Dr Kunal Deokar

 Pulmonary Medicine 

Dr. Kunal Deokar

Assistant Professor

MD; DNB; DM (Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine) (AIIMS JDH)


    Publications (Research Papers)


    Total – 51

    Pubmed indexed – 44

    Total citations – more than 150; h index - 5



    1. Aerosol drug therapy in critically ill patients (Aero-in-ICU study): A multicenter prospective observational cohort study. Accepted for publication in Lung India
    2. Singh M, Sinha BP, Dutta S, Deokar K, Mishra D, Goswami K. A systematic review and meta- analysis on the efficacy and safety of topical Pilocarpine (1.25%) in presbyopia treatment. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Current Ophthalmology.
    3. Kaliya MG, Rathod MC, Deokar KK, Singhal S. Silent choker: Unveiling tracheal stenosis as an atypical manifestation of mucormycosis. Lung India. 2024;41(1):63-66.
    4. S Gupta, K Deokar, S Singhal, K Joshi. Research is not always re-search: A journey from basics to acidic. Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology 2023; 40 (1): 1-2.
    5. Singhal S, Parekh A, Deokar K, Tandon A. Respiratory diseases pattern in "Saurashtra": experience from an upcoming tertiary Health care centre. NMO Journal [Internet];17(1):09-13.
    6. Singh M, Sinha BP, Mishra D, Deokar K, Bhatia G, Upreti G. Role of corneal collagen cross-linking in bullous keratopathy: A systematic review. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2023 May;71(5):1706-1717. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1942_22. PMID: 37203022; PMCID: PMC10391445.
    7. Singh M, Deokar K, Sinha BP, Keena M, Desai G. Ocular manifestations of common pulmonary diseases - A narrative review. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2023 Mar 3. doi: 10.4081/monaldi.2023.2535. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36867059.
    8. Chauhan NK, Shadrach BJ, Dutt N, Niwas R, Deokar K et al. Safe practice of flexible bronchoscopy for non-COVID-19 indications during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Tanaffos 2022; 21(2): 207-213.
    9. Kumar N; Chawla G,; Kansal AP; Deokar K; Niwas R; Abrol N; Asfahan S; Garg S; Keena M. Air flow limitation in smokers – A cause of concern. Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care 2022;11(11):6807-6811. DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1159_20
    10. Sethy G, Chisema MN, Sharma L, Singhal S, Joshi K, Nicks PO, Laher B, Mamba KC, Deokar K, Damte T, Phuka J. 'Vaccinate my village' strategy in Malawi: an effort to boost COVID-19 vaccination. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2023;22(1):180-185. doi: 10.1080/14760584.2023.2171398. PMID: 36688599.
    11. Parekh A, Dave J, Singhal S, Deokar K. Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding COVID-19 among the postgraduate medical students of a government medical college in Gujarat (India). J Assoc Chest Physicians 2022;10:81-8
    12. Singhal S, Deokar K, Bhatia G, et al. Lessons learned along my journey in an upcoming institute. CRS&T 2022;5(3):403-404.
    13. Parekh A, Deokar K, Singhal S. A simple concept of fluid balance can be harder in intensive care unit. Journal of Integrative Nursing 2022;4(4):255
    14. Singhal S, Deokar K, Verma M. Commercial screening tests: Beneficial or a hypnosis to advertisements? J Postgrad Med. 2022;68(4):231-232. doi: 10.4103/jpgm.jpgm_300_22. PMID: 36255016; PMCID: PMC9841549.
    15. Desai G, Purohit G, Borana H, Deokar K, Yogi S. Comparison of efficacy of bedaquiline and moxifloxacin in drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis. A prospective observational study. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2022 4;93(1). doi: 10.4081/monaldi.2022.2231. PMID: 35535455.
    16. Verma M, Singhal S, Deokar K. Is this the Start of a New Era in Medicine? Media Influences Practice and Research. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2022;34(12):819-820. doi: 10.1016/j.clon.2022.09.048. PMID: 36184468.
    17. Deokar K, Elhence P, Dutt N, Jalandra RN, Khera S, Sharma PP, Chauhan NK. Diagnostic Accuracy and Adequacy of Rapid On-Site Evaluation Performed by a Pulmonologist on Transbronchial Needle Aspi-Ration Specimens (DREPA): A Prospective Study. Advances in Respiratory Medicine. 2022; 90(2):161-170. https://doi.org/10.5603/ARM.a2022.0020.
    18. Rustagi N, Choudhary Y, Asfahan S, Deokar K, Jaiswal A, Thirunavukkarasu P, Kumar N, Raghav P. Identifying psychological antecedents and predictors of vaccine hesitancy through machine learning: A cross sectional study among chronic disease patients of deprived urban neighbourhood, India. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2022;92(4). doi: 10.4081/monaldi.2022.2117. PMID: 35315260.
    19. Parekh A, Deokar K, Verma M, Singhal S, Bhatt ML, Katoch C. The 50-Year Journey of Lung Cancer Screening: A Narrative Review. Cureus. 2022;14(9):e29381. doi: 10.7759/cureus.29381. PMID: 36304365; PMCID: PMC9585290.
    20. Singhal S, Deokar K, Bhatia G. Clinical history: The Forgotten Connecting link between patient and cutting-edge technology. Acta Med Int 2022; 9: 83-4. DOI:10.4103/amit.amit_44_22
    21. Deokar K, Kaliya M, Vachhani K, Singhal S, Parekh A. Is Rivaroxaban Superior to Enoxaparin for Thromboprophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients of COVID-19?. J Assoc Physicians India. 2022;70(9):11-12. PMID: 36082899.
    22. Agarwal M, Sharma KK, Deokar K et al. Methotrexate pneumonitis in a patient with gestational trophoblastic pneumonia. AJTCCM 2022;28(3):133-134. doi:10.7196/AJTCCM.2022.v28i3.254
    23. Dutt N, Shishir S, Chauhan N K, et al. Mortality and Its Predictors in COVID-19 Patients With Pre-existing Interstitial Lung Disease. Cureus 14(8): e27759. doi:10.7759/cureus.27759
    24. Agarwal M, Sharma KK, Bharti N, Deokar K. Nephrotic syndrome leading to recurrent pulmonary embolism: A report of two cases. Acta Biomed. 2022;93(1):e2022024. doi: 10.23750/abm.v93i1.10762. PMID: 35315427.
    25. Shadrach BJ, Kumar S, Deokar K, Singh GV, Hariharan, Goel R. A study of multidrug resistant tuberculosis among symptomatic household contacts of MDR-TB patients. Indian J Tuberc. 2021;68(1):25-31. doi: 10.1016/j.ijtb.2020.09.030. PMID: 33641847.
    26. Chauhan NK, Elhence P, Deokar K, Dutt N, Sharma PP, Kuwal A, Kumar S, Niwas R. Vascular patterns on narrow band imaging (NBI) video bronchoscopy of lung cancer patients and its relationship with histology: an analytical cross-sectional study. Adv Respir Med. 2021;89(1):30-36. doi: 10.5603/ARM.a2021.0014. PMID: 33660246.
    27. Goel R, Singh GV, Shadrach BJ, Deokar K, Kumar S, Rajput KS. Efficacy and safety of intrapleural streptokinase in tubercular empyema thoracis - old wine in new wineskin. Trop Doct. 2022;52(1):23-26. doi: 10.1177/00494755211050193. PMID: 34870518.
    28. Agarwal M, Gupta ML, Deokar K, Shadrach BJ, Bharti N, Sonigra M. Clinico-radiological profile of connective tissue disease related-interstitial lung diseases from a tertiary care centre of India: a cross sectional study. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2021;91(4). doi: 10.4081/monaldi.2021.1624. PMID: 33840179.
    29. Deokar K, Agarwal M, Dutt N, Chauhan N, Niwas R, Shadrach BJ, Chawla G. A review of Ciclesonide in COVID-19. Still a long way to go. Adv Respir Med. 2021;89(1):79-81. doi: 10.5603/ARM.a2020.0173. Epub 2021 Jan 20. PMID: 33471354.
    30. Agarwal M, Gupta ML, Deokar K, Bharti N, Jain P. Paraquat lung - a rare cause of diffuse parenchymal lung disease. Acta Biomed. 2021;92(3):e2021270. doi: 10.23750/abm.v92i3.10226. PMID: 34212926; PMCID: PMC8343721.
    31. Niwas R, Shadrach BJ, Deokar K, Dutt N, Jain P. A Curious case of Vasovagal Shock following Transesophageal Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Needle Aspiration (EUS-B-NA). Acta Biomed. 2021;92(S1):e2021133. doi: 10.23750/abm.v92iS1.10412. PMID: 34747376.
    32. Shadrach BJ, Tiwari D, Deokar K, Shahi SS, Agarwal M, Goel R. Post partum dyspnoea: look beyond the lungs. Breathe (Sheff). 2021;17(1):200114. doi: 10.1183/20734735.0114-2020. PMID: 34295387; PMCID: PMC8291952.
    33. Shadrach BJ, Deokar K, Agarwal V, Jain A, Goel R. Systemic sclerosis-interstitial lung disease with coexistent subacute invasive pulmonary aspergillosis: a rare association. Adv Respir Med. 2021;89(1):75-76. doi: 10.5603/ARM.a2020.0183. PMID: 33471357.
    34. Shadrach BJ, Goel R, Deokar K, Jain A. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in a COVID-19 recovered patient: unravelling an infective sequalae of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2021;91(2). doi: 10.4081/monaldi.2021.1664. PMID: 33849262.
    35. Deokar K, Meshram S, Chawla G, Kunjir N, Meshram C, Abrol N, Gaikwad P. Obstructive sleep apnea, intermittent hypoxemia and prothrombotic biomarkers. Sleep Sci. 2020;13(4):230-234. doi: 10.5935/1984-0063.20190147. PMID: 33564369; PMCID: PMC7856672.
    36. Asfahan S, Deokar K, Dutt N, Niwas R, Jain P, Agarwal M. Extrapolation of mortality in COVID-19: Exploring the role of age, sex, co-morbidities and health-care related occupation. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2020;90(2). doi:10.4081/monaldi.2020.1325. PMID: 32447949.
    37. Deokar K, Shadrach BJ, Chawla G, Asfahan S, Dutt N, Niwas R, Agarwal M, S AS. Low dose radiotherapy for COVID pneumonia: Irradiate to Eradicate - Will it be possible? Acta Biomed. 2020 Nov 10;92(1):e2021023. doi: 10.23750/abm.v92i1.10369. PMID: 33682811; PMCID: PMC7975953.
    38. Shadrach BJ, Deokar K, Agarwal M, Dutt N. Quarantine of Health Care Workers in the COVID-19 Crisis: Why and How Long? Acta Biomed. 2020 Nov 10;91(4):e2020174. doi: 10.23750/abm.v91i4.10680. PMID: 33525247; PMCID: PMC7927517.
    39. Deokar K, Niwas R, Chauhan N, Dutt N, Jain P, Asfahan S, Kumawat R. Recurrent pneumothorax, skin lesions and frequent urination. Breathe (Sheff). 2020 Mar;16(1):190318. doi: 10.1183/20734735.0318-2019. PMID: 32194766; PMCID: PMC7078740.
    40. Chawla G, Ish P, Garg A, Deokar K. Mediastinal germ cell tumour masquerading as loculated pleural effusion. Adv Respir Med. 2020;88(4):360-361. doi: 10.5603/ARM.a2020.0116. PMID: 32869271.
    41. Chawla G, Kansal AP, Deokar K. A young non-smoker with high ADA pleural effusion. It's not always tuberculosis. Adv Respir Med. 2020;88(5):464-465. doi: 10.5603/ARM.a2020.0144. PMID: 33169822.
    42. Agarwal M, Gupta ML, Deokar K, Bharti N. Asymptomatic patient with "lumpy and bumpy" airways. A case of pulmonary MALToma. Adv Respir Med. 2020;88(6):615-619. doi: 10.5603/ARM.a2020.0165. PMID: 33393656.
    43. Chauhan N, S AS, Asfahan S, Deokar K, Niwas R. Cotrimoxazole-induced SIADH - a unique challenge during treatment of pulmonary nocardiosis. Adv Respir Med. 2020;88(4):352-355. doi: 10.5603/ARM.2020.0113. PMID: 32869269.
    44. Khera PS, Chauhan N, Garg PK, Choudhary R, Deokar K, Niwas R. Hemothorax secondary to ruptured pulmonary arteriovenous malformation: A combined stitch in time saves nine. Lung India. 2020 May-Jun;37(3):272-274. doi: 10.4103/lungindia.lungindia_321_19. PMID: 32367853; PMCID: PMC7353951.
    45. Chawla G, Kansal AP, Deokar K, Abrol N, Chopra V, Ish P, Sharma V, Kumar N, Bhatti K. Effects of stage-matched repeated individual behavioural counselling session (RIBCS) as an intervention for decreased and stopping smoking. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2020 Apr 7;90(1). doi: 10.4081/monaldi.2020.1208. PMID: 32253889.
    46. Deokar K, Shaikh AL, Chawla G. Gynecomastia in multi-drug resistant tuberculosis - ethionamide the villain. Adv Respir Med. 2020;88(2):162-163. doi: 10.5603/ARM.2020.0093. PMID: 32383471.
    47. Deokar K, Niwas R, Chauhan N, Chawla G. Defying the paradigm - rescue thrombolysis in a postoperative patient with pulmonary embolism. Adv Respir Med. 2020;88(1):36-37. doi: 10.5603/ARM.2020.0079. PMID: 32153008.
    48. Chawla G, Dutt N, Deokar K, Meena VK. Chest pain without a clue-ultrasound to rescue occult multiple myeloma: A case report. World J Radiol. 2019;11(12):144-148. doi: 10.4329/wjr.v11.i12.144. PMID: 31885830; PMCID: PMC6901384.
    49. Gadewad N, Deokar K, Ghorpade S. Clinical Profile of Patients Presenting with Malignant Pleural Effusion to a Tertiary Health Care Centre. J Assoc Physicians India. 2017 Aug;65(8):28-31. PMID: 28799302.
    50. Deokar KK, Kunjir NG, Ghorpade S. Primary ewings sarcoma of the lung. J Clin Diagn Res. 2015 Jan;9(1):XD01-XD03. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/10946.5436. Epub 2015 Jan 1. PMID: 25738070; PMCID: PMC4347161.
    51. TM Dhamgaye, G Mishra, K Deokar. Miliary tuberculosis with bilateral pneumothorax–A case report. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease 2 (6), 492-494.



    Publications (Book Chapters)


    Author of book titled “MCQs and Facts in Respiratory Medicine” published by Paras publishers


    Awards and Honors


    1. Awarded with Associate Fellowship of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)
    2. Chair - Imaging and Lung function -Virtual academy of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine 2021 – European Respiratory Society (ERS)
    3. Chair – Rare Diseases -Virtual academy of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine 2021 – European Respiratory Society (ERS)
    4. Moderator for Breakout sessions at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2021





    1. The Cochrane Collaboration

    2. Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)

    3. European Respiratory Society (ERS)

    4. Indian Chest Society (ICS)

    5. American Thoracic Society (ATS)

    6. National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS)