Dr. Shwethapriya R.

Professor & HOD

Department of Critical Care


    Professor & HOD, Department of Critical Care, KMC, Manipal


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC Professor 05/02/2018 to 11/10/2021.
Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences Associate Professor 25/10/2015 to 15/01/2018.
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 01/07/2010 to 09/10/2015
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 12/08/2004 to 30/06/2010

‘Correlation of modified Nutrional risk in Critically Ill (mNUTRIC) score and serum vitamin C levels in patients with sepsis and septic shock in the intensive care unit: an observational study’

Principal Investigator : Dr Shwethapriya R CO.I : Dr Ravindra Maradi, Dr Souvik Chaudhuri

Funding: Intramural seed grant

‘ Pharmacometric evaluation and antimicrobial efficacy of standard meropenem dosing in gram negative sepsis’(PEARL STUDY)

Principal Investigator : Dr Shwethapriya R Co .I: Dr Chiranjay Mukhopadhyay, Dr Anna Thomas

Funding: Intramural MACID grant


Area of Interest

Sepsis, ARDS, Nutrition in critical care

Area of Expertise

Difficult airway management, management of a patient with sepsis, management of a patient with severe hypoxia, palliative care

Area of Research

Starting of DM course in the department of Critical Care One of the members for the expert panel in creating BLUE MAPLE document

Utility of Pulse Oximetry Oxygen Saturation (SpO2) with Incorporation of Positive End-Expiratory Pressure (SpO2∗10/FiO2∗PEEP) for Classification and Prognostication of Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

2022 Todur P Nileshwar A Chaudhuri S Gupta N Natarajan S Rao S

Crit Care Res Pract. 2022 Sep 6;2022:7871579. doi: 10.1155/2022/7871579

ADAMTS13 factor deficiency in severe COVID-19 may not be immune mediated - report from a pilot study

2022 George A Deepika C Mohan G Srishail R Rajendran V Shastry S Balakrishnan JM Rao S

Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2022;82(2):193-198. doi: 10.3233/CH-221514. PMID: 35754264

Utility of Thromboelastography and velocity curve derivative in diagnosing COVID-19 associated coagulopathy

2022 Mohan G Wilson W Paonam B Vaidya A Ravindra P Shastry S Balakrishnan JM Rao S Chaudhuri S

Int J Lab Hematol. 2022 Oct;44(5):823-830. doi: 10.1111/ijlh.13876. Epub 2022 May 24. PMID: 35609623; PMCID: PMC9348338.

Evaluation of early scoring predictors for expedited care in patients with emphysematous pyelonephritis

2022 Chawla A Bhaskara SP Taori R de la Rosette JJMCH Laguna P Pandey A Mummalaneni S Hegde P Rao S K P

Ther Adv Urol. 2022 Feb 22;14:17562872221078773. doi: 10.1177/17562872221078773. PMID: 35222694; PMCID: PMC8874189.

Epidemiology of sepsis and risk factors for mortality in intensive care unit: a hospital based prospective study in South India. Infect Dis (Lond).

2022 Garg R Tellapragada C Shaw T Eshwara VK Shanbhag V Rao S Virk HS Varma M Mukhopadhyay C

Infect Dis (Lond). 2022 May;54(5):325-334. doi: 10.1080/23744235.2021.2017475. Epub 2022 Jan 5. PMID: 34986756.

Correlation of Serum Albumin Level to Lung Ultrasound Score and Its Role as Predictors of Outcome in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Patients

2021 Chaudhuri S Maddani SS Rao S Gauni S Arjun NR Todur P Gupta N

A Prospective Observational Study. Crit Care Res Pract. 2021 Dec 7;2021:4594790. doi:


Determination of Association of Hyperchloremia with Rise in Inflammatory Markers, Serum Creatinine and Anaemia in COVID-19 Patients in Intensive Care Unit – A Prospective Follow-up Study Amara V. Chaudhuri S Arjun N.R. Rao S Vishwas P

Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology, 29(2), pp.95–102. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slja.v29i2.8882

Ratio of height-to-thyromental distance and ratio of height-to-sternomental distance as predictors of laryngoscopic grade in children. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2018 Jan-Mar

2018 Ray S Rao S Kaur J Gaude YK

J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2018 Jan-Mar;34(1):68-72. doi: 10.4103/joacp.JOACP_135_16. PMID: 29643626; PMCID: PMC5885452.

A Comparison of Macintosh and Airtraq Laryngoscopes for Endotracheal Intubation in Adult Patients With Cervical Spine Immobilization Using Manual In Line Axial Stabilization

2016 Vijayakumar V Rao S Shetty N

A Prospective Randomized Study. J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 2016 Oct;28(4):296-302. doi: 10.1097/ANA.0000000000000224. PMID: 26325513.

E-O technique is superior to E-C technique in manikins during single person bag mask ventilation performed by novices

2014 Umesh G Krishna R Chaudhuri S Tim TJ Shwethapriya R

J Clin Monit Comput. 2014 Jun;28(3):269-73. doi: 10.1007/s10877-013-9531-9. Epub 2013 Nov 8. PMID: 24203264.

Comparison of oral fiberoptic intubation via a modified guedel airway or a laryngeal mask airway in infants and children

2013 Varghese E Nagaraj R Shwethapriya R

J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2013 Jan;29(1):52-5. doi: 10.4103/0970-9185.105797. PMID: 23493291; PMCID: PMC3590542.

Utility of the One-time HACOR Score as a Predictor of Weaning Failure from Mechanical Ventilation: A Prospective Observational Study

2022 Chaudhuri S Gupta N Adhikari SD Todur P Maddani SS Rao S

Indian J Crit Care Med. 2022 Aug;26(8):900-905. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24280. PMID: 36042760; PMCID: PMC9363817.

COVID-19 palliative and end-of-life care plan

2022 Rao SR Rao KS Singhai P Gupta M Rao S Shanbhag V

Development and audit of outcomes. Indian J Palliat Care 2022;28:272-9.

Evaluation of the quality of cardiopulmonary resuscitation provided by the emergency response team at a tertiary care hospital

2022 Maddani SS Chaudhuri S Krishna HM Rao S Unnithan NH Ravindranath ST

Indian J Anaesth. 2022 Feb;66(2):126-132. doi: 10.4103/ija.ija_897_21. Epub 2022 Feb 24. PMID: 35359472; PMCID: PMC8963227.

A Multicenter Cross-sectional Questionnaire-based Study to Know the Practices and Strategies of Ventilatory Management of COVID-19 Patients among the Treating Physicians

2020 Maddani SS Deepa HC Rao S Chaudhuri S

Indian J Crit Care Med. 2020 Aug;24(8):643-648. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23516. PMID: 33024368; PMCID: PMC7519590.

Weathering the Storm: Psychological Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Clinical and Nonclinical Healthcare Workers in India

2021 Sunil Bhatt MT Bhumika TV Thomas N Puranik A Chaudhuri S Shwethapriya R

Indian J Crit Care Med. 2021 Jan;25(1):16-20. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23702. PMID: 33603296; PMCID: PMC7874280.

COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on Admission, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Non-COVID-19 Patients Admitted to SARI ICU

2021 Arunachala S Venkatesh BT Tusharbhai Bhatt Puranik A Rao S Ravindranath S

Indian J Crit Care Med. 2021 Aug;25(8):853-859. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23942. PMID: 34733023; PMCID: PMC8559740.

"Post-COVID-19 syndrome:" The New Pandemic Affecting Healthcare Workers and How the Frontline Warriors Are Battling it

2021 Rao S Amara V Chaudhuri S Rao BK Todur P

Indian J Palliat Care. 2021 Apr-Jun;27(2):313-318. doi: 10.25259/IJPC_160_21. Epub 2021 Aug 12. PMID: 34511802; PMCID: PMC8428886.

Optimising clinical outcomes with innovative research in the intensive care unit

2022 Patil Vijaya Radhakrishnan Muthuchellappan1 Rao Shwethapriya Kurdi Madhuri S

Indian Journal of Anaesthesia: August 2022 - Volume 66 - Issue 8 - p 549-552 doi: 10.4103/ija.ija_690_22

    BOOK PUBLISHED • Contributed a chapter titled ‘Adult BLS algorithm’ in Manipal Handbook of Anaesthesia published in 2008 • Contributed as an author in the development of ‘BLUE MAPLE’ document