Dr Jayachandra

Dr. A. Jayachandra

Sr. Consultant – Pulmonologist
Department – Pulmonology


Dr A Jayachandra has an experience 41 years in the field of Pulmonology. He is specialized in Interventional Pulmonology and Respiratory Emergency Medicine. He is a renowned pulmonologist who works exclusively at Virinchi Hospitals, Hyderabad. Dr A Jayachandra did his MBBS (1977) from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad and Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD) (1984) from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad and is Fellow of American College of Chest Physician (ACCP) USA. He has been trained in Marsailes for Thoracoscopy. Dr Jayachandra has been performing Bronchoscopy since early eighties. He is a pioneer in Interventional Pulmonology in the country. Dr A Jayachandra was one of the first to introduce Fibre-Optic Bronchoscopy in the combined state in 1987 and from then he started his Interventional Practice with Paediatric and Rigid Procedures. He is also a Pioneer in using Thoracoscopy as a Diagnostic modality in the country and since then he has been conducting regular workshops in the state and national level in this modality. His skills also include Tracheal Stent Placements, EBUS guided TBNA, Bronchial tumor resection, foreign body removal and also offering peri-cardial window for malignant pericardial effusions. Dr Jayachandra is credited with the use of LASER, electocautery and cryo-biopsy with vast experience and is a national level invitee as a faculty in most of the chest conferences. Dr Jayachandra is a pulmonologist and specializes in treating Asthma, COPD, Tuberculosis, Sarcoidosis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary Hypertension, Sleep Apnea and all chest related diseases. He is a member of Indian Chest Society, European Respiratory Society (ERS) and American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).


  • MBBS – Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, 1978
  • Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD) – Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, 1984
  • FCCP – Pulmonary Medicine – Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, 1994



1984 – Present Interventional Pulmonology at AKJ chest Clinic

Registration No

7603 Andhra Pradesh Medical Council, 1978


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