Dr. Ritesh Agarwal

Dr. Ritesh Agarwal
Pulmonologist, Chandigarh

MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Pulm Medicine and Crit Care)

  • 1 Hospital


  • Pulmonology

  • Interventional Pulmonology



MBBS, 1997, Stanley Medical College, India

MD (Internal Medicine), 2001, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

DM (Pulm Medicine and Crit Care), 2004, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Practice Information

Patient Experience

Your participation in the survey will help other patients make informed decisions. You will also be helping Dr. Ritesh Agarwal and his staff know how they are doing and how they can improve their services.

Achievements & Contributions

  • Awarded the JaiGopal Garodia Rheumatology gold medal for the year 1996-1997
  • Awarded the Silver Medal for securing first rank in the final year Post-graduate examinations for the year 2001
  • Young scientist award in the category - Interstitial lung disease for presenting the paper titled “Correlation between induced sputum and BALF cytokines in patients with sarcoidosis” in the NAPCON, November 21-24, 2002 [National Pulmonary Conference]
  • Young scientist award in the category - Pulmonary function testing for presenting the paper titled “Comparison of Fixed Percentage Method and Lower Confidence Limits for Defining Limits of Normality for Interpretation of Spirometry” in the NAPCON, November 21-24, 2002 [National Pulmonary Conference]
  • Awarded the Bronze sponsorship to present the research paper “Utility of Peak Expiratory Flow for Bronchodilator Reversibility Assessment” at the ERS 2007 Congress held in Stockholm, Sweden between September 15 and 19, 2007
  • Selected to participate in the prestigious AIDS and TB International Training Program (AITRP) at New York University School of Medicine from May 1st to July 31st 2008
  • Awarded Young Scientist by the Indian Chest Society to attend the ATS 2010 International conference held in New Orleans, May 15-18 2010 for presenting the research paper “Weaning by pressure support (PS) withdrawal versus spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) in a respiratory ICU - A randomized controlled trial”
  • Awarded the Second prize for the SMJ Best Paper Award 2009 for the article entitled "Is noninvasive pressure support ventilation as effective and safe as continuous positive airway pressure in cardiogenic pulmonary oedema?" published in the Singapore Medical Journal 2009 June issue (Volume 50, Issue 6)
  • Awarded the ICMR Smt. Kamal Satbir Award for the year 2009 in outstanding contributions in the field of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
  • Awarded the prestigious NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award for the year 2011 in the Medicine category
  • Agarwal R. Bronchiectasis in Acute Pneumonia… Pseudobronchiectasis. Chest 2007; 132:2054-2055
  • Agarwal R, AggarwalAN, Gupta D. Case 3-2007: A Boy with Respiratory Insufficiency. New Engl J Med2007; 356: 2329
  • Agarwal R, Gupta D. No role for inhaledmagnesium sulfate in the treatment of acute asthma? Pulm Pharmacol Ther 2007;20: 494
  • Agarwal R, Nath A. Peak pressures or plateau pressures in acute asthma. Intensive Care Med 2007;33: 203
  • Agarwal R, Srinivas R. Noninvasive ventilation in acute heart failure. Am J Med 2007; 120:e19
  • Agarwal R, Srinivas R, Gupta D. Disseminated tuberculosis after anti-TNFalpha treatment. Lancet2007; 370: 564
  • Agarwal R, Srinivas R, Nath A. Case 32-2006: A girl with fever after a visit to Africa. N Engl JMed 2007; 356: 527
  • Khan A, Agarwal R. Lung cancer chemoprevention with inhaled corticosteroids? Am J RespirCrit Care Med 2007; 176: 1169
  • Nath A, Srinivas R, Agarwal R. Hot and cold biopsy: implications of study design onoutcomes. Eur Respir J 2007; 29: 1067-1068
  • Singh N, AgarwalR, Aggarwal AN. Quality-of-life assessment in trials of lung cancer.Lancet. 2007; 370: 933
  • Agarwal R, NathA. XPRESS study: heparin in ... not out. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2008;177:461
  • Agarwal R, Srinivas R, Gupta D. "Wake up and breathe"for patients with respiratory failure. Lancet 2008; 371:1413-1414
  • Barie PS, Hydo LJ, Eachempati SR, Jindal SK, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D, Agarwal R. Nonpulmonary organ dysfunction and mortality with acuterespiratory failure. Chest 2008; 134:467-468
  • Saxena AK, Agarwal R. It is time to move:Pneumocystis jirovecii, not Pneumocystis carinii. Radiology 2008; 246: 985
  • Singh A, Agarwal R. Efficacy of low-dose snakeantivenom in severe neurotoxic snake envenoming. Am J Emerg Med. Nov 2008; 26: 1058-1059
  • Khan A, Agarwal R. Recruitment Maneuvers in ARDS…More questions than answers. Chest 2010;137: 737
  • Agarwal R, Khan A. AFAA or ABPA: that is the question? Am J Respir Crit Care Med2011; 183: 1281
  • KhanA, Aggarwal AN, Agarwal R, Bal A, Gupta D. A Randomized Controlled Trialof Electrocoagulation-Enabled Biopsy versus Conventional Biopsy in Diagnosis ofEndobronchial Lesions. Respiration 2011;82:66
  • EsquinasA, Agarwal R. Noninvasive mechanical ventilation with BiPAP therapy forcomatose exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease through anendotracheal tube: is it justified? IntJ Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 2012; 7: 807-808
  • EsquinasA, Agarwal R, Chiumello D. Early noninvasive mechanical ventilation inacute lung injury. Crit Care Med 2012;40:2735
  • Dhooria S, Agarwal R, Behera D. Linezolid for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. N Engl J Med 2013; 368:290-1
  • Dhooria S, Agarwal R, Gupta D. Intensive Lifestyle Intervention in Type 2 Diabetes. N Engl J Med 2013; 369: 2356-2357
  • MaturuVN, Agarwal R. Endobronchial Ultrasound–guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration for diagnosing and subtypinglung cancer: Is it required in all patients? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013;187: 450
  • Sehgal IS, Agarwal R. Unusually high incidence of pulmonary hypertension in MOPETTtrial. Am J Cardiol 2013; 111:1831
  • Agarwal R, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D. Response. Chest 2014;146(3):e97-8
  • Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Fellow, Asia Pacific Society of Respirology
  • Member, American Thoracic Society
  • Member, European Respiratory Society
  • Member, International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • Member, International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
  • Member, American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  • Member, European Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  • Member, World Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  • Member, European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
  • Member, Infectious Disease Society of America
  • Member, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • Fellow, Indian Chest Society
  • Fellow, Academy of Pulmonary Sciences
  • Life Member, National Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Life Member, National College of Chest Physicians, India
  • Life Member, Indian Association for Study of Lung Cancer
  • Life Member, Indian Association of Bronchology
  • Life Member, Indian Medical Association
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Life Member, Association of Physicians of India
  • Life Member,Society for Indian Human and Animal Mycologists