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Dr. Prashant Saxena

Dr. Prashant Saxena

MBBS, MD - TB & Chest

Pulmonologist

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20 Years Experience Overall  (16 years as specialist)

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Present designation : Head & Associate Director-Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine & Critical Care , Max Smart superspeciality hospital, Saket, DelhiDr. Prashant Saxena has undergone Fellowship training in Westmead & Liverpool Hospitals, Sydney, Australia. He is an expert in the field of Interventional Pulmonology & Critical Care.He also holds the prestigious European Diploma in Intensive care (EDIC, Europe), Europe) Fellow college of chest physicians (FCCP, USA), European diploma in adult respiratory medicine (EDARM, Europe), Fellow Indian College of Critical Care Medicine ( FICCM) and has undergone training in Interventional Pulmonology from Greece, Thoracoscopy from france and Pediatric Bronchoscopy from Italy.Dr. Prashant holds clinical expertise in the managing critically ill patients and various respiratory conditions including TB, Asthma, COPD,chronic lung diseases,Allergy, Respiratory Failure, Lung Fibrosis, Pulmonary hypertension, smoking cessation; Sarcoidosis, lung cancer etc. He is also an expert in Interventional Bronchoscopy and sleep disordersDr. Saxena is committed to providing the highest level of comprehensive critical care possible to his patients.Due to his special interest in infection control, he has developed simple but effective infection prevention bundle protocols which have significantly reduced hospital-acquired infections rates. He has also developed and implemented Antibiotics Stewardship program in the hospital in order to prevent the emergence of Antibiotics resistance & decrease preventable hospital associated infections and cost of treatment. As a Chairperson of Cardiac Resuscitation Committee, he has introduced the concept of Rapid Response Team for patients in order to decrease the numbers of unexpected events in the hospital. As an academic scholar, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine. He is a teacher for IDCCM (Indian Diploma in Critical Care). He has many publications credited to his name and has written several book chapters.He is a national faculty for Annual ISCCM Congress, Delhi critical care Symposium (DCCS), NAPCON (National Conference on pulmonary diseases) and ICCMID course of ISCCM. He is also an Instructor for ACLS and FCCS and is regularly involved in such courses.He regularly conducts CME’S, Workshops, Teaching sessions, on Antibiotic stewardship, Mechanical Ventilation, Bed side USG, Hemodynamic monitoring, ABGA Basics, NIV & End of life care.

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J 2/22, Landmark: Behind Uma Sanjeevani Hospital, Gurgaon

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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.

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Awards and Recognitions

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Asian Patient Safety Awards to improve quality of care provided to Asthma Patients - 2015
Best Pulmonologist of North India - 2015
BMJ South Asia Awards - Finalist- “Best Pulmonology Team of the Year” - 2015
Best Pulmonologist of North India - 2014
Asian Patient Safety Award to ensure patient safety - 2014

Education

MBBS - Dr. BR Ambedkar university Agra, 1999
MD - TB & Chest - University Of Allahabad, 2004

Memberships

Delhi Medical Council
Medical Council of India (MCI)
European Respiratory Society (ERS)
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
American College of Chest Physicians

Experience

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Department of Pulmonology and Critical care at Artemis Hospital
Department of Critical Care at Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj
Department of Intensive Care at Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Department of Intensive Care at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Department of Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonology at Fortis Hospital

Registrations

23386 Delhi Medical Council, 2004

Trainings and Certifications

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Fellowship Training Intensive Care, Australia - Westmead Hospital ET Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 2009
Fellow College of Chest physicians, USA - American College of Chest Physicians, USA, 2013
European Diploma in Respiratory Medicine, Europe - European Respiratory Society, 2016
Interventional Pulmonology (Greece) - Greece, 2016
European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC) - ESICM, 2008
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