Abraham Samuel Babu

Assistant Professor – Senior Scale

Department of Physiotherapy

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Mr. Abraham Samuel Babu is an Assistant Professor - Senior Scale in the Department of Physiotherapy, SOAHS, Manipal

    He is:

    • Coordinator for the second year BPT program
    • In-charge of clinical services to the Medical ICU, Surgical wards and Cardiac Rehabilitation Clinic
    • Member of the CPR committee of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal
    • Certified instructor by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Web author for SOAHS

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Massage I year BPT
Electrical Stimulation II year BPT
Ethics III year BPT
PT in Cardiopulmonary Conditions (PT3) IV year BPT
Community Physiotherapy (PT4) IV year BPT, 2nd Semester Malaysian Bridge program
Exercise Physiology II Semester Malaysian Bridge program
Basic Life Support IV year BPT, Malaysian Bridge program, 1st year MPT
Physiotherapy theory and practice 1st year MPT
Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy 2nd year MPT

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MPT Cardiopulmonary Sciences and Cardiac Rehabilitation School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education 2010
Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation Cardiac Rehabilitation Medvarsity, Apollo Hospitals 2008
BPT Christian Medical College, Vellore 2005

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Physioherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assistant Professor - Senior Scale 2013 - Present
Department of Physioherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Assistant Professor 2010 - 2013
Department of Physioherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Lecturer 2010
Department of Physioherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal Postgraduate Trainee 2008 - 2010
CSI Mission Hospital, Codacal, Kerala Physical Therapist 2006-2008
Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore Intern 2005-2006

EMG biofeedback in fibromyalgia (student project)

2003-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Elsa Mathew Henry Prakash Debashish Danda

Role: PI; Funding agency: Fluid Research Grant, Christian Medical College, Vellore; Amount: INR 22,000; Duration: 2003-2005

Pulmonary Hypertension Manual (PulHMan)

2012-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu

Role: PI; Funding agency: Pulmonary Hypertension Association; Amount: USD 3050; Duration: 2012-2013

International workshop on exercise testing and prescription (August 23-25th,2012)

2012-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu

Conference grant; Role: Organising secretary; Funding agency: Indian Council of Medical Research, Govt of India, Amount: INR 50,000

Prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and its related risk factors in Udupi district; a community based PAD detection programme

2014-01-01 Sulochana B (PI) Ranjan Shetty Ganesh Kamath Kirthinatha Ballala Asha Kamath Abraham Samuel Babu Alma Juliet Francis

Role: Co-PI; Funding agency: Indian Council of Medical Research, Govt of India; Amount: INR 59,20,000; Duration: Approved in 2014 and awaiting release of funds

Sa Re Ga Ma, sing ... fly… play...! Our hopes for haemophilia

2013-01-01 Annamma Kurien (PI)

Role: Team member; Funding agency: Novo Nordisk Hemophilia Foundation World Hemophilia Day Competition; Amount: CHF 2,500; Duration:2013

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Cardiac rehabilitation, exercise testing and training, research methodology, ethics, critical care

Area of Expertise

Cardiac rehabilitation, exercise testing and training, critical care

Area of Research

Cardiac rehabilitation, exercise testing and training, Worksite health and wellness

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Professional affiliations

  • Indian Association of Physiotherapists
  • American Heart Association
  • Indian Rheumatologic Association
  • Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute
  • European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation
  • American Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Association
  • International Society for Heart Research 
  • Pulmonary Hypertension Society of Australia and New Zealand 

 

Contributions:

  • Council member and lead on Advocacy and lobbying in Cardiac Rehabilitation under the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (May 2014 – till date)
  • Endeavor Executive Fellowship from the Government of Australia, for training in Cardiac Autonomic Function at Asutin Health, Department of Cardiology, University of Melbourne, Australia (2014-15)
  • Co-chair (2012-2014) and Member (2014-till date) on the task force for "Exercise in pulmonary hypertension" by the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI), UK 
  • Recipient of the Tom Lantos Innovation in Community Services Award from the Pulmonary Hypertension Assoiciation, USA (2011)

Worksite health and wellness in India

2014-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Kushal Madan Sundar Kumar Veluswamy Rahul Mehra Arun Maiya

Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2014 Mar-Apr;56(5):501-7

Cardiac rehabilitation in India

2014-01-01 Kushal Madan Abraham Samuel Babu Aashish Contractor Dorairaj Prabhakaran Rajeev Gupta JOS Swaheny

Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2014;56(5):543-550

Clinical trial registration in physical therapy journals - a cross sectional study

2014-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Sundar Kumar Veluswamy Pratiksha Tilak Rao Arun Maiya

Phys Ther 2014;94(1):83-90

Theraband exercises with music for persons with haemophilia

2013-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Ganesha Balthillaya M Rajesh Navada GV Annamma Kurien

Haemophilia 2013;19(6):e359-60

Evaluating exercise capacity in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension

2013-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Jonathan Myers Ross Arena Arun Maiya R. Padmakumar

Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 2013;11(6):729-737

Promoting Health and Wellness in the Workplace: A Unique Opportunity to Establish Primary and Extended Secondary Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Programs.

2013-01-01 Ross Arena, Marco Guazzi Paige Briggs, Lawrence P. Cahalin Jonathan Myers, Leonard Kaminsky Daniel E. Forman, Gerson Cipriano Audrey Borghi-Silva Abraham Samuel Babu Carl J. Lavie

Mayo Clin Proc 2013;88(6):605-617

A review of on-going trials in exercise based rehabilitation for pulmonary arterial hypertension

2013-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu R. Padmakumar Arun Maiya

Indian J Med Res 2013;137(4):900-906

Effect of exercise training on functional capacity & quality of life in head & neck cancer patients receiving chemo radiotherapy

2013-01-01 Stephen R. Samuel Arun Maiya Abraham Samuel Babu MS Vidyasagar

Indian J Med Res 2013;137(3):515-520

Should cardiopulmonary exercise testing become a part of regular evaluation for patients with a family history of pulmonary hypertension? Regarding - Cardiopulmonary exercise testing reveals onset of disease and response to treatment in a case of heritable pulmonary arterial hypertension

2013-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Ross Arena Arun Maiya R. Padmakumar Marco Guazzi

Pulm Circ 2013;3(1):121-122

Effects of exercise training on exercise capacity in pulmonary arterial hypertension: A systematic review of clinical trials

2016-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu R. Padmakumar Arun Maiya Aswini K. Mohapatra RL. Kamath

Heart Lung Circ 2016; 25(4):333-341

Management of patients with fibromyalgia using biofeedback: A randomized control trial

2007-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Elsa Mathew Debashish Danda Henry Prakash

Indian J Med Sci 2007;61:455-461

Strapping for temporomandibular joint dysfunction

2008-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Sandhya M. John Amith Unni

Indian J Dent Res 2008;19:278-9

Osteoporosis and osteopenia in India: A few more observations

2009-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Faizal M. Ikbal Anupama N. Joseph Manjula S Noone Prasanna Samuel

Indian J Med Sci 2009;63:76-77

Early morning neuroparalytic syndrome

2009-01-01 M. Haneef Donae E. George Abraham Samuel Babu

Indian J Paeds 2009;76:1072

Risk factors in acute coronary syndrome in rural Kerala

2010-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu M. Haneef Anupama N. Joseph Manjula S. Noone

Indian J Com Med 2010;35:363-364

Effects of ‘on-call out of hours’ physical therapy in acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A randomized control trial.

2010-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Manjula S. Noon M. Haneef Prasanna Samuel

Clin Rehabil 2010;24:802-809

TENS in post-op thoracotomy: A physical therapists’ perspective.

2010-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Lenny T. Vasanthan Arun Maiya

Indian J Anaesth 2010;54:478

Protocol guided phase-1 cardiac rehabilitation in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction in a rural hospital

2010-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Manjula S. Noone M. Haneef Shijoy M .Narayan

Heart Views 2010;11:52-56

A musculoskeletal injury profile of athletes at a national inter-university athletic meet in Manipal, Karnataka, India

2011-01-01 Prachi Shah Abraham Samuel Babu Vaibhavi Satam HS Ballal Fiddy Davis J Arun Maiya

The Shield: International Journal of Physical Education and Sports Science 2011;6:50-56

Effects of early in-patient cardiac rehabilitation along with a structured home based program among patients with congestive heart failure: A randomized controlled trial

2011-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Arun Maiya M. Milton George R. Padmakumar Vasudev Gudattu

Heart Views 2011;12:99-103

The benefits of exercise based cardiac rehabilitation in congestive heart failure - A case series.

2011-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu M. Milton George R. Padmakumar

Indian Heart J 2011;63:473-474

Home based rehabilitation for angina: A case report

2012-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Manula S Noone Shijoy M. Narayan Barry A Franklin

Oman Med J 2012;27(2) DOI 10.5001/omj.2012.42

Critical care rehabilitation--is it the answer for reducing morbidity in ARDS survivors? Regarding “Acute respiratory distress syndrome: A clinical review

2012-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Lenny T. Vasanthan

Pulm Cir 2012;2(2):226

The expanding sphere of primary prevention for coronary artery disease in persons with erectile dysfunction

2012-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Abraham Sunderlal Babu

Oman Med J 2012;27(3):258-259

Acute exacerbations of COPD – Will on-call physiotherapy allow for early initiation of rehabilitation?

2013-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu

Chest 2013;143(1):280-281

Clinical trial registration in physiotherapy research

2013-01-01 Sundar K. Veluswamy Abraham Samuel Babu Prachi Shah Arun Maiya

Perspect Clin Res 2013;4(3):191-192

Non-pharmacological pain interventions to reduce post-operative opioid requirement in high risk groups. Rapid response to: Rates and risk factors for prolonged opioid use after major surgery: population based cohort study

2014-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Nisha Sara M. JAcob Henry Prakash

BMJ 2014. http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.g1251/rr/688868)

Cardiac arrest in acute respiratory distress syndrome – is it time to focus?

2014-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Krishna HM

Indian J Respir Care 2014;3(1):347-349

Metabolically healthy obese versus cardiorespiratory fit obese - is it time to bring them together?

2014-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Sundar K. Veluswamy Jonathan Myers Carl J. Lavie

J Am Col Cardiol 2014;64(11):115-116

Influence of preoperative coronary collateral circulation on in-hospital mortality in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery with intra-aortic balloon pump support

2014-01-01 Hasan Gungor Zencir C Abraham Samuel Babu Akgullu C, Eryilmaz U, Zorlu A, Gul I Selvi M, Onay S Kurtoglu T

Chinese Med J (Engl) 2014;127(17): 3077-3081

Prevention and control of atherosclerosis: why is exercise and physical activity not getting the respect it deserves?

2014-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Sundar K. Veluswamy Peter H. Brubaker Larry F. Hamm

J Am Col Cardiol 2014;64(16):1760-1761

Virgin coconut oil and its potential cardioprotective effects

2014-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Sundar K. Veluswamy Ross Arena Marco Guazzi Carl J. Lavie

Postgrad Med 2014;126(7):76-83

The future of physical activity research: funding, opportunities and challenges

2015-01-01 Bo Fernhall Audrey Borghi-Silva Abraham Samuel Babu

Prog Cardiovasc Dis 2015;57:299-305

Obesity Paradox: Does Fat Alter Outcomes in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?

2015-01-01 Prerana Chittal Abraham Samuel Babu Carl J. Lavie

COPD 2015; 12(1):14-8

Time to focus on preventing coronary artery disease through exercise training among normoglycemic individuals

2015-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Vivek G. Raman Ross Arena Carl J. Lavie

Mayo Clin Proc 2015;90(3):419

Letter by Babu et al. Regarding article “Advances in therapeutic interventions for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension”

2015-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu R. Padmakumar Arun Maiya

Circulation 2015;132(12):e153

Does low bone density influence symptoms and functional status in patients with fibromyalgia? Observations from rural South India

2015-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Faizal M. Ikbal Manjula S Noone Anupama N Joseph Debashish Danda

Int J Rheumat Dis 2015;18:850-853

Clinical Trial Registration: What do we need to know?

2015-01-01 Sundar K Veluswamy Abraham Samuel Babu

Indian J Respir Care 2015; 4(2): 618-23

Cardiac Rehabilitation for hypertension assessment and control: Report from the International Council of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (ICCPR)

2015-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu Sherry Grace

J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 2015;17(11):831-6

A sensible reappraisal of lifestyle modifications to treat hypertension

2015-01-01 Aashish Contractor Abraham Samuel Babu

Hypertens J 2015;1(2):68-72

Effects of the Pulmonary Hypertension Manual (PulHMan) on Awareness of Exercise in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension

2016-01-01 Abraham Samuel Babu R. Padmakumar Arun Maiya

Heart Lung Circ. 2016;25(1):41-45

Mobilisation in surgical ICU

2013-01-01 Nidhi Samosawala Abraham Samuel Babu

THERABAND exercises in cardiac rehabilitation

2013-01-01 Rashida Bookwala Abraham Samuel Babu

Promoting stair climbing among University students

2013-01-01 Charmie Vora Abraham Samuel Babu

Community interventions to promote basic life support in India: A systematic review

2013-01-01 Aditi Ketkar Abraham Samuel Babu

Effects of circuit training on exercise capacity and body composition in overweight and obese young adults: A cross over study

2013-01-01 Charmie Vora Abraham Samuel Babu Fiddy Davis J

Role: Co-guide

Effects of manual hyperinflation on lung compliance among patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome: A cross over trial

2013-01-01 Parul Saraf Abraham Samuel Babu Arun Maiya

Role: Co-guide

Feasibility of mobilisation algorithm in ICU

2012-01-01 Pooja Uchil Abraham Samuel Babu

Effect of exercise training among patients undergoing chemo-radiotherapy: A randomised controlled trial

2011-01-01 Stephen Samuel Abraham Samuel Babu Arun Maiya

Use of theraband in phase 1 cardiac rehabilitation and its effect on performance

2014-01-01 Priya Rai Gaurav Pradhan Abraham Samuel Babu

Pulmonary function in stroke

2013-01-01 Savleen Abraham Samuel Babu

Effects of aerobic exercise using large therapeutics rolls on exercise capacity of overweight and obese individuals.

2014-06-06 Lim Junn Shen Raaghul Khannan Abraham Samuel Babu Vaishali K

Role: Guide

Physical Activity among computer users at risk of developing low back pain: A cross sectional study

2016-01-01 Anfaal Moloo Shubhanshi Sharma Sue-Ellen Pereira Abraham Samuel Babu

Role: Co-guide

Heart rate and blood pressure response to incremental exercise in Smokers and non-smokers

2015-01-03 Parameshwar A Abraham Samuel Babu Fiddy Davis J

Role: Co-guide

Ergonomic Risk Factors For Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Laboratory Workers of Kastuba Hospital

2011-01-01 Smriri Suwal Amit Kumar Abraham Samuel Babu Rajesh Navada GV

Role: Co-guide

Changes in peak expiratory flow rate in individuals with type-2 diabetes

2012-01-01 Kewal Jit Kaur Gurujith Kaur Shailija Tholkabian Abraham Samuel Babu Nivedita S Prabhu

Role: Co-guide