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Dr Raghuram has been a Consultant in General and Respiratory Medicine since 2007 at Gloucestershire; prior to which he was a Consultant (2002-7) at City Hospital in Birmingham . He did his general medical and respiratory training on the 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 has experience in managing 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 in the Severn region and an Host and Chair of Examiners for the MRCP both in the UK and overseas.
He was the Linacre Fellow (2016-20) and is an elected councillor at the Royal College of Physicians of London
He was awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2021.
Areas of interest
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Respiratory disorders; Asthma; Unexplained breathlessness; Cough; Recurrent chest infections including bronchiectasis; Pleural diseases; Lung cancer; Interstitial lung diseases including pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis; Bronchoscopy including Endobronchial ultrasound
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician with a Special Interest in Respiratory Medicine Cheltenham General Hospital Cheltenham GL53 7AN
Gloucestershire Royal Hospitals NHSFT
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
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.
MBE Queen's Birthday Honours 2021
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Tamil - Native or bilingual
Courses offered to GPs
Presentations to local practices, World COPD Day, and other external meetings
- FRCP London Royal college of Physicians of London 2007
- MSc University of Bristol 2012
- MRCPI Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 1996
- MD Medical university Madras 1992
- MBBS University of Madras 1988
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Elected councillor Royal College of Physicians of London 2021
- Board Member Part 2 MRCP exams Joint Royal colleges of Physicians 2015
- Elected Council member British Thoracic Society 2020
- Head of Postgraduate School of Medicine Health Education England- Southwest 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- Respiratory Medicine, 2002
- General internal Medicine, 2002
Affiliations / memberships
British Thoracic Society
West Country Chest Society
Healthcare Finance Management Association (affiliate)
- Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital, GL51 6SY
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- 01242 524858
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