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Dr. Chandana Reddy I

Sr.Consultant, Pulmonology and Critical Care


Education Qualification
MBBS, Kurnool Medical College, NTR University of Health Sciences.
MD (Medicine), All India Institute of Medical Science, (AIIMS), New Delhi.
DM (Pulmonary & Critical Care), Postgraduate Institute Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh.

Senior Resident Medicine at AIIMS, New Delhi.
Senior Resident Medicine at NIMS, Hyderabad.
Senior Resident Medicine at Care Hospitals, Hyderabad.
DM fellow – Pulmonary and Critical Care at PGIMER, Chandigarh.
Consultant – Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care at Care Hospitals, Hyderabad.
Consultant – Medicine Pulmonary Critical Care at Prime Hospital, Hyderabad.

Areas of Expertise
Providing high quality ICU care with good outcomes.
Care of critically ill patients (both medical and surgical) with multiple organ failure.
Management of patients with severe respiratory failure – Ventilation and ECMO.
Management of chronic respiratory diseases like asthma, ILD, COPD, Sarcoidosis, Sleep disorders (sleep apnoea, OHS) and infections (tuberculosis, pneumonia, fungal infections).

For ISCCM courses – IDCCM, IFCCM, post MBBS certificate course since 2011.
Chief Guide and teacher for FNB/DNB Critical Care- since 2017.
Examiner for IDCCM/IFCCM Exams.

Awards & Achievements
Best Teacher award for DNB Critical care Medicine-2022.
Life Member of ISCCM.
Executive Committee member ISCCM Hyderabad Chapter 2021-23.

Current Projects
Principal investigator- Study on biomarkers in AKI in ICU patients- BEMAKI.

Clinical research in critical care – Sepsis, ARDS, Non-invasive respiratory supports (NIV/HFNO), Fungal infections in ICU, Acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy in ICU, ECMO.
Develop a good critical care department /ICU with academic courses and training in critical care.

Research & Presentations
Articles Published in journals:
CASE REPORT- An Unusual Cause of Acute Abdominal Pain in Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Report of Two Cases Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (9):1045-1048.
Is There A Role for Non-invasive Ventilation In Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome? A Meta Analysis. Agarwal R, Reddy C. Respir Med 2006;100(12);2235.
Non-invasive ventilation in acute neuromuscular respiratory failure due to myasthenic crisis: case report and review of literature. Agarwal R, Reddy C, Gupta D. Emerg Med J. 2006 Jan :23(1);26.
It’s Pneumocystis Jiroveci not Pneumocystis carinii- Agarwal R, Reddy C, Agarwal AN, Saxena AK. Chest 2006 Feb:129(2);198

Chapters in Textbooks:
Section Editor – Respiratory system in Current Concepts in Critical Care 2022.
“Blood gas Monitoring” in OXYGEN THERAPY by S. K. Jindal & Ritesh Agarwal. 2008.Jaypee Brothers medical Publishers (P) limited.
“Acute lung injury in Tuberculosis” in TUBERCULOSIS By Dr. S. K. Sharma & Dr. A. Mohan.
“Blood gas Monitoring” in TEXT BOOK OF PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE – S. K. Jindal & Ritesh Agarwal. 2011.Jaypee Brothers medical Publishers (P) limited.
Fungal infections in ICU in APICON Textbook of Medicine. 

Clinical research done during postgraduation and fellowship:
Role of steroids in tubercular pleural effusion.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in pleural fluid for the differential diagnosis of pleural effusions.

Paper presentation:
NAPCON (NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PULMONARY DISEASES) – Nov 2005- Presented paper on ‘Relation of smoking to asthma’.

Faculty in several national / regional conferences, workshops and CMEs:
CRITICARE (International Critical Care Congress & 16th Annual Conference of Indian Society Of Critical Care Medicine)- Feb 2010- Hyderabad.
BRONCOCON (16th Annual Conference of Indian Association for Bronchology) – Feb 2011- Chandigarh.
NATCON 2016 – Talk on Fungal Infections in ICU.
CRITICARE 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020.
DM pulmonary PGI meet- 2015, 2016, 2018.
Critical Care Nursing Update 2015 – Management of Acute MI in ICU.
Blood conservation and hemodynamics in cardiac surgery-CME Oct- 2013.
Several workshops, webinars, panel discussions and CMEs as a part of ISCCM Hyderabad chapter activities.
Academy of Pulmonary sciences conference- 2017,2019, 2023.
Panelist –
Rational use of antibiotics using Indian guidelines- IDEA CME -April20                        
NIV in Respiratory failure, Role of HFNC in current practice- CRITICARE 2020
CRITIC 2017, 2018, 2019,2020
Workshop – Hemodynamic monitoring
Talk – Alveolar recruitment in ARDS

CRITIC -2017, 2018,2019, 2021,2022.
CME for Critical Care fellows –
Disorders of respiratory system – 2022
Acid base and electrolyte abnormalities- Jan 2018
Update on Trauma Management – Dec 2018
Renal replacement therapy workshop at STAR Hospital – 2019, 2022
Mechanical Ventilation workshop as regional coordinator – CRITICARE 2020
In organizing and scientific committee of CRITICARE conference 2020
National nursing conference- 2021, 2022

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