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Dr. M. Manimaran

Dr. M. Manimaran

MBBS, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD), DNB - Respiratory Diseases


18 Years Experience Overall  (18 years as specialist)

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Dr. M.MANIMARAN has about 17 years of experience in the field of Pulmonary Medicine. He has good clinical expertise in dealing with all kinds of pulmonary disease and allergy. He is well versed with all diagnostic and therapeutic interventional Pulmonary procedures. And has special interest in Lung Transplantation and Sleep-related Breathing disorders. He is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and undergone his interventional Pulmonology training in both Europe and USA. Did his Lung transplantation training in Australia. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory Society.

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Manapakkam, Chennai

MIOT International Hospital


4/112, Mount Poonamallee Road, Manapakkam, Landmark: Near Chennai Trade Center, Chennai

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10:00 - 01:00

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Common questions & answers

Q: What is a Pulmonologist?

A: A doctor who is specialized in diagnosis and treatment of respiratory system diseases is called as pulmonologist. The respiratory system include the airway (all organs that carry air to lungs from body's outside environment), the lungs and the muscles for respiration.

Q: What type of respiratory problems can a Pulmonologist treat?

A: Pulmonologists can treat lung or airway inflammation, blocked lung airways, damage to lung alveoli and lung diseases occurred due to inhalation of dust chemical or smoking, genetic diseases of the lung like cystic fibrosis, tuberculosis, asthma, bronchitis.

Q: When do you need to visit a Pulmonologist?

A: You should visit a pulmonologist if you are facing breathing difficulties, having cough from a long time, have blood or mucus in cough, sudden weight loss due to unknown reasons and have severe breathing problem while doing daily activities or exercising.

Q: What tests wil a Pulmonologist do for a check up?

A: Pulmonologists will perform different tests depending up on your problem. These may include CT scan, chest ultrasound, chest X-ray, pulse oximetry test, pleural biopsy, bronchoscopy (to examine airway), breathing test (pulmonary function test) to check functioning of lungs and sleep study to detect sleep disorder.

Q: What is the difference between a Pulmonologist and chest surgeon?

A: Pulmonologists will diagnose and treat respiratory system related disorders but if you are having a serious lung disease then you will be referred to chest surgeon to remove affected lung part or for a lung transplant.


Lung Transplantation
Allergy and Asthma clinic
TB, COPD & Interstitial Lung disease
Lung Cancer Services
Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Advanced Lung failure Clinic
Pulmonary function studies


Awards and Recognitions

Best Doctor by MGR Medical University - 2012
Diplomate/ Fellowship awarded by European academy of allergy - 2008
Won the Best Paper award and Golden Sponsorship by European Respiratory Society - ERS Annual Congress Stockholm - 2007
Fellow American college of Chest Physician. USA


MBBS - PSG Institute of Medical Science & Research, 1997
Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD) - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 2000
DNB - Respiratory Diseases - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 2002


American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
European Respiratory Society
European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology


60210 TamilnaduMedical Council, 1997
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