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Dr. Narasimhan R




35+ Years of Experience



About Doctor

Dr. Narasimhan R is a highly experienced Respiratory Therapy Specialist and Pulmonologist with a remarkable 35 years of practice in these fields.

His extensive education an MBBS from Madras University in 1979, an MD in Tuberculosis & and respiratory diseases/Medicine from Madras University in 1982, and an FCCP from the American College Of Chest Physicians in 1997. 

Dr. Narasimhan is an accomplished specialist in performing endobronchial ultrasounds, a minimally invasive technique renowned for its accuracy in detecting conditions such as lung cancer and infections.

Furthermore, he utilizes advanced diagnostic techniques, including bronchoscopy and spirometry, to evaluate a patient's condition. 

His dedication to precise diagnosis enables him to create personalized treatment strategies, taking into account each patient's individual medical history.

Dr. Narasimhan is an esteemed member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the Indian Chest Society, the National College of Chest Physicians, and the American Thoracic Society.

He has been honored with both the Best Teacher Award and the Vocational Excellence Award.

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS, from Madras University in 1979
  • MD, from Madras University in 1982

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  •  Bronchitis Treatment
  •  Lower/ Upper Respiratory Tract Infection Treatment
  •  Halitosis Treatment
  •  Bronchial Thermoplasty
  •  Transbronchoscopic Cryo Biopsy of the Lungs
  •  Endobronchial Ultrasound

All Treatments

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Pleurodesis
  • Biopsy
  • Stenting
  • Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy
  • Bronchoalveolar lavage
  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Endobronchial valve

Professional Work Experience

  • Apollo Hospital, Greams Road, Chennai, as a Senior Consultant.
  • Assistant Divisional Medical Officer in Southern Hospitals, Olavakot, Kerala.
  • Worked in Jipmer, Pondicherry.

Career Highlights

  • Dr. Narasimhan R is a seasoned Respiratory Therapy Specialist and Pulmonologist, bringing an impressive 35 years of expertise to his practice.
  • He excels in the precision of endobronchial ultrasounds, a minimally invasive technique recognized for its effectiveness in detecting conditions like lung cancer and infections.
  • He has published multiple journeys.

Research and Fellowships

  • Member: Indian Chest Society
  • Member: National College of Chest Physicians
  • Member: National Academy of Allergy
  • Member: American College of Allergy and Immunology
  • Member: American Thoracic Society
  • Member: British Thoracic Society
  • Member: American Academic of Sleep
  • Member: Asia Pacific Society of Respirology
  • Member: American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member: European Association for Bronchology
  • Member: American Association for Bronchology
  • Member: European Respiratory Society
  • Fellowship: Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
  • Fellowship: Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh


  • Polymerase Chain for Tuberculosis-Narasimhan R, Illangho RP, and Seethalakshmi- Lung India (1998), XVI, No.4 (Page 150 to 154).
  • Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia-Narasimhan R, Illangho RP, Mahadevan S-Lung India (1999), XVII, No.1 (Page 35-37).
  • A case report of endobronchial sarcoidosis-Narasimhan, Gayathri and Jayaraman-Current Medical Trends 8(3) 1600-1603.
  • He has written a chapter on “Acute Severe Asthma” in the Association Physicians of India Textbook “Medicine Update 2005”.
  • Written a chapter on the ideal Bronchoscopy suite in the book titled “Practical Approach to Critical Respiratory Medicine.
  • Sleep disorders and Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy Organizing Capabilities Organized Indian Bronchology Conferences in Chennai in 1995.

Awards and Recoginition

  • Dr Narasimhan was awarded the Best Teacher Award.
  • He has been awarded the “Vocational Excellence Award” from the Rotary Club of Madras North West for the highest number of diagnostic bronchoscopies in South India.

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