Department of Pulmonary Medicine


The Respiratory Medicine department of Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital was started in 2012. Before that it was been part of department of General Medicine. Since then the department has made steady progress from 10 patients per day initially to 60 patients and also offers state of the art care and rated among the best in the state. The respiratory physicians are well experienced, dedicated and are experts in treating full range of respiratory disorders. Apart from comprehensive care and management of respiratory diseases, the department is well equipped with latest instruments in the field of respiratory care to serve best to the patients.


  • To impart excellence in medical education, patient care and ethical research in Respiratory Medicine.


  • To inculcate clinical skills, professionalism and patient care among Undergraduates & Postgraduates.
  • To establish high standards in diagnosis and treatment of Respiratory Medicine.
  • To encourage clinical research among Post Graduates and faculties.

Program Specific Outcomes

Generic outcome

To impart knowledge and clinical skills that may enable the students to diagnose and manage common respiratory diseases and to handle respiratory emergencies.

Program Specific Outcome

  • Knowledge of common respiratory diseases, their clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management.
  • Ability to recognize, diagnose and manage pulmonary tuberculosis as contemplated in National Tuberculosis Control program.
  • Ability to manage common respiratory emergencies in primary care setting and refer appropriately.

Faculty List

Name Designation
Dr. S.Yuvarajan Professor
Dr. R. Praveen Associate Professor
Dr. Rowhit Yanamadala Assistant Professor
Dr. Cherukumalli Navya Senior Resident
Dr. Srinath S Junior Resident
Dr. Vijayasuruthe S Junior Resident
Dr. Anandh I Junior Resident
Dr. Mukeshraj K Junior Resident
Dr. Uvarajan E Junior Resident
Dr. Sriram. S Junior Resident
Dr. Rabivarmaraja. D Junior Resident
Dr. Tamil Vendhan K.L Junior Resident



The Out Patient Department (OPD) works seven days a week. Senior consultants are available for consultation and management of respiratory diseases Patients are referred from out stations and other departments of the Medical Centre for expert opinion and management.


The Respiratory Medicine department manages all kinds of lung problems like Bronchial Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD), Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Pneumonia (and other lung infections), Interstitial Lung Diseases, Occupational Lung Diseases, Pleural Diseases, Cancers of the respiratory tract, snoring and sleep apnea and critically ill patients like acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma, COPD, ILD, PTE, ARDS etc., and all other undiagnosed and complicated lung diseases.

Our ward is situated in the fourth floor with 30 beds, separate isolation ward (4 beds).The wards are well ventilated, equipped with central oxygen supply, central vacuum suction facilities and jet nebulizers. We have a dedicated Respiratory ICU with 4 beds. Each bed has “state of art” monitoring facility, advanced ventilators, NIV support and various accessories required for critically ill patients. The RICU is manned round the clock by senior resident and post graduates. The nurse patient ratio is 1:1.5.


  • Smoking Cessation
  • Pulmonary Function tests
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation clinic
  • Sleep Disorder Centre
  • Critical Care Services


Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTCP) – This is a unit under the control of district tuberculosis office, Pondicherry. Free microscopy and DOTS therapy are extended to deserving patients. Patients are registered under RNTCP and help them to provide DOTS therapy.


Services offered include an initial consultation with a Pulmonologist regarding smoking habits. Patient education is provided, and the motivation to stop smoking is discussed. Pharmaceutical intervention may be offered where appropriate counseling is also offered to patients attending the clinic and on a follow up basis as needed.


Pulmonary Function Tests (PFT’s) are useful in diagnosing various lung disorders. They also measure the degree of impairment due to disease. The progression of a disease and the effectiveness of treatments can be carefully observed with regularly scheduled testing. Pulmonary Function Tests are also used frequently to assess preoperative risk and are done supervised by chief respiratory technician.


Patients with COPD, ILD and other chronic lung diseases are benefited from pulmonary rehabilitation which is provided by a team of healthcare professionals from various specialities. The team consists of a

  • Pulmonary physician,
  • Clinical nurse specialist,
  • Exercise physiologist,
  • Respiratory therapist,


  • Sleep study suite in the second floor. Fully equipped with latest state of art equipments to diagnose sleep related disorders. BiPAP and CPAP titrations are also done by trained technicians.



Flexible Video Bronchoscopy is done for both diagnostic and therapeutic indications. A modern endoscopy suite with fluoroscopy is available for out-patient and In-patients. A fibreoptic Bronchoscopy system with video and photographic capability is used for performing bronchoscopies which helps in the complete visual assessment of air passages and in making an accurate diagnosis of infection, cancerous changes and also in obtaining biological samples for pathological examinations.

  • Diagnostic Flexible Bronchoscopy
  • Interventional Bronchoscopy
    • Endobronchial Biopsy
    • Transbronchial lung biopsy
    • Baloon Tamponade
    • Endobronchial instillation of Drugs
    • Foreign body removal
    • Whole lung lavage (WLL)


Procedure done by trained Pulmonologist to visualize the pleural cavity and biopsy of the pleura in undiagnosed pleural effusions. Interventional Thoracoscopy

  • Biopsy
  • Pleurodesis
  • Intercostal drain insertion

Thoracic Surgery

  • VATS Lung Biopsy (Open Lung biopsy)
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Decortication
  • Pleurodesis

Our department has the backing of good thoracic surgery service from the department of Cardio Thoracic Vascular Surgery. 


  • Six minutes walk test (6 MWT)
  • Allergen sensitivity tests
  • Intercostal tube drainage and pigtail drainage
  • Multidetector CT scan (MD CT)
  • Pulmonary angiogram
  • Closed pleural biopsy
  • CT guided FNAC of Lung /pleural mass
  • CT guided biopsy of Lung/Pleural mass
  • USG guided pigtail drainage
  • CT guided pigtail drainage (pleural)
  • Oxygen titration
  • CPAP titration
  • Indwelling pleural catheter drainage (Pleurx catheter)
  • Bronchial artery embolisation

Special Clinics

The following clinics are held over the week

Name of the clinic Days Timing
COPD MONDAY 8 am – 12 pm
ASTHMA TUESDAY 8 am – 12 pm



Learning objectives

  1. Able to identify signs and symptoms of common respiratory illness
  2. Able to identify pulmonary tuberculosis suspects.
  3. Aware of common interventions in Respiratory Medicine.
  4. Able to deliver respiratory care services at the primary care level

CRRI’s are trained in diagnosing and managing the common Respiratory disorders and to handle the emergencies during their 2 weeks posting.

Respiratory Medicine classes are for the following semesters.

6th Semester Wednesday(22 weeks)


Post graduate MD program has been started since 2012 with intake of 2 seats/year. The teaching schedules are being carried out based on the Pondicherry University syllabus.

The departmental academic activities include a minimum of (monthly)

Day Academics Number/Month
Tuesday Case presentation 2
Wednesday Journal club 2
Thursday Seminar 4
Friday Group discussion / chest Radiology 2

Assessment of students is done based on the regularity of attendance, level of participation in academic activities and the quality of presentation. Internal assessment tests (both theory and practical) are being conducted periodically. Clinical skills are documented in their log book regularly. Basic sciences and specialty teaching are being taught by the senior faculty of the department. Interdepartmental meetings are conducted with various allied departments to enable them attain adequate knowledge. Workshops on research methodology and statistics are conducted in association with department of community medicine. They are trained to conduct the thesis in an efficient way. They are given special hands-on training on Interventional procedures. They are engaged in peripheral postings in various departments like General Medicine, Cardiology, CTVS, Oncology and Anesthesiology. Also posted in Tambaram Sanatorium (Chennai).


S. No Title of the paper Name of the author (First/corresponding) Name of the journal Date of Acceptance Date of publication ISSN number Link of the recognition in UGC enlistment of the Journal Name of the indexing database Type
1 Thoracoscopic pleural brushing – an innovative method of pleural sampling in diagnostic medical thoracoscopy Yuvarajan Sivagnaname, Praveen Radhakrishnan, Antonious Maria Selvam Via Medica Journals 06-Aug-19 31-Oct-19 ISSN 2451–4934 Pubmed International
2 Identification of subclinical cognitive impairment in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease using auditory P300 event related potential Krishnamurthy, S., Sivagnaname, Y., & Gumallapu Monaldi Archives for chest diseases 10-May-19 24-May-19 pISSN 1122-0643 Pubmed International
3 Study on the utility of serum uric acid to creatinine ratio in the management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Dishan PY, Yuvarajan S, Praveen R, Selvam AM IP Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine 10-Apr-19 11-Jun-19 2581-4214 Index Copernicus National
4 Role of indwelling pleural catheters in managing Hepatic hydrothorax S. Yuvarajan , R. Praveen , Antonious Maria Selvam IP Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine 14-Jun-19 18-Sep-19 2581-4214 Index Copernicus National
5 Clinical profile of pregnant women with community acquired pneumonia attending tertiary care hospital Durga K, S. Yuvarajan Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research 16-Jan-19 11-Feb-19 2394-2746 Pubmed Medline National
6 Malignant bronchial ulcer with coexistent pulmonary tuberculosis Yuvarajan Sivagnaname, Praveen Radhakrishnan, Antonious Maria Selvam Monaldi Archives for chest diseases 20-Jan-19 20-Nov-19 eISSN 2532–5264 – pISSN 1122-0643 Pubmed International
7 Study of syndromic management of sexually transmitted infections in women of reproductive age group at tertiary care hospital,Tamilnadu,India Durga. K, Yuvarajan S, Yasodha S, Karthika K Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research 10-Nov-19 10-Dec-19 ISSN: 2394-2746 Pubmed Medline National
8 Role Of Non Invasive Ventilation With Average Volume Assured Pressure Support (AVAPS) mode in patients with COPD and Type II Respiratory Failure M Ramachandran, S Yuvarajan, P Radhakrishnan, AM Selvam, G Reddy European Respiratory Journal 05-Sep-19 21-Nov-19 ISSN: 1399-3003 Pubmed International
9 Intrapleural foreign body retrieval with semi rigid thoracoscopy under single lung ventilation P Radhakrishnan, Y Sivagnaname, AM Selvam, A Arasappa, K Bharathi Asian Pacific Society of Respirology 24-July-2019 1.Nov.2019 ISSN:1440-1843 Pubmed International
10 A rare presentation of invasive pulmonary mucormycosis with central bronchopleural fistula P Radhakrishnan, Y Sivagnaname, AM Selvam, A Arasappa, K Bharathi Asian Pacific Society of Respirology 15-Sep-2019 13-Nov-19 ISSN 1323-7799 International
11 Neurogenic pulmonary edema masquerading as diffuse alveolar hemorrhage Yuvarajan S, Antonious Maria Selvam, Kamal Bharathi Asian Pacific Society of Respirology 11-Sep-19 13-Nov-19 ISSN 1323-7799 International
12 Rare presentation of pulmonary varix with pulmonary agenesis Yuvarajan S, Praveen R, Antonious Maria Selvam, Kamal Bharathi International
13 Exploring the novel Therapeutic options in global pandemic COVID 19 Prof, Dr. Yuvarajan Sivagnaname International Journal of Medical science and Innovative Research 03-April-19 Jun-20-19 ISSN(print) : 2458-8687 Pubmed International
14 Study on assessment of Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) risk in Obese pregnant women Durga K, S Yuvarajan, Praveen Radhakrishnan, Antonious Maria Selvam, Arun Selvaraj, Vinod Krishnadas IP Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine 09.07.2020 16.09.2020 ISSN: 2581-4214 Index Copernicus National
15 Giant Hemorrhagic Ovarian Cyst with Torsion-Rare Case Report Durga K, MD, Yasodha A and S Yuvarajan Obstet Gynecol Cases Rev 21.07.2020 23.07.2020 ISSN: 2377-9004 Index Copernicus National
16 Role of Pleural Fluid C-Reactive Protein in the Aetiological Diagnosis of Exudative Pleural Effusion Praveen Radhakrishnan, S Mathanraj Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 19.06.2020 01.08.2020 ISSN: 2249-782X[Ra1]_F(SHU)_PF1(Chr_SL)_PFA(KM)_PN(SL).pdf PubMed Central®, Google Scholar, Index Copernicus, National
17 Melioidosis–Presenting As Septic Arthritis S Moorthy, K Nagarajan, R Udhaya Sankar, R Gopal, S Yuvarajan, JMSCR 18-Oct-2021 20-Jan-2021 ISSN(e)2347-176x (National)
18 Role of Indwelling Pleural Catheters in achieving spontaneous pleurodesis in Hepatic Hydrothorax – Pioneer Retrospective study from a Tertiary care centre, India Sivagnaname Yuvarajan, Praveen Radhakrishnan, Antonious Maria Selvam, K Durga European Respiratory Journal 09-June-2021 20-Oct-2021 ISSN: 0903-1936 Pubmed (National)
19 Thoracoscopic practices in India-a survey by Indian chest society RK Chawla, DJ Christopher, R Dhar, S Yuvarajan, K Chopra, JK Samaria, Indian Journal of Tuberculosis 24-Feb-2021 21-Mar-2021 Print ISSN: 0019-5707 Medline (National)
20 Microbial Pattern of Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease–A South Indian Hospital Based Study.-2021 S Arthy, K Nagarajan, R Praveen, S Yuvarajan, IOSR-JDMS 10.01.2021 Jan-21 e-ISSN:2279-0853 p-ISSN:2279-0861 Pubmed (National)
21 Pulmonary hypertension in pregnancy K. Durga1, S. Yuvarajan2*, R. Praveen2, Antonious Maria Selvam2, Yashoda1, Karthiga V.3 International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology 21.01.2021 Mar-21 pISSN 2320-1770 Index Medicus, Index Copernicus, Google Scholar, J-Gate International
22 An uncommon organism causing necrotizing pneumonia in a toddler. International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics, Manju RekaS,. B., ArulkumaranArunagirinathan, Anupriya Chandrasekaran, Yuvarajan S. International Journal of Contemporary pediatrics 15.11.2021 21.12.2021 ISSN 2349-3291 scope med index copernicus International
23 Case series of Pleural effusions in antenatal women, Case series of Pleural effusions in antenatal women, IJHCR 12.01.2022 17.03.2022 e-ISSN:2590-3241, p-ISSN:2590-325X index copernicus National
24 Vitamin D3 levels in patients with Pulmonary tuberculosis- A cross-sectional study. Antonious Maria Selvam Praveen Radhakrishnan Yuvarajan Sivagnaname International Medical Journal 6-June-2022 10-Sep-2022 ISSN: 13412051 DOAJ National
  • Kavitha Devi M, Yuvarajan S, Vickram Reddy, Kalaikovan B. A study on the levels of IGE as a biomarker in the management of bronchial asthma patients. Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, 2016; 1(3): 58-62.
  • Bency K. Thomas and S. Yuvarajan. Plasma Fibrinogen in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – A Cross Sectional Study Conducted in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Puducherry, India. British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research, 2016; 14(7): 1-8.
  • Antonious S, Yuvarajan S, Praveen, Gangi Reddy TK. Left pyopneumothorax with bronchopleural fistula and closure. Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, 2016;1(4): 100-3.
  • Bency K. Thomas, Praveen Radhakrishnan, S. Yuvarajan. A case of mixed connective tissue disorder with interstitial lung disease: case report. JMEDS, 2016; 5(33): 1860-62.
  • Yuvarajan S, Ambikapathi P, Vickram Reddy, Kalaikovan B. A study on serum magnesium level in bronchial asthma patients. Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, 2017; 2(1): 4-6.
  • Mathanraj S.*, Vysak Kumar, Yuvarajan S., Vikram Reddy. Correlation of serum TNF alpha level with severity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Int. J of Research in Medical Sciences, 2017; 5(8): 3309-16.
  • Vysakh V Kumar, Yuvarajan.S, Gangi Reddy TK, Antonious. Tracheo-bronchial diverticulosis and Bronchiectasis. Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, 2017; 2(1): 25-27.
  • Nanda Kishore K.S., Yuvarajan S, Gangi Reddy T.K., Suresh S. Unilateral pulmonary hypoplasia with bullous lung disease a rare case report. Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, 2017; 2(3): 96-97.
  • Nanda Kishore, S. Yuvarajan, Gangireddy, Kalaikovan and A. K. Badrinath. Bronchiectasis and Pulmonary Hypertension in Sjogren’s Syndrome, 2017;7(4): 163-66.
  • S bronchoscopy aided endo-bronchial instillation of itraconazole for the treatment of aspergilloma Indian Journal of Medical Case Reports. An Online International Journal 2013 Vol.2 (4) October-December, pp.4-8/Yuvarajan
  • Thoracoscopic pleural brushing- An addendum in diagnostic Thoracoscopy. Yuvarajan S,  K Gangi Reddy European Respiratory Journal 2017.
  • Sivagnaname Y. Utility of measuring exhaled carbon monoxide (ECO) level in addition to pulmonary function test (Spirometry) in the monitoring of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2014 3:289–94.
  • Sivagnaname, S. Yuvarajan, R.L.J. De Britto. Urgent need for a permanent dengue surveillance system in India. Curr Sci, 102 (5) (2012), pp. 672-675.
  • Yuvarajan S. Durga K. Gerard Rakesh J. Importance Of Pulmonary Complications In Dengue 3 International Journal of Basic and Applied Medical Sciences. Vol. 5 (1) January-April, pp. 322-327.
  • M KD, Yuvarajan S, Thomas BK. Anterior mediastinal mass: A case report of thymoma. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2015), [cited October 24, 2018]; 4(5): 730-732.
  • Gerard Rakesh, T. Kasturi S. Yuvarajan. Bacterial agents causing acute exacerbations in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients, their antibiograms to Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBL) production in a tertiary care hospital, India. Int J Curr Microbiol App Sci. 2013;2(11):273-82.
  • Thomas BK, Radhakrishnan P, Yuvarajan S. A case of mixed connective tissue disorder with interstitial lung disease: case report. J. Evolution Med. Dent. Sci. 2016;5(33):1860-1862, DOI: 10.14260/jemds/2016/438.


University Medals

Name Medal Year
Dr. KAVITHA DEVI. M Gold 2015
Dr. R. PRAVEEN Gold 2016


Faculties Name Year Award
Dr.S.Yuvarajan 2020 Awarded as Outstanding Pulmonologist of the decade in the national conference Pulmo-sleep meet held in Nagpur 2020 from Honorable Health Secretary, Govt of Maharashtra.
Dr.S.Yuvarajan 2020 Selected as Future leader in the International workshop on lung health held in Prague, January 2020
Dr.S.Yuvarajan 2021 Best Academician of the year 2021, 15th Rashtriya Shiksha Gaurav puraskar ceremony 2021
Dr.S.Yuvarajan 2023 As a faculty in ERS International congress-2023
Dr.R.Praveen, 2021 Appreciation for COVID-19 Pandamic Service – Star Doctor Award 2021


Sl.No Name of the Student Given by award Date of the awarded
1 Dr. Nanda Kishore. K.S (2015-2018) Gold Medal 2018
2 Dr.Ramachandran (2016-2019) NAPCON 2018 Poster Presentation 1st Prize 2018
3 Dr.Kamal Bharathi (2017-2020) NAPCON 2018 Poster Presentation 3rd Prize 2018
4 Dr.Haripraksah (2016-2019) PULSION 2018 SMVMCH 3rd Prize 2018
5 Dr.Santhiya (2017-2020) PULSION 2018 SMVMCH 3rd Prize 2018
6 Dr.Santhiya (2017-2020) National College of Chest Physicians (NCCP) PG quiz program 2nd Prize 27.08.2019
7 Dr.Santhiya  (2017-2020) Poster Presentation in India Sleep – NSMC 2019 2nd Prize 7.9.2019
8 Dr.K.Prathaban (2018-2021) National College of Chest Physicians (NCCP) PG quiz program 2nd Prize 27.08.2019
9 Dr.Prathaban.K (2018-2021) NAPCON 2019, Poster presentation, 2nd Prize 2019
10 Dr.Madhan.S (2019-2022) NAPCON- 2020 Poster presentation 3rd Prize 31.01.2020
11 Dr.Ijas.V.J (2019-2022) NAPCON- 2020 Poster presentation 3rd Prize 31.01.2020
12 Dr.Vinayak Nandganan (2018-2021) NAPCON- 2020 State level Quiz 1st Prize 2021
13 Dr.Prathaban.K (2018-2021) NAPCON- 2020 State level Quiz 2nd Prize 2021
14 Dr.Ijas. (2019-2022) NAPCON- 202, Varanasi  Oral presentation – 3rd Prize 31.03.2022 to 03.04.2022
15 Dr.Ijas. (2019-2022) Scientific Society for Oral Presentation – 2nd Prize 10.12.2022
16 Dr.Madhan. (2019-2022) NCCP Quiz winner – State level- 1st Prize 1st Prize 2022
17 Dr.Cherukumalli Navya.(2020-2023) World TB Day- IGMC State Level Quiz Competition- 3rd Prize 24.03.2022


Outreach and community programs

  • Community visit to Thiruvennainallur Rural Health Training Centre every Friday between 8am to 1pm.
  • Respiratory Medical camp conducted twice every year in the Rural health centers.


Department of Respiratory Medicine

Alumni Talk
  • Date: 21.05.2024
  • Time:12.00 – 1.00pm
  • Venue: 4th floor conference hall, Hospital block, SMVMCH
  • Target Audience:Faculties & Post graduates from Department
    of Respiratory Medicine SMVMCH.

On account of Alumni Talk 2024, Online Webinar was organized by the Department of Pulmonary Medicine on 21.05.2024. Faculties, Post graduates & Interns participated in the online Webinar program. Welcome address was given by Dr. Yuvarajan .S (Professor & Head) followed by guest speaker
Dr. RAMACHANDRAN gave a talk on “CTD Associated ILD”. Throughout the session participants explored a range of topics regarding the diagnosis, management, emerging therapies and case scenarios related to CTD associated ILD.

World Pulmonary Hypertension – 2024

  • Date: 15.05.2024
  • Time: 11.00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Venue: Basement Auditorium, SMVMCH
  • Organized By: DEPT OF Respirtory Medicine

On May 15th 2024, The Department of Respiratory Medicine celebrated World Pulmonary Hypertension Day. This event was marked by an insightful session attended postgraduate students and interns providing a platform for learning on “Hypertension and left heart disease – An updates” and “Pulmonary Hypertension – Pulmonologists perspective”.

World Pulmonary Hypertension – 2024

  1. The Highlight of the celebration was an engaging lecture by Dr. Ashida T.S., a renounced cardiologist from Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry and Dr. Yuvarajan .S, a renounced Pulmonologist from Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry.
  2. Following keynote address, an interactive Question and Answer session was held allowing participants to engage directly with the speakers.

Department of Respiratory Medicine

World Asthma Day Celebration Guest Lecture

On May 08th 2024, the Department of Respiratory Medicine celebrated World Asthma Day with a focused event theme “Asthma Education Empowers – Education is the Key”. This event was marked by an insightful online session attended by postgraduate students and interns providing a platform for leaning on “Updates in managements of Bronchial Asthma”.

Department of Respiratory Medicine

  1. The highlight of the celebration was an engaging online lecture by Dr. NANA KUNJIR a renouved  Pulmonologist from the Sahyadri Superspeciality Hospital, Hadapsar.
  2. Following keynote address, an interactive Question and Answer session was held, allowing participants to engage directly with Dr. Nana Kunjir.

CME – World TB Day – 2024

  • Date: 26.03.2024
  • Time: 10.30am to 01.00pm
  • Venue: Basement Auditorium, SMVMCH
  • Target Audience: Faculties & Post graduates
  • Conducted by: Department of Respiratory Medicine

We the department of pulmonary medicine conducted a CME program as a part of World TB day 2024 ON 26.03.24. Faculties, postgraduates, nursing and AHS students participated in the CME program. Welcome address was given by Dr. R. Praveen (NTEP nodal officer) followed by guest speakers Dr.Noyal Joseph, Dr.Yuvarajan.S and Dr. P.M Ramesh gave a talk on Diagnosis of Tuberculosis , TB preventive therapy and Drug resistant TB respectively. Our Dean Academic & Medical Superintendent felicitated the Guest Speakers.

CME on “SOMNOCON – 2024 – Better Sleep Better Life”

Department of Respiratory Medicine has organized CME cum Hands on Workshop “SOMNOCON – 2024 – Better Sleep Better Life” at SMVMCH on 20th February.

The Morning session was graced by 3 eminent faculties who delivered guest lecture on various aspects of sleep and each lecture lasted for 30 minutes. The first lecture was delivered by Dr.Subhasis Das from Department of Physiology – PIMS on physiology of sleep, Second lecture was by Dr. Srinivas Rajagopalan sir from Kavery hospital, Chennai on Evaluations & Interpretation of Diagnostic tests for OSA. Third lecture was on treatment of OSA by Dr.Thilagavathy from Vijaya Hospital, Chennai.

Afternoon session was started at 2.00pm in the Reading hall at Ground floor of College Block, during the session post graduates were briefed about various NIV devices. Polysomnography interpretation followed by hands on exposure to performing PSG.

No. Date Events/ CME
1 20.09.2015 Quiz Programme for Postgraduates (zonal level) on behalf of NESCON -2015
2 24.03.2016 World TB Day- Counseling about TB Awareness
3 03.05.2016 World Asthma Day & Spirometry Camp.
4 31.05.2016 Patient education regarding Smoking Cessation on World Tobacco Day
5 20.06.2016 Quiz Programme for Post graduates on ILD.
6 29.06.2016 Update on ILD (CME)
7 27.10.2016 Recent advances in the Diagnosis & Management of Lung Cancer.
8 29.03.2017 Live interaction programme with TB suspects and public regarding tuberculosis and awareness of TB control (World TB Day)
9 15.11.2017 Competition for COPD patient on World COPD Day
10 29.03.2018 Tuberculosis – The Present and future Scenario (CME)


This center aims at improving quality of life in COPD/Bronchial Asthma patients. These patients are taught proper technique of using inhalers and breathing exercises by well trained Respiratory Technicians. Patients are educated about the hazards of smoking, tobacco use and smoking cessation awareness created among patients.

Also tuberculosis patients are routinely counseled regarding the condition, need for completion of treatment and regular follow-up.

The department periodically conducts patient education on following days.

  • World TB day – 24thMarch
  • World Sleep Disorder Day – 16th March
  • World Asthma Day – 1stTuesday of May
  • World No Tobacco Day – 31st May
  • Lung Cancer Day – 1stAugust
  • World Lung Day – 1st August
  • World Spirometry Day – 14thOctober
  • World Pneumonia Day – 12thNovember
  • World COPD day – 3rd Wednesday of November

PG Alumini

Batch Name Of The PG Designation/Institution (Current) Email Id
2012– 2015 Dr. Bency. K. Thomas Assistant Professor, Believers Church Medical College & Hospital, Kerala. [email protected]
Dr. Kavitha Devi. M Assistant Professor, SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, Chennai. [email protected]
2013 – 2016 Dr. Y. Dishan Assistant Professor, Dr.Somervell Memorial Mission Hospital, Kerala. [email protected]
Dr. R. Praveen Assistant Professor, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & Hospital, Pondicherry. [email protected]
2014 – 2017 Dr. Antonious Maria Selvam Senior Resident, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College & Hospital, Pondicherry. [email protected]
Dr. Vysakh.V. Kumar Senior Resident, Kiran Multi Super Specialty Hospital & Research Centre, Surat. [email protected]
2015 – 2018 Dr. Nanda Kishore. K.S Senior Resident, Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow. [email protected]
Dr. Tanisha Saleem. F Senior Resident , M.S Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore. [email protected]
2016- 2019 Dr. M. Hari Prakash Assistant Professor Dhanalakshmi Srinivasan Medical College& Hospital [email protected]
Dr. M. V.Ramachandiran Consultant Kauvery Hospital, Salem [email protected]
2017-2020 Dr.S.Kamal Bharathi Consultant MGM Healthcare Chennai [email protected]
Dr.R.Santhiya Assistant Professor MGMC&RI Puducherry [email protected]
2018-2021 Dr.Vinayak Nandhanan Consultant Muthoot Medical Centre, Kozhencherry, Kerala [email protected]
Dr.K.Prathaban DNB Cardiology, Apollo hospital, Chennai [email protected]
2019-2022 Dr.Madhan Senior Resident PIMS [email protected]
Dr.Ijas Associate Consultant Sri Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Science [email protected]
2020-2023 Dr.Cherukummali Navya   [email protected]
Dr.Seran   [email protected]