Dr. Venkata Nagarjuna Maturu

Dr. Venkata Nagarjuna Maturu
Interventional Pulmonologist, Hyderabad

MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Pulmonary Medicine)

Dr. Venkata Nagarjuna Maturu is a consultant Interventional Pulmonologist associated with Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad. He has over 7 years experience in managing various disorders in Pulmonary Medicine. He has secured All India 1st rank in both MD and DM entrance exams. He has over 30 research publications in various national and international journals. He has authored 10 chapters in various textbooks on Pulmonary medicine.

Dr. Nagarjuna was a member of the committee which formulated Indian national guidelines for Pneumonia (2012), COPD (2013) and Asthma (2014). He is well versed and trained in various interventional pulmonology procedures including diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasonography and medical thoracoscopy. He has vast experience in Interventional Pulmonology and performed over 1000 bronchoscopies, 100 medical thoracoscopies and 100 endobronchial ultrasonographic procedures.

  • Languages :English, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil


Junior Resident (Internal Medicine), PGIMER, Chandigarh January, 2008 -  December, 2010

Senior Resident (Internal Medicine), PGIMER, Chandigarh January, 2011 -  September, 2011

Senior Resident (Pulmonary Medicine), PGIMER, Chandigarh January, 2012 -  March, 2015

Consultant, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, YASHODA HOSPITALS, Somajiguda, Hyderabad May, 2015 -  Present


  • Interventional Pulmonology

  • Allergic Disorders

  • Pulmonology

  • Sleep Medicine


  • Bronchoscopy

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • Central Line Insertion

  • Chest CT

  • Chest Tube Insertion


  • Acute Bronchitis

  • Acute Lung Injuries

  • Acute Respiratory Diseases

  • Acute Rhinitis

  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection


  • Performs Bronchoscopy, Thoracoscopy and Endobronchial ultrasonography 
  • Interventional procedures like Tumor Debulking and Airway Stenting
  • Managing sleep disorders including obstructive and central sleep apneas
  • Managing difficult to treat asthma, Interstitial lung disease, COPD and other causes of respiratory failure


MBBS, 2007, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Education and Research, Puducherry, India

MD (Internal Medicine), 2010, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

DM (Pulmonary and critical care medicine), 2014, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India

Practice Information

Yashoda Hospitals, Somajiguda

Yashoda Hospitals, Somajiguda

Rajbhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad, Telangana - 500082

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Maturu VN, Agarwal R. Prevalence of Aspergillus sensitization and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in cystic fibrosis: systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Exp Allergy 2015
  • Maturu VN, Lakshman A, Bal A, et al. Antisynthetase syndrome: an under-recognized cause of interstitial lung disease. Lung India 2015; In press 
  • Maturu VN, Dhooria S, Bal A, et al. Role of medical thoracoscopy and closed-blind pleural biopsy in undiagnosed exudative pleural effusions: a single-center experience of 348 patients. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 2015; 22:121-129
  • Maturu VN, Dhooria S, Agarwal R. Efficacy and Safety of Transbronchial Needle Aspiration in Diagnosis and Treatment of Mediastinal Bronchogenic Cysts: Systematic Review of Case Reports. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 2015; 22:195-203
  • Maturu VN, Singh N, Bansal P, et al. Combination of intravitreal bevacizumab and systemic therapy for choroidal metastases from lung cancer: report of two cases and a systematic review of literature. Med Oncol 2014; 31:901
  • Maturu VN, Agarwal R. Reversed halo sign: a systematic review. Respir Care 2014; 59:1440-1449
  • Maturu VN, Gupta N, Singh G, et al. Serum Paraoxonase (PON1) Activity in North-West Indian Punjabi's with Acute Myocardial Infarction. Indian J Clin Biochem 2013; 28:248-254
  • Gupta N, Singh S, Maturu VN, et al. Paraoxonase 1 (PON1) polymorphisms, haplotypes and activity in predicting cad risk in North-West Indian Punjabis. PLoS One 2011; 6:e17805
  • Gupta N, Binu KB, Singh S, Maturu VN et al. Low serum PON1 activity: an independent risk factor for coronary artery disease in North-West Indian type 2 diabetics. Gene 2012; 498:13-19
  • Maturu NV, Pai DR, Prasad VN. Role of gastric bypass in patients with unresectable advanced carcinoma of stomach. Indian J Surg 2007; 69:237-242
  • Maturu NV, Pai DR, Prasad VN. Role of gastric bypass in patients with unresectable advanced carcinoma of stomach. Indian J Surg 2008; 70:313-317 [special edition on gastrointestinal surgery]
  • Maturu VN, Agarwal R. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for diagnosing and subtyping lung cancer: is it required in all patients? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2013; 187:450
  • Maturu VN, Agarwal R, Aggarwal AN, et al. Dual-Time Point Whole-Body 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT Imaging in Undiagnosed Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy: A Prospective Study of 117 Patients With Sarcoidosis and TB. Chest 2014; 146:e216-220
  • Maturu VN, Agarwal R. Itraconazole in chronic pulmonary aspergillosis: In whom, for how long, and at what dose? Lung India 2015; 32:309-312
  • Singh N, Maturu VN, Behera D. Total Plasma Homocysteine Level Assessment and Timing of Folate/B12 Supplementation Prior to Initiation of Pemetrexed-Based Chemotherapy for Nonsquamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients: An Irrelevant Investigation, an Unnecessary Delay, or Both? Oncologist 2015; 20:e21
  • Maturu VN, Sehgal IS, Dhooria S, et al. Pleuroscopic Cryobiopsy: Case Series and Systematic Review. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 2015; 22:e11-13
  • Jung RS, Mittal BR, Maturu NV, et al. Ocular sarcoidosis: does (18)F-FDG PET/CT have any role? Clin Nucl Med 2014; 39:464-466
  • Maturu VN, Dhooria S, Agarwal  R, et al. Endobronchial ultrasound guided aspiration of an endotracheal bronchogenic cyst: case report and systematic review of the literature. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 2014; In press
  • Jung RS, Mittal BR, Maturu NV, et al. Splenic and lymph nodal involvement in sarcoidosis mimicking lymphoma on fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography. Indian J Nucl Med 2015; 30:135-138
  • Maturu VN, Bal A, Singh N. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the lung in pregnancy mimicking carcinoid tumor. Lung India 2015; In Press
  •  Maturu VN, Agarwal  R. Acute invasive pulmonary aspergillosis complicating allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: case report and systematic review. Mycopathologia 2015; In Press
  • Gupta D, Agarwal R, Aggarwal AN, Maturu VN et al. Guidelines for diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Joint ICS/NCCP (I) recommendations. Lung India 2013; 30:228-267
  • Gupta D, Agarwal R, Aggarwal AN, Maturu VN et al. Guidelines for diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: joint recommendations of Indian Chest Society and National College of Chest Physicians (India). Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2014; 56 Spec No:5-54
  •  Gupta D, Agarwal R, Aggarwal AN, Maturu VN et al. Guidelines for diagnosis and management of community- and hospital-acquired pneumonia in adults: Joint ICS/NCCP(I) recommendations. Lung India 2012; 29:S27-62
  • Agarwal R, Dhooria S, Aggarwal AN, Maturu VN et al. Guidelines for diagnosis and management of bronchial asthma: Joint ICS/NCCP (I) recommendations. Lung India 2015; 32:3-42
  • Kataria memorial gold medal (for year 2011) - “Best outgoing postgraduate student” amongst all specialities, PGIMER.
  •  Recipient of silver medal (first order) for merit during the post graduation, Internal Medicine (2008-2010) from PGIMER.
  • Dr. K.S.Sridhar Memorial Alumni Association Prize   and Sri.M.C.RamaVarma Valia Raja Memorial Gold Medal (2007) – Best all-rounder among outgoing MBBS students, JIPMER.
  • Dr. Vikrant Gupta Memorial Medal (2007) – Best outgoing MBBS graduate, JIPMER.
  • Brigadiar A. Nilakantan Memorial Prize (2006) - Best student of final MBBS, JIPMER.
  • Dr.S. Lakshmanan Memorial Endowment Prize (2005) - Best student in Pre final MBBS, JIPMER.
  • Sri Sudhir Chandra Bhattacharya Memorial Endowment Prize (2004) - Best all round performance in 2nd year MBBS, JIPMER.
  • Mr. Ajay J Mathews Memorial Prize (2003) - Best student for first year MBBS, JIPMER.  
  • Best paper award for ‘Role of gastric bypass in advanced carcinoma of stomach’ presented in JIPMER scientific committee.
  • Recipient of Prathibha Scholarship (2002) from the Government of Andhra Pradesh. 
  • Also received 17 other gold medals for various achievements during the MBBS tenure in JIPMER. 
  • Fellow of American College of Chest Physicians
  • American College of Physicians
  • European Society of Medical Oncology
  • Indian Chest Society
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Academy of Pulmonary Sciences
  • Indian Society for Study of Lung Cancer