About The doctor
Dr. Rahul Sharma is a Senior Consultant and Interventional pulmonologist currently working as Additional Director, Department of Pulmonology, Fortis Hospital, Sector 62, Noida.
An adept medical professional with an experience of more than a decade, he has honed his medical skills through rigorous training from India’s oldest and most prestigious medical institute (Vardhman Mahavir Medical college affiliated with Safdarjung Hospital) from where he completed his MBBS, MD Internal Medicine, and DM Pulmonary, Critical Care and sleep medicine. He achieved this feat by excelling in his department and earning a gold medal for the same during his DM degree pursual.
After completing his doctorate, he joined Metro Centre for Respiratory diseases, where he helped in making it a center of excellence for all kinds of respiratory illnesses and successfully managed to handle complex pulmonary and critical care patients effortlessly.
He gained valuable experience by undergoing training in Advanced Interventional Pulmonology at Academia Singapore General Hospital, Singapore. His areas of clinical interest includelies in managementthe treatment of difficult to control AAsthma, COPD, Interstitial Lung Diseases, Interventional Pulmonology (including various basic and advanced respiratory procedures), Sleep apnea syndrome, Critical Care Medicine, General Pulmonary Medicine, Pleural Disease, and Respiratory Allergies. He is an expert in interventional pulmonology with vast experience in advanced procedures like tracheal stenting, cryobiopsies, Bronchoscopy, Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS), and guided TBNAs, thoracoscopy, and bronchial thermoplasty.
A well-known faculty amongst the pulmonologists, he has delivered lectures and seminars at various national and international platforms and has many national and international publications to his credit. He believes in promoting health awareness and following a healthy lifestyle. Dedicated to exemplary patient outcomes, he focuses on following all necessary medical procedures with the use of the recent technology and addressing the patient concerns simultaneously.
He has a keen interest in research and academics and is well versed with recent advances in his field. He is actively involved in conducting research trials for advancement in the field of pulmonology like management of severe asthma. He successfully coordinated the teaching and training of DNB students and IDCCM course under the auspice of NBE and ISCCM respectively. . He was also instrumental in setting up of interventional pulmonology fellowship at Metro Hospital in collaboration with the Indian Association of Bronchology (IAB). An avid reader and speaker, he has given several interviews in print and television media on pertinent issues affecting the lung health of people like air pollution, influenza, vaccination, sleep hygiene and post covid syndrome. etc
Over the last two years, he successfully managed patients with COVID-19ovid infection getting admitted for variable severity of the disease during his tenure as the head of Department of Pulmonology and Critical Care, first at Le Crest hospital Ghaziabad, a 100 bedded hospital, designated as UP first level 3 ICU for COVID-19ovid during the Pandemic; and later at Yatharth Hospital, Noida Extension, a 400 bedded hospital. His passion for working for patients’ benefits have taken him across UP to conduct health camps in places like Badrinath and Jhansi.