Dr Uthara Vijai Kumar

Dr Uthara Vijai Kumar

MBBS, DNB (Respiratory Medicine)

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Consultant Pulmonologist


Dr Uthara Vijai Kumar is a Consultant Pulmonologist in the Department of Pulmonology at Virinchi Hospitals. She has overall six years’ experience in her field. Prior to joining Virinchi Hospitals, she worked as a Senior Registrar in the Department of Respiratory Medicine at Sunshine Hospitals and Yashoda Hospitals. She has hands-on experience in Thoracentesis, Chest drain, CVP Lines, Bronchoscopy (including TBNA, TBLB) and Medical Thoracoscopy. Interventinal bronchoscopy, Lung cancer, sleep disorders and ILD are her areas of interest. She speaks Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, English and Urdu fluently.


M.B.B.S, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Hospital, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai
DNB (Respiratory Diseases), Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad


  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), 2008
  • Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS), 2011
  • Participated in SIM-MAN workshop at CRITICARE 2010
  • Underwent training in HRCT chest at Jankaria Imaging, Mumbai, 2011


  • Provided Bedside training and guided DNB residents for their thesis
  • Taught respiratory therapists and nurses on a regular basis during the DNB training programme
  • Mentored the “Young Doctors Camp” 2011 & 2012 at  Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad
  • Participated as a faculty member in the following workshops:
    • Mechanical Ventilation Workshop 2011, ISCCM Hyderabad Chapter
    • Respiratory Update 2013, Manipal College of Respiratory Therapy
    • SLEEPCON 2015, Hyderabad

Poster/Papers Presentation

  • Assessment of Lung Function in Obese Patients, NAPCON 2008 (Lucknow, India)
  • Spirometry in the Elderly Obese Population of Chennai, IMPACT 2010 (Singapore)
  • Severe Community Acquired Pneumonia and its co-morbidities, IMPACT 2012 (Singapore)
  • Non-small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR Mutation Positivity – Response to Chemotherapy, ERS 2013 (Barcelona, Spain)
  • Non-small Cell Lung Cancer with EGFR Mutation Positivity – Response to Chemotherapy, ACCP 2014 (Austin, Texas)

Other Activities

Other Interests & Achievements

  • Roller Skating – National Junior Champion in Figure Skating, 1996
  • Hindustani Classical music: Performed for All India Radio and Doordarshan