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

  2018-2019 2019-2020* 2020-2021**
OPD registrations – New (Chest + Lung Cancer Clinics) 15,572 14,812 3,610
OPD registration – Old (Chest + Lung Cancer Clinics) 35,261 34,348 8,840
Indoor admissions 883 809 202
Respiratory ICU admissions 413 418 216
Flexible bronchoscopy procedures 1909 1586 581
Interventional pulmonology procedures (Thoracoscopy & rigid bronchoscopy) 101 84 42
Convex probe endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) procedures 373 289 297
Radial probe endobronchial ultrasound procedures (Radial EBUS) 89 22 26
Pulmonary function tests (Spirometry + Special tests) 13,899 10,807 192
Polysomnography (Sleep study) 239 186 5
*NOTE: Following outbreak of COVID-19, non-essential services (including outpatient registrations, non-emergency admissions, and elective procedures) were deferred from the 3rd week of March 2020. **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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