Lokesh K Venkateshaiah, MD
Dr. Venkateshaiah is a leading
physician in the field of Pulmonary and Critical
Care Medicine. Dr. Venkateshaiah, born in
Bangalore, earned his medical degree in 2000
from Bangalore Medical College, which is
consistently ranked one among the top 10 medical
schools in India for many years.
Dr. Venkateshaiah then moved
to the United Kingdom to pursue his ambition of
specializing in Internal Medicine. During
his stay there, Dr. Venkateshaiah was actively
involved in academic and scholarly activities.
After two years of practicing Internal Medicine
in the UK, he moved to USA to further enhance
medical expertise in his field of interest
namely Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.
Dr. Venkateshaiah pursued his
academic and research interests in Internal
Medicine at the Case Western Reserve University
(MetroHealth Campus) which is one among the top
20 medical schools in the country. During
his residency training at the Case Western
Reserve University, he was involved in critical
research in the field of sleep behaviors in
patients with obstructive sleep apnea and in
defining the physicians’ role in patient smoking
cessation. In recognition of his excellent
patient care, research work and capabilities, he
was awarded with a fellowship opportunity in his
chosen field of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Medicine at the same University.
Dr. Venkateshaiah is one of
the only two physicians selected every year to
specialize in Pulmonary and Critical Care
Medicine at Case Western Reserve University
(MetroHealth Campus), a very well renowned
institution for ground breaking research,
physician training and patient care.
MetroHealth Medical Center prides itself for
being the first center in the world to have done
ground breaking research in the field of
rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease, ARDS
and in defining the role of Swan-Ganz catheter
in the management of critically ill patients.
provides care to patients with pulmonary (chest)
diseases and critically ill patients. During his
fellowship training, he has worked extensively
in the field of delirium in the intensive care
units (ICU) and has been successful in the
implementation of a protocol to identify
patients with delirium in the ICU. He has
presented at the various regional, national and
international meetings and has published in
various journals. He has also worked
extensively looking at the effects of copying
among physicians in the electronic health
records in the ICU and his work is expected to
be published soon. The preliminary results
of his work were published at the Chest 2010
held in Vancouver, Canada. He has also been a
reviewer for the Journal of Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Venkateshaiah’s special
interests include thromboembolic diseases
(diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary
embolism), lung cancers, and delirium in the
ICU, ARDS, and mechanical ventilation in the
ICU. Dr. Venkateshaiah is an active member of
numerous prestigious professional organizations
like General Medical Council, UK; American
Thoracic Society; American College of Chest
Physicians; and American College of Physicians.
With his excellent training
from world renowned medical centers, experience
and exposure to different health care systems in
India, United Kingdom, and USA, Dr.
Venkateshaiah is an expert and a useful resource
on the latest developments in the field of
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and also on
health care policy matters. Dr.
Venkateshaiah will be playing a leading role as
a Consultant Pulmonologist and a Critical Care