The Department of Respiratory Medicine at KMC Manipal is a centre for diagnosis and management of various respiratory disorders. The department offers facilities like fibrotic bronchoscopy, allergy testing and PFT which helps in diagnosis and management of various respiratory disorders.

The department is equipped with Polysomnography which aids in diagnosis and management of sleep related disorders.


Key features

  • Regular seminars, case presentations and journal presentation for postgraduate students
  • World class infrastructure for management of respiratory disorders
  • Opportunities to attend national conferences and present clinical cases for postgraduate students
  • Digital Picture Archiving and Communication System (DPACS) for online storage and transfer of X-rays and blood investigations.


Core competencies

  • OPD consultations and inpatient management of sick patients
  • Fibrotic Bronchoscopy and chest tube insertion
  • Polysomnography
  • Allergy testing and Pulmonary Function Testing Laboratory.


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The Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KMC Manipal offers the following program:


MD - Pulmonary Medicine



Individual departments under KMC are supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure for research and clinical experience.


Laboratories supplement classroom teaching with practicals


Libraries have excellent resources for reference and study


Teaching in hospitals give students hands-on learning

Research & publications

The areas of research include: Evaluation of histogenesis of various organ systems using fetal tissues. Estimation of subcutaneous fat and fibre distribution and types in the abdominal region and its clinical implications. Effect of DHA and Colin on stress induced behaviour and histological changes in the CNS. • Preventive and protective role of cissus quadrangular is extract on diabetes induced osteopenia and bone loss in osteoporosis- a cellular and molecular evaluation. Cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in curative and prophylactic role of Ceasalpenia Bonduc extracts on Liver toxicity. Use of lead as nanoparticle in traditional medicine - multi-organ approach to evaluate the functional, cellular and molecular alterations. Role of traditional medicinal preparations in wound healing - structural, biomechanical, molecular evaluations use normal and diabetic wound models.