Dr Muralidhar Joshi


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Dr Muralidhar Joshi

MBBS, MD(Anaesthesiology), DNB(Anaesthesiology)

Director - PainManagement Centre,Head -Department of Anaesthesia

Summary

Dr Muralidhar Joshi is Head Department of Anaesthesia and Director Pain Management at Virinchi Hospitals. He has more than 20 years’ experience in anaesthesia and pain management. He has worked as a Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Critical Care & Pain Management, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad; DNB Faculty & Guide for DNB Students in the Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Relief, Apollo Hospitals and Director Pain Management & Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Kamineni-Wockhardt Hospitals, Hyderabad. He received ‘Academic Excellence Award for the year 2010 by the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists’ National body at Lucknow.

In 2005, he presented a new technique of Percutaneous Epidural Adhesiolysis by Seldinger Technique in failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) at the 20th Annual National Conference of Indian Society for Study of Pain at Pune and performed the first Epiduroscopy in South India for viewing the contents of epidural space and facilitating adhesiolysis of epidural adhesions. In 2010, he initiated an international program in pain management at Kamineni Hospitals to offer training to overseas doctors. He introduced the first Android Application in the world on interventional pain management in collaboration with Medico vibes in 2012.

His areas of interest include acute and chronic pain management. He would like to work on research-focussed medicine with human values to understand the suffering of the people in this world and find apt solutions through cutting-edge research and technology, which would ultimately lead to a pain free world. He believes that research-focussed environment at Virinchi Hospitals will be crucial to come out with a path breaking discovery, which would be a boon to the world.


Education

M.B.B.S., Government Medical College Bellary, Gulbarga University, Karnataka, India
D.N.B., (Anaesthesiology), National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
M.D., (Anaesthesiology), PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

Achievements

Academic Achievements

  • Received Academic Excellence Award for the year 2010’ by the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists’ National Body at Lucknow.
  • Secured first place in free paper presentation entitled as Percutaneous Epidural Adhesiolysis by Seldinger Technique at Annual Conference of Indian Society for Study of Pain held in Pune in Jan 2005.
  • Secured First place in poster presentation [(Auditory Function Following Spinal Analgesia (Comparison of Two Needles)] at an International Conference of Anaesthesiologists held in Oman in April 1996.
  • Secured a Medal in MD Examinations in 1995 at PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
  • Secured First place in poster presentation (Epidural Blood Patch-CT Scan Evaluation of Direction and Extent of Spread) in 1993 at an Annual conference of Indian society of Anaesthesiologists, Bangalore.
  • Stood first in the college in 1986 in Pre-University Board Examinations
  • Secured National Merit Scholarship in 1984 for top-notch performance in Matriculation Examinations.
  • Stood first not only in the School but also in the whole town in Matriculation Board Examinations held in 1984
  • Secured Highest marks in the School in 7th Standard (1980) at the Govt. Model Primary School, Munirabad, Karnataka

Clinical Trials

Conducted 4 clinical trials as Principal investigator or Co-investigator as on 30th June 2016

Authorship/Editorship/Reviewer/Co-Author of Chapters

  1. Member, Editorial Board – Indian Journal of Pain, Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week (ATOTW of WFSA)
  2. Muralidhar Joshi, P Vijayanand (Contributing Author). Current Status of Tricyclic Antidepressants in Post-surgical, Post-traumatic & Phantom Limb Pain. In Consensus Statement on Role of TCA’s in Chronic Neuropathic Pain in India, Ed Ashok Saxena, Published By Elsevier 2015; 73-79
  3. P Vijayanand, Muralidhar Joshi (Contributing Author). Drug Interactions of Tricyclic Antidepressants with Various Other Analgesics Used in Chronic Pain & Cancer Pain. In Consensus Statement on Role of TCA’s in Chronic Neuropathic Pain in India, Ed Ashok Saxena, Published By Elsevier 2015; 80-87
  4. Section Editor (Pain), Anaesthesia Tutorial of the Week (ATOTW), World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) – 2015-2017.
  5. Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Pain – from 2009 till date.
  6. Member, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Anaesthesia – from 2010 - 2018.
  7. Muralidhar Joshi (Editor). ‘Textbook on Pain Management’, Third Edition. Published by Paras Publishing, 2014.
  8. Muralidhar Joshi (Author). “Hamlet to Hilton” a Fiction (Unfolding of a Risky journey). 2012
  9. Muralidhar Joshi (Contributing Author). Modern Options for Intractable Pain. In Reviews in Neurology 2011; 9; 173-183
  10. Muralidhar Joshi (Editor). ‘Pain Clinics’, First Edition. Published by Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi 2011.
  11. Muralidhar Joshi (Editor). ‘Textbook on Pain Management’, Second Edition. Published by Joshi’s Institute of Pain, 2009.
  12. Muralidhar Joshi (Editor). ‘E book’ on ‘Textbook on Pain Management’. Published by Joshi’s Institute of Pain, 2008 (First ‘E book’ on Pain Management from India)
  13. Muralidhar Joshi (Contributing Author). Pain Management and Psychological Aspects. In Principles of Anaesthesia, Ed Satish Deshpande. First Edition, Paras Publishing 2007; 2; 60; 868-878.
  14. Muralidhar Joshi (Editor). ‘Textbook of Pain Management’ in India, First Edition. Published by Paras Publishing, 2004 (First textbook on Pain Management from India)

Faculty

  • Delivered one oration, six national presentations and one international presentation as original research work.
  • Conducted total 266 Guest Lectures in Medical Conferences – 28 in International conferences; 89 in National Conferences, 24 in State Conferences & and 125 CME’s
  • Conducted 26 Public Awareness programmes –12 Lectures, 11 Television shows, and three radio programs
  • Faculty for Workshops on Interventional Pain Management (35) – International Cadaveric workshop – 1, International Live Workshop – 4, National Live workshop – 12 & National Cadaveric workshop - 18

Responsibilities

Organizational Responsibilities

Organized 14 scientific events of international and national level as Organising Chairman or Organising Secretary

Honours Awards

Invention / Development of Equipment, Instrument, Device, Procedure & Development of Special Teaching Aids International

  • 2015 – Introduced the First Fellowship Programme on Acute Pain & Chronic Pain in Asian Continent from World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA)
  • 2012 – Introduced ‘First Android Application in the World’ on Interventional Pain Management in collaboration with Medico vibes.
  • 2010 – Initiated an International Programme ‘Overseas Doctors Training Programme in Pain Management’ at Kamineni Hospitals for Oman Anaesthesia Residents
National

  • Started First ‘Fellowship in Pain Management’ course in 2016 in the country in collaboration with Wockhardt Hospitals, Hyderabad.
  • Performed ‘First Epiduroscopy in South India’ in 2006 for viewing the contents of epidural space and facilitating adhesiolysis of epidural adhesions.
  • Presented a new technique of “Percutaneous Epidural Adhesiolysis by Seldinger technique in Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)” in 2005 during 20th Annual National Conference of Indian Society for Study of Pain (ISSPCON2005) at Pune.
  • Started an innovative website www.jipindia.org in 2004 where in patients have an interactive page for free consultation online along with public awareness about pain syndromes and management
  • Published First ‘Textbook of Pain Management’ in 2004 in India.
  • An innovative training tool of ‘E Learning’ incorporated with contact programme of one week was started for the First time in India in 2001. This was done in collaboration with Med varsity, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.

Memberships

  • Life Member, Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists
  • Life Member, Indian Medical Association
  • Life Member, Indian Society for Study of Pain
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Member, International Association for Study of Pain
  • Member, Asian Australasian Regional Section of World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists
  • Member, Pain Relief Committee of World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists

Research

International

  1. Dureja GP, Jain PN, Shetty N, Mandal SP, Prabhoo R, Joshi M, Natarajan KB, Iyer R, Tanna DD, Ghosh P, Saxena A, Kadhe G, Phansalkar AA. Prevalence of Chronic Pain, Impact on Daily life and Treatment Practices in India. Pain Practice 2013, Dec 4. Doi:10.1111/papr.12132. [Epub ahead of Print]
  2. Ind. Nep. Study Group {Multicentric Study, Muralidhar Joshi (one of the investigators)}. Burden of Neuropathic Pain in Indian Patients Attending Urban, Specialty Clinics: Results from a Cross Sectional Study. Pain Practice. 2008; 8(5): 362-378
  3. S.K. Malhotra, M.Joshi, S. Grover, S.C. Sharma, A. Dutta. Auditory Function Following Spinal Analgesia. Comparison of Two Spinal Needles. European Journal of Anesthesiology, 2002; 19; 69-72.
  4. S. Gupta, P. Chari, Indu Bala, Muralidhar J. Phakomorphic Glaucoma an Unusual Cause of Postoperative Vomiting. Anaesthesia, 1994; 49: 959-960.
National

  1. Muralidhar Joshi, Neha Kanojia, Uma Maheshwara Rao W, Lohith Basavaraj. Unusual Presentation of Trigeminal Neuralgia Caused by Fibrous Dysplasia. Indian J. Pain, 2016; 30: 1: 67-69.
  2. Joshi M. A Prospective Study to Determine the Circumstances, Incidence and Outcome of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in a Referral Hospital in India, in Relation to Various Factors. Indian J Anaesthiology, 2015; 59:31-6.
  3. Muralidhar Joshi, B. Amarnath Reddy, Bhargavi Bollampally, Sachin D Joshi. Successful Management of a Case with Prior History of Malignant Hyperthermia for Corrective Scoliosis Surgery (Brief Communications). Indian J. Anaesth 2014; 58(1): 78-80.
  4. Muralidhar Joshi. Evaluation of Pain. Indian J. Anaesth, 2006; 50(5): 335-339.
  5. S. Gupta, Muralidhar.J, Sukhbir Grewal, Pramila Chari. Anaesthetic Management of a Patient with Unusual Upper Airway Injury. J Anaesth Clinical Pharmacology 1995; 11: 145-146.

Fields of Interest

Areas of Interest – Interventional Pain Management

Acute Pain Interventions – 14,500
Chronic Pain Interventions – 6,800