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Dr Sudhindra Vooturi ( PT)

Bachelors and Master In Physiotherapy, PhD – Interdisciplinary in Neurology and Physiotherapy

Consultant, Lifestyle and Rehabilitation

Lifestyle and Cardio Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Neuro Rehabilitation
Cardiac Rehabilitation Center

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Brief Profile

Dr. Sudhindra Vooturi leads the Lifestyle Clinic and Wellness @ Work (W@W) at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS Hospitals). After finishing his undergraduate course 2004, Dr. Sudhindra joined Centre for Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia evaluating the role of Lifestyle in Heart Disease where he generated few international publications in the field of Lifestyle modification and Chronic Diseases. In 2013, as Dr. Sudhindra became more focused on Doctoral studies, he decided to concentrate on patients with epilepsy, analyzing their lifestyle, which could help acknowledge seizure precipitants. With zeal to understand role of lifestyle trends and exercise patterns, particular those who are obese and have metabolic disorders at a population level, he publishes more than fifteen peer-reviewed International publications every year. For all the contribution made in the field of lifestyle and rehabilitation, Dr. Sudhindra has been awarded the top contributor for Rehabilitation in India -2015 by World Federation of Neuro Rehabilitation.

Present Position

  • Medical writing conforming to various guidelines like STROBE, STARD, extended CONSORT, STREGA and PRISMA.
  • Data analysis, manuscript writing/reporting of scientific publications/articles for the various ongoing studies in neurology, neurosurgery, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, nephrology and rehabilitation.
  • Supervision and management of database of patients undergoing cardiac surgeries and in acute care rehabilitation.
  • Design, implement, monitor treatment protocols and follow up the results in acute care units, high dependency units, hospital wards and at home respective to surgically and medically managed patients.
  • Assistant Professor – KIMS College of Physiotherapy.
  • Course Co-ordinator and Incharge for post-graduate diploma course in cardiopulmonary physiotherapy.
  • Guidance in designing and writing of Thesis projects as part of Diplomate in National Board courses.
  • Implementation, audit and reporting of accreditation guidelines of ISO and NABH.


Academic Year
PhD (Part Time) Interdisciplinary in Neurology and Physiotherapy
Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences
Currently Pursuing
Masters in Physiotherapy
Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences
Certification Database Management (MS DBA)


Time Period
Experience Years
HOD & Consultant, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences
November, 2009 till date
5.5 Years
Senior Research Manager (Associate Guide)
University of Queensland, Australia
March2007 – October 2009
2 Years
Consultant - Physiotherapist
Kunal Institute of Medical Sciences
January, 2005 – January, 2007
2 Years

Awards And Honors

  • Award for Outstanding Contribution in the field of Neurorehabilitation in India – 2015. By Indian Chapter of World Federation for Neurorehabilitation.
  • Two oral presentations at the Annual Scientific Conference of The Cardiac Society Australia New Zealand, August, 2008.
  • Finalist – Moderated poster at the Annual Scientific Conference of the High Blood Pressure Research Council, Australia – Adelaide, 2007.
  • Presented poster at the Annual Scientific Conference of the High Blood Pressure Research Council, Australia – Adelaide, 2007.



Previous Work Profile (at the University of Queensland, Australia):

• Data collection using applanation tonometry of radial artery to estimate central pressure.
• In-depth literature review of existing clinical data on the role of lifestyle modification in cardiovascular and metabolic disease.

• Role in the design and implementation of clinical trials studying the effect of non-pharmacological interventions in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

• Patient review and follow-up of adherence to lifestyle intervention(s).

• Analysis of the obtained data and interpreting study results using statistical packages.

• Publication of the findings of the trials in accordance to existing guidelines of scientific writing.

Research Project(s):

Time Period
Role of Lifestyle modification in improving cardiopulmonary fitness in obese patients with epilepsy
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences
December 2013 – till date
Novel techniques and Surgical Outcomes in Patients undergoing Neurosurgery
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences
December 2013 – till date
Remission & Outcome in Status Epilepticus
Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences
November, 2011 till date
Centre for Clinical Research Excellence – Metabolic Disease
University of Queensland, Australia
Feb. 2007 till October 2009

Research Work:

An observational study on Outcome of Hemispherotomy in children with refractory epilepsy. Panigrahi M, Krishnan SS, Vooturi S, Vadapalli R, Somayajula S, Jayalakshmi S. Int J Surg. 2015 Jun 4. pii: S1743-9191(15)00270-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.05.049. [Epub ahead of print]

Outcome of surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy in adults - A cohort study. Jayalakshmi S, Vooturi S, Vadapalli R, Somayajula S, Madigubba S, Panigrahi M. Int J Surg. 2015 May 12. pii: S1743-9191(15)00217-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.05.006. [Epub ahead of print]

Sudden cardiac death early after ST elevation myocardial infarction with and without severe left ventricular dysfunction. Chitnis N, Vooturi S, Hygriv Rao B.

Indian Heart J. 2014 Nov-Dec;66(6):569-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2014.10.416. Epub 2014 Nov 14.

Determinants and predictors of outcome in super refractory status epilepticus--a developing country perspective. Jayalakshmi S, Ruikar D, Vooturi S, Alladi S, Sahu S, Kaul S, Mohandas S. Epilepsy Res. 2014 Nov;108(9):1609-17. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2014.08.010. Epub 2014 Aug 30.

Aetiology and outcome of generalized convulsive status epilepticus in elderly. Sita Jayalakshmi | Sudhindra Vooturi | Ramesh Chepuru | Sambit Sahu | Mohandas Surath. Seizure. Volume 29, July 2015, Pages 104–108

Factors Associated with Lack of Response to Valproic Acid Monotherapy in Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy. Sita Jayalakshmi, Sudhindra Vooturi, Ashok Kumar Bana, Sarva Sailaja, Shanmukhi Somayajula, Surath Mohandas Seizure. 01/2014.

Predictors of mortality in super refractory status epilepticus. M Dhondji, S Jayalakshmi, S Vooturi, D Ruikar, M surat. – Presented as poster at Annual Conference of Indian Association of Neurology, Indore, India, 2013.

Factors predisposing post operative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing cardiac surgery Sudhindra Vooturi, Sameer Diwale, Krishna Kumar Kodali, Murali Mohan, Lakshmi Kodali, and Bhaskar Bollineni Rao. Indian Journal of Cardiothoracic surgery. IJCTS/2013/376061.

Prognosis and predictors of outcome of refractory status epilepticus in adults treated in Neurointensive care unit. Sudhindra Vooturi, MPT; Sita Jaya Lakshmi, DM; Suvarna Alladi, DM; Sambit Sahu, MD; Subhash Kaul, DM; Mohandas Surath, DM. Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. CNN-D-13-99.

Clinical charecteristics and factors associated with in hospital mortality of convulsive status epilepticus adult patients admitted to neuro intensive care unit. Sudhindra Vooturi, MPT; Sita Jayalakshmi, DM; Sambit Sahu, MD; Subhash Kaul, DM; Mohandas Surath, DM. International Journal of Epilepsy.

Contribution in Statistics for: Mineralizing angiopathy with infantile basal ganglia stroke after minor trauma. Lingappa L, Varma RD, Siddaiahgari S, Konanki R. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2014 Jan;56(1):78-84. doi: 10.1111/dmcn.12275. Epub 2013 Sep 17

Vooturi S., Hordern M.D., Cooney L.M., Thompson C.P., Leano R, Coombes J.S., Marwick T.H., Sharman J.E. One Year Lifestyle Intervention does not improve the Brachial or Central Hypertensive Response to Exercise in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Hypertension. 2008;52 (1).

Vooturi S., Leano R., Coombes J.S., Marwick T.H., Sharman J.E. Gender differences in wave reflection and central blood pressure during exercise in healthy individuals. Hypertension. 2008;52 (1)

Vooturi S., Stanton T., Hill J.N., Leano R., Sharman J.E., Marwick T.H. Role of pulse wave analysis for the optimisation of inter-ventricular delays in cardiac resynchronisation therapy. Heart Lung Circ. 2008;17S:S124.

Vooturi S., Stanton T., Hill J.N., Leano R., Sharman J.E., Marwick T.H. The acute improvement in functional capacity following cardiac resynchronisation therapy occurs independently from haemodynamic changes. Heart Lung Circ. 2008;17S:S123.


• Member- Cardiac Society Australia New Zealand.
• Member- High Blood Pressure Research Council, Australia.
• Member- American Association for Respiratory Care. (R.No: 9467296).
• Member- Indian Association of Physiotherapists.




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