siro Clin pharm Pvt. Ltd) on “A Prospective, Multi-centric, Comparative, Open-Label, Randomized, Parallel group, Phase II/III Study to Compare The Safety And Efficacy Of Different Doses Of Subcutaneous AVI – 005 (Recombinant Human Interferon Alpha – 2b) & Oral Ribavirin With Subcutaneous Intron ® A (Recombinant Human Interferon Alpha – 2b) & Oral Ribavirin after a Study Treatment Of 24/48 Weeks, in subjects with previously Untreated Chronic Hepatitis C infection Of Any Genotype” as Principal Investigator in 2005.

  • Previously involved in study of (Quintiles Research India Pvt Ltd) on Phase 3 studies to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of TAK – 390MR (60mg QD and 90 QD) Compared to Placebo in Maintenance of Healing in Subjects with Healed Erosive Esophagitis as Principal Investigator in 2005.

  • Principal Investigator in a Merck clinical trial on Bocepravir in Chronic HCV Infection Genotype1bin previous failed Interferon Treatment IN 2012.

Memberships

  • Indian Society Of Gastroenterology-Life.
  • Association Of Physicians Of India-Life.
  • Indian Medical Association-Life.
  • American Society Of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy-Member Since 2006.

Awards & Recognition

  • Received the BEST PAPER award in 1997 from the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy of India for the paper titled “Precut Vs Needle Knife Sphincterotomy in Bilary& Pancreatic Diseases”.
  • Patients Best Doctor award in 2017 by Continental Hospitals, Gachibowli.
  • Received Times of INDIA award for professional excellence in the category Legend in Gastroenterology March 2017.
  • Received Sujana award for professional excellence in the field of Medicine in June 2016.
  • Received Award for professional excellence in March 2014 from Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.

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