Dr. Vishwanath Gella, Director & Senior Consultant

DR. Viswanath

Dr. Vishwanath Gella

MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care)

Director & Senior Consultant


MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Pulmonary Medicine & Critical Care)

Professional Synopsis

Dr Vishwanath Gella is a Consultant Clinical & Interventional Pulmonologist with great exposure in the field of Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care. He secured the first rank in DM Pulmonary Medicine entrance exam and third rank in MD Internal Medicine entrance exam. He completed his training from prestigious national institute PGI Chandigarh. He is one among the very few MD, DM super specialist Pulmonologists in the twin states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh state from prestigious PGI Chandigarh. He has special interests in interventional bronchoscopy (flexible and rigid) and Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS). He is the first among pulmonologists in the twin states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to have started “Endobronchial Ultrasound OR EBUS” and has performed more than 500 cases of Convex and Radial EBUS for accurate diagnosis of various chest disorders like tuberculosis and lung cancer successfully. His original work on “EBUS for the diagnosis of lymphoma” and “Pediatric EBUS” has been published in “Journal of Bronchology & Interventional pulmonology and Pediatric Pulmonology” respectively. His original work on “Rigid Bronchoscopic debulking of central airway tumours” was published in a reputed medical journal “Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology”. He has a keen interest in the management of all pneumonia including “Nosocomial Pneumonia, Ventilator-associated Pneumonia, Pneumonia in immunocompromised patients & Fungal lung infections” and has published in the textbook of Pulmonary medicine by Dr Sk Jindal and “World Clinics in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine”. His original work on the role of “antifungal itraconazole in chronic pulmonary aspergillosis” has been published in “Mycoses”. He has a special interest in the management of Pleural disorders- pleural effusion & pneumothorax (fluid and air in chest), bronchial asthma, smoking-related lung diseases like chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and interstitial lung diseases (ILD) and has managed more than few thousands of each of these disorders.

He also has a special interest in sleep disorders like “Sleep apnea (Obstructive Sleep Apnea & Central Sleep Apnea)” and “Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS)” and has managed more than few hundreds of these patients with polysomnography and Positive pressure airway devices (CPAP, BiPAP). His immense experience in the management of patients with respiratory & associated emergencies like respiratory failure, pneumonia, septic shock, ARDS, massive hemoptysis (blood in the sputum), COPD & asthma exacerbations has saved numerous lives in critical care till now. His empathetic patient friendly approach, patience, keen listening attitude, astute clinical acumen have helped make the most difficult diagnoses.

He is a member of Indian association of bronchology, World Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology, European Respiratory Society, Telangana State TB association, Indian Medical Association, and Academy of Pulmonary Sciences.

Awards and Achievement

“Rising star of Pulmonology” in the year 2017 by Times of India

Publications & Text Book Chapters

  1. Vishwanath G, Madan K, Bal A, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D, Agarwal R. Rigid bronchoscopy and mechanical debulking in the management of central airway tumors: an Indian experience. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2013 Apr;20(2):127-33
  2. Vishwanathgella, SK jindal. Nosocomial pneumonia.In:Jindal SK, Shankar PS, Raoof S, Gupta D, Aggarwal AN, Agarwal R. editors.Textbook of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Jaypeebrothersmedical publishers. Pvt. Ltd 2010. 757-764
  3. Vishwanathgella, SK Jindal. Pneumonia in the immunosuppressed. World Clin Pulm & Crit Care Med. 2012;1(1): 152-175
  4. Agarwal R, Vishwanath G, Aggarwal AN, Garg M, Gupta D, Chakrabarti A. Itraconazole in chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis: a randomised controlled trial and systematic review of literature. Mycoses. 2013; doi:10.1111/myc.12075.
  5. An unusual cause of Lung and kidney mass- Vishwanath Gella, DM; Srinivas Upendra, DM; Adarsh Barwad, MD – Chest. 2014; 145(3_MeetingAbstracts):110A-110A. doi: 10.1378/chest.1825019
  6. Clinical Experience on Use of Oral EGFR-TKIs as First-line Treatment of Advanced NSCLC from a Tertiary Care Centre in North India and Implications of Skin Rash Navneet Singh, Gella Vishwanath, Ashutosh N. Aggarwal and Digambar Behera- [Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2014;56:149-152]
  7. “Concurrent diagnostic pericardiocentesis and subcarinal mediastinal lymph node aspiration by EBUS TBNA” is accepted in Thematic Poster Session for the Amsterdam ERS 2015 International Congress programme
  8. In-Flight Spontaneous Pneumothorax: Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation of the lung. Madan K, Vishwanath G, Singh N. Respiration 2012.
  1. High incidence of aplastic anemia is linked with lower socioeconomic status of Indian population Malhotra PGella VGuru Murthy GSVarma N, Varma S
  2. Team member for formulation of NCCP/ICS(National college of chest physicians/Indian chest society) guidelines for diagnosis, treatment of HAP and VAP- Guidelines for diagnosis and management of community and hospital acquired pneumonia in adults: joint ICS/NCCP (I) recommendations. Lung india. 2012. Supplement 2
  3. A multicenter study on the utility and safety of EBUS-TBNA and EUS-B-FNA in children. Dhooria SMadan KPattabhiraman VSehgal ISMehta RVishwanath GSrinivasan ASivaramakrishnan MMohan AMathew JLKabra SKGuleria RBehera DAgarwal R Pediatr Pulmonol. 2016Oct;51(10):1031-1039.
  4. A multi center study on the utility of EBUS-TBNA and EUS-B-FNA in the diagnosis of mediastinal lymphoma. Sahajal Dhooria, Ravindra M. Mehta, Karan Madan, Gella Vishwanath, Inderpaul s. Sehgal, Prashant N. Chajjed, Gaurav Prakash et al. J Bronchol Intervent Pulmonol 2018;