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Dr. Ritesh Agarwal, Professor

Email: agarwal.ritesh@indiachest.org

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Dr. Ritesh Agarwal was born and educated in Chennai (India). He completed his medical school (M.B.B.S) in 1998 from Stanley Medical College, and joined the Residency Program in Internal Medicine at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in 1998. Subsequently, he completed his Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from the same Institute in 2004. He is currently working as an Additional Professor in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. His primary research area is allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA). He also maintains keen interest in interventional pulmonology, pleural disorders, invasive and noninvasive ventilation, and meta-analysis. Dr. Agarwal has more than 375 publications to his credit. He has written several chapters in national and international books. He is also co-author of two books (Oxygen Therapy, Textbook of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine).

Specialties: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA), interventional pulmonology, meta-analysis

  1. JaiGopal Garodia Rheumatology gold medal for the year 1996-1997.
  2. Silver Medal for securing first rank in the final year Post-graduate examinations for the year 2001.
  3. Young scientist award in the category – Interstitial lung disease for presenting the paper titled “Correlation between induced sputum and BALF cytokines in patients with sarcoidosis” in the NAPCON, November 21-24, 2002 [National Pulmonary Conference]
  4. Young scientist award in the category – Pulmonary function testing for presenting the paper titled “Comparison of Fixed Percentage Method and Lower Confidence Limits for Defining Limits of Normality for Interpretation of Spirometry” in the NAPCON, November 21-24, 2002 [National Pulmonary Conference]
  5. Bronze sponsorship to present the research paper “Utility of Peak Expiratory Flow for Bronchodilator Reversibility Assessment” at the ERS 2007 Congress held in Stockholm, Sweden between September 15 and 19, 2007
  6. Selected to participate in the prestigious AIDS and TB International Training Program (AITRP) at New York University School of Medicine from May 1st to July 31st 2008
  7. Young Scientist Award by the Indian Chest Society to attend the ATS 2010 International conference held in New Orleans, May 15-18 2010 for presenting the research paper “Weaning by pressure support (PS) withdrawal versus spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) in a respiratory ICU – A randomized controlled trial”
  8. Second prize for the SMJ Best Paper Award 2009 for the article entitled “Is noninvasive pressure support ventilation as effective and safe as continuous positive airway pressure in cardiogenic pulmonary oedema?” published in the Singapore Medical Journal 2009 June issue (Volume 50, Issue 6)
  9. ICMR Kamal Satbir Award for the year 2009 for contributions in the field of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  10. NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award for the year 2011 in the Medicine category
  11. ICMR Shakuntala Amir Chand Award for the year 2012 for outstanding contributions in the field of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  12. Top 10 papers in Mycology “Itraconazole in chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis: a randomized controlled trial and systematic review of literature. Mycoses 2013; 66: 559-570” in ICAAC 2013, Denver
  13. PGI Research Excellence for the paper entitled “Serologic Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA-S): Long-term outcomes” on the occasion of the 2nd Annual Research Day of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh held on October 12, 2013
  14. PGI Research Excellence for the paper entitled “Diagnostic Performance of Various Tests and Criteria Employed in Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis: A Latent Class Analysis” on the occasion of the 3rd Annual Research Day of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh held on October 25, 2014
  15. Conferred the T.R. Raghpati Rao ORATION by the Indian Association for Bronchology in the BRONCOCON 2016, the 21st Annual Meeting of the Indian Association for Bronchology held at Srinagar, India from May 28-30, 2016

 

Membership of Professional Bodies

INTERNATIONAL

  1. Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow
  2. Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  3. Fellow, American College of Physicians
  4. Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  5. Fellow, Asia Pacific Society of Respirology
  6. Member, American Thoracic Society
  7. Member, European Respiratory Society
  8. Member, International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  9. Member, International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
  10. Member, American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  11. Member, World Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  12. Member, Infectious Disease Society of America

 NATIONAL

  1. Fellow, Indian Chest Society
  2. Fellow, Academy of Pulmonary Sciences
  3. Life Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences
  4. Life Member, National College of Chest Physicians, India
  5. Life Member, Indian Association for Study of Lung Cancer
  6. Life Member, Indian Association of Bronchology
  7. Life Member, Indian Medical Association
  8. Life Member, Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  9. Life Member, Association of Physicians of India
  10. Life Member, Society for Indian Human and Animal Mycologists