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Department of Respiratory Medicine


The Department of Respiratory Medicine at Amrita Hospital started functioning in the year 1998. The department has many unique features. For the first time in Kerala, a full-fledged Respiratory Medicine unit started functioning with all modern facilities. Since then, it functions as an apex referral centre, not only for Kerala, but also for South India.

It is equipped with specialized services like video bronchoscopy, non-invasive ventilator, computerized spirometry, lung diffusion study, polysomnography, immunotherapy, and video-thoracoscopy. The department caters to about 8000 outpatients and 1400 inpatients annually. The department has the track records of conducting CME programs, workshops and national conferences targeting pulmonary physicians and post graduate students. The department also undertakes funded research projects. It also conducts patient awareness programmes targeted for education on asthma, COPD, lung cancer, IPF and other lung diseases.

The vision of Respiratory Medicine Department is excellence in evidence-based care for all patients. The department has well qualified and dedicated consultants who strive to provide care of the highest standard. The aim of the department is to provide compassionate care for a successful patient outcome. We also update our knowledge on latest research and available care to meet the growing needs of people of India.

The department provides comprehensive approach to any respiratory medical disease with a very capable team and well supported infrastructure. All the consultants in the department of Respiratory Medicine have good knowledge about clinical management of complex respiratory diseases. We educate our patient and their family for disease preventive aspects for making them aware about how to prevent the disease prior to their inception.

Respiratory Medicine department is highly appreciated among the patients who have been treated here. We have track record of having achieved good patient satisfaction and we thrive to continue the same in coming years. Last but not the least our technical supporting staff is unique in its own way. Patients, as well as visitors, find them very friendly, amicable and highly intelligent!

About School of Medicine, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Established in September 2002, the Amrita School of Medicine has achieved great academic recognition from the students, community and educational fraternity as an institution providing not only world-class training but also the right perspective on life. The present School tower comprises 12 storeys with a total floor area of 120,000 sq. ft. The hospital has an additional floor area of 1,100,000 sq.ft. Incorporating state-of-the-art educational facilities that meet international standards, the Amrita School of Medicine is a fusion of the latest technology with core human values.

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