Consultant Interventional Pulmonologist & Sleep Physician

T V Rajagopal

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Dr.T.V.Rajagopal is a passionate Pulmonologist with unrelenting enthusiasm in providing compassionate care to patients. His prime motto is “Primum non nocere” which means “First, do no harm”.
He underwent hands-on training from some of the nations most prestigious institutes King George’s Medical University, Lucknow and Christian Medical College, Vellore.
He was instrumental in setting up fully functional sleep labs with Level 1 polysomnography and titration facilities at Naruvi Hospitals, Vellore. He has performed and scored more than 200 sleep studies and provided appropriate care for patients.

His areas of special interest include:

  • Sleep Medicine — Snoring, Sleep Apnoea and other sleep disorders
  • Interstitial lung diseases — Lung fibrosis
  • Intervention Pulmonology — Lung Cryobiopsies & Endobronchial Ultrasound
  • Respiratory Failure & Non Invasive Ventilation
  • Asthma & Allergic disorders
  • Respiratory Infections – TB & Atypical infections

Vision – Future plans:

    1. Establishing a full fledged Sleep Centre and titration labs catering to sleep disorders including but not limited to Obstructive Sleep Apnea(OSA), Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome and  Insomnia.
  1. Interdisciplinary management of all sleep disorders in liaison with Neurologist, Endocrinologist, ENT Surgeon and Cardiologist.
  2. Establishing a referral centre for Lung Cancer screening with facility for pulmonary nodule biopsies via Radial EBUS/Navigation Bronchoscopy

Our Services

Bronchoscopy & lung biopsies
Endobronchial Ultrasound
Ultrasound chest and Pleural fluid aspiration
Ultrasound guided procedures – Lung mass biopsy/Pleural biopsy
Intercostal drainage insertion
Allergen skin testing
Smoking cessation services
Pulmonary rehabilitation services
Pulmonary function lab – Spirometry/FENO/CO monitor
Six minute walk test
ICD Pleurodesis
Tuberculin testing
Sleep Medicine Facilities – Level 1 Polysomnography with Online titration facilities

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  • Work History
  • Education
  • Leadership skills
  • Presentations
  • Publications
    • Oct 2020 – Apr 2023 : Consultant Pulmonologist & Sleep Physician Naruvi Hospitals, Vellore Assisted in establishment of Full-fledged Pulmonology department (From procuring machines, installation and conducting)including the following:
    • Advanced Pulmonary Function lab (Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing, DLCO, Lung volumes, Body plethysmograph)
    • Level 1 Sleep Lab: Have been instrumental in developing 2 fully functional Sleep lab with Online titration facility
    • Allergy Lab with Skin testing and drug challenge testing
    • Underwent an intensive 3 week Observership at AIIMS Bhopal – Department of Pulmonology & Sleep medicine Under Dr.Abhishek Goyal exclusively in Sleep lab – Titration protocols.
Aug 2007 – Mar 2013 : MBBS: Medicine Govt. Mohan Kumaramangalam Medical College, – Salem
May 2015 – May 2018 : M.D.: Pulmonary Medicine King George’s Medical University – Lucknow Junior residency – 3 years
Jul 2018 – Jul 2020 : Fellowship in Pulmonology: Advanced Pulmonology Christian Medical College, – Vellore
  • Sleep Medicine
  • ILD diagnosis & MDD protocols
  • ICU (3 months intensive training)
  • Pleural and bronchoscopy procedures
Dec 2018 –  Dec 2018 : DNB: Pulmonary Medicine
National Board of Examinations – New Delhi,India
Jan 2020 – Jan 2022: European Diploma in Adult Respiratory Medicine:
Adult Respiratory Medicine
  • Member of the organising team in the following conferences:
    • 70th NATCON 2015 held at KGMU Lucknow on 20th & 21st February 2015
    • 51st ICAAICON (Annual convention of the Indian college of Allergy, Asthma and Applied Immunology) held at KGMU Lucknow between March 15 -18 2018
    • ALLERGOCON 2019 & ALLERGOCON 2020 held at Christian Medical college, Vellore
    • Thoracic Ultrasound Workshop – 2019 on August 30th & 31st at Christian Medical college
    • EBUS CME 2022 at Naruvi Hospitals in August 2022
  • Poster Presentation titled “ Aspergillus sensitisation in Bronchial asthma – A separate phenotype” in NAPCON 2017 held in Kolkata between 16th to 19th November 2017
  • Conferred ‘M.Sundaramma young scientist award’ for the best research paper titled “ Aspergillus sensitisation in patients with Bronchial asthma” 51st ICAAICON (Annual convention of the Indian college of Allergy, Asthma and
    Applied Immunology) held in KGMU Lucknow between March 15 -18 2018
  • Presented a poster titled “Misleading granulomas” in NATCON 2019 held in Chennai between 20-21 January 2020.
  • Presented a case report on “Lung dominant Connective tissue disorder” in clinical meet held in Christian Medical college on July 20th 2019
  • Presented 2 case reports in ERS & ESRS Sleep & Breathing International Conference held at Prague on 20-22 April 202
  1. Pulmonary hydatid cyst presenting with hemoptysis; Surya Kant , Jyoti Bajpai , DK Bajaj ,Rohit Pathak , Rajagopal TV; Indian Journal of Immunology and Respiratory Medicine,April-June 2017;2(2):58-59
  2. Rajagopal TV, Kant S, Verma SK, et al. Aspergillus sensitization in bronchial asthma: A separate phenotype. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2020;41(1):e26–e32. doi:10.2500/aap.2020.41.190008
  3. Bajpai J, Rajagopal TV, Kant S, Shukla S, Pradhan A, Bajaj DK. Curious case of primary pulmonary mucoepidermoid carcinoma. J Family Med Prim Care. 2019;8(12):4039–4041. Published 2019 Dec 10. doi:10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_731_19
  4. Submitted an original article titled “The yield of bronchoscopy in sputum Xpert MTB/Rif negative tuberculosis in the Xpert era” presented in ERS 2020 congress held in Vienna
  5. Submitted an original article titled “The prevalence and risk factors of Obstructive sleep apnea in patients with stroke” presented in Virtual ERS 2021 congress

1. European Respiratory Society (ID 432684)
2. Asia Pacific Society of Respirology (ID 3042)
3. Indian Chest Society (ID L-2704)
4. American Academy of Sleep Medicine
5. Lucknow Chest society
6. European Sleep research Society

The oldest multispecialty hospital in Salem is SKS Hospital. Having started out with just 85 beds in 1987, we now have over 225 beds and provide top-notch primary, secondary, and tertiary care services for all specializations.

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