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Dr. Vivek Nangia

Director, Pulmonology, Medical Critical Care and Sleep Disorders

Dr Nangia is an Interventional Pulmonologist and Infectious Disease Specialist with training in Sleep and Critical Care Medicine.

Languages : English, Hindi


Dr Vivek Nangia, is an international renowned Interventional Pulmonologist, with over two decades of rich clinical experience. He is amongst the pioneers to conduct various Bronchoscopic Interventions and Medical Thoracoscopy in Delhi. He has a stellar professional background and has undergone extensive training in various fields of Pulmonary and critical Care Medicine, namely, Sleep Medicine at Stanford University, USA; Pediatric Pulmonology, Royal Brompton Hostpital, London; Critical Care at Cleveland Clinics, USA; Clinical Nutrition and Good Clinical Practices at Mumbai. Pursuing his administrative skills, he has undergone training on "Development of Leaderships Skills" at one of the most prestigious institutes of the country, the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He is one of the few qualified Infectious Diseases Specialists in the entire country, having successfully completed first a diploma and then M.Sc in Infectious Diseases from London University, UK.He is a revered teacher, has many publications in peer reviewed journals and text books to his credit and has co-authored the book titled "Sleep Related Breathing Disorders". He has been a faculty to several National and International conferences. He is adept at performing various procedures like bronchoschopy, transbronchial biospies, EBUS, Medical thoracoscopies, endobronchial laser, etc.


When a City Asks its People to Leave
The Citizen

March 29, 2019

Dr. Vivek Nangia, head of the pulmonology department at Fortis Hospital says, “If a person can leave the city, definitely they should go somewhere else. But the majority of people I see do not have an option.”

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Wealthy Vapers In India Are Buying Juul Kits For $100 On The Gray Market
BuzzFeed News

March 15, 2019

Their rising popularity is raising concerns from health experts in India. “Launching Juul in India is a bad idea,” Dr. Vivek Nangia, director of pulmonology at New Delhi’s Fortis Healthcare, told BuzzFeed News. “It’s pitched as a product that lets people cut down on cigarette smoking, but there’s a strong chance people who use them get dependent on them because of their high nicotine content.”

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Delhi's severe air pollution is frightening everyone, forcing sick to relocate
The Economic Times

November 18, 2018

Dr Vivek Nangia, head of Fortis Lung Centre, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, also advises many of his patients to move out of Delhi at least temporarily when the AQI goes over 200. “Many of my elderly patients leave Delhi in the colder months and live with their children or family members in other cities,” he says. Older people, children, pregnant women and cancer and diabetes patients are vulnerable to heart, lung and other complications due to air pollution, he says.

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Delhi Pollution: Saw someone using surgical mask? It’s a waste, suggest expert doctors
Financial Express

November 01, 2018

Both Doctors Nangia and Sachdeva advised to use N91 or N95 masks to help keep particulate matter out. “Surgical masks do not serve any purpose, really so these specialised masks should be used. People, especially children when they move out should either wear a mask or put a wet piece of cloth over their mouth,” Nangia said.

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New Delhi declares emergency as toxic smog thickens by the hour

November 09, 2017

“There is such a cloud over us that you probably need artificial rain or some such to clear this,” said Dr Vivek Nangia, a pulmonologist at Delhi’s Fortis hospital.

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Climate Change: How Worried Should You Be?

December 05, 2015

The World is standing at a crossroad where if we do not put a lid on the emission of greenhouse gases, in a few decades, we shall be heading towards an environmental disaster. With the climate change conference in Paris underway, will it be possible for various world leaders to look beyond blame game and actually hammer out an agreement that everyone will follow in letter and spirit? Should industrialised countries do more in terms of providing finance and accessibility to clean and green technology?

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#KillerAir: What Does Severe Pollution Actually Mean?

November 19, 2015

As North India grapples with severe air pollution levels, we tell you exactly how severe is severe pollution and what it can do to you.

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Killer Air: Should There be Pollution Holidays in Delhi?

December 03, 2015

As people cough and wheeze their way through their lives in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal says 'enough is enough'. They want to know just what the Delhi government intends to do to improve the quality of air in Delhi. Does the government have any solutions?

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Is Indoor Pollution Choking Your Child?

August 01, 2015

Children are more likely to suffer from health hazards caused die to indoor air pollution. With respiratory problems increasingly affecting infants, here's a look at how poor air quality deteriorates health and a few tips to clean up the air.

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Pollution in Our Cities: Does Anyone Care?

July 15, 2015

Chennai does the unthinkable and crosses Delhi to become the most polluted city. With governments struggling to explain why we are breathing killer air, is pollution even a priority issue? We debate on Left, Right and Centre.

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Convergence of Minds: For Better Patient Outcome in Intensive Care Unit Infections.
Indian J Crit Care Med

2017There is emergence of resistance to the last-line antibiotics such as carbapenems in Intensive Care Units (ICUs), leaving little effective therapeutic options. Since there are no more newer antibiotics in the armamentarium in the near future, it has become imperative that we harness the interdisciplinary knowledge for the best clinical outcome of the patient.

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Bronchoscopy as a salvage therapy in a mechanically ventilated status asthmaticus patient: A case report
The Egyptian Journal of Bronchology

2017A 23-year-old male patient presented with acute exacerbation of asthma with type 2 respiratory failure. He was mechanically ventilated and started on intensive medical therapy including nebulization with β2 agonists and antimuscarinic drugs, steroids, antibiotics and magnesium sulphate as per standard protocol.

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Scrub typhus infection presenting as acute heart failure: A case report and systematic review of literature of cardiopulmonary involvement in scrub typhus infection
Lung India

2016We describe a middle aged previoulsy healthy female patient who presented with clinical features suggestive of acute heart failure. Investigations revealed very high NT pro-BNP, right heart enlargement, bilateral pulmonary alveolar edema and bilateral pleural effusion. In view of falling platelet counts and exudative pleural effusion inflammatory/infective causes were considered.

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Polymyxin-B hemoperfusion in septic patients: analysis of a multicenter registry
Ann Intensive Care

2016In 2010, the EUPHAS 2 collaborative group created a registry with the purpose of recording data from critically ill patients suffering from severe sepsis and septic shock treated with polymyxin-B hemoperfusion (PMX-HP) for endotoxin removal. The aim of the registry was to verify the application of PMX-HP in the daily clinical practice.

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"Chennai Declaration": 5-year plan to tackle the challenge of anti-microbial resistance
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology

2014The Chennai Declaration is a document, prepared by representatives of various stakeholders and eminent experts in India, to tackle the challenge of anti-microbial resistance from an Indian perspective.

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Area of Expertise


Member: Infectious Disease Society of America

Member: Hospital Infections Society, India

Member: Clinical Infectious Diseases Society, India

Member: Forum for Adult Immunization Towards Health (FAITH) – first Trustee

Member: National College of Chest Physicians


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University of London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine : Infectious Diseases

University of London, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine : Infectious Diseases

Belvitge University : Interventional Bronchoscopies

Aligarh Muslim University : Pulmonology

Aligarh Muslim University : Surgery

Aligarh Muslim University : Medicine

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