Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh

(A WHO Collaborating centre for Research & Capacity Building in Chronic Respiratory Diseases)

Department Activities

Clinical services

Service Details
In-patient 15 beds
Respiratory ICU 9 beds
Chest Clinic Mondays and Thursdays
Lung Cancer Clinic Tuesdays

Work load of the department in the past 3 years

  2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
OPD registrations – New (Chest + Lung Cancer Clinics) 9272 10617 12274 12202
OPD registration – Old (Chest + Lung Cancer Clinics) 17122 21711 25832 26875
Indoor admissions 878 909 1097 1138
Respiratory ICU admissions 264 344 597 424
Flexible bronchoscopy procedures 1476 1595 1950 2032
Interventional pulmonology procedures (Thoracoscopy & rigid bronchoscopy) 152 124 148 136
Convex probe endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) procedures 207 277 346 359
Radial probe endobronchial ultrasound procedures (Radial EBUS) 50 64
Pulmonary function tests (Spirometry + Special tests) 9652 10718 12892 13350
Polysomnography (Sleep study) 176 149 163 210

Educational activities

Activity Details
Post doctoral (DM) Course in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 10 candidates currently on roll
Rotational posting of MD Internal Medicine residents 6-10 at any point of time
Short-term clinical attachments 2-6 per year
Dr. S. K. Malik Memorial Oration Once a year
Annual Update on Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Once a year

Dr. S. K. Malik Memorial Oration

Dr. S. K. Malik was our founder, who established this Department in its current state. In his memory, we have instituted an Oration called Dr. S. K. Malik Memorial Oration, which is given to an eminent scientist once in two years.

S. No. Year Speaker Topic
1 1992 Dr. S. K. Tripathy, Director general, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi HIV and Tuberculosis
2 1996 Dr. Ian Greg, Former Director, Epidemiology in Clinical Practice, Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK Bronchitis and asthma: thoughts on their nature, clinical investigations and management
3 1998 Dr. J. S. Guleria, Former Dean and Head of the Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical sciences, New Delhi Problems of high altitude hypoxia
4 2000 Dr. J. G. Ayres, Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Warwick, Consultant Physician and Director Research, Heartlands hospital, Birmingham, UK From smog to nanotoxicity: air-pollution and health in the year 2000
5 2003 Prof. Udaya B. Prakash, Scripps Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School and Mayo Postgraduate School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, USA Clinical approach to hemoptysis
6 2005 Prof. Nirmal K. Ganguly, Director General, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi Relevance of tuberculosis research in India
7 2007 Dr. Ruby Pawankar, Professor of Rhinology and Allergy, Department of Otolaryngology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan The versatile role of mast cells in allergic airway inflammation and remodelling
8 2011 Dr. Daniel Banks, Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA, USA Asbestos exposure in the US and India – two different paths
9 2013 Dr. Robert Baughman, Profesor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, USA Sarcoidosis: Current perspectives
10 2016 Dr. Suman Laal, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, USA Diagnosis of TB: progress, problems and potential
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