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Dr. TINKU JOSEPH. K

Dr. Tinku Joseph is a consultant Interventional Pulmonologist at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi, Kerala, India. He loves his profession and calls it his passion in his life. He completed his MBBS from Calicut University in the year 2009. Thereafter he successfully completed MD in Respiratory Medicine and DM in Pulmonary & critical care Medicine. After completing his post graduation he joined in Pulmonary Medicine department of CMC Vellore hospital for his senior residency. He also has received Interventional Pulmonology training from Serdang Cardiothoracic centre in Malaysia. After this training he joined Amrita hospital as an Interventional Pulmonologist & was instrumental in setting up of Interventional Pulmonology unit here. He is also the founder of Amrita Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology (ABIP) society which started the first Interventional Pulmonology program in India. He has got keen interest in various advanced Interventional procedures like Tracheal stenting, tumour debulking, Cryobiopsies, EBUS (Linear & Radial), Bronchial Thermoplasty & Thoracoscopy. Apart from this he also manages patients who are suffering from Asthma, COPD, Tuberculosis, Sleep Apnoea, Lung cancer, Interstitial & occupational Lung diseases.

He is the founder & administrator of various online portals like www.lunghouse.com, www.abip.co.in, World of chest x-rays, Respiratory system, For MBBS Interns, Doctors CAFE, United Doctors for social service (UDSS) and Motivational quotes for positive thinking. He has delivered lectures in renowned forums & He has received many National and International awards including the prestigious Silver sponsorship award from European Respiratory society (ERS), Young Respiratory researcher award from Chest Research foundation of India (CRF), Fellowship (FCCP) from American college of chest physicians, JC Kothari Young Scientist Award at NAPCON (Indian chest Society) and award from Academy of Pulmonary & critical care medicine.


QUALIFICATION
MBBS, MD (Respiratory Medicine)
DM (Pulmonary Medicine)
DAA (Vellore), FCCP (USA)
Fellowship in Interventional Pulmonology (Malaysia)


PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
  • Clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of various respiratory diseases.
  • Adequately trained in advanced Interventional Pulmonology related procedures like Rigid Bronchoscopy related procedures, placement of endobronchial stents, valves, bronchoscopic thermal vapour ablation, bronchial thermoplasty and EBUS (Convex & Radial).
  • Trained in Fibreoptic bronchoscopy with procedures like TBLB and TBNA
  • Trained in Medical Thoracoscopy with procedures like pleural biopsy and pleurodesis(Semi Rigid and Rigid Thoracoscopy).
  • Trained in lung Ultrasound and USG guided pleural procedures like pleural fluid aspiration, biopsy, Chest tube & pigtail insertion
  • Extensively trained in Critical Care unit in managing patients on Mechanical ventilators and non-invasive ventilation.
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