• vijay__kumar245432357thumb_18242016110619AMName Dr Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty
  • Specialization Pulmonologist
  • e-mail ID apollohealthcity@apollohospitals.com
  • Location Apollo Health City Campus Hyderabad
  • Qualifications MD (Pulmonology), IDCC (Critical Care), FSM (Sleep Medicine), FCCP

Awards and Achievements

  • Conducted Thoracoscopy, Bronchoscopy n EBUS workshops on animal models at various centres in AP & Telengana
  • Organised & Chaired an International Conference, ASPIRE 2016
  • Organised an National Conference on Sleep Disorders – Sleepcon -2015
  • Actively participated on media to increase the public awareness on common & important health problems like Sleep Apnea, Asthma, Smoking, COPD & Pollution related health hazards.

Research and Publications

  • Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty, G Ravindra Babu, N Usharani, “Interferon gamma in Tuberculous Pleural Effusions”. Paper presented in Ninth National Pulmonology Conference at  P.G.I., Chandigarh NAPCON, 2007& Published in proceedings.
  • Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty, G Ravindra Babu, paper on “Interesting case report of Cryptococcal fungal infection  Presenting as SPN” in Vizag Chest Club August 20th 2007, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
  • Vijay Kumar Chennamchetty, Gurpreeth Singh, Raghavendra D.S., paper on “Audit of VAP in a ICU of a Community Health Hospital” (Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai). Paper presented at  International Critical Care Congress & 16th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine; Hyderabad, 2010.
  • Vijay C, G Ravindra Babu, N Usharani, A Giant Syphillitic Aneurysm in a Young Human Immunodeficiency Virus Seroposotive individual:  The Indian Journal of Chest Diseases & Allied Sciences 2009;51:245-247.
  • Presented various research papers & posters in various international conferences like, WABIP, ATS, ERS.Co-author of various chapters in few textbooks of sleep medicine.

Work Experience

  • Tutor, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, July 2008 – December 2008
  • Senior Registrar, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai, January 2009 – December 2009
  • Registrar cum Junior Consultant, Department of Critical Care Medicine & Intensive Care Services, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, 2010 – 2011
  • Consultant Pulmonologist & Sleep Disorder Specialist, Yashoda Hospital, Malakpet, 2011 – 2013
  • Interventional Pulmonologist & Sleep Disorder Specialist, Citizens Hospital, Hyderabad, 2013 – 2015
  • Presently Working in Apollo Hospitals Jublee hills, Hyd since last Assignment.

Certifications & Professional Memberships

  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • European Respiratory Society (ERS)
  • European Society of Critical Care Medicine (ESCCM)
  • Society of Minimal Invasive Thoracic Surgeons (SMITS)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • Indian Sleep Disorders Association (ISDA )

Special Interests

  • Interventional pulmonology (TBNA, TBLB, EBUS-Linear, EBUS-Radial, Thoracoscopy, Endo bronchial procedures like balloon tracheoplasty & bronchoplasty, Endobronchial Laser. Cryotherapy, Airway stenting (Silicone & Self expanding mettalic), Rigid bronchoscopy etc…
  • Sleep Medicine: (Snoring evaluation & Management, Sleep Apnea syndrome)
  • Pulmonology : Interstitial lung disease
  • Critical Care: ARDS n Septic Shock with MODS


  • FSM – Sleep Medicine (2010-2011)
  • IDCC – Critical care (2009-2010)
  • MD – Pulmonology (2005-2008)
  • MBBS – 1998 to 2004