Department of Pulmonary Medicine


  • The department started functioning in 1981 under the guidance of G. S. Perhar and Dr. A. A. Mahashur. Over the years it has graduated to a multidisciplinary specialty department with excellent teaching and research programmes in tuberculosis and other respiratory diseases. A holistic approach is followed in management of patients with respiratory problems. Dr. J.M.Joshi currently heads the department (2003 onwards).  
  • 1st sleep lab in western India was started in our department in August 1997


Sr. No Name Designation
1 Dr. Unnati Desai Associate Professor
2 Dr. Ketaki Utpat Assistant Professor

Course offered

  • PG : - MD ( Pulmonary Medicine)

OPD Timings

  • Out patients (OPD) services on all working days, except Tuesday and Saturday, (8.30 am to 12.30 pm)  for diagnosis and management of all respiratory diseases.

Guidelines for patients

  • Patients to get all relevant past and current OPD papers with previous investigations and x-rays when visiting OPD

Facilities & Services Offered

  • Attached Area TB centre for comprehensive management of Tuberculosis as per Revised National TB Control programme.
  • Facilities for evaluation, diagnosis, management and referral of Multi Drug Resistant TB to appropriate DOTS plus center.
  • Fibreoptic bronchoscopy with video attachment for routine diagnosis and emergency treatment.
  • Pulmonary function laboratory with computerised flow volume loops, measurement of diffusion and lung volumes and capacities.
  • Sleep laboratory for diagnosis and treatment of sleep related respiratory disorders.
  • Attached full-fledged Indoor services for providing care for patients requiring hospitalization for respiratory ailments.
  • Indoor admissions for treating patients with respiratory failure with non invasive ventilators.

Non Teaching Staff

Designation No
Sr / Jr Scientific Officer Nil
Laboratory Technician Nil
Laboratory Asssitant Nil
Laboratory Attendant 1 (one)
Clerck / CCT Nil
Record Asst / Store Keeper 1 ( Half day)
Peon / Servant 1 (one)
Sweeper 1 (one)
Other categories NIL


  •  2nd floor, OPD Building; OPD no. 7


  • Office: 022 23027643
  • Ext: 7642/3

Awards & Achievements

  • Dr. J. M. Joshi, Professor & Head, Distinguished Services 2010 Award from Geriatric Society of India