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Critical Care and Emergency Medical Services

Dr. Vivek Kumar
Additional Director Critical Care and Head Emergency Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DNB (Internal Medicine), IFCCM, EDIC,EDEC, FICP, FICCM, FACP, MNAMS
Two decades of experience in the field of Critical Care Medicine

Additional Director Critical Care, Co-Director Critical Care Nephrology, Head Emergency Medicine, Clinical Safety Officer, Risk Analyst, Chief Wellness Officer, and Clinical lead for NSCI COVID-19 jumbo facility.

Armed Forces Veteran with rich clinical experience of twenty-one years in Intensive Care along with certifications of Indian Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine [IFCCM], European Diploma in Intensive Care [EDIC] and European Diploma in Advanced Intensive Care Echocardiography [EDEC]; being the first India based Intensivist to qualify for EDEC.

Well versed with all facets of ICU management with cardiac surgical intensive care, extracorporeal therapies, long term mechanical ventilation, leadership, mentorship, team building, research, and communication being areas of interest. Currently working on driving the humanizing ICU concept to deliver patient centred care with empathy and family involvement.

Have exceptional skills in transthoracic [TTE] & transesophageal [TEE] echo based hemodynamic monitoring and point of care ultrasound, having used these to improve patient outcomes in complex cases.

Designed protocols and processes for COVID-19 management, was Principal Investigator for ICMR conducted PLACID trial for RFH.

Have 15 indexed publications, was Associate Editor "Textbook of Environmental Medicine" (WK 2nd ed.), authored chapter on "Drowning" in current edition of API Textbook of Medicine, and chapters in various ISCCM manuals. 

An instructor for AHA - BLS & ACLS [Basic & Advanced Cardiac Life Support], BASIC [Basic Assessment & support in Intensive care: Hong Kong University], FDM [Fundamentals of Disaster Management: Society of Critical Care Medicine, USA], and WINFOCUS [Basic level 1] courses. 

PG teacher in Internal Medicine with Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and teacher in Intensive Care for fellowship programs conducted by the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, program director for respiratory therapist fellowship in adult critical care.

Fellow Indian College of Physicians (FICP), Fellow American College of Physicians (FACP), and Fellow of Indian College of Critical Care Medicine (FICCM).

Awarded "President's Citation" from President, ISCCM for contribution to society work in 2020 and 2021.