Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram

Qualifications

MB BS, MD, MRCPI, FRCP, MSc

GMC number: 4254841

Practicing since: 1988

Specialties

General (internal) Medicine, Respiratory Medicine

Consultation times

  • Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00
  • Other days and times by arrangement
  • Overview

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About

Dr Raghuram has been a Consultant in General and Respiratory Medicine since 2002 in City Hospital in Birmingham and since 2007 at Gloucestershire. He did his general medical and respiratory training on the prestigious North Western rotation.

He was trained in bronchoscopy at the Northwest Lung centre in Manchester and at Salford Royal Hospitals including techniques in interventional bronchoscopy. He trained in the use of endobronchial ultrasound and has a high diagnostic rate for lung cancer using this technique.

Dr Raghuram’s research was in small airways diseases. He trained in Critical Care in Aberdeen. This resulted in a lasting interest in managing patients with narrowed airways and respiratory failure and enhanced his interest in managing patients with unexplained breathlessness and persistent cough.

Dr Raghuram is a member of the Southwest Interstitial lung disease group managing this complex group of patients with conditions such as sarcoidosis and pulmonary fibrosis.

Dr Raghuram has an enduring interest in teaching and has a Masters in Healthcare education from Bristol University. He is the head of the postgraduate school of medicine at Health education England in Severn and chairs and hosts the MRCP PACES examination. He is the Regional Advisor, a past Censor, and now Linacre Fellow at the Royal College of Physicians of London with responsibilities for College tutors and Associate college tutors in the country. He has contributed to the development of the new Internal Medicine curriculum as part of the changes in Shape of Training.

Other interests

Obstructive airway diseases including small airway diseases and interstitial lung disease.

Personal interests

Dr Raghuram moved to Gloucestershire in 2007 and has enjoyed exploring the countryside with his family. He has an interest in British and European history and enjoys reading (and occasionally writing) poetry.

Languages spoken

English and Tamil

Locations Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram works with

Related experience

Research

Dr Raghuram’s research was into assessment of small airway function on patients with COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). This was using flow volume loops breathing air and heliox and determination of the volume of isoflow as a reproducible marker of airway narrowing.

Other projects looked at lung function in survivors of childhood leukaemia, smoking habits of patients with asthma and effect of mechanical ventilation on patients with lung fibrosis.

Memberships

  • British Thoracic Society
  • West Country Chest Society
  • South West Interstitial Disease Association
  • Royal College of Physicians of London
  • National Association of Clinical Tutors

Other post held

  • Consultant Physician with a Special Interest in Respiratory Medicine Cheltenham General Hospital

Insurers Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram works with

Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Health-on-Line
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Simplyhealth

Declaration

Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Ananthakrishnan Raghuram does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.