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Dr. Vijil Rahulan

Chief, Transplant Pulmonology


M.D,FCCP, FACP (USA), AB(Int. Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine)

Additional Director, KIMS Heart & Lung Transplant Institute

Chief, Transplant Pulmonology

Regd No: TSMC/FMR/12183

Ph: +91 9445060066

Email: drvijil.r@kimshospitals.com

Qualification:

  • Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Graduated from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune 1993.
  • Residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, USA.
  • Fellowship in Critical Care medicine from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
  • Further training in Interventional Pulmonology at Lahey Clinic, Massachusetts, USA and in Lung Transplantation at Barnes Jewish Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
  • Seven years of full time consultative practice experience in USA in the field of Pulmonolgy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine.
  • Current Position:Additional Director, KIMS Heart & Lung Transplant Institute
  • Chief, Transplant Pulmonology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Minister Road, Secunderabad, Telangana, India ( from June 2020)
  • Formerly H.O.D, Pulmonary/Critical Care & Senior Transplant Pulmonologist
  • Institute of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine & Lung Transplantation At Gleneagles Global Health city, Chennai (from 2009 till May 2020)
  • Actively involved in the first lung transplant done in India in 2011
  • Experience of more than 150lung transplantations since 2011

Recognition:

  • Elected Fellow of American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians and is a member of American Society of Critical Care medicine and American association of Bronchology.
  • Executive Committee Member of Indian Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Member of Indian Chest Society, Chest Council of India, Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine

Publications:

Has published several research papers in reputed international journals in the field of Pulmonlogy Medicine and Lung Transplantation

  1. First Series of Combined Heart & Lung Transplantation from India

    April 2020, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation39(4):S387

    DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.505

  2. AIRWAY COMPLICATIONS POST LUNG TRANSPLANTATION: LARGEST SINGLE CENTER INDIAN EXPERIENCE

    June 2020, CHEST 157(6):A450

    DOI:10.1016/j.chest.2020.05.510

  3. Tailored Immunosuppression Using CYP3A5 Metaboliser Status in Heart and Lung Transplant Cases - An Indian Study

    April 2020, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation39(4):S504

    DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.107

  4. Pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis: A rare disease treated with lung transplantation, first case from India

    November 2019, Lung India 36(6):546

    DOI: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_50_19

  5. Correlation of Tacrolimus Levels and Metabolizer Status Based on CYP3A5 Polymorphism in Indian Lung Transplant Recipients

    April 2019, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation38(4):S410

    DOI: 10.1016/j.healun.2019.01.1045

  6. A real life experience on the efficacy and safety of mycophenolatemofetil in connective tissue disorder associated interstitial lung disease – a retrospective study

    June 2018, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 77(Suppl 2):1533-1533

    DOI: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-eular.3395

  7. Establishing a Lung Transplant Program in a Resource Constrained Setting

    April 2018, The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation37(4):S255

    DOI:10.1016/j.healun.2018.01.635

  8. Complications and management of attempted suicide by intrapleural injection of prallethrin

    March 2016, Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine20(3):182

    DOI:10.4103/0972-5229.178184

  9. Single lung transplantation in India: an initial experience

    September 2013, The Indian journal of chest diseases & allied sciences 55(2):101-3

  10. Endobronchial cryptococcosis: A rare cause of lung collapse

    January 2010, Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology 17(1):76-9

    DOI:10.1097/LBR.0b013e3181cd95da

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