Pulmonologist is a sub-specialty of Internal Medicine that deals with the health of the respiratory tract. In particular, the health of the lower airway, the lungs and the control of breathing, as well as their effects on the oxygenation of blood are the focus of the sub-specialty. The sub-specialty is also referred to by other names, including Respiratory Medicine, Thoracic Medicine, Chest Medicine, and rarely, Respirology. Pulmonologist also has extensive overlap with Critical Care, and along with Anaesthesia and Internal Medicine contributes to the core competencies in the sub-speciality.
The department of Pulmonologist is dedicated towards
Providing comprehensive care for all respiratory disorders
Bringing the best and latest evidenced based respiratory care to our clients
Promoting respiratory health in the community
Participating in respiratory health education at all levels
Actively participating in and facilitating research into respiratory disorders in the community
KH, initially and primarily developed as a hospital catering to the needs of those with cardiac disease, has a large number of its clients who need the services of the Pulmonologist Department. As several symptoms are common to respiratory and cardiac diseases, evaluation of the person with symptoms such as breathlessness occupies a major portion of the work of the department. Respiratory disease can also commonly occur co-morbidly with cardiac disease; the strong association of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with coronary artery disease is the best example. Holistic care of such persons necessitates the association in their care, Pulmonologist teams.
Team That Cares Request Information
Doctor Name Refer A Patient
Dr. KS Chandra, M.D.
Dr. Ashish Gurnani, M.D.
Dr. R.K. Mathur, M.D.