Dr. Vivek Gundappa - SPARSH Hospital
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Dr. Vivek Gundappa

Consultant Interventional Pulmonology


MBBS, MD (Pulmonary Medicine), Fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology(Italy)





SPARSH Hospital, Yelahanka

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Dr. Vivek Gundappa is an accomplished Interventional Pulmonology and Respiratory Emergency Specialist, Pulmonologist specializing in Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease with 8 years of experience in the field. He earned his MBBS and MD (Pulmonary Medicine) from Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital. He further honed his expertise through a Fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology from AAS5 Friuli Occidentale – S. C. di Pneumologia, Pordenone, Italy.

Dr. Vivek Gundappa’s special expertise lies in interventional pulmonology, airway disease, pulmonary fibrosis and sleep medicine. Dr. Vivek’s approach to medicine is evidence based and he actively seeks to stay abreast of the latest advancements in his field. Dr. Vivek is especially skilled at Interventional Pulmonology and has trained in advanced airway and pleural procedures such as: Thoracoscopy, EBUS (Endobronchial ultrasound), Rigid bronchoscopy and advanced central airway procedures, Peripheral pulmonary nodule navigation and biopsy

Notably, Dr. Vivek played a pivotal role in establishing an Interventional Pulmonology unit at Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, a NABH and NAAC “A” Grade accredited tertiary care centre with 1500 beds. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he served as the Nodal Officer for COVID-19 at the same institution, showcasing exceptional dedication and leadership. In recognition of his exemplary work during the pandemic, he was rewarded with a promotion as Deputy Medical Superintendent and Joint Registrar.

Dr. Vivek is an active member of various esteemed medical associations. His extensive memberships reflect his commitment to staying at the forefront of advancements in the field of pulmonology and interventional pulmonology.

  • Singh, C., Verma, S., Reddy, P. et al. Vivek Gundappa Phase III Pivotal comparative clinical trial of intranasal (iNCOVACC) and intramuscular COVID 19 vaccine (Covaxin®). Npj Vaccines 8, 125 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41541-023-00717-8
  • Dr Vivek G, Dr Parinita S, Dr K N Mohan Rao. Preoperative pulmonary evaluation for postoperative pulmonary complications in patients undergoing elective abdominal surgeries. European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine ISSN 2515-8260 Volume 09, Issue 03, 2022
  • Gundappa, V., Suresh, P., & Rajagopalan, M. (2021). Covid SeveriTy Score PREDICTOR 50: A novel scoring system to assess prognosis in COVID 19 illness. Asian Journal of Medical Sciences, 12(9), 17–25. https://doi.org/10.3126/ajms.v12i9.38428
  • Tamburrini M, Reddy SP, Gundappa V, Yagnik L, Peditto P, Gothi D, Zuccon U. A novel procedure of endobronchial ultrasound – guided transbronchial needle aspiration for pulmonary parenchymal lesions: The ZUTAM technique. Lung India 2020;37:63-65
  • Rao KNM, Vinod K, Ishwarappagol P, Parveez M, Vivek Gundappa et al. Efficacy of CB-NAAT in detecting sputum negative pulmonary tuberculosis. J Evid Based Med Healthc. 2017; 4(88), 5159-5162
  • Kolla V, Pasha M, Noorulla MP, Vivek Gundappa et al. Evaluation of clinical, diagnostic and treatment outcome in acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis in adults. J Evid Based Med Healthc 2017; 4(70);4185-4190
  • S Parinita, KN Mohan Rao, Vivek. Intrapulmonary solitary fibrous tumor of the lung: A rare case presentation. The journal of medical sciences, April-June 2018;2(2):42-44
  • Rao KNM, Vivek G, Reddy SVSP. An unusual case of multiple primary malignancies with fungal infections. J Med Sci 2017;3(3):86-88
  • K N Mohan Rao, Vivek Gundappa, Parinita Suresh et al. Tuberculosis and venous thromboembolism- Case series. J. Evid. Based Med. Healthc. 2018: 5 (6). 0000-0000. DOI: 10.18410/jebmh/2018/00

  • MBBS – Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital
  • MD (Pulmonary Medicine) – Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital
  • Fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology – AAS5 Friuli Occidentale – S. C. di Pneumologia, Pordenone, Italy
  • Karnataka Pulmonology Association (KPA)
  • Indian Chest Society (ICS)
  • Indian Association for Bronchology (IAB)
  • World Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP)
  • Society for Advanced Bronchoscopy (SAB)
  • American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
  • American Thoracic Society (ATS)
  • European Respiratory Society (ERS)

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