Dr. Preetam Rajgopal Acharya

Professor and Head

Department of Pulmonary Medicine

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Acharya Preetam R teaches Pulmonary Medicine.
    He is also:

    • Involved in CME programs.
    • Co-Investigator in many drug trials in clinical research.
       

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Pulmonary Medicine Fourth Semester

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Pulmonary Medicine BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad 2001
DTCD Pulmonary Medicine BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad 2000
MBBS M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar 1995

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Pulmonary Medicine, KMC Mangalore Professor and Head 20/05/2020 - till date
Pulmonary Medicine, KMC Mangalore Professor 15/05/2020 - till date
Pulmonary Medicine, KMC Mangalore Associate Professor 24/07/09 - 14/05/2020
Pulmonary Medicine, KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor 14/07/05 to 23/07/09
B.J Medical College, Ahmedabad Junior Resident 24/02/98 to 01/09/01

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Asthma, allergy evaluation, pleural diseases, tuberculosis

Area of Expertise

Diagnostic bronchoscopy. Allergy and asthma evaluation including allergy skin prick testing and lung function testing. Pleural procedures like pleural aspiration, biopsy, chest tube drains and pleurodesis. Manage critically ill patients on non-invasive and invasive mechanical ventilation

Area of Research

Asthma, pleural diseases, tuberculosis

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

1.     Life member of Mangalore Chest Association

2.     Life member of Indian Association of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology

3.     Life member of Indian Chest Society

4.     Life member of Indian Medical Association

5.     Life member of Academy of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad Registrar- ICU
SAL Hospital, Ahmedabad Registrar- ICU
Laxmi Hospital, Ahmedabad Registrar- ICU

A study of high-sensitivity C, Reactive protein in bronchial asthma.

2009-01-01 Ramesh Chandra Sahoo TH Noushad R Anand Kausalya R Sahu

Empyema thoracic, A clinical study.

2006-01-01 Kusum V Shah

Poisoning fatalities in Mangalore,South India- A three year snap shot

2012-01-01 B Suresh Kumar Shetty Tanuj Kanchan Ritesh Menezes Mahabalesh Shetty

The research aimed at evaluating the epidemiological variables of gatal poisoning in Mangalore, South India, International Journal of AJ Institute of Medical Sciences, 2012

Dettol Poisoning

2013-01-01

Article reviewed the common household poison- Dettol and its effects. International Journal of AJ Institute of Medical Sciences.

Pleural Effusion of a dual etiology.

2007-01-01

It highlighted the coexistence of a malignant pleural effusion with tuberculosis, Journal of Association of Physicians of India, 2007

An unusual case of pleural effusion with an abdominal mass.

2008-01-01

Presented the presence of a pleural effusion with an adrenal incidentaloma. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis, 2008

Blunt trauma to the chest- A case of delayed cardiac rupture

2012-01-01

A high index of suspicion about delayed cardiac rupture is required during management of polytrauma patients, Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 2012

Comparative study assessing the knowledge and attitude regarding tuberculosis amongst final year medical and nursing students in a Medical College Teaching Hospital

2014-01-01 Mona Lisa D’Souza

A study of pulmonary function in diabetic patients in Indian population.

2014-01-01 Mona Lisa D’Souza

correlation with body mass index and glycemic control.