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Department of Pulmonology at the Meitra Hospital is a highly advanced and specialised unit providing state of the art diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive services for respiratory diseases. The Outpatient division offers expert care for allergy, asthma, COPD, ILD and other common respiratory illness with fully fledged pulmonary function lab, rehabilitation unit and allergy testing. Inpatient Department is fully equipped to treat complicated and advanced respiratory disease. Pulmonology department is having most advanced interventional pulmonology unit with all modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipments including EBUS. Sleep Medicine Department is equipped with advanced sleep lab to diagnose sleep disorders mainly obstructive sleep apnea.

Dr. Padmavathy R

Consultant Pulmonologist

A Pulmonologist and Critical Care specialist with nearly a decade of experience, Dr. Padmavathy has an extensive work experience in managing various adult respiratory disorders and allergies in major tertiary care hospitals in Kerala and Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. In her focus on making high quality respiratory care both accessible and affordable, she became the first Pulmonologist to set up a full-fledged Respiratory Medicine department with Flexible bronchoscopy, Pulmonary function tests and sleep studies in rural Wayanad. Dr. Padma has done numerous programs on social media, TV, radio, and published several journal articles. She has both presented and served as faculty at numerous conferences in National and International forums. She is an avid Adolescent Social Health Activist and is a passionate advocate against tobacco and substance abuse and behavioral addictions among adolescents. She is actively involved in conducting regular programs to create awareness among students, parents, caregivers & teachers.  She has mentored and served as guide to students of MBBS, Pharm D and Nursing departments.



  • Adult and Pediatric Respiratory diseases
  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Academic teaching and research fields


Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • European Respiratory Society
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Indian Medical Association
  • Indian Chest Society
  • National College of Chest Physicians
  • Amrita Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology
  • Academy of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Trivandrum Academy of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


  • Conducted & served as Faculty in National and Regional level workshops and conferences
  • Awards in numerous conferences

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