Dr.Mohan Kumars C.V



DATE OF BIRTH – 16/05/1951


  • Had Undergraduate Training (MBBS) in TD Medical College,  Alleppey, ,
  • AB in Medicine from Ohio, U.S.A.,
  • MD Pulmonology from CHU Brabois, Nancy University, France,
  • Diploma in Respiratory Pathophysiology (DPPR) in 1984 from Nancy University, France.
  • Received DSc from USA in Respiratory Care in 2010.

Training :

Had certificate in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from AIIPM&R, Mumbai in 1978. Received certificate in Exercise Physiology from Spain.
Fellowships : Fellowships from American College of Chest Physicians, Indian Association of Bronchology, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Association of Respiratory Care , National College of Chest Physicians (India) & Indian Sleep disorders association. Conferred Fellowship of Asia Pacific Society of Respirology in May 2013


  • Worked as Assistant Professor & Research Fellow, Nancy University (France) – till 1984
  • Assistant Surgeon, Kerala Government Service-till 1987
  • Chief, Pulmonology Department, Kovai Medical Center, Coimbatore- till 1992
  • Chief, Institute of Pulmonary Medicine and Research, Sri Ramakrishna Hospital, Coimbatore- till date
  • Visiting consultant to various hospitals in Coimbatore.
  • Visiting Professor, School of Medicine, West Virginia University, Morgan town, USA.
  • Professor, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Paramedical sciences, Coimbatore.


Clinical Respiratory Medicine/ Critical Care/ Interventional Bronchoscopy/ Pulmonary Pathophysiology / Sleep Disorders.


  • First Indian to get MD and DPPR from Nancy University, France
  • Published & Written Articles in Indian / Foreign Journals & Books about 65 Articles
  • Speaker in National & International Conferences.
  • Conducted 5 National updates in Pulmonology in 1992, 93, 94 , 96 &2009.
  • Gold Medal Recipient for Oration from Andhra Tuberculosis Association in 1995
    Late Dr.D.Krishnamoorthy Oration at Shimoga on 5th  July 1998, Shimoga, Karnataka
  • ICS Oration, NAPCON, Mumbai 2001
  • Achievement Award, TDMC Alumni, 4th May 2003.
  • Dr.Kalyanaraman Oration Award 2005, IMA, Coimbatore.
  • Dr.Santhosham Memorial Oration & Award 21.01.2006, Chennai 11th BRONCOCON 2006.
  • Oration APCCM,  Respicon 2006, Cochin 7th May 2006
  • Dr NUV Warrier Oration 2010, APCCM,Cochin
  • Lifetime achievement award from Dr MGR University on 22/11/2012
  • Fellowship APSR in 2013
  • Lifetime achievement award IMA,Coimbatore, 2014
  • Dr Mohanty Environmental Society Oration on 27 th June 2015,Mumbai.

Editorial board -API Journal (1995-96):- Current Medical Trends, Lung India, Pulmon, Indian Journal of Chest Diseases & Allied Sciences,  Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine, CHEST ( Indian Edition ) ,Indian Journal of Respiratory Care, Journal of Thoracic Bronchoscopy.
Ex Editor-Indian Journal of Bronchology & Allied Sciences.
Chapters in : Text book of tuberculosis Eds: S.K.Sharma ,A. Mohan
Text book of Pulmonary Medicine Ed: S,K.Jindal
Text book of Geriatrics 2014 Ed Dr Sanchetee
Reviewer :- Text book of Respiratory Medicine , Murray & Nadel,
Organizing Secretary:  Napcon 2003, November 12-16, 2003.

Positions held :
1. IMA Secretary 1985-1986 (Tirur)
2. IMA President 1986-1987 (Tirur)
3. National Vice president, Indian Chest Society (2000)
4. National President, Indian Chest Society (2000-2001)
5. National Delegate (India), European Respiratory Society (Oct 1st,2003-2006).
6. National Vice President : Indian Association of Bronchology (2004-2005)
7. Task Force Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine 2003-2004 in
Paediatric Sleep  Medicine.
8. National Guidelines (India) for COPD : Participant Member.
9. Zonal Chairman, Indian Sleep Disorders Association 2005-2006.
10. National President, Indian Association of Bronchology 2005-2006
11.    International Governor , American College of Chest Physicians.
12. Governor, India, American Association of Respiratory care.
13.Governing Council member, Association of Pulmonary & Critical care
14.Secretary , Clinical Problems ERS  from Sep 5, 2012 for 3 years
15. Member, Credential committee ACCP since 2013
16.President ,Coimbatore Respiratory Society since 2014
17. President Elect , APCCM since 2014
18.President ,APCCM,2015
18. Chairperson  Clinical Problems Group ERS from Sep 2015

Life Member:

  • Association of Physicians of India,
  • Indian Medical Association,
  • National College of Chest Physicians (Governing Council Member),
  • Indian Chest Society (Governing Council Member, Past President),
  • American College of Chest Physicians (Fellow Governing Council, Member),
  • European Respiratory Society (National Delegate for India,
  • Secretary Clinical problems,Chairman elect),
  • Indian Association of Bronchoscopy (Fellow),
  • American Thoracic Society,
  • International Society of Critical Care ,
  • International Allergy Academy,
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine,
  • Academy of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine (Fellow),
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine. (Fellow),
  • American College of Tropical Medicine,
  • Indian Association of Lung Cancer,
  • Indian Association of Allergy and Immunology,
  • Indian Sleep Disorders Association (Zonal Chairman),
  • World association of Bronchology,
  • American association of Bronchology,
  • Fellowship of Indian Sleep Disorders Association conferred in 2011. Fellow APSR conferred in 2013.


Clinic    : Chest clinic, 253/4,Rajratna complex(Ground floor) Lawley road junction,On Maruthamalai road, Coimbatore- 641 003, Tamilnadu, India

Residence: “SAMUDRA”,1, Kalpana  Nagar, Maruthamalai Road, Bharathiar Uty. P.O, Coimbatore-
641046, Tamil Nadu, India.

Phones:  Office          :  +91 7598110066/77 , +919566302996

E mail    : tmkdr@yahoo.co.in / tmkdr@hotmail.com / mthekkinkattil@yahoo.co.in

Some of the publications of Dr.T. Mohankumar

1. Prise maximale D’Oxygene Chez Les Silicotiques- Mohankumar T, Gimenez M, Sadoul P,
Physio-pathologie Respiratoire 1982;29 Mars au 3 Avril; 182-189

2.     Symptoms and signs in the Assessment of chronic Airflow Obstruction-Abraham B Bohadana  and Mohankumar T – The Indian Journal of Chest Disease and Allied Sciences 1982; April-Sep, 24, 133-142.

3.    Oxygen Uptake at maximal exercises in Chronic Airflow Obstrution –E. Servera, M. Gimenze. Mohankumar T, R Candina , J.B. Bonnasis- Bull. Europ. Physiopath.Resp.1983;19,553-556.

4.    Maximal Ventilation in healthy Subjects of different age, sex and physical condition Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci – Mohankumar T, Servera E,Gimenez M; 1983 Jul-sep; 25(3):196-203

5.     Reproducibility of maximal oxygen uptake in silicotic subjects who are cooperative – Thekkinkattil Mohankumar T, Manuel Gimenez and Paul Sadoul-Indian J Med Res 1984;80, August 242- 250

6.     Maximal ventilation at Rest and Exercise in patients with Chronic Pulmonary Disease- Mohankumar Thekkinkattil, Manuel Gimenez- 1984; Respiration 46:291- 302.

7.    Hypercapnia during maximal exercise in patients with Chronic Airflow Obstruction- M Gimenez, E.Servera, R.Candina, Mohankumar T, JB.Bonnassis-Bull.Eur. Physiopathol. Respir.1984; 20,113-119

8.    Practical application of exercise testing in pulmonary disease-Review, Mohankumar T, KGMOA Journal, Vol. 9, 1984, X-XII

9.     Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome , Mohankumar T, KGMOA Journal , Vol. 9, No.4 ,    1984.IX-X

10.     Diagnosis of Cor pulmonale by Non Invasive Methods –A review- Mohankumar T, KGMOA Journal 1985;( Edition ,Volume not Known ) 11-13

11.     Leukocyte, Lymphocyte and platelet response to dynamic exercise, duration or intensity effect? M. Gimenez, Mohankumar T, JC Humbert, N De Talance & J. Buisine, European journal of Applied Physiology 1986, 55, 465-470

12.     Variability of the pulmonary vascular response to hypoxia in chronic bronchitis patients E.Weitzembloom, F. Schrijen, A.Lockhart M.Mammosser, Mohankumar T, R.Candina, American Rev. Resp. Dis 1986, 133, no . 4, part 2,A 224

13.    Variability de la response Vasculaire pulmonaire a’ 1’ hypoxie Dans la bronchite  Chronique, E.Weitzembloom, F.Schrijen, A. Lockhart, M.Mammosser, Mohankumar T, R.Candina , Revue des Maladies Respiratories 1986, 3. p 163

14.    Haematological and hormonal responses to dynamic exercise in patients with chronic airway obstruction-Gimenez M, Mohankumar T, Humbert JC, de Talance N, Teboul M, Ponzy JL, Polu JM ; Eur J Clin Invest.1987, Feb;17(1): 75-80

15.      Training and Leucocyte, Lymphocyte and platelet response to dynamic exercice –Gimenez M, Mohankumar T, Humbert JC, De Talance N, Teboul M, Arino Belenguer FJ; J Sports Med Phys Fitness-1987 Jun;27 (2):172-7

16.     Haemoptysis Diagnosis and Management – Mohankumar T – The Clinical Practice 1988; Oct. –Dec, 2:3 , 87-89.

17.     Variability of the Pulmonary vascular response to  acute hypoxia in chronic bronchitis- Weitzenblum E.Schrijen F, Mohankumar T, Colas des Frances V, Lockhart -Chest .1988 Oct; 94 (4):772-8.

18.    Limiting Factors During Exercise in pulmonary Disease Patients – Review for practitioners before prescribing exercise therapy – Mohankumar T, The Clinical practice, 1989; Jan-Mar,2:4,125-126.

19.    Home exercise for Asthma and Bronchitis Patients – Mohankumar T, The Clinical Practice 1989; Jan-Mar,2:4,127-129

20.     Fine needle Aspiration for Clinicians-M.L. Raman & Mohankumar T – The Clinical Practice 1989;April,3:1,13-14

21.    Pulmonary problems in Surgical Patients – Mohankumar T, The Antiseptic, August 1989;443-446

22.    Circulatory response to Repeated Exercise in patients with Chronic Lung Disease –F. Schrijen, Mohankumar T, J.M. Polu, Respiration 1991;58:2: 85-90.

23.    Mehanical ventilation : Points to ponder – Mohankumar T- Medicine update 1994: January, Editor- Dr. P.K. Wahal, 1st Edition, Volume IV, Chapter XIV: 2, 11-18.

24.     Asthma in difficult situations- Mohankumar T – Asthma update –Edited by K.J.R Murthy, C.E Prasad, March 1997 :21-22.

25.       Test for Gas Exchange Funtion – Mohankumar T – Pulmonary Function Test in Health and                         Disease 1998; Editor – P.S. Shankar, January , Chapter8, 88-95.

26.    Gastroesophageal reflux and bronchial asthma (editorial), Lung India 1998, Apr-June 16(2):53-55

27.     Theophyllin Today and Tomorrow – Mohankumar T, N. Bhuvaneswari, Amith Rajvanshi and Sri Ram –The Indian Journal of Clinical Pharmocology and Therapeutics, 1998; July-Sep,19:3:51-55.

28.    Chest Physiotherapy – Mohankumar T, K. Gowrinath,. HariPrasad, Dhandapani, Venkatesh, B. Jayashree and R. Shivakumar- Respire PGS 98 , September, 17-23.

29.    Drug Interactions – Sri Ram S, Ravi T.K, Mohankumar T, Rajvanshi- Current Medical    Trends 1998: October,2,4:424-30.

30.     Anti Leukotrienes in Asthma –First South Indian Preliminary Report- Mohankumar T, Bhuvaneswari N,. Dayanand, Uma Maheswari- Pulmon 1999;September-December,1:2,74-45.

31.     Study on sensitive Pattern of Antibiotics to Sputum Isolates in Respiratory Tract infection –Sri   Ram S, Mohankumar T, Krishnan S, Ravi T.K, Senthil R- PULMON 2000; May-Aug,2:2,75-81.

32.    Atypical Mycobacterial Infections – V.K. Katach, Mohankumar T- Tuberculosis- Ist  Edition, 2001; Chapter 40; 439-451.

33.    Applicaciones Pra’ctice De Los tests De Ejerciciu En Pacientes Con Epoc Y Restrictivos. Respuestas Fisiobiologicas Al Ejercicio  Submaximo Y Maximo – Manuel Gimenez, Emilio Servera, Mohankumar Thekkinkattil – Prevencio’n Y Rehabilitacio’n en patologia Respiratoria Cro’nica -2001; Chapter 10, 93-99.

34.    Pulmonary Function Tests- Mohankumar T– Medicine Update 2002; Editor : Dr.S.B.Gupta. Volume 12, Chapter 95, 661-672.

35.    Mucolytics : Current Perspective- Mohankumar T, Pulmon 2002, Jan-Apr, 4:1, 13-16.

36.    Drug Use Evaluation In the Department of Pulmonology at A Private Charitable Hospital, Mohankumar T, S. Sriram, P.Rajan, T.K.Ravi – Current Medical Trends 2002-April, 6:2,1133-39.

37.    An Open Non Comparative Study of the Efficacy  and Safety of Sulbactum- Cefoperazone (1:1) in the Empirical Treatment of Moderate to Severe Systemic Bacterial Infection in  Hospitalized Adult Patients –A.A. Mahashur, Mohankumar T, S.K. Sharma, A.F. Almeida, Hospital Today, 2002; June , VII:6,311-320.

38.     Ventilatory Strategies In Acute Airway Obstruction – Mohankumar T –Current Medical Trends 2002; July 6,3: 1230-34.

39.    Usefulness of CPAP in Intensive Pulmonary Care – A Review –  Mohankumar T– Pulmonary and Critical Care Bulletin 2002; July 15, VIII;3: 17-24.

40.    Hyperventilation Syndrome : A Cause for Concern in Asthma – Mohankumar T– Chest  , The Cardio Pulmonary and Critical Care Journal  2002; Sep-Oct, 3:5, pg -235.

41.     Bronchoscopy : Revisited –  Mohankumar T, Indian Journal of Bronchology and Allied  Sciences 2002 ; II:II 6-7.

42.     BAL in Interstitial Lung disease –  Mohankumar T, Dr. Bhuvaneswari ,  Dr. Arul Mozhi – Indian Journal of Bronchology  and Allied Sciences 2002; II:III, 10-11.

43.    Malignant Pleural Effusion – P.R. Gupta, Mohankumar T –Lung Cancer, 2002; 2nd Edition, 15: 99-106.

44.    Case Discussion for API meeting: Pulmonology – D.Behera, Mohankumar T, P. Bambre and S.K, Jindal –Medicine Update 2003; Editor: Dr. Siddhartha Das, Chapter 7: II: 4,243-250.

45.    Drug Use Evaluation in the Department of Pulmonology at a Private corporate hospital – Sriram, Ravi , Rajan,  Mohankumar T– The Indian J of Hospital Pharmacy, 2003; January – February, 23-36.

46.     Cryotherapy and Electrocautery – Mohankumar T, S. Arul Mozhi – Indian Journal of Bronchology and Allied Sciences, 2003,II: II, 14-15.

47.     Advantages on Once Daily Administration of Aminoglycosides  in Hospital Practice – Sri Ram S, Jobu Peter, Mohankumar T, A.S. Manjula Devi , T.K. Ravi – Indian Journal of Clinical Practice 2004; August, 15:3,54-59.

48.    Pulmonary complications in the elderly diabetics – Mohankumar T, S. Arulmozhi, Editor B.M, Jayaram, Micro Labs 2005, 119-125.

49.      A Study on the Monitoring of Prescriptions for drug Interactions and Preparation of a Data Base – Sriram SS; Shivashakar V; Mohan Kumar T,; Devi AS Manjula ; Rajalingam B; Ravi TK, Current Medical Trends 2005; 9 : 1699-1704.

50.    Sleep in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( COPD Patients ) : Points to Ponder.  Current Medical Trends 2009, 12, 1-2: 2223-2226.

51.    Some points to ponder through some new and old concepts in Sleep medicine , Mohankumar T, Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine (IJSM),  Vol 1, No2,2006,78-80.

52.    Comparison of ciclosonide 160 µg / d   versus twice daily fluticasone propionate 88µg  /d in children with moderate to severe asthma, L. Heremath, Mohankumar T, V. Singh, P. Rama, U. Ramperger, R. Englesratter,  European Respiratory Journal 2006 , Vol28,Suppl50, Sep 2006, 711S (p4089).

53.    Pulmonary Complication in diabesity, Mohankumar T, S. Arul Mozhi, Ed: Jayaram BM, Diabesity 2007, Microlabs scientific Publications p 186- 194.

54    Pulmonary Infection in Immunocompromized patients – Mohankumar T, CHEST (India Edition) 2010, Vol 2: No 6:313-315.

55.     Text book of Environmental Society , Mumbai; Broncho Scopy 2010, (Ed) P.S. Shankar, Lung Volume reduction ,Mohankumar T,. 23-25.

56.       Bronchoscopic Lung Volume reduction (BLVR): whether a procedure to stay? , Mohankumar T
Pulmon, 2010, Vol 12, No2; 46-49.

57.    An evaluation of exercise tolerance in COPD patients using six minute walk test: A prospective study. T.S. Muthukumar,  Mohankumar T, Respiratory therapy 2011, Vol 6, No 1, 39-43.

58.     Rare Respiratory infections, Mohankumar T, S. Arulmozhi , Text book of pulmonary and Critical              Care Medicine ,Ed .S.K,Jindal ,2011 , P.801-805.

59.     Text book of Environmental Society, Food allergies .Mohankumar T, Ed: P. S. Sankar, 2011, p

60.  ABG interpretation: made simple my way, Mohankumar Thekkinkattil, Pulmonary pearls,    Academy of Respiratory Medicine, Mumbai: Ed P.S Shankar, 2011, 4-14,

61.   Study on antimicrobial drug use and its resistance pattern in a private corporate hospital, Bincy   B, Sriram S, Mohankumar T, Rajalingam B, Vidhya.D, Pharmline Nov 2011, 11, 1, 35-41

62.   Rare respiratory infections, Mohankumar T, Arulmozhi S, Handbook of Pulmonary & Critical care Medicine Ed: S. Jindal 2011

63. Lavage in Alveolar Proteinosis in 12 year old girl: Proceedings World conference Bronchology 2012.Jaipur

64. Sleep in Chronic fatigue syndrome, Mohankumar Thekkinkattil, Indian Journal of Sleep Medicine 2012, 7:2; 1-6.

65. Vaccination Strategies , Vaccination in respiratory diseases Ed: PS Shankar,T Mohankumar, .Puneetha 2013

66.Antibiotic sensitivity pattern and cost effectiveness analysis of antibiotic therapy in an Indian tertiary care teaching hospital, S Sriram, V Aiswaria, AE Cijo , Thekkinkattil Mohankumar ,Journal of Research in Pharmacy Practice, Apr-Jun2013;2,2:70-74

67. A case study of polymicrobial pneumonia: Puneetha M, Mohankumar.T, Indian Journal of Respiratory Care 2014, 3(1),408-410

68. Sleep in the elderly ,Dr Mohankumar T. Text book of Geriatrics, Ed Sanchetee 2014

69.Study on prevalence and sensitivity pattern of microorganisms at a private  corporate hospital; Sriram S,T.Mohankumar,Manish kanayalal,Minu Mohan C,Charmie Mohnot,Monisha,K, European Journal of Pharmaceutical and medical Research(ejpmr)2015,2(1):570-580.

70.Study on sensitivity pattern of micro-organisms in respiratory tract infections at a private corporate hospital : Sriram S,Mohankumar T,Manish Kanyalal,Minu Mohan C,Charmie Mohonot,Monisha K, IOSR Journal of Pharmacy and Biological Sciences ,2015(Jan-Feb),Vol10,Issue I,Ver.III; 65-69

71.Surveillance data on micro-organisms in respiratory tract infections at a tertiary care teaching hospital in South India,Sriram Shanmugham,Mohankumar Thekkinkattil,Manish Kanayalal,Minu Mohan C, Charmie Mohnot,Monisha K, Int J Res Med Sci.2015 Sep;3(9):2366-2375.

72. Efficacy of six minute walking test improving exercise tolerance in South Indian patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.MohankumarT,Muthukumar TS,Indian J Resp Care 2015;4(2):664-668.