I am an Intensive care specialist at the Christian Medical College Vellore. My stint with ICU began in 2001 as a young doctor out of med school when I was asked to take care of an ICU in a small peripheral hospital in India! I loved the subject and knew that this was my calling. After my training in General Medicine, I moved on to the Division of Critical Care at CMC Vellore in 2008. I was fortunate to have spent 3 years in Australia between 2011 and 14 where I completed my ICU training following which I returned to India. Intensive Care at Vellore is exciting- we have a wealth of cases across all specialities. Some unique aspects to our ICU spectrum include poisoning, envenomation and infectious diseases such as tropical diseases and tuberculosis.
I have a passion for teaching, quality and research. I am the coordinator of the Very BASIC and CaRe courses associated with the Chinese University of Hong Kong. On the administrative front, I am involved in quality assurance, I head the Division of Critical Care at Vellore and am the Deputy Director of Quality here at Vellore. On the national level, I am a member of the Research Committee of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine and am Associate Editor of the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine.
General approach to management for toxin related admissions to the ICU