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Dr. R. Srinivas MD, DM Designation : Associate Professor

Jul 1997 To Dec 2002 MBBS JIPMER, Pondicherry
Jan 2003 to Dec 2005 Lecturer PGIMER, Chandigarh
Jan 2006 to Feb 2008 Senior Registrar PGIMER, Chandigarh
Feb 2009 To Feb 2011 NHLBI Health research Mentee, Basic and Advanced statistical Research Methodology St.John’s Medical College, Bangalore
June 2015 to Till date Associate Professor Department of Pulmonary Medicine, PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore
2013 to April 2015 Assistant Professor & Incharge MICU JIPMER, Pondicherry
Aug 2012 to July 2013 Adelaide, Australia Royal Adelaide Hospital
Mar 2011 to April 2012 Pulmonologist & Intensivist-in-charge, liver and solid organ transplant ICU Global hospitals & health city, Chennai
Feb 2009 To Feb 2011 Assistant Professor Pulmonary Medicine, St. John’s Medical College
Jan 2006 to Feb 2008 Senior Registrar PGIMER, Chandigarh
Jan 2003 to Dec2005 Lecturer PGIMER, Chandigarh

MBBS (JIPMER, Puducherry): 1997 June-2002 Dec, Puducherry University

  • Pathology: 2 nd (Silver)
  • Microbiology: 2 nd (Silver)
  • Medicine: 2 nd (Silver)
  • Certificate of honor: Microbiology & Physiology

Consecutive medals at Medical Quiz (Pegasus CMC Vellore)-2001, 2002 Medical Quiz

  • (JIPMER 2002): First
  • 14 th IAP Pediatric quiz 2001-first
  • Represented JIPMER in IAP Pediatric Quiz till South Zone (2001)
  • Research methodology & Biostatistics course (PGIMER University) in Sept 2004
  • Mentee of "Health Research Methodology" under aegis of NHLBI, USA, Bangalore CoE, India 2009-2011; Grant to perform a prospective trial
  • Intramural Grants from St. John’s Medical College to perform studies on adrenal insufficiency in bronchiectasis (published)
  • Anti-fungal susceptibility of Candida isolates: comparison of disc-diffusion & tube dilution methods in JIPMER scientific society meeting in 2000
  • Presented a paper on "Randomized control trial on betadine and commercial talc for pleurodesis" in NAPCON 2006 (Nagpur)
  • Presented "Pseudotumoral parenchymal tuberculosis-case series and systematic review" in NAPCON 2007 (Chandigarh)
  • Approach to spirometry-2009, St. John’s Medical Initiative for primary care physicians
  • Presented an approach to dyspnea in a HIV-positive adult in "HAPCON", Command Hospital, 2009
  • Presented an approach to "Evidence based Medicine", 3rd CME for post-graduate students, 2010
  • Presented CME in current approaches and controversies in management of sepsis, Global Hospital& Health City, 2011
  • Presented "Approach to the breathless solid-organ transplant recipient, Global Hospital& Health City, 2011
  • Presented "Approach to discontinuation of mechanical ventilation" in CME in Pulmonology and Critical care, Dibrugarh, Assam, India (2011)
  • "Post-transplant complications"-speaker in TRAICA, Chennai 2011
  • Management of fluid therapy in ARDS, National Pulmonary Medicine conference, NAPCON 2011
  • Endurance physiology for physiotherapists-REHABICON, 2012
  • Management of a brain dead donor at MOHAN Foundation, 2012
  • Presented Bronchoscopy in Critical Care, Adelaide, SA 2013
  • Presented a talk on "Current management and evolving strategies in management of ARDS" in CME on New Frontiers in Pulmonary Medicine, Manipal, Attavar, Mangalore October 2013
  • Presented the "CON" Position on "Pleurodesis in parapneumonic effusions" conference on Interventional Pulmonology workshop on the 13th Feb 2014 at Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore
  • Presented "Sedation for flexible bronchoscopy" in in Respiratory & Critical Care Update, North East Chapter at Guwahati Medial College on 4-5th May 2014
  • Presented "Ventilator management in Obstructive lung disease" in Respiratory & Critical Care Update, North East Chapter at Guwahati Medial College on 4-5th May 2014
  • Presented "Fungal Infections in Critical Care" in Respiratory & Critical Care Update, North East Chapter at Guwahati Medial College on 4-5th May 2014
  • Presented "Year in update ARDS in 2014" at the 2nd DM-PGI Alumnus Group meeting on 29th March 2015 at Le Meridien, Delhi 2015
  • Presented "Approach to Pulmonary Vasculitis" on the 13th June 2015 at The Srinagar Conference on Update in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Presented "Approach to Newer Modes in Mechanical Ventilation" on the 13th June 2015 at The Srinagar Conference on Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Presented an Approach to Arterial Blood Gas analysis on the 28th July 2015 at JIPMER, Puducherry
  • Round Table on "Experts Meet on Home Nebulization" at Tiruchirapalli, on 8/8/2015
  • Presented "Inhaled antibiotics in Intensive Care" at The Grand Regent Coimbatore on 25/9/2015
  • Presented "Newer Pathophysiologic factors in Asthma and COPD" at the 79th ROAD program conducted by Chest Research Foundation Pune at Vellore on the 29th November 2015
  • Presented "Management of Asthma" at the 79th ROAD program conducted by Chest Research Foundation Pune at Vellore on the 29th November 2015
  • Presented "Patient Counseling in Asthma and COPD" at the 79th ROAD program conducted by Chest Research Foundation Pune at Vellore on the 29th November 2015
  • Presented "Newer Pathophysiologic factors in Asthma and COPD" at the 81th ROAD program conducted by Chest Research Foundation Pune at Bangalore on the 6th December 2015
  • Presented "Management of Asthma" at the 81th ROAD program conducted by Chest Research Foundation Pune at Bangalore on the 6th December 2015
  • Presented "Systemic disease in COPD" at the 81th ROAD program conducted by Chest Research Foundation Pune at Bangalore on the 6th December 2015
  • Presented a talk on "Demystifying nebulization" at the IMA Meeting on 27th February 2016 at Udumalpet
  • Presented an approach to "Diagnosis and management of Fungal infections in the intensive care unit" at North East Pulmonary and Critical Care Society (NEPCCS) on 10th April 2016 at Guwahati
  • Presented an approach to "Approach to mediastinal lymphadenopathy" at North East Pulmonary and Critical Care Society (NEPCCS) on 10th April 2016 at Guwahati
  • Presented an approach to "Medical Thoracoscopy" at the PSG Monthly CME on 9th June 2016
  • Presented a talk on "Approach to diagnosis and management of Airway diseases" at the Hotel "Gem Park" in Ooty, the Nilgris on 28th August 2016

Publications

  • Intravascular Hemolysis due to Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency in a patient of Aluminium phosphide poisoning. Emerg Med J 2007; 24:67-69 Srinivas R, Agarwal R, Jairam A, Sakhuja V
  • Paraquat poisoning: report of 5 cases treated with immunosuppressive therapy Singapore Med J 2006; 47(12):1033-38 Agarwal R, Srinivas R, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D
  • A meta-analysis of immunosuppressive therapy in paraquat poisoning Singapore Med J 2007; 48 (11): 1000-05 Agarwal R, Srinivas R, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D
  • Severe sepsis with complicated falciparum malaria and leptospirosis co-infection treated with Activated protein C. Malaria Journal 2007, 6:42 accessed @ doi: 10.1186/1475-2875-6-42 Rajagopala Srinivas, Ritesh Agarwal, Ashutosh N Aggarwal,Dheeraj Gupta
  • Management of extensive subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum by micro-drainage: time for a re-think? Singapore Med J 2007; 48(12) : e323 Rajagopala Srinivas, Navneet Singh, Ritesh Agarwal
  • Deferred dilemma The American Journal of Medicine (2007) 120, 594-597 Rajagopala Srinivas, Ritesh Agarwal, Ashutosh N Aggarwal
  • Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis complicating Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Mycoses. 2008 Jan;51(1):83-5 Ritesh Agarwal, Rajagopala Srinivas, Surinder K. Jindal
  • Severe neuropsychiatric manifestations and rhabdomyolysis in a patient with imidacloprid poisoning American Journal of Emergency Medicine (2007) 25, 844–856 Ritesh Agarwal, Rajagopala Srinivas
  • Pulmonary vasculitis (Part 1) in Bulletin of pulmonary medicine & critical care accessed @ http://www.indiachest.org/pdf_files/July%202006.pdf
  • Pulmonary vasculitis (Part 2) in Bulletin of pulmonary medicine & critical care Accessed @ http://www.indiachest.org/pdf_files/Oct%202006.pdf
  • Case 32-2006. A girl with fever after visit to Africa N Engl J Med 2007; 365:5 Ritesh Agarwal, Rajagopala Srinivas, Alok Nath
  • Trichoptysis secondary to an intra-pulmonary teratoma Resp Care 2007; 52: 1779-81 Ritesh Agarwal, Rajagopala Srinivas,and Akshay kumar
  • Hot vs cold biopsy forceps: implication of study design ERJ 2007; 29 (5):1067-68 Alok Nath, Rajagopala Srinivas, Ritesh Agarwal
  • Noninvasive ventilation in acute heart failure Am J Med. 2007;120(10):e19 Ritesh Agarwal, Rajagopala Srinivas
  • Pulmonary vs extra-pulmonary ARDS: Fizz or Fuss? Accessed @ http://www.indiachest.org/pdf_files/April%20%2007.pdf Rajagopala Srinivas
  • TB or not TB: that is the question! Lancet. 2007 Aug 18; 370(9587):564 Ritesh Agarwal, Rajagopala Srinivas, Dheeraj Gupta
  • Is the mortality higher in the Pulmonary versus the Extrapulmonary ARDS? A meta-analysis Chest. 2008; 133(6):1463-73 Ritesh Agarwal, Rajagopala Srinivas, Alok Nath, Surinder K Jindal
  • Tubercular mastitis in men-case report and systematic review of literature Am J Med. 2008; 121(6): 539-44 Srinivas Rajagopala, Ritesh Agarwal
  • Parenchymal pseudotumoral tuberculosis: case series and systematic and review of literature. Respiratory Medicine (2008) 102, 382–389 Ritesh Agarwal, Srinivas Rajagopala, Ashutosh N Aggarwal
  • Leishmaniasis associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: case report and systematic review J Infect. 2008; 56(5):381-8 Srinivas Rajagopala, Usha Dutta, K.S. Poorna Chandra, Prateek Bhatia, Neelam Varma, Rakesh Kochhar
  • The ABC trial: fallacies in interpretation accepted Lancet. 2008; 371(9622):1413-4 Ritesh Agarwal, Srinivas Rajagopala, Dheeraj Gupta
  • Pulmonary masses in Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: a mechanistic approach Respiratory care 2008; 53(12): 1744-48 Ritesh Agarwal, Srinivas Rajagopala, Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Akshay K Saxena
  • Lung carcinoma mimicking hydatid cyst: a case report and review of the literature (in press) Med Oncol (2009) 26:424–428 Navneet Singh, Rajagopala Srinivas, Amanjit Bal and Ashutosh N Aggarwal
  • An unusual Cause of Non-resolving Pneumonia Respiratory Care 2009; 54(9):1266-69 Srinivas Rajagopala, Navneet Singh, Ritambara Nada, and Dheeraj Gupta
  • Nailing the diagnosis American Journal of Medicine 2009; 122:1085-87 Srinivas Rajagopala, Navneet Singh and Dheeraj Gupta
  • Pulmonary amyloidosis in Sjogren’s syndrome Respirology. 2010 Jul; 15(5):860-6. Srinivas Rajagopala, Navneet Singh, Kirti Gupta and Dheeraj Gupta
  • Set in stone! Intern Med J. 2011; 41: 290-1 Srinivas Rajagopala; Navneet Singh
  • Infected cavitating pulmonary infarction Respir Care. 2011; 56: 707-9 Srinivas Rajagopala, Uma Devaraj, George D’ Souza
  • An unusual lung mass Intern Med J. 2012; 42: 468-9 Srinivas Rajagopala, Ritesh Agarwal, Amit Panjawni, Dheeraj Gupta
  • Uncommon cause of intrathoracic mass Thoracic Cancer 2011; 2 (1): 24-26 Singh N, Rajagopala S, Agrawal G, Aggarwal, A.N, Rajwanshi A
  • Ace in the hole! Respiration. 2011; 82: 212-6 Srinivas Rajagopala, Uma Devaraj, Smrita Swamy, George D’ Souza
  • Mucoid impaction in a 15-year-old with bronchial atresia Respir Care. 2012; 57: 471-3 Srinivas Rajagopala, Uma Devaraj, Smrita Swamy, George D’ Souza
  • The missing link! Am J Med. 2012 Jul; 125 (7):653-6 Srinivas Rajagopala, Uma Devaraj, Smrita Swamy, George D’ Souza
  • Analysis of humoral responses to proteins encoded by Region of Difference 1 of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Sarcoidosis in a high tuberculosis prevalence country Indian J Med Res. 2012 Jun; 135(6):920-3 Ritesh Agarwal, Dheeraj Gupta, Srinivas Rajagopala, Indu Verma, Dr. Ashutosh N Aggarwal, Dr. Suman Laal
  • Latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection in liver transplant recipients-controversies in current diagnosis and management Journal of Clinical & Experimental Hepatology 2011; 1(1): 34-37 Srinivas Rajagopala, Olithselvan A, Joy Varghese, Naresh Shanmugam, Mohamed Rela
  • Co-Infection with M. tuberculosis and M. leprae-Case Report and Systematic Review. J Mycobac Dis 2012; 2:118. doi: 10.4172/2161-1068.1000118 Srinivas Rajagopala, Devaraj U, D’Souza G, V Aithal V
  • Diagnosing and treating hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in the tropics Acta Medica Academica 2012; 41 (2): 161-174 Srinivas Rajagopala, Navneet Singh
  • Severe hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in adults-experience from an intensive care unit from North India Indian J Crit Care Med 2012 Oct; 16(4): 198-203 Srinivas Rajagopala, Navneet Singh, Ritesh Agarwal, Dheeraj Gupta and Reena Dass
  • Pulmonary hemorrhage in Henoch-Schönlein purpura: case report and systematic review of the English literature Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2013 Feb;42(4):391-400. doi: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2012.07.004 Srinivas Rajagopala, Vineeta Shobha, Uma Devaraj, George D’ Souza, Isha Garg
  • Adrenal insufficiency in Indian patients with stable non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis Indian J Med Res. 2014 Mar; 139(3): 393-401 Srinivas Rajagopala, Anantaraman Ramakrishnan, Ganapathi Bantwal, Uma Devaraj, George D’Souza, Smrita Swamy
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder in close Relatives of Intensive Care unit patients' Evaluation (PRICE) study Aust Crit Care. 2014; 27(4):183-7. doi: 10.1016/j.aucc.2014.04.003 Krishnaswamy Sundarrajan, Michelle Martin , Srinivas Rajagopala, Marianne Chapman
  • Tuberculosis in liver transplant recipients-experience from a South Indian liver transplant Center Liver Transpl. 2014; 20: 960-966. doi: 10.1002/lt.23903 Olithselvan A, Rajagopala S, Vij M, Shanmugam V, Shanmugam N, Rela M
  • Esophageal perforation and death following glyphosate poisoning Jyoti Wadhwa, Thabah M M, Rajagopala S, Hamide A Journal of postgraduate medicine 2014; 60 (3): 346-7 PMID: 25121387
  • Aspergillus spp-related cavernous sinus thrombosis in an immunocompetent patient in the intensive are unit Austin J Crit Care 2014; 1(1): 1-3 Srinias Rajagopala, Sujatha Chandrasekharan, Satisk Kumar, Mohammed Rela
  • Adrenal insufficiency in acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis Indian J Med Res. 2015; 142(6): 763–767 Srinivas Rajagopala, Anantaraman Ramakrishnan, Anushree Chakraborathy, Ganapathi Bantwal, Uma Devaraj, George D’Souza
  • Pulmonary Renal Syndromes Clinical Queries: Nephrol 2015; 4 (2):1-8 doi:10.1016/j.cqn.2015.02.001 Alok Nath, Srinivas Rajagopala
  • Severe Mycobacterium tuberculosis-related immune reconstitution syndrome in an immunocompetent patient. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (1): 50-52 Srinivas Rajagopala, Chandrasekharan.S
  • An unusual cause of type 2 Respiratory failure Indian J Crit Care Med. 2015; 19(2):122-5 Srinivas Rajagopala, Balamurugan Nathan, Vivekanandan Pillai
  • Acute hypopituitarism related to Russell Viper Envenomation: A case series & systematic review QJM. 2015 Sep;108(9):719-28. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/hcv011 Srinivas Rajagopala, Molly Mary Thabah, Kishore Adiga, Maya Gopalakrishnan
  • An unusually "dry" story Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19: 550-3 Srinivas Rajagopala, Gurukiran Danigeti, Dharanipragada Subrahmanyan
  • Pulmonary-Renal Syndromes: Experience from an Indian intensive care Unit Indian J Crit Care Med. 2015; 19(6): 316–325. doi: 10.4103/0972-5229.158261 Srinivas Rajagopala, Baburao Kanthamani Pramod Sagar, Molly Mary Thabah, B.H.Srinivas, Ramanathan Venkateshwaran, Sreejith Parameswaran
  • Undiagnosed Obstructive sleep apnea and postoperative outcomes: A prospective observational study Respirology (in print) Uma Devaraj, Srinivas Rajagopala, Ajay Kumar, Priya Ramachandran, George A D’Souza, Philip Devereaux Respiratory Care
  • Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage in IgA Nephropathy: Case series and systematic review Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 Feb 4. doi: 10.1111/1756-185X.12818 Srinivas Rajagopala, Sreejit Parameshwaran, Ajmeera Jail Singh, Rajesh Nachiappa Ganesh
  • Disseminated Nocardiosis in a patient with Sarcoidosis Indian J Med Res. 2016; 143(1): 118–119. doi: 10.4103/0971-5916.178625 Srinivas Rajagopala, Gurukiran Dangeti
  • Connective tissue disease related Pulmonary Hypertension Indian J Rheumatology 2016 Srinivas Rajagopala, Molly Mary Thabah

Book Chapters

  • Author of "Physiology of Pleural diseases" in Section "Pleural diseases" of Jaypee Publishers Textbook of Pulmonary Medicine
  • Author of "Malignant pleural effusion" in Section "Pleural diseases" of Jaypee Publishers Textbook of Pulmonary Medicine
  • Module development for public private participation for tuberculosis chemotherapy in primary care (2011)-published
  • Author of "Physiology of Pleural diseases" in Handbook of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Jaypee Publishers 2012 (ISBN 978-93-5025-073-0)
  • "Liberation from Mechanical Ventilation" in Respiratory Update of North-East RESPICON 2014
  • Author of "Physiology of Pleural diseases" in Section "Pleural diseases" of Jaypee Publishers Textbook of Pulmonary Medicine, 2nd edition 2014
  • Author of "Malignant pleural effusion" in Section "Pleural diseases" of Jaypee Publishers Textbook of Pulmonary Medicine, 2nd edition, 2014
  • Editor for "Handbook of Antimicrobial Use at JIPMER", Third Edition June 2014
  • Author of a chapter on StepWise approach to Interstitial Lung disease in the Respiratory Update 2016 organized by North East Pulmonary and Critical care society (NEPCCS)
  • Author of "Physiology of Pleural diseases" in Section "Pleural diseases" of Jaypee Publishers Textbook of Pulmonary Medicine 2nd edition
  • Author of "Malignant pleural effusion" in Section "Pleural diseases" of Jaypee Publishers Textbook of Pulmonary Medicine, 2nd edition
  • American Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine