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

  2020-2021* 2021-2022 2022-2023
OPD registrations – New (Chest Clinic & Lung Cancer Clinic) 3,610 8,587 13,782
OPD registration – Old (Chest Clinic & Lung Cancer Clinic) 8,840 16,676 27,700
Indoor admissions 202 397 796
Respiratory ICU admissions 216 223 382
Flexible bronchoscopy procedures 581 1222 1880
Interventional pulmonology procedures (Thoracoscopy & rigid bronchoscopy) 42 63 78
Convex probe endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) procedures 297 187 298
Radial probe endobronchial ultrasound (Radial EBUS) procedures 26 61 82
Pulmonary function tests (Spirometry + Special tests) 192 1,213 7,176
Polysomnography (Sleep study) 5 0 15
*NOTE: Several services were were not fully functional during 2020-2021, due to COVID-19-related restrictions.

Educational activities

Activity Details
Post doctoral (DM) Course in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 9-11 at any point of time
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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