Dr Vishak Acharya K


Department of Pulmonary Medicine


    Dr Vishak Acharya K teaches Pulmonary Medicine and also guides undergraduate students in ICMR research.  


Subject Semester / Year
Pulmonary Medicine Fourth Semester


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
DNB Pulmonary Medicine National Board of Examination 2000
DTCD Pulmonary Medicine Bangalore Medical College 1998


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KMC, Mangalore Professor 01/04/2015 - till date
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KMC, Mangalore Professor and Head 01/04/2015 - 14/05/2020
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KMC, Mangalore Additional Professor 20/01/14 - 31/03/2015
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KMC Mangalore Associate Professor 01/01/07 - 19/01/14
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KMC Mangalore Assistant Professor 01/01/02 - 31/12/06
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, KMC Mangalore Lecturer cum Research Associate (Medical) 26/12/00 - 31/12/01
Seth G S Medical College, Mumbai Registrar in Pulmonary Medicine
TNM Medical College, Mumbai Registrar, Pulmonary Medicine Involved in routine clinical work including outpatient & inpatient management. Was also involved in research activities and undergraduate teaching. 6 months


Area of Interest

Infectious Diseases , Lung Malignancies , Asthma

Area of Expertise

Bronchoscopic Procedures and Pulmonary Interventional Procedures.

Area of Research

Asthma , Lung Cancer

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • President of Mangalore Chest Association from 2010 to 2012.
  • Life Member of the National College of Chest Physicians since 2007
  • Life Member of the National Board of Medical Sciences since 2005
  • Life member of the Indian Chest Society since 2004
  • Life Member of the Indian Medical Association since 2004
  • Certified internal auditor for QMS.
  • In peer review panel of journals like BMJ, Annals of thoracic medicine and Lung India.
  • Served as resource person & chairperson for various CME programmes.
  • Been a co-guide for medical and dental post-graduates.
  • Recognized by college twice for cumulative research points assimilated annually.
  • Contributed articles periodically to health section of Kannada daily Udayavani.
  • Contribute literary works regularly to college magazine.
  • Completed NABH training certification.
  • Been an internal examiner for Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy exams. 

Clinical assessment of the autonomic nervous system in diabetes mellitus and its correlation with glycaemic control

U B Nayak H Jain S Lenka

Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, Edition 67, 2013

Pleural effusion, an unusual cause and association

2013-01-01 Alam K Navaz Madhusudan P Raikar Sanmath K Shetty

Lung India, Edition 30, 2013

FEV 6 as screening tool in spiro metric diagnosis of obstructive airway disease

Adithya Malolan P Unnikrishnan

Lung India, Edition 26, 2010. An original article regarding utility of new indices in spirometric assessment of COPD

A study of high sensitivity C-reactive protein in bronchial asthma

R C Sahoo Acharya P R Noushad TH Anand R

The Indian Journal of Chest Diseases and Allied Sciences, Edition 51, 2009. Innovative study on a inflammatory protein and its role in Bronchial Asthma.

Rare causes of voice hoarseness

RC Sahoo S Sreedharan R Anand R Pathak

Nepal Med Coll. Journal, Edition 10, 2008. Citing of an unusual cause of a common disease.

Clinical Assessment of the autonomic nervous system in diabetes mellitus and its correlation with glycaemic control

U B Nayak V K Acharya H Jain S Lenka

Indian journal of medical sciences, 2013

Community acquired pneumonia – Aetiological, clinical & microbial profile

Ms Divya Juneja

There is a paucity of data regarding the community acquired pneumonia in this part of the world. The study assimilated vital data that potentially can help in clinical care. The study has also been published in an indexed journal.

Newer cost effective and accurate spirometry for chronic airway disease

Mr Aditya Malolan

It was a prospective study comparing two indices in spirometry with overall diagnostic accuracy of the test. The study has subsequently been published and has received editorial comments in indexed journal.

Comorbidities and their association with severity of COPD among hospitalized patients in tertiary care centre.

Mr Venkat Sai Sridhar

It was a prospective study of COPD patients and how co-morbidities affect COPD care. The study was well compiled study.

Risk profile & profile of patients with sleep apnoea in a tertiary care centre in coastal Karnataka

Ms Sristi

It is an ongoing study to review the clinical profile of sleep apnoea patients in coastal Karnataka as no such data exists to date.