Delegate: Alisha Chaudhury
Affiliation: Associate Consultant,Dept of Critical Care and Sleep Medicine || MD Pulmonary Medicine,Indian Diplomate of Critical Care Medicine (IDCCM), Fellowship in Sleep Medicine (FSM)
Short Bio: I am currently working as an Associate Consultant in the Department of Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in SUM Ultimate Medicare, a 375 bedded corporate hospital in Bhubaneswar,Odisha,India.
We have a Level 1 polysomnography laboratory that satisfies all AASM standards requirements is already a part of our facility and we have slowly started enrolling patients.
After receiving my Master’s in Pulmonary Medicine, I spent three years working under Dr.George Dsouza, Dr.Uma Maheswari, and Dr.Uma Devraj in the department of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine at St. John’s Medical College and Hospital in Bengaluru. It was here that I discovered my passion for sleep medicine.
Level 1 and Level 3 sleep studies were carried out regularly and scored so we had a good exposure. In addition, I presented my sleep research at the 2017 World Congress of Sleep Medicine in Prague. Moreover, I won second place for the best paper award for sleep research at NAPCON 2017
(National conference for pulmonologists).
I then finished my critical
care fellowship at Apollo
Hospitals in Chennai. In
addition, I received a formal year of sleep medicine
training from Dr. Nagarajan
Ramakrishnan at the Nithra
Institute of Sleep Sciences
in Chennai. I have also passed cleared my sleep fellowship exam in 2021
(theory and practical)
conducted by the Indian Society of Sleep disorders.
Activity: We created awareness by printing pamphlets and distributed then among general public and health care professionals. The pamphlets were short and informative. Dr. Satyajit Acharya, pulmonologist was instrumental in initiating the drive.
Location: Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Date of Activity: 16.03.2023
Submitted by: Alisha Chaudhury