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Dr. Srinivas Rajagopala Director - Transplant Pulmonology

Dr. Srinivas Rajagopala

Dr. Srinivas Rajagopala

Department: Heart & Lung Transplant, Lung Transplant
Designation: Director - Transplant Pulmonology
Years Of Experience: 19
Location: Secunderabad
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu
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Dr. Srinivas Rajagopala has more than 19 years of experience in Pulmonology and Intensive Care. He has gained experience in Pulmonology, Intensive Care and Transplant Pulmonology in several reputed  teaching institutes Nationally and Internationally such as PGIMER, Chandigarh, JIPMER, Puducherry, Royal Adelaide Hospital, McMaster University, Hamilton and Toronto General Hospital. 

His areas of interest include inducing tolerance post-transplantation, prevention and management of humoral and cellular rejection, prevention of infectious diseases after lung transplantation and optimizing/matching donor-recipient factors to minimise chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD). With specific interest in Interstitial lung diseases and on Indian data on wait-list mortality, with an aim to reduce the same, he has authored various papers in renowned national and international medical journals. 

Currently, he is actively involved in ongoing research developments in Lung Transplantation. He is involved in reviewing outcomes of Long-term CLAD-free survivors post-Lung Transplantation of the Toronto Lung Transplantation program with Dr Stephen Juvet and Oscillometry to predict baseline allograft dysfunction with Dr Chow Chung-Wai.

Education Qualifications

Education Qualifications

  • 1997 - 2002: M.B.B.S, JIPMER Puducherry.
  • 2003 - 2005: Registrar, M.D (Internal Medicine) PGIMER, Chandigarh.
  • 2006 - 2008: Senior Registrar, D.M (Pulmonary & Critical care medicine) PGIMER, Chandigarh.
  • 2009 - 2011: NHLBI Health research Mentee, Basic and Advanced statistical Research Methodology in St John’s Medical College, McMaster University under auspices of NHLBI, USA.
  • 2020 Jan to 2020 Dec: Lung transplant Fellowship at Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, the world’s largest Lung Transplant program.
ExperienceExperience
  • Currently, he is the Director of Transplant Pulmonology at Yashoda Hospitals.
  • 2019 Feb and Jan 2020: He worked as a Professor & Head, Dept. of Pulmonology & Critical Care, PSGIMSR, Coimbatore.
  • 2015 June - 2019 Jan: He worked as an Associate Professor, Pulmonology & Critical Care PSGIMSR at Coimbatore.
  • 2014 Jan - April 2015: Assistant Professor & incharge MICU, Medicine JIPMER at Pondicherry.
  • 2012 August - 2013 July: Moved to Australia to work as a Registrar, in the Royal Adelaide Hospital ICU, South Australia
  • 2011 March - April 2012: Pulmonologist & Intensivist, liver and Solid organ transplant ICU Global Hospitals & Health City with Prof. Mohammed Rela.
  • 2009 Feb - 2011 Feb: Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Medicine St John’s Medical College, Benguluru
  • 2006 Jan - 2008 December: Worked as a Senior Registrar, D.M (Pulmonary & Critical care medicine) PGIMER, Chandigarh.
  • 2003 Jan - 2005 December: Worked as a Registrar, M.D (Internal Medicine) PGIMER, Chandigarh.
Services offeredServices offered
  • Transplant assessment and guidance including eligibility and timing
  • Long-term Management of lung transplantation with a view to reducing net immunosuppression
  • Diagnosis and management of Lung Transplant-related complications
  • Bronchoscopy, endobronchial biopsy and transbronchial lung biopsy
  • Thoracic Ultrasound
  • Evaluation and management of Interstitial lung diseases, Advanced COPD, Bronchiectasis and Cystic Fibrosis
Special Interest and ExpertiseSpecial Interest and Expertise
  • Inducing Tolerance after lung transplantation
  • Humoral and cellular rejection after lung transplantation
  • Infectious diseases after lung transplantation and their prevention
  • Interstitial lung diseases
  • Extracorporeal support for advanced lung failure
Professional MembershipProfessional Membership
  • American Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Indian Chest Society
  • American Society of Oncology
Research & PublicationsResearch & Publications
  • 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 Pulmonary amyloidosis in Sjogren’s syndrome Respirology. 2010; 15(5): 860-6.
  • Srinivas Rajagopala, Navneet Singh, Kirti Gupta and Dheeraj Gupta 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 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.
  • 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 Tuberculosis in liver transplant recipients-experience from a South Indian liver transplant Center Liver Transpl. 2014; 20: 960-966.
  • Olithselvan A, Rajagopala S, Vij M, Shanmugam V, Shanmugam N, Rela M Acute hypopituitarism related to Russell Viper Envenomation: A case series & systematic review QJM. 2015 Sep;108(9):719-28.
  • Srinivas Rajagopala, Molly Mary Thabah, Kishore Adiga, Maya Gopalakrishnan 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 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 Undiagnosed Obstructive sleep apnea and postoperative outcomes: A prospective observational study Respiration. 2017; 94(1):18-25
  • Uma Devaraj, Srinivas Rajagopala, Ajay Kumar, Priya Ramachandran, George A D’Souza, Philip Devereaux Tuberculosis associated chylothorax: case report and systematic review of literature Respiration 2018; 95: 260–268
  • Srinivas Rajagopala, Kancherla Roopa, Ramanathan Palaniappan Ramanathan Miliary Sarcoidosis: does it exist? A case series and systematic review of literature Sarcoidosis Vasc Diffuse Lung Dis 2020; 37(1): 53–65.
  • Srinivas Rajagopala, Sakthi shankari, Kancherla Roopa, Ramanathan Palaniappan Ramanathan, Devanand Balalakshmoji Outcomes of Pulmonary Nocardiosis presenting as exacerbation of chronic pulmonary disease Indian J Crit Care Med. 2019; 23 (10):467-474
  • Kancherla Roopa, Ramanathan Palaniappan Ramanathan, Bobbe Appalraju, Srinivas Rajagopala Bronchiectasis in India: Results from the EMBARC/RRNI Registry Raja Dhar, Virendra Singh, Deepak Talwar, Murali Mohan, Surya Kant Tripathi, Rajesh Swaranakar, Sonal Trivedi, Srinivas Rajagopala, George D’Souza et al Lancet Glob Health 2019; 7: e1269–79
Awards and AchievementsAwards and Achievements
  • Mentee of “Health Research Methodology” under aegis of NHLBI, USA, in Bangalore CoE, India 2009-2011
  • Winner of American Society of Clinical Oncology-International Development Education Award Award 2017
  • Mentee of MECOR India (Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical and Operations Research) Program 2018-2019 under the aegis of American Thoracic Society.
  • Mentee of MECOR India Part 2 in 2020 (Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical and Operations Research) Program under the aegis of American Thoracic Society.
  • Completed the prestigious Lung transplant fellowship at Toronto General, Ontario, Canada in 2020.
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