Dr. Vijaya Saratha

Dr. Vijaya Saratha
Pulmonologist, Chennai

MD, DNB, MRCP (UK), CCT (UK), PG.Med.Edu (UK)

  • 1 Hospital


Experience

Consultant Pulmonologist, Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai

Specialities

  • Pulmonology

  • Interventional Pulmonology

  • Respiratory Medicine

Conditions

  • Asthma

  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

    • Chronic ischaemic heart disease
    • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
    • Atherosclerotic heart disease
  • Lung Cancer

  • Lung Diseases

  • Sleep Disorders

Expertise

  • COPD oxygen therapy assessment and treatment, pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Lung Cancer diagnosis and planning of treatment
  • Sleep apnoea diagnosis and CPAP  treatment
  • Pleural diseases – Seldinger type chest drain insertion and Thoracoscopy
  • Interstitial lung disease


Education

MBBS, 1993, Madras Medical College

MD, 1996, Madras Medical College

DNB, 1996, Madras Medical College

MRCP, 2000, Royal College of Physician

CCT (Respiratory and Internal Medicine, 2008, Royal College of Physician, UK

PG in Medical Education, 2011, University of Dundee, UK

Fellow in Interventional Pulmonary Fellow, 2011, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard university, Boston, USA

Practice Information

Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai

Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai

Gandhi Nagar, 52 First Main Road, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600020

MON - SAT

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • COPD exacerbations and symptom diary card scoring, in COPD and Alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency. journal.
  • Research officer/clinical investigator in the REPAIR trial, which is a multinational randomised double blinded placebo controlled clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of a special derivative of retinoic acid in promoting alveolar growth in patients with alpha 1 antitrypsin deficient emphysema – University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, UK 2006-2008, status- completed
  • The effects of short – term fluctuations in ambient air pollution on the respiratory exacerbations of Cystic fibrosis: UK 2003- 2004; Supervised by Dr. D E Stableforth – status – completed.
  • Serum trace elements levels in pulmonary tuberculosis patients before and after treatment with short course chemotherapy.
  • Drug trial. Comparing the therapeutic efficacy and side effect profiles of Roxithromycin vs. Cefaclor in the outpatient management of lower respiratory tract infection. Open label study: 1995 – Chennai, India.
  • Best outgoing MD student (TB and Respiratory), 1996
  • Best outgoing Student and Johnstone Medalist,  MBBS, 1991
  • First rank in State of Tamilnadu in SSLC, 1985
  • Royal College of Physicians London UK
  • European respiratory society
  • Indian Chest society