Dr. Suninder Singh Arora

Dr. Suninder Singh Arora

Internal Medicine 

Qualification: MD, Medicine

Designation: Senior Consultant and Head, Dept. of Medicine, Respiratory, Sleep & Critical Care

OPD Timings:

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Academic qualifications

  • MBBS, Jawahar Lal  Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, UP., 1986
  • MD, Internal Medicine, Jawahar Lal  Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, UP., 1989
  • Fellowship of AARC (Chest), American Association for Respiratory Care, USA, 1996
  • Diploma (Interventional Pulmonology), University of Barcelona, Spain, 2002
  • Fellowship of Critical (Critical Care), College of Critical Care of ISCCM, India, 2014

Work Experience

  • Senior Resident, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, since 1989-1991
  • Chief Resident, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, since 1991-1992
  • Consultant, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, since 1993-1995
  • Senior Consultant & Unit Head, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, since 1996-2013
  • Co-Director, MICU & Incharge of Sleep Lab and Bronchoscopy Suit, Since 1997-2014
  • Head,  Department of Medicine, Respiratory, Sleep and Critical Care, 2014 to till date
  • Special Training, Bronchoscopy Training, AIIMS, New Delhi, India, 1992
  • Advanced Training in Sleep Medicine, Melbourne, Australia, 2002
  • Sleep and Sleep Diagnostics, Malaysian Thoracic Society, Malaysia

Awards

  • Honors' and Scholarships:
  • International Fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care, FAARC
  • Honorary Fellow of the Indian Association for Bronchology, FIAB, India
  • Honorary Fellow of Critical Care Medicine, FCCM, India
  • WHO expert on “Global Safety and Transfusion Practices in the World”Membership in Professional Societies
  • Life Member: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Founder Member:  World Organisation of Respiratory Care                          
  • Indian Sleep Disorders Association                                         
  • Governing Council Member: Indian Association of Bronchology
  • Member: IMA, NCCP, API, DMAMembership of Executive Bodies
  • President-elect, Indian Association for Bronchology, 2021
  • Executive Committee Member, Delhi and NCR Branch,ISCCM:2005-2009
  • Secretary, Delhi and NCR Branch, ISCCM: 2009-2012
  • Joint Secretary, National ISCCM Executive Committee: 2010-2012
  • Executive Committee Member, SCCM (Delhi and NCR Branch), ISCCM:2012-2014
  • North Zone Member, National ISCCM Executive Committee, 2012-2014
  • Chairman, Membership Committee, ISCCMCo-Chair, "Taking Critical Care to Places”,Theme Committee, ISCCM
  • Member, Workshop Book Committee, ISCCM
  • Member, Guidelines Committee, ISCCM
  • Member, Members Benevolent Fund, ISCCM
  • Member, ISCCM DAY Committee,
  • ISCCMISCCM Inspector for Accreditation of ICU of India
  • EDITORIAL Team Member
  • CRITICAL CARE COMMUNICATIONS,2014
  • National Board of Examination Teacher and Guide, training and pursuing research work. Organization of CMEs and workshops: Every month, I organised a CME in various hospitals of Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida for 4 consecutive years from 2009-2012, about 48 CME’sOrganizing Secretary for 2 years for Delhi Critical Care Symposium,  DCCS including workshops, for the years 2009, 2010.
  • Organizing Secretary of the International Conference of ISCCM at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, the CRITICARE 2011
  • Participation / Delivery of lecturesFaculty Lecture, 1st Chest Summit, International Symposium and Workshop on Sleep Disorders, Delhi, March 1996
  • Invited International Speaker on “The Evolution of Non Invasive Ventilation in India” at the University of St Louis, Ohio, USA, 1996
  • Faculty Lecture, International Symposium and Workshop on Sleep Disorders, New Delhi, 1997
  • International Guest Lecture on “HIV and Tuberculosis, an Indian Perspective”; the National Conference of Respiratory Care at Atlanta, USA, 1998
  • International Speaker on “Pulmonary Rehabilitation in patients with COPD”; the International Conference of APARC,  22nd November, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1998
  • International Speaker on “Non-invasive Monitoring of Ventilation”; the International Conference of APARC,  22nd November, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1998
  • Lecture on “Arterial Blood Gas Analysis”, Critical Care Symposia, New Delhi, 2001Chairperson, Update on Recent Advances in Respiratory Diseases and Workshop on Thoracic Diseases, AIIMS, April 2001
  • Lecture on “Acute Breathing Difficulty”, 23rd Annual Convention of IMA, New Delhi, Oct 2002
  • Lecture on “Ventilator Modes and Graphics”, Critical Care Education and Training Programme, Mumbai, November 2002
  • Faculty Lecture, “Peri Operative Care”, ISACON, Haryana Chapter, 2003
  • Faculty Lecture, Annual conference IAB, Jalandhar, 2003
  • Lecture on “Deep Vein Thrombosis”, DMA and IMA College of GP (DSF), DMA Hall, Delhi, 2003
  • Participated in the 3rd Annual Conference of ISCCM ( Delhi Chapter), New Delhi, 25th-26th September 2004
  • Chairperson, 9th Annual Conference IAB, Lucknow , 2004
  • Faculty Lecture at  NATCON, L.R.S. Institute, Mehrauli, New Delhi,  February 2005
  • Organizing Secretary, 10th Annual Conference, Broncocon 2005, New Delhi.
  • Lecture on “Diabetic Control, the Benchmarks”, Seoul, South Korea, 2006
  • Faculty Lecture on “Managing HIV Patients in ICU” at the 5th Annual Critical Care Symposium of ISCCM, New Delhi 2006
  • Faculty Lecture, 2nd Chest Summit, National Conference on Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, New Delhi 2006
  • Future Perspectives in COPD, Panelist,  ACCP Chapter, Goa, 2007
  • Faculty Lecture on ‘Percutaneous Tracheostomy’, Delhi Critical Care Symposium, DCCS, 2007
  • Faculty Lecture, Centre for Respiratory Diseases, Jaipur Golden Hospital, New Delhi, 2007
  • Course Director, “ICU Procedures Workshop”, Batra Hospital, New Delhi, for the years 2007 and 2008
  • Participated in the “Best of ADA”, New Delhi,2007Faculty Lecture on “procalcitonin: where are we?” at the Delhi Critical Care Symposium, DCCS, 2007
  • Participated in the International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance, Singapore, 2007
  • Faculty Lecture on “Magnesium in the ICU: Sine Qua non” at the Delhi Critical Care Symposium, DCCS, 2008
  • Participated in the 22nd Annual Congress of ESICM, Vienna, Austria, 2009
  • Faculty Lecture “Transfusion Strategies in ICU” at the Delhi Critical Care Symposium, DCCS, 2009
  • Panelist on “Asthma and COPD” at the Respiratory Update, Poorva Sanskritik Kendra,Laxmi Nagar,New Delhi, 2009
  • Participated in Asia-Pacific Free Standing Symposium on Challenges and Modern treatment in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Hyderabad, 2009
  • ISCCM Day celebration- BLS course conducted at Batra Hospital, New Delhi, November 2010
  • Organising Secretary, 17th Annual Conference of the ISCCM, Criticare 2011, New Delhi
  • Participated in “ISCCM day - War against Sepsis” with public lecture on “Hand Hygiene”, Batra Hospital, New Delhi, 2011
  • Chairperson, Best of ERS India, New Delhi, 2012
  • Faculty Lecture,  The 18th Annual Congress of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine & International Critical Care Congress 2012, Criticare2012, Pune.
  • Participated in Newer Therapies in Diabetes Management, PHFI, Delhi, 2012
  • Participated in 17th World Congress for Bronchology, Cleveland, USA, 2012
  • Chairperson, Pre-Conference Critical Care Workshop, DMA, New Delhi, Dec 2012
  • Faculty Lecture, “Anaesthesia Management during Bronchoscopy in ICU” at the 18th Annual Conference IAB, Baroda, Feb,2013
  • Faculty Lecture, “Management of Pulmonary Embolism in ICU” at the 19th Annual Conference ISCCM, Kolkata, 2013
  • FCCS Course 19-20 July, 2013;  Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Faculty lecture on: Electrocardiography in ICU
  • Conducted an International Workshop on “Medical Thoarcoscopy”, Batra Hospital, New Delhi, August 2013
  • Conducted a workshop on “PCT and Bronchoscopy procedures in ICU”, Batra Hospital, New Delhi, August,2013
  • Faculty Lecture, “Pulmonary embolism” at the 11th Annual Conference of the ISCCM, Delhi Branch; Delhi Critical Care Symposium, DCCS, New Delhi, August 2013
  • Panelist in Premix Summit at Dubai, UAE, October 2013
  • Investigator in 'IMPROVE study' on Premix Insulins.
  • Investigator in 'GUARD study' on Vildagliptin v/s Glimepiride published in 2015.
  • Public Interest Message on Diabetes on world diabetes day, 14th November 2015 shown on NDTV
  • Public Interest Message on Diabetes on world diabetes day, 14th November 2015 aired on FM 91.1
  • Research Publications: Renal Functional Changes in Malaria, Original Publication as thesis for the award of MD degree, 1988“Cefaclor in the management of acute exacerbation of COPD”; a multi centric, inter- continental observational study, Lilly, 2003
  • Principal Investigator, CABP Study, 2018, awaiting SIV
  • Principal Investigator, India Heart Study, 2019
  • Principal Investigator, ELORES Study, 2019,ongoing
  • Principal Investigator, BCG Study, 2020, Followup going on
  • Principal Investigator, Covid 19 drug study, submitted for approval, 2020
  • Principal Investigator, Sputnik V Vaccine, Phase III study, ongoing
  • Supervised Research: Prospective study comparing invasive and non-invasive techniques in the diagnosis of VAP and their outcome, 2003
  • To identify the risk factors for developing ARF in critically ill admitted to MICU of a tertiary care hospital in New Delhi, 2011
  • Prevalence of Multi-Drug Resistant bacteria in the ICU setting, 2013
  • Role of multidetector Computed Tomography in the evaluation of Haemoptysis, 2013
  • Pulmonary Dysfunction in patients of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in relation to glycaemic control and correlation with incipient diabetic nephropathy, 2013
  • Serum homocysteine levels in ischemic stroke patients, 2013
  • A study of bode index score and c-reactive protein as predictors of severity and hospitalization in COPD patients, 2014
  • Study of pleural fluid cholesterol and albumin and its role in differentiating exudative, transudative and malignant pleural effusion, 2015
  • Study of clinical profile of malaria in patients attending a tertiary care hospital, 2016.
  • A prospective observational study to compare AFB positivity in sputum smears before and after bronchoscopy in presumptive pulmonary TB cases, 2017
  • Infections in patients of end-stage renal disease on maintenance hemodialysis, 2018
  • The pattern of lactate clearance and its predictability 28-day mortality in septic shock patients, 2019
  • Publications: Participated in the Indian Intensive Care Case Mix and Practice Patterns Study (INDICAPS), ISCCM study, 2010-2011
  • Participated in the “Neurocritical Care Survey” https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PF5QWJF; May, 2013
  • GUIDELINES: Conventional flexible bronchoscopy during the COVID pandemic: A consensus statement from the Indian Association for Bronchology, Lung India, 2021
  • Book: Section-Editor, OBSTETRIC EMERGENCIES, ICU Protocol Book, ISCCM Publication, 2012
  • Currently on-going: Prospective clinical study to ascertain the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in critically ill patients