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Dr. RM.PL. Ramanathan MD, DM Designation : Professor & HOD

  • Recipient of 2007 “American Academy of Sleep Medicine” fellowship for International scholars. Trained in Sleep Medicine at Sleep Disorder centre at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA from the period of May 9th to June 9th 2007.
  • Awarded the “Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians” (FCCP) on 22nd October 2006.
  • Recipient of ERS Fellowship Award year of 2009 for Training Interventional Bronchoscopy (Rigid) at Sainte Marguerite Hospital, Marseille, France from August 1st to September 30th 2009.
Jan 2012 To Till date Professor & Director PSG Institute of Pulmonary Medicine, PSG Hospitals, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore – 641 004, Tamilnadu.
Dec 2015 to Dec 2011 Professor & HOD PSG Institute of Pulmonary Medicine, PSG Hospitals, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore – 641 004, Tamilnadu.
Sep 1999 to Nov 2005 Assistant Professor Department of Pulmonology, PSG Hospitals, Avinashi Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore – 641 004, Tamilnadu.
July 1996 to Jun 1999 Senior Resident Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh.
Jan 1995 to Dec 1995 Senior Resident Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh.
Jul 1992 to Dec 1994 PG Training (Paediatrics) Seth KM School of Postgraduate Medicine & Research, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India.
Mar 1991 to Mar 1992 Special Trainee Government Rajaji Medical College, Madurai.
  • Was one of the members of the consensus group for recommending guidelines of management of childhood asthma in India. This consensus conference was held at Advanced Peadiatrics Center at P.G.I., Chandigarh on April 17 – 18, 1998. The recommendations have been already published in “ Indian Pediatrics “ in its February 1999 issue.
  • Had training in “Sleep Disordered Breathing” at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney from the period of 26th November to 2nd December 2005.
  • Participated in the European Respiratory Society School Course on “ Smoking Cessation” at Rhodes, Greece from the period of 20th to 22nd September, 2006.
  • Participated in the Interventional Bronchoscopy course at Marseilles, France from the period of 26th to 28th November 2008.
  • Trained in Lung Transplantation at Toronto General Hospital, Canada from 5th October to 29th October 2009.
  • Clinical Fellowship in Medical Lung Transplantation at Toronto General Hospital affiliation to University of Toronto from March 2014 to December 2014.
  • Recipient of ERS Fellowship Award year of 2009 for Training Interventional Bronchoscopy (Rigid) at Sainte Marguerite Hospital, Marseille, France from August 1st to September 30th 2009.
  • Received Distinguished Alumni Award for the year of 2011 by PSG Institutions.
  • Received “Vocational Excellence Award” by Coimbatore Rotary Manchester on March 2012.
  • Singhi S, singhi P, RAMANATHAN RP, Intravenous immuno globulin in Landry - Gillian – Barre syndrome in children [abstract]. In: conference abstracts of 33rd National Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Mangalore, India.
  • RAMANATHAN RP, Capnography. [Pulm Crit Care Bull 1998; 4: 17 – 20]
  • Aggarwal AN, RAMANATHAN RP, Jindal SK, Acute resp.distress syndrome following nitrogen dioxide exposure: a case report. [Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 1998; 40: 275 – 279]
  • Consensus group on childhood asthma in India. Consensus guidelines on management of childhood asthma in India. [Indian Pediatric 1999; 36: 157 - 165]
  • A.N.Aggarwal,RM.PL.RAMANATHAN, S.K.Jindal, Acute respiratory distress syndrome following nitrogen dioxide exposure [Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 1998; 40: 275 – 279]
  • PN.Aggarwal,RM.PL.RAMANATHAN,D.Gupta, D.Behera, S.K.Jindal, Acute Respiratory Distress syndrome Complicating Typhoid Fever [Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 1999; 41: 225 – 229]
  • RM.PL.RAMANATHAN, Asutosh .N. Aggarwal, usha dutta, Pallab Ray, Kartar Singh, Pleural involvement by almonella senftenberg: A report of two cases [Indian Chest Allied Sci 2000; 42: 31 – 33]
  • Natarajan K, Srinivas CR, Jayachandran K, Ramanathan R, Cyclophosphamide-induced syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion. [Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2009; 75:629- 30]
  • Dr. RM.PL. Ramanathan , Baskaran Chandrasekaran, Setting up a simple COPD rehab in your clinic [ Respi Mirror, Issue V, November 2013]
  • Ramanathan Palaniappan Ramanathan, Baskaran Chandrasekaran, Reference equations for 6-min walk test in healthy Indian subjects (25-80 yrs) [Lung India Jan-Mar 2014 issue]

In International Journals

  • Singhi. P, RAMANATHAN RP, Bharti S. Neurocysticercosis in focal epilepsy in north India [abstract]. [Epilepsia 1995: 36 (suppl 14): 156]
  • Deeraj Gupta, RAMANATHAN P.RAMANATHAN, Asutosh N aggarwal, Surinder K Jindal, Assessment of factors predicting outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome in north India [Respirology 6 (2), 125 –130]
  • C.Sathish Kumar, A.Kandaswamy, RM.PL.RAMANATHAN, A Neural Network Based Approach for the Evaluation of Spiro metric Reference Values [BMFSA (2000 – 07 – 01 – 05)]
  • Life Member of Indian Medical Association
  • Life Member of Pediatric Pulmonary Chapter of Indian Academy of Paediatrics
  • American College of Chest Physicians & Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP)
  • European Respiratory Society
  • American Thoracic Society
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine