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

Education

  • MBBS — Guntur Medical College, Guntur (1983)
  • MD (Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases) — Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam (1991)
  • FAGE — Fellow of Academy of General Education (1992)
  • FCCP — Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians (2001)

Past Positions

  • Advisor, Academic Cell, AP Chest Hospital, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad (since Jan 2013)
  • State Coordinator for H1N1 influenza (2009)
  • Professor (Chest Disease, Pulmonary Medicine), Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad
  • Chest Physician, AP Govt General & Chest Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Coordinator, Academic Cell, AP Chest Hospital, Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad (1995-2006)
  • Consultant Pulmonologist, St. Theresa’s Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Consultant Pulmonologist, JJ Hospitals, Hyderabad
  • Consultant Pulmonologist, Asian Institute of Gastroenterology, Hyderabad
  • Consultant & Lecturer (Pulmonology, Chest Allergy and Sleep Disorders), Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (1992)
  • Medical Officer (TB & Chest Diseases), Singareni Collieries Hospital, Singareni, Telangana (Jan 1987 – Aug 1988)
  • Junior Resident (Internal Medicine), Government General Hospital, Guntur (Jul - Dec 1986)
  • Junior Resident (Cardiology), Government General Hospital, Guntur (Jan – Jul 1985)

Skills / Expertise

Publications

  • Prevalence of multidrug resistance among retreatment of pulmonary tuberculosis cases in tertiary care hospital, Hyderabad, India. Lung India 2013; 30:277-9
  • Contribution of medical colleges to tuberculosis control in India under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP): Lessons learnt & challenges ahead. IJMR 2013; 137(2):283-94
  • T-cell recognition of iron-regulated culture filtrate proteins of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in tuberculosis patients and endemic normal controls. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2012; 30(3): 323-31
  • Evaluation of pleural fluid interferon gamma as a diagnostic marker of tuberculous pleural effusion. J Dr NTR University Health Sciences 2013; 2:92-5
  • Are tuberculosis patients in a tertiary care hospital in Hyderabad India being managed according to national guidelines? Plos One 7(1): e30281. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030281
  • Diagnosis of community acquired pneumonia — an overview. JAPI 2011
  • Emerging trends in the diagnosis of tuberculosis — RNTCP and beyond. Journal of the Indian Medical Association 2010; 108(6):366,368-370
  • Diagnostic significance of pleural fluid interferon gamma in comparison with Adenosine deaminase in tuberculous pleural effusions. Chest 2008; 134(4):54004
  • Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: An Indian perspective. Chest 2006; 130(4):285S
  • Adenosine – deaminase activity in pleural effusions. Lung India Journal 1991
  • Profile of skin tests in allergic rhinitis in Visakhapatnam. Indian Journal of Allergy and Applied Immunology
  • Profile of skin tests in bronchial asthma. Indian Journal of Allergy and Applied Immunology
  • Exhaled breath carbon monoxide in traffic police and its relation to smoking and vehicular pollution. Chest 2006

Research & Presentations

  • Clinical investigator on role of levofloxacin in acute exacerbations of COPD and community acquired pneumonia
  • Clinical investigator on role of feropenam in pneumonias
  • Clinical investigator on role of montelukast in the management of bronchial asthma
  • Clinical investigator on role of erdosteine as a mucolytic agent in acute exacerbations of COPD
  • Clinical investigator on role of salmetrol and fluticasone in the management of chronic persistent asthma
  • Clinical investigator on role of exhaled ‘CO’ levels on lung health
  • Clinical investigator on role of ciclesonide in the long-term management of chronic persistence of asthma

Memberships

Awards & Recognition

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