About the Department

The department of respiratory medicine was established in 1983, initially for as a nodal center for Tuberculosis and its management, has evolved over the time to manage wide range of respiratory diseases spanning from asthma, COPD, Pneumonias, ILDs, Pleural based diseases and sleep disorders.

The department has well trained faculty that offers the best health care outcomes with emphasis on quality patient care, efficient diagnosis and management.

Department is actively involved in clinical research activities, academics, training and education of Undergraduates and post graduates since 2011 imparting the skills and knowledge in the field of respiratory and sleep medicine.

Kasturba Medical College and Hospital has one of the most advanced state of art equipment’s in pulmonary procedures such as Ultrasound based pleural procedures, Bronchoscopy, Thoracoscopy, Allergy clinic, Spirometry & DLCO and Level 1 Sleep Lab.



Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Natarajan Rajagopalan (Consultant in interventional pulmonology, Manipal hospital, Bangalore)




Services Offered

1. Outpatient clinics:

Respiratory outpatient services: All working days (8:00 AM to 5 PM)

2. In-patient services:

·         50 general beds which includes

·         10 TB Isolation beds

·         10 bedded high Dependency beds

·         10 bedded Respiratory intensive care unit

·         4 bedded DR TB ward

3. Allergy unit:

·        Skin prick test

4. Pulmonary Function Lab:

·         Spirometry

·         Diffusing capacity measurements by CO diffusion

·         FeNO

4. Bronchoscopy/Thoracoscopy services:

·         Fibreoptic and video bronchoscopy with BAL, EBB, TBLB, TBNA

·         Thoracoscopy

5. Ultrasound guided Interventions:

·         Chest sonography

·         ICD/ Pig tail insertion

·         Pleural biopsy

6. Exercise testing:

·         6 min. walk test

7. Pulmonary rehabilitation:

·         Chest physiotherapy

·         Respiratory muscle training


8. Full Fledged Sleep lab:

·         Level 1: Polysomnography

·         Limited channel sleep study, Auto-CPAP titration

·         Manual CPAP titration

9. Smoking cessation clinic:

·         Pharmacological & Non-pharmacological approaches

10. Post Covid Clinic:

·         Assessment, management, rehabilitation and follow up of post covid patients




Ongoing Projects


Principal Investigator

The impact of pain on sleep quality in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease- a cross- sectional study

Dr. Aswini Kumar Mohapatra

Dr. Sanjai

Comparison between intravenous Midazolam-Fentanyl combination and Dexmedetomidine for sedation in flexible bronchoscopy.

Dr.Rahul Magazine

Dr. Vrinda Mariya Elenjickal

Association between statins and COPD related outcomes: A retrospective cohort study in a tertiary care teaching hospital

Dr. Rahul Magazine,

Dr, Bharti Magazine, Dr. Ambika P N

Computed tomography evaluation and bronchoscopic features in sputum smear negative pulmonary tuberculosis- A retrospective study

Dr. Aswini Kumar Mohapatra

Dr. Vadhavkar Nachiket Shree

Utility of flexible bronchoscopy in non-intensive care setting: Experience from a tertiary care teaching hospital in South India

Dr. Rahul Magazine,

 Dr. Anish Lodha

Utility of platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio and neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio in predicting diabetes mellitus in patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Dr. Manu Mohan K

Dr. Srinivas S Pai





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A rare case of cutaneous tuberculosis with atypical disseminated tuberculids and scrotal ulcer in an immunocompetent patient

Dr Rahul Magazine

Dermatologic Therapy



Patient outlook on bedside teaching in a medical school

Dr Rahul Magazine

Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences.



A Study to Assess the Effect of Non-asthmatic Allergic Rhinitis on Pulmonary Functions-A Prospective Case-control Study

Dr Rahul Magazine

Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery



Videostroboscopy and Voice Profile in Long-Term Combination Inhaler Users with Obstructive Lower Airway Disease

Dr Rahul Magazine

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (United States)



Barriers to pulmonary rehabilitation-A narrative review and perspectives from a few stakeholders

Dr Rahul Magazine

Lung India







Contact Us


Google map      :  https://goo.gl/maps/9Y1pwj86MGjuj89Q8

Email                : ptcd.kmc@manipal.edu

Phone number  : OPD: 0820-2922294

                              HOD: 0820-2923306