Critical Care and Hospital Infection Control Consultant at Zydus Hospitals.
HOD Critical Care Medicine, Zydus Hospitals, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Critical Care Education Foundation Accredited Post Graduate Critical Care Course Director training 2 students for Fellowship each year.
DNB Accredited Teacher for DNB Critical Care at Zydus Hospitals, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India since 2019.
Chair-Person of the Infection Control Committee and Code Blue Committee, Zydus Hospitals, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Education & Experience
MBBS in 1988 from BJMC Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
MD Medicine 1991 from BJMC Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
Trained in Critical Care under Dr PK Jain at Sir HN Hospital, Bombay, India.
Asst. Prof in Medicine at BJMC Ahmedabad for 3 years.
Asst Prof & In charge, Critical Care, Sri Ramachandra Medical College Chennai for 5 years.
Honorary Intensive Care Specialist at Sheth V.S. General Hospital for 2 years.
Director of Department of Critical Care & Emergency Medicine Sterling Hospital for 14 years.
Founder Chairperson of ISCCM Ahmedabad Chapter, Gujarat, India.
Member of Editorial board of Critical Care Communication, Official Newsletter of ISCCM for the year April 2021 to April 2022.
Currently Practicing as Critical Care Specialist & Hospital Infection Control Consultant at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India for last 20 years.
Areas Of Interest
Developing Critical Care Speciality and Hospital Infection Control Practices in Ahmedabad to the Current International Standards
Training programs for Critical Care Medicine
Peri & Post Operative Intensive Care
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Planning
Management of Intoxications & Overdosages
Modern Sepsis management
ECMO & Rescue modes of ventilation for refractory hypoxemia
Clinical Research in Critical Care
Journal of IMA – Volume 118 No. 12 – December 2020 – Topic : “A Prospective Study of 200 Patients Admitted in a Tertiary ICU with Severe Acute Respiratory Infection to Develop a Pretest Probability Score of COVID 19 Infection, COV-SARI Score
Journal of the API – Volume 69 – October 2021 : Topic : “Complicated Chikungunya Infection in Tertiary ICU in Western India – A Prospective Study Over 3 Years.”
Critical Care Update 2022 (4th Edition) – Chapter 11 (Page No. 61-63) : “Higher Dose of Antibiotics – When and Where?”
Update in Covid 19 and Critical Care 2021 – Topic : “Structure, Process Modification and Preparedness for Pandemic”
ISSCM - Critical Care Communication (Volume 16.1 - March-April - 2021) – Topic : “What’s new in NCC : ONSD”
ISSCM - Critical Care Communication (Volume 16.2 - May-June - 2021) – Topic : “What’s in and What’s Out ? in Covid”
ISSCM - Critical Care Communication (Volume 16.3 - July-August - 2021) – Topic : “DNA Vaccines”
ISSCM - Critical Care Communication (Volume 16.4 - September-October - 2021) – Topic : “How to Prepare and Manage a Pandemic”
ISSCM - Critical Care Communication (Volume 16.5 - November-December - 2021) - Theme “Post Pandemic change in Medical Practice”, Topic : “CPR-FTR”
ISSCM - Critical Care Communication (Volume 16.6 - January-February - 2022) - Theme “Vision for Critical Care in Future”, Topic : “Critical Care Medicine in Next Decade”
Wiley Journal (Mycoses: 2021,64:1253-1260) (https:doi.org/10.1111/myc.13353) – Topic : Mucormycosis and COVID 19 : An Epidemic within a pandemic in India.
Authored Two Chapters in Textbook of Clinical Gastroenterology Surgery on perioperative Critical care of Critically sick Surgical Patient
Co-Author for the Section of Obstetric Critical Care Section 6, Chapters 41,42,43 & 44 in Critical Care 1st Edition namely
Physiology of Pregnancy
Respiratory Disorders during Pregnancy
Liver Diseases complicating Pregnancy
Peripartum & Postpartum Intensive care in Pregnancy
Co-Author for a Chapter on Approach to Fever in Immunocompromised Host (Non-HIV) in Monograph Fever of Unknown Origin (2016).
Wolters Kluwer : Clinical Spine Surgery: March 2022 - Volume 35 - Issue 2 - p 49-58 (https:doi.org/10.1097/BSD.0000000000001231) – Topic : Esophageal Perforation After Anterior Cervical Surgery - A Case Report and Literature Review.
Indian Journal of Gastroenterology : 33, 484–486 (2014) (https:doi.org/10.1007/s12664-014-0470-2) – Topic : Primary hyperparathyroidism with pancreatitis: Experience of management in 5 patients with review of literature.
The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India : December 2010 Volume 58 : Topic : Time trends in the epidemiology of microbial infections at a tertiary care center in west India over last 5 years.
A Prospective observational study of patients admitted in a tertiary hospital from 15th September 2020 onwards with “POST COVID Sequelae” for a period of 6 months.
Participating in Multicenter prospective observational cohort study – SOLUTE Study
Presented paper and workshop in many national conferences.