neurology

Pulmonology

Pulmonology department at BMH aims helping patients with Obstructive Pulmonary Disease to slow the progression of the disease and improve the quality of life.

The department offers comprehensive consultative evaluation, diagnosis and treatment to patients with respiratory tract, lungs and airway diseases. We strive to provide access to the latest advances in pulmonology and sleep medicine with the help of world‐class medical equipment. We isolate the source of the problems and treat it to prevent chronic lung conditions which might lead to significant health problems. Breathing disorders sleep apnoea (sleep disorder) and allergies can be cured completely under the skilled pulmonologists at the department. Specialised care is offered for sleep disorder with the support of Sleep Lab facility.

The EBUS facility at the centre is the latest minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose lung cancer, infections and other diseases. Various other medical procedures of international standards such as Thoracoscopy, Rigid Bronchoscopy, Fibreoptic Bronchoscopy are also offered for better care. The doctors are well experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of various airway and lung diseases like asthma, COPD, Pulmonary infection, Pleural diseases etc. Services of specialised clinics such as allergy & asthma clinic, smoking & cessation clinic and lung cancer screening clinic, etc. provide personalised care for a comprehensive range of health issues.

Patients with COPD can enjoy a broad and comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program at BMH so they can manage their symptoms, improve muscle strength and feel stronger and fitter. The doctors at BMH advise the patients on what kind of exercises they must do and what they should avoid. Pulmonary Rehabilitation program comes as a course spread over a certain period of time, say 8 weeks or even 12 weeks, depending on the seriousness of the condition and during this time, they would teach the patients how to manage their life without becoming breathless. Unique needs of each patient are taken into account, rather than giving a generic treatment.

Panel of Doctors

  • Dr. C Ravindran

    Senior Consultant & Chief of Medical Services

  • Dr. Praveen Kumar

    Senior Consultant

  • Dr. Nandini V.

    Senior Consultant

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Dr. C Ravindran MBBS, MD, DTCD

Senior Consultant & Chief of Medical Services

Dr. C Ravindran is a senior consultant in Pulmonary Medicine. He has specialized in Internal Medicine and Chest Medicine from Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode. He was a faculty in Pulmonary Medicine in various Govt. Medical Colleges in Kerala for over 3 decades and in DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences as a professor for the last 5 years. He was the Principal of Govt Medical College, Kozhikode for 6 years and Managing Director of Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, Kannur for 1 year. He has immense experience in fibreoptic bronchoscopy, Thoracoscopy and sleeps studies. He was a faculty and examiner for MD (Pulmonary Medicine), DTCD, DNB (Respiratory Diseases), and DM in Pulmonary Medicine.

Qualification

  • MBBS: Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
  • MD (Gen. Medicine): Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
  • DTCD: Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
  • MBA: (Human Resource Management) Indira Gandhi open university
  • FRCP: Royal College, London
  • FIMSA: International Medical Specialty
  • FICS: Indian Chest Society

Work Experience

  • Worked as faculty in Govt Medical College, Kozhikode, Kottayam and Alappuzha in different capacities as tutor, Asst professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Principal.
  • Worked as Professor and Vice Dean in DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences for 5 years
  • Worked as Managing Director of Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram for 1 year.
  • Worked as Chairman, State Task Force for RNTCP in Medical Colleges of Kerala.

Publications

  • R Chetambath. Can Tobramycin Induce Neuromuscular Blockade? J of Adv Lung Health 2024; 4(1): 1, Jan–Apr 2024. | DOI: 10.4103/jalh.jalh_24_23
  • R Chetambath. Cystic Diseases of the Lung and Cystic Bronchiectasis – Why Do We Differentiate? J of Adv Lung Health 2024; 4(1):4-8, Jan-Apr 2024
  • R Chetambath, Gayathri Karedath, Rituparna Krishnan, Amrutha Balu (2023) Pleuro-Parenchymal Fibroelastosis (PPFE)- A Case Report. Journal of Pulmonology Research & Reports. SRC/JPRR-167. DOI: doi.org/10.47363/JPRR/2023(5)153
  • R Chetambath. Post COVID Pulmonary Fibrosis- Is it reversible?. BMH Medical Journal - ISSN 2348–392X, [S.l.], nov. 2023. ISSN 2348-392X.
  • R Chetambath. Calcified Cyst in the Lung. BMH Medical Journal - ISSN 2348–392X, [S.l.], nov. 2023. ISSN 2348-392X.
  • Chetambath R, Kumar P, Nandini V, Chandran S, Chacko A. Catamenial haemothorax—A rare cause of pleural effusion. Lung India 2023; 40:541-4.
  • Chetambath R, Shanavas R. Fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis. J Adv Lung Health 2023; 3:93-6.
  • Chetambath R, Shanavas R, Krishnaprasad M, Chandran S. Idiopathic bronchiolocentric interstitial pneumonia: A rare presentation. J Adv Lung Health 2023; 3:117-9.
  • Chetmbath, R, Chandran S, Shanavas R, Rabiyabi V, Anju C. Thoracic Endometriosis - Report of Two Rare Cases. BMH Medical Journal 2023; 10 (3): 71-78.
  • Dr Ravindran Chetmbath , Dr Shilpa Chandran , Dr Rameesa Shanawas , Dr Rabiyabi V , Dr Anju Chacko. Thoracic Endometriosis - Report of Two Rare Cases. BMH Med. J. 2023;10(3):71-78.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Praveen Kumar K, Nandini Sylesh, Gayathri Nair, Rituparna Krishnan Pleural metastasis from ovarian papillary serous carcinoma form Coral Reef like formation- A unique presentation. Journal of Medical Science and clinical research 11 (6), 27-31
  • R Chetambath Shabana Eyyacheri Osteosclerotic Metastasis to Thoracic Cage. BMH Med. J. 10 (2), 47-49
  • R Chetambath, JB John. Is the term brittle asthma obsolete? What is its clinical relevance in routine practice?Journal of Advanced Lung Health 3 (2), 47
  • R Chetambath, Nithya Ravindran. Mechanotransduction in fibrosis. Journal of Advanced Lung Health 3 (2), 79
  • R Chetambath. Thunderstorm Asthma.Indian Practitioner 76 (1)
  • R Chetambath. Prechronic obstructive pulmonary disease Journal of Advanced Lung Health 3 (1), 1
  • Shilpa Chandran, Ravindran Chetambath. Changing Trends in Lung Cancer Epidemiology. The Indian Practitioner 75 (11), 23-2
  • R Chetambath. Long COVID and beyond: Persistence of symptoms 1 year after COVID-19 infection. Journal of Advanced Lung Health 2 (2), 45
  • Shilpa Chandran, Krishna Prasad, Ravindran Chetambath. Radiation Pneumonitis - A Case Report. BMH Med. J. 2023;10(1):25-29.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Nadini Sylesh, K. Praveen Kumar, Gayathri Nair Karedath, Anju Chacko. Signet-ring Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Lungs: An Unusual and Rare Case. J Adv Lung Health 2023;3 (1):25-9
  • Karedath GN, Kumar KP, Nandini V, Krishnaprasad M, Shabana E. Lung involvement in chronic occult aspiration. J Adv Lung Health 2023;3 (1):30-3
  • Kumar KP, Nandini V, Chetambath R. Signs may sometimes mislead you. J Adv Lung Health 2023;3 (1):34-5.
  • Ravindran Chetambath1, NK Sneha2, TS Maneesha.An unusual site for chest wall trauma.jalh 2022; 2(3): 119-121.
  • Ravindran Chetambath. Innovations help when there is unexpected demand.jalh 2022; 2(3): 83-84.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Praveen Kumar, Bhargaval Pallivalappil, Gayathri Nair.Calcified Mediastinal Lesions: A Rare and Unusual Coincidence.The Indian Practitioner March 2022;75(6): 35-37.
  • Jesin Kumar Chakkamadathil, Ravindran Chetambath. Elimination of Tuberculosis - an Ambitious Approach. The Indian Practitioner March 2022;75 (3): 7-9.
  • Ravindran Chetambath. Pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases. Jalh 2022; 2(1): 5-12.
  • Rayees Kathim, G Gangaprasad, Anoop Kumar, Ravindran Chetambath. When COVID rules…. Severe acute respiratory illness due to another virus. jalh 2022; 2(1): 22-25.
  • Praveen Kumar, V Nandini, MC Sabir, Ravindran Chetambath. Unusual fungal infection in an immune-competent host. jalh 2022; 2(1): 26-31.
  • Charitha Puvvada, Mohammed Nazim, Manish Murali, Ravindran Chetambath. Rare tracheobronchial anomalies and their clinical significance. Jalh 2022; 2(1): 32-34.
  • Chetambath R. Pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases. J Adv Lung Health 2022;2:5-12.
  • Kumar P, Nandini V, Sabir MC, Chetambath R. Unusual fungal infection in an immunocompetent host. J Adv Lung Health 2022;2:26-31
  • Ravindran C: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Pulmon 1999,1:19-21
  • Ravindran C: Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia(BOOP). Pulmon 2000,2:123-126.
  • Ravindran C, Ramachandran PV, Babu KMRC, Suhail N: Benign fibrous tumour of the pleura. Pulmon 2000,2:142-147.
  • Ravindran C: An unusual cause of dysphagia and stridor. Pulmon 2001,3:77-80
  • Ravindran C: Asthma Guidelines simplified. Pulmon 2001,3:67-70
  • Ravindran C, Venugopal P, Prasad KM: Changing face of mycobacterial drug resistance. Pulmon 2001,3:109 -113
  • Ravindran C: Mycobacterial resistance to Pyrazinamide. Lung India 2002,20:9-
  • Ravindran C: Late onset asthma. Pulmon 2003,5:58 -62
  • Ravindran C: Diesel exhaust and respiratory allergy- Is there a link? Pulmon 2003,5:81 - 82
  • Ravindran.C, Sudin Koshy, Madhusudan.K.S, Rajalakshmi.P.C, Rauf C.P, Nasser Yusuf: Pulmonary Alveolar proteinosis: A case Report. Calicut Medical Journal 2003;1(1):e7
  • Ravindran C: N-Acetyl Cysteine: Its new role in ILD. Pulmon 2005,7:1:3-5.
  • Ravindran C, Suraj KP, Mohammed Mustafa, Harilakshmanan, Sajeev Kumar P, Yusuf Nasser: Hemangioendothelioma of Pleura- A rare neoplasm. Pulmon 2005,7:1:44-49
  • Ravindran C, James PT, Jyothi E: Prevalence of initial drug resistance of mycobacterium tuberculosis in northern kerala.Lung India 2006;23:106-108.
  • Ravindran C, Durga Balagopalan, Mohammed Musthafa A: Medical Thoracoscopy-An interventional procedure for the pulmonologists; Pulmon 2006;8:2:10-13
  • Ravindran C: Critical Thinking in Clinical Practice;Pulmon 2006;8:3:73-75
  • Ravindran C: Syndrome Z- A Case Report;Pulmon 2006;8:3:98-101
  • Ravindran C: Study of Factors Influencing The Work Output of Human Resource in Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP); Pulmon 2007;9:3:88-96
  • Ravindran C, Padmanabhan K V, Sreedhar Rejna: A study of correlation between transhilar diameter and P pulmonale in COPD patients; Lung India 2008; 25( 4):145-147.
  • R Chetambath,S Babu,PT James. Correlation between Epworth sleepiness score and polysomnographic indices in sleep disordered breathing. ERJ 2008;32:S 51
  • Ravindran C, James P T,Moyinkutty K,Abdul Khader AK,Velayudhan C C.Clinical significance of P wave amplitude and axis in ECG of COPD patients during acute exacerbations. ERJ 2008; 32: S 51
  • Ravindran Chetambath, M. S. Deepa Sarma, K. P. Suraj, E. Jyothi, Safreena Mohammed, Beena J. Philomina, S. Ramadevi: Basidiobolus: An unusual cause of lung abscess. Lung India 2010; 27:89-92.
  • Ravindran C. Resurgence of H1N1 Influenza in 2010: Editorial. Chest(India edition) 2010;2(4):195-97
  • C Ravindran. Psychiatric morbidity in COPD. Pulmon 2011;13(3):86-91
  • Ravindran C, James P T, Sajeev C G, Paulo Varghese Akkara. Cardiovascular implications in obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome. Pulmon 2011;13(3):92-97
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jyothi Edakalavan. Diagnostic Approach to Pneumonias. World Clin Pulm Crit Care Med 2012;1(1):19-46
  • Ravindran C.Septicemia due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Editorials CHEST (India Edition) / 4 / 3 / 2013;1
  • Ravindran Chetambath. Emerging Respiratory Viral Infections. Pulmon 2013;15(1):01-03
  • Ravindran Chetambath. Tracheobronchomalacia in obstructive airway diseases. Lung India 2016; 33 (4):451-52.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. Severe pneumonia in a young female with a possible causal relationship to hypothyroidism - A case report and review of literature. IJMAR 2017; 2(2), 17-24
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. Esophagus Associated Lung Diseases- A Retrospective Study. JMSCR 2017; 5(3): 18289-96
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. Cut Pumpkin Sign- A Diagnostic Radiological Sign in Pulmonary Contusion. JMSCR 2017; 5(7): 25464-466.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. Bilateral morgagni hernia in a case of Weill-Marchesani syndrome- A rare association. Int Jl Res Med Sci 2017; 5(6):2790-93.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. Lung involvement in accident victims: report of three cases. Int J Res Med Sci. 2017; 5(9):4167-4171. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20174005
  • Ravindran Chetambath. Role of probiotics in preventing acute respiratory tract infections- Review article. Pulmon 2016; 18(2):57-60.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. Aspiration pneumonia due to esophageal cause in the elderly. Pulmon 2016; 18(2):71-73.
  • 75. Ravindran Chetambath. Medical teaching- is there a better alternative? (Editorial). Pulmon 2016; 18(1):5-11.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. A rare clinical case presenting as right lower zone shadow (Radiology Quiz). Lung India 2018; 35 (2):173-75
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Nithya Ravindran, Jis B John. Management of Interstitial Lung Diseases: Does the Stage at Diagnosis Influence the Outcome? EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 2018; 7 (10): 735-740.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. A rare clinical case presenting as right lower zone shadow (Radiology Quiz). Lung India 2018; 35 (2):173-75
  • Ravindran Chetambath. Revised National TB Control Program in India Benefit of Transition from Intermittent to Daily Therapy. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 2018; 7(5): 298-302
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Nithya Ravindran and Jis B John. Management of Interstitial Lung Diseases: Does the Stage at Diagnosis Influence the Outcome? EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 2018; 7(10): 735-740.
  • Chetambath R. Subacute invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. J Adv Lung Health 2021; 1:19-22.
  • Chetambath R, Kumar J, Shivashankaran S. Bilateral congenital pulmonary airway malformation in an adult: Report of a rare case. J Adv Lung Health 2021;1:23-5

Text Books & Chapters

  • Covid-19 and Pulmonary Lesions. 2021, Tree Life Media Publications (Kothari Books), Mumbai, India
  • Pulmonary Medicine-Common & Uncommon Cases 2022, Tree Life Media Publications (Kothari Books), Mumbai, India
  • Clinical Allergy and Asthma Management in Adolescents and Young Adults 2022, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group) Florida, USA.
  • Chapter on Lung Abscess in “Text Book of Pulmonary & Critical care Medicine” by SK Jindal, Jaypee Publishers 2010.
  • Chapter on Medical Thoracoscopy in “Text Book of Pulmonary & Critical care Medicine” by SK Jindal, Jaypee Publishers 2010.
  • Chapter on Interstitial Lung Diseases in “NCCP Text Book of Respiratory Medicine” by D Behera , Jaypee Publishers,2011
  • Diagnostic approach to Pneumonia, Chapter in World Clinic of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Published by Jaypee Publishers 2012
  • Chapter on Infection control issues in Pulmonary Function laboratory in “SPIROMETRY” by D.Behera, Kothari Medical Subscription Pvt. Ltd 2015.
  • “Paediatric Respiratory Illness”, MacMillan Medical Communications. 2011.(2nd edition 2015)
  • Pulmonary Infections- Chest X-ray Illustrated (Booklet) Mac Millan Medical Communications.2013
  • Interstitial Lung Diseases- Chest X-ray Illustrated (Booklet) Mac Millan Medical Communications.2014
  • Lung Tumors- Chest X-ray Illustrated (Booklet) Mac Millan Medical Communications.2014.
  • Pleural Diseases- Chest X-ray Illustrated (Booklet) Mac Millan Medical Communications.2015
  • X Rays Atlas: Images in common respiratory diseases (Book) Mac Millan Medical Communications.2016
  • World Clinic of Pulmonary & Critical care Medicine on Pneumonia (Guest Editor). 2019, Volume 6, Number 1.
  • Chapter on Lung Abscess in “Handbook of Pulmonary & Critical care Medicine” by SK Jindal, Jaypee Brother Medical Publishers. Second edition 2019.Page 125-131.
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Dr. C Ravindran

Senior Consultant & Chief of Medical Services

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  • Wed 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
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  • Fri 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

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Dr. Praveen Kumar MD, DNB, MNAMS, FCCP (USA)

Senior Consultant

Dr. Praveen Kumar is the Chief and Senior Consultant of Pulmonary Medicine with more than 18 years of experience. He is well experienced in management of all respiratory diseases and his areas of special interest include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, respiratory failure, non-invasive ventilation and respiratory infections including tuberculosis.

Qualification

  • MBBS from Government Medical College Calicut in 1994
  • MD in Pulmonary Medicine from JIPMER Pondichery in the year 2000
  • DNB in Pulmonology from NBE, New Delhi in the year 2004
  • MNAMS from National Academy of Medical Science in the year 2005
  • Training in Critical Care from Melbourne, Australia in the year 2006.
  • FCCP from American College of Chest Physician in the year 2015

Work Experience

  • Junior Residency in Pulmonary Medicine at JIPMER from 1997 to 2000.
  • Junior Consultant in Health Services from 2000 to 2002.
  • Consultant from 2003, Senior Consultant from 2008 and Unit Chief from 2015 at Baby Memorial Hospital.

Publications

A Case of Pulmonary Mucormycosis; 2008 Pulmonology
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Dr. Praveen Kumar

Senior Consultant

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  • Tue 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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Dr. Nandini V. MD, DTCD, DNB

Senior Consultant

Dr Nandini is the consultant in Critical Care and pulmonologist at BMH with brilliant academic track record and many years of experience in the field of Pulmonary Medicine. She is well experienced in management of all respiratory diseases. She is also well trained in Bronchoscopy and Interventional Procedures including Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS). Dr Nandini is among the first doctors who started EBUS procedure in Kerala.

Qualifications

  • MBBS from Government Medical College Alappuzha.
  • DTCD and MD in Pulmonary Medicine from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram in 2009.
  • DNB by National board of examinations, New Delhi.

Work Experience

She was working as senior lecturer in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Medical College Trivandrum before she joined PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi in 2012, where she established first centre of EBUS in Kerala in 2013. She joined BMH in April, 2015.

Dr Nandini has got lot of research papers to her credit. She has received the prestigious “Young Scientist Award” instituted by Indian Chest Society, during the National Conference of Pulmonary and Critical Care Physicians in 2009. She has also presented various papers at National TB Conference and National Bronchoscopy Conferences. Dr Nandini is highly skilled in Bronchoscopic Interventions and has got advanced training in Endobronchial Ultrasound. She is well versed in the management of all respiratory diseases including Bronchial Asthma, COPD, Allergic Disorders, Sleep Apnoea and Tuberculosis.

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Dr. Nandini V.

Senior Consultant

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Dr. C Ravindran
Senior Consultant & Chief of Medical Services

Dr. C Ravindran is a senior consultant in Pulmonary Medicine. He has specialized in Internal Medicine and Chest Medicine from Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode. He was a faculty in Pulmonary Medicine in various Govt. Medical Colleges in Kerala for over 3 decades and in DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences as a professor for the last 5 years. He was the Principal of Govt Medical College, Kozhikode for 6 years and Managing Director of Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram, Kannur for 1 year. He has immense experience in fibreoptic bronchoscopy, Thoracoscopy and sleeps studies. He was a faculty and examiner for MD (Pulmonary Medicine), DTCD, DNB (Respiratory Diseases), and DM in Pulmonary Medicine.

  • MBBS: Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
  • MD (Gen. Medicine): Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
  • DTCD: Govt. Medical College, Kozhikode
  • MBA: (Human Resource Management) Indira Gandhi open university
  • FRCP: Royal College, London
  • FIMSA: International Medical Specialty
  • FICS: Indian Chest Society
  • Worked as faculty in Govt Medical College, Kozhikode, Kottayam and Alappuzha in different capacities as tutor, Asst professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Principal.
  • Worked as Professor and Vice Dean in DM Wayanad Institute of Medical Sciences for 5 years
  • Worked as Managing Director of Academy of Medical Sciences, Pariyaram for 1 year.
  • Worked as Chairman, State Task Force for RNTCP in Medical Colleges of Kerala.
  • R Chetambath. Can Tobramycin Induce Neuromuscular Blockade? J of Adv Lung Health 2024; 4(1): 1, Jan–Apr 2024. | DOI: 10.4103/jalh.jalh_24_23
  • R Chetambath. Cystic Diseases of the Lung and Cystic Bronchiectasis – Why Do We Differentiate? J of Adv Lung Health 2024; 4(1):4-8, Jan-Apr 2024
  • R Chetambath, Gayathri Karedath, Rituparna Krishnan, Amrutha Balu (2023) Pleuro-Parenchymal Fibroelastosis (PPFE)- A Case Report. Journal of Pulmonology Research & Reports. SRC/JPRR-167. DOI: doi.org/10.47363/JPRR/2023(5)153
  • R Chetambath. Post COVID Pulmonary Fibrosis- Is it reversible?. BMH Medical Journal - ISSN 2348–392X, [S.l.], nov. 2023. ISSN 2348-392X.
  • R Chetambath. Calcified Cyst in the Lung. BMH Medical Journal - ISSN 2348–392X, [S.l.], nov. 2023. ISSN 2348-392X.
  • Chetambath R, Kumar P, Nandini V, Chandran S, Chacko A. Catamenial haemothorax—A rare cause of pleural effusion. Lung India 2023; 40:541-4.
  • Chetambath R, Shanavas R. Fibrotic hypersensitivity pneumonitis. J Adv Lung Health 2023; 3:93-6.
  • Chetambath R, Shanavas R, Krishnaprasad M, Chandran S. Idiopathic bronchiolocentric interstitial pneumonia: A rare presentation. J Adv Lung Health 2023; 3:117-9.
  • Chetmbath, R, Chandran S, Shanavas R, Rabiyabi V, Anju C. Thoracic Endometriosis - Report of Two Rare Cases. BMH Medical Journal 2023; 10 (3): 71-78.
  • Dr Ravindran Chetmbath , Dr Shilpa Chandran , Dr Rameesa Shanawas , Dr Rabiyabi V , Dr Anju Chacko. Thoracic Endometriosis - Report of Two Rare Cases. BMH Med. J. 2023;10(3):71-78.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Praveen Kumar K, Nandini Sylesh, Gayathri Nair, Rituparna Krishnan Pleural metastasis from ovarian papillary serous carcinoma form Coral Reef like formation- A unique presentation. Journal of Medical Science and clinical research 11 (6), 27-31
  • R Chetambath Shabana Eyyacheri Osteosclerotic Metastasis to Thoracic Cage. BMH Med. J. 10 (2), 47-49
  • R Chetambath, JB John. Is the term brittle asthma obsolete? What is its clinical relevance in routine practice?Journal of Advanced Lung Health 3 (2), 47
  • R Chetambath, Nithya Ravindran. Mechanotransduction in fibrosis. Journal of Advanced Lung Health 3 (2), 79
  • R Chetambath. Thunderstorm Asthma.Indian Practitioner 76 (1)
  • R Chetambath. Prechronic obstructive pulmonary disease Journal of Advanced Lung Health 3 (1), 1
  • Shilpa Chandran, Ravindran Chetambath. Changing Trends in Lung Cancer Epidemiology. The Indian Practitioner 75 (11), 23-2
  • R Chetambath. Long COVID and beyond: Persistence of symptoms 1 year after COVID-19 infection. Journal of Advanced Lung Health 2 (2), 45
  • Shilpa Chandran, Krishna Prasad, Ravindran Chetambath. Radiation Pneumonitis - A Case Report. BMH Med. J. 2023;10(1):25-29.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Nadini Sylesh, K. Praveen Kumar, Gayathri Nair Karedath, Anju Chacko. Signet-ring Cell Adenocarcinoma of the Lungs: An Unusual and Rare Case. J Adv Lung Health 2023;3 (1):25-9
  • Karedath GN, Kumar KP, Nandini V, Krishnaprasad M, Shabana E. Lung involvement in chronic occult aspiration. J Adv Lung Health 2023;3 (1):30-3
  • Kumar KP, Nandini V, Chetambath R. Signs may sometimes mislead you. J Adv Lung Health 2023;3 (1):34-5.
  • Ravindran Chetambath1, NK Sneha2, TS Maneesha.An unusual site for chest wall trauma.jalh 2022; 2(3): 119-121.
  • Ravindran Chetambath. Innovations help when there is unexpected demand.jalh 2022; 2(3): 83-84.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Praveen Kumar, Bhargaval Pallivalappil, Gayathri Nair.Calcified Mediastinal Lesions: A Rare and Unusual Coincidence.The Indian Practitioner March 2022;75(6): 35-37.
  • Jesin Kumar Chakkamadathil, Ravindran Chetambath. Elimination of Tuberculosis - an Ambitious Approach. The Indian Practitioner March 2022;75 (3): 7-9.
  • Ravindran Chetambath. Pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases. Jalh 2022; 2(1): 5-12.
  • Rayees Kathim, G Gangaprasad, Anoop Kumar, Ravindran Chetambath. When COVID rules…. Severe acute respiratory illness due to another virus. jalh 2022; 2(1): 22-25.
  • Praveen Kumar, V Nandini, MC Sabir, Ravindran Chetambath. Unusual fungal infection in an immune-competent host. jalh 2022; 2(1): 26-31.
  • Charitha Puvvada, Mohammed Nazim, Manish Murali, Ravindran Chetambath. Rare tracheobronchial anomalies and their clinical significance. Jalh 2022; 2(1): 32-34.
  • Chetambath R. Pulmonary rehabilitation in chronic respiratory diseases. J Adv Lung Health 2022;2:5-12.
  • Kumar P, Nandini V, Sabir MC, Chetambath R. Unusual fungal infection in an immunocompetent host. J Adv Lung Health 2022;2:26-31
  • Ravindran C: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Pulmon 1999,1:19-21
  • Ravindran C: Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia(BOOP). Pulmon 2000,2:123-126.
  • Ravindran C, Ramachandran PV, Babu KMRC, Suhail N: Benign fibrous tumour of the pleura. Pulmon 2000,2:142-147.
  • Ravindran C: An unusual cause of dysphagia and stridor. Pulmon 2001,3:77-80
  • Ravindran C: Asthma Guidelines simplified. Pulmon 2001,3:67-70
  • Ravindran C, Venugopal P, Prasad KM: Changing face of mycobacterial drug resistance. Pulmon 2001,3:109 -113
  • Ravindran C: Mycobacterial resistance to Pyrazinamide. Lung India 2002,20:9-
  • Ravindran C: Late onset asthma. Pulmon 2003,5:58 -62
  • Ravindran C: Diesel exhaust and respiratory allergy- Is there a link? Pulmon 2003,5:81 - 82
  • Ravindran.C, Sudin Koshy, Madhusudan.K.S, Rajalakshmi.P.C, Rauf C.P, Nasser Yusuf: Pulmonary Alveolar proteinosis: A case Report. Calicut Medical Journal 2003;1(1):e7
  • Ravindran C: N-Acetyl Cysteine: Its new role in ILD. Pulmon 2005,7:1:3-5.
  • Ravindran C, Suraj KP, Mohammed Mustafa, Harilakshmanan, Sajeev Kumar P, Yusuf Nasser: Hemangioendothelioma of Pleura- A rare neoplasm. Pulmon 2005,7:1:44-49
  • Ravindran C, James PT, Jyothi E: Prevalence of initial drug resistance of mycobacterium tuberculosis in northern kerala.Lung India 2006;23:106-108.
  • Ravindran C, Durga Balagopalan, Mohammed Musthafa A: Medical Thoracoscopy-An interventional procedure for the pulmonologists; Pulmon 2006;8:2:10-13
  • Ravindran C: Critical Thinking in Clinical Practice;Pulmon 2006;8:3:73-75
  • Ravindran C: Syndrome Z- A Case Report;Pulmon 2006;8:3:98-101
  • Ravindran C: Study of Factors Influencing The Work Output of Human Resource in Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP); Pulmon 2007;9:3:88-96
  • Ravindran C, Padmanabhan K V, Sreedhar Rejna: A study of correlation between transhilar diameter and P pulmonale in COPD patients; Lung India 2008; 25( 4):145-147.
  • R Chetambath,S Babu,PT James. Correlation between Epworth sleepiness score and polysomnographic indices in sleep disordered breathing. ERJ 2008;32:S 51
  • Ravindran C, James P T,Moyinkutty K,Abdul Khader AK,Velayudhan C C.Clinical significance of P wave amplitude and axis in ECG of COPD patients during acute exacerbations. ERJ 2008; 32: S 51
  • Ravindran Chetambath, M. S. Deepa Sarma, K. P. Suraj, E. Jyothi, Safreena Mohammed, Beena J. Philomina, S. Ramadevi: Basidiobolus: An unusual cause of lung abscess. Lung India 2010; 27:89-92.
  • Ravindran C. Resurgence of H1N1 Influenza in 2010: Editorial. Chest(India edition) 2010;2(4):195-97
  • C Ravindran. Psychiatric morbidity in COPD. Pulmon 2011;13(3):86-91
  • Ravindran C, James P T, Sajeev C G, Paulo Varghese Akkara. Cardiovascular implications in obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnoea syndrome. Pulmon 2011;13(3):92-97
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jyothi Edakalavan. Diagnostic Approach to Pneumonias. World Clin Pulm Crit Care Med 2012;1(1):19-46
  • Ravindran C.Septicemia due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Editorials CHEST (India Edition) / 4 / 3 / 2013;1
  • Ravindran Chetambath. Emerging Respiratory Viral Infections. Pulmon 2013;15(1):01-03
  • Ravindran Chetambath. Tracheobronchomalacia in obstructive airway diseases. Lung India 2016; 33 (4):451-52.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. Severe pneumonia in a young female with a possible causal relationship to hypothyroidism - A case report and review of literature. IJMAR 2017; 2(2), 17-24
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. Esophagus Associated Lung Diseases- A Retrospective Study. JMSCR 2017; 5(3): 18289-96
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. Cut Pumpkin Sign- A Diagnostic Radiological Sign in Pulmonary Contusion. JMSCR 2017; 5(7): 25464-466.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. Bilateral morgagni hernia in a case of Weill-Marchesani syndrome- A rare association. Int Jl Res Med Sci 2017; 5(6):2790-93.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. Lung involvement in accident victims: report of three cases. Int J Res Med Sci. 2017; 5(9):4167-4171. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20174005
  • Ravindran Chetambath. Role of probiotics in preventing acute respiratory tract infections- Review article. Pulmon 2016; 18(2):57-60.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. Aspiration pneumonia due to esophageal cause in the elderly. Pulmon 2016; 18(2):71-73.
  • 75. Ravindran Chetambath. Medical teaching- is there a better alternative? (Editorial). Pulmon 2016; 18(1):5-11.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. A rare clinical case presenting as right lower zone shadow (Radiology Quiz). Lung India 2018; 35 (2):173-75
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Nithya Ravindran, Jis B John. Management of Interstitial Lung Diseases: Does the Stage at Diagnosis Influence the Outcome? EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 2018; 7 (10): 735-740.
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Jabeed Parengal, Mohammed Aslam, Sanjeev Shivashankaran. A rare clinical case presenting as right lower zone shadow (Radiology Quiz). Lung India 2018; 35 (2):173-75
  • Ravindran Chetambath. Revised National TB Control Program in India Benefit of Transition from Intermittent to Daily Therapy. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 2018; 7(5): 298-302
  • Ravindran Chetambath, Nithya Ravindran and Jis B John. Management of Interstitial Lung Diseases: Does the Stage at Diagnosis Influence the Outcome? EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 2018; 7(10): 735-740.
  • Chetambath R. Subacute invasive pulmonary aspergillosis. J Adv Lung Health 2021; 1:19-22.
  • Chetambath R, Kumar J, Shivashankaran S. Bilateral congenital pulmonary airway malformation in an adult: Report of a rare case. J Adv Lung Health 2021;1:23-5
  • Covid-19 and Pulmonary Lesions. 2021, Tree Life Media Publications (Kothari Books), Mumbai, India
  • Pulmonary Medicine-Common & Uncommon Cases 2022, Tree Life Media Publications (Kothari Books), Mumbai, India
  • Clinical Allergy and Asthma Management in Adolescents and Young Adults 2022, CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group) Florida, USA.
  • Chapter on Lung Abscess in “Text Book of Pulmonary & Critical care Medicine” by SK Jindal, Jaypee Publishers 2010.
  • Chapter on Medical Thoracoscopy in “Text Book of Pulmonary & Critical care Medicine” by SK Jindal, Jaypee Publishers 2010.
  • Chapter on Interstitial Lung Diseases in “NCCP Text Book of Respiratory Medicine” by D Behera , Jaypee Publishers,2011
  • Diagnostic approach to Pneumonia, Chapter in World Clinic of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Published by Jaypee Publishers 2012
  • Chapter on Infection control issues in Pulmonary Function laboratory in “SPIROMETRY” by D.Behera, Kothari Medical Subscription Pvt. Ltd 2015.
  • “Paediatric Respiratory Illness”, MacMillan Medical Communications. 2011.(2nd edition 2015)
  • Pulmonary Infections- Chest X-ray Illustrated (Booklet) Mac Millan Medical Communications.2013
  • Interstitial Lung Diseases- Chest X-ray Illustrated (Booklet) Mac Millan Medical Communications.2014
  • Lung Tumors- Chest X-ray Illustrated (Booklet) Mac Millan Medical Communications.2014.
  • Pleural Diseases- Chest X-ray Illustrated (Booklet) Mac Millan Medical Communications.2015
  • X Rays Atlas: Images in common respiratory diseases (Book) Mac Millan Medical Communications.2016
  • World Clinic of Pulmonary & Critical care Medicine on Pneumonia (Guest Editor). 2019, Volume 6, Number 1.
  • Chapter on Lung Abscess in “Handbook of Pulmonary & Critical care Medicine” by SK Jindal, Jaypee Brother Medical Publishers. Second edition 2019.Page 125-131.
OP Days and Timings
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Dr. Praveen Kumar
Senior Consultant

Dr. Praveen Kumar is the Chief and Senior Consultant of Pulmonary Medicine with more than 18 years of experience. He is well experienced in management of all respiratory diseases and his areas of special interest include asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, respiratory failure, non-invasive ventilation and respiratory infections including tuberculosis.

  • MBBS from Government Medical College Calicut in 1994
  • MD in Pulmonary Medicine from JIPMER Pondichery in the year 2000
  • DNB in Pulmonology from NBE, New Delhi in the year 2004
  • MNAMS from National Academy of Medical Science in the year 2005
  • Training in Critical Care from Melbourne, Australia in the year 2006.
  • FCCP from American College of Chest Physician in the year 2015
  • Junior Residency in Pulmonary Medicine at JIPMER from 1997 to 2000.
  • Junior Consultant in Health Services from 2000 to 2002.
  • Consultant from 2003, Senior Consultant from 2008 and Unit Chief from 2015 at Baby Memorial Hospital.
A Case of Pulmonary Mucormycosis; 2008 Pulmonology
OP Days and Timings
  • Mon 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Tue 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Wed 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Thu 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Fri 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Sat 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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Dr. Nandini V.
Senior Consultant

Dr Nandini is the consultant in Critical Care and pulmonologist at BMH with brilliant academic track record and many years of experience in the field of Pulmonary Medicine. She is well experienced in management of all respiratory diseases. She is also well trained in Bronchoscopy and Interventional Procedures including Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS). Dr Nandini is among the first doctors who started EBUS procedure in Kerala.

  • MBBS from Government Medical College Alappuzha.
  • DTCD and MD in Pulmonary Medicine from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram in 2009.
  • DNB by National board of examinations, New Delhi.

She was working as senior lecturer in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at Medical College Trivandrum before she joined PVS Memorial Hospital, Kochi in 2012, where she established first centre of EBUS in Kerala in 2013. She joined BMH in April, 2015.

Dr Nandini has got lot of research papers to her credit. She has received the prestigious “Young Scientist Award” instituted by Indian Chest Society, during the National Conference of Pulmonary and Critical Care Physicians in 2009. She has also presented various papers at National TB Conference and National Bronchoscopy Conferences. Dr Nandini is highly skilled in Bronchoscopic Interventions and has got advanced training in Endobronchial Ultrasound. She is well versed in the management of all respiratory diseases including Bronchial Asthma, COPD, Allergic Disorders, Sleep Apnoea and Tuberculosis.

OP Days and Timings
  • Mon 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
  •   02:00 pm - 04:00 pm
  • Tue 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Sat 09:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Services & Facilities

  • FIBRE OPTIC BRONCHOSCOPY
    • Biopsy of lung masses
    • Evaluation of haemoptysis
    • Diagnosis of Tuberculosis and other infections
    • Transbronchial lung biopsy
  • RIGID BRONCHOSCOPY
    • Foreign body removal
    • Tumour Debulking
    • Airway stenting
  • ENDOBRONCHIAL UNTRASOUND (EBUS) & TRANSBRONCHIAL NEEDLE ASPIRATION
    • Diagnosis of Mediastinal Adenopathy – TB, Sarcoidosis, Lymphoma, Malignancy
    • Evaluation of Perihilar Lung Masses
    • Staging of Malignancy
    • Biopsy of Peripheral Masses by radial probe EBUS
  • MEDICAL THORACOSCOPY
    • Biopsy of Pleural Nodules
    • Evaluation of undiagnosed Pleural Effusions
    • Diagnosis of Tuberculous Pleural Effusion, Malignant Effusion, Mesothelioma
    • Management of Empyema & Pleural Infection
  • PULMONARY REHABILITATION PROGRAM
    • Exercise training for chronic respiratory diseases including COPD, Bronchiestasis, ILD, c/c Asthma
  • SLEEP LAB
    • For evaluation of OSA
    • CPAP Titration
  • SPECIALISED CLINICS
    • Allergy, Asthma clinic with allergen testing and immunotherapy
    • Smoking Cessation Clinic
    • Lung Cancer Screening Clinic
  • MINOR PROCEDURES
    • Pleurocentesis
    • ICD Insertion
    • Transthoracic Needle Aspiration
    • Trans Thoracic Lung Biopsy
  • MANAGEMENT OF RESPIRATORY FAILURE
    • Non Invasive Ventilation
    • Invasive Mechanical Ventilation
    • Critical Care ICU
  • THORACIC SURGERY DEPARTMENT
    • VATS
    • General Thoracic Surgery
    • Mediastinoscopy
    • Lung Resection
  • THORACIC ONCOLOGY
    • Early detection of lung cancer
    • Lung Resections
    • Chemotherapy unit/Medical Oncology
    • Radiation Oncology with EMRT and Brachytherapy
  • INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY
    • Bronchial Artery Embolisation for Hemoptysis
    • Virtual Bronchoscopy
    • Low dose CT for screening of lung cancer
    • CT Guided True cut Biopsy of Lung Lesions
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