Dr. Suninder Singh Arora

Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Respiratory & Sleep Med.,


MD, Medicine


Senior Consultant and Head, Dept. of Medicine, Respiratory, Sleep & Critical Care

OPD Timings:

Mon: 2.00 PM - 5.00 PM, Tue & Thur: 9.00 AM - 11.30 AM, Wed, Fri & Sat: 11.30 AM - 2.00 PM

Academic qualifications (Degree/Diploma/ Fellowship):

  • MBBS, Jawahar Lal  Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, UP., 1986
  • MD, Internal Medicine, Jawahar Lal  Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, UP., 1989
  • Fellowship of AARC (Chest), American Association for Respiratory Care, USA, 1996
  • Diploma (Interventional Pulmonology), University of Barcelona, Spain, 2002
  • Fellowship of Critical (Critical Care), College of Critical Care of ISCCM, India, 2014
  • Care Medicine

Work Experience:

  • Senior Resident, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, since 1989-1991
  • Chief Resident, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, since 1991-1992
  • Consultant, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, since 1993-1995
  • Senior Consultant & Unit Head, Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre, New Delhi, since 1996-2013
  • Co-Director, MICU & Incharge of Sleep Lab, and Bronchoscopy Suit, Since 1997-2014
  • HEAD,  Department of Medicine, Respiratory, Sleep and Critical Care, 2014 to till date

Special Training

  • Bronchoscopy Training, AIIMS, New Delhi, India, 1992
  • Advanced Training in Sleep Medicine, Melbourne, Australia, 2002
  • Sleep and Sleep Diagnostics, Malaysian Thoracic Society, Malaysia

Awards, Honors' and Scholarships:

  • International Fellow of American Association for Respiratory Care, FAARC
  • Honorary Fellow of Indian Association for Bronchology, FIAB, India
  • Honorary Fellow of Critical Care Medicine, FCCM, India
  • WHO expert on “Global Safety and Transfusion Practices in the World”

Membership in Professional Societies:

  • Life Member: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Founder Member:  World Organisation of Respiratory Care
  •                            Indian Sleep Disorders Association                                          
  • Governing Council Member: Indian Association of Bronchology
  • Member:   IMA, NCCP, API, DMA

Membership of Executive Bodies

  • President elect , Indian Association for Bronchology, 2021
  • Executive Committee Member, Delhi and NCR Branch,ISCCM:2005-2009
  • Secretary, Delhi and NCR Branch, ISCCM: 2009-2012
  • Joint Secretary, National ISCCM Executive Committee: 2010-2012
  • Executive Committee Member, SCCM (Delhi and NCR Branch), ISCCM:2012-2014
  • North Zone Member, National ISCCM Executive Committee, 2012-2014
  • Chairman, Membership Committee, ISCCM
  • Co-Chair, "Taking Critical Care to Places”,Theme Committee, ISCCM
  • Member, Workshop Book Committee, ISCCM
  • Member, Guidelines Committee, ISCCM
  • Member, Members Benevolent Fund, ISCCM
  • Member, ISCCM DAY Committee, ISCCM
  • ISCCM Inspector for Accreditation of ICU of India
  • EDITORIAL Team Member
  • National Board of Examination Teacher and Guide, training and pursuing research work.

Organization of CMEs and workshops:

  1. Every month a CME was organised by me in various hospitals of Delhi, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida for 4 consecutive          years from 2009-2012, about 48 CME’s
  2. Organizing Secretary for 2 years for Delhi Critical Care Symposium,  DCCS including workshops, for the years 2009, 2010.
  3. Organizing Secretary of the International Conference of ISCCM at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, the CRITICARE 2011

Participation / Delivery of lectures

  • Faculty Lecture, 1st Chest Summit, International Symposium and Workshop on Sleep Disorders, Delhi, March 1996
  • Invited International Speaker on “The Evolution of Non Invasive Ventilation in India” at the University of St Louis, Ohio, USA, 1996
  • Faculty Lecture, International Symposium and Workshop on Sleep Disorders, New Delhi, 1997
  • International Guest Lecture on “HIV and Tuberculosis, an Indian Perspective”; the National Conference of Respiratory Care at Atlanta, USA, 1998
  • International Speaker on “Pulmonary Rehabilitation in patients with COPD”; the International Conference of APARC,  22nd November, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1998
  • International Speaker on “Non-invasive Monitoring of Ventilation”; the International Conference of APARC,  22nd November, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1998
  • Lecture on “Arterial Blood Gas Analysis”, Critical Care Symposia, New Delhi, 2001
  • Chairperson, Update on Recent Advances in Respiratory Diseases and Workshop on Thoracic Diseases, AIIMS, April 2001
  • Lecture on “Acute Breathing Difficulty”, 23rd Annual Convention of IMA, New Delhi, Oct 2002
  • Lecture on “Ventilator Modes and Graphics”, Critical Care Education and Training Programme, Mumbai, November 2002
  • Faculty Lecture, “Peri Operative Care”, ISACON, Haryana Chapter, 2003
  • Faculty Lecture, Annual conference IAB, Jalandhar, 2003
  • Lecture on “Deep Vein Thrombosis”, DMA and IMA College of GP (DSF), DMA Hall, Delhi, 2003
  • Participated in the 3rd Annual Conference of ISCCM ( Delhi Chapter), New Delhi, 25th-26th September 2004
  • Chairperson, 9th Annual Conference IAB, Lucknow , 2004
  • Faculty Lecture at  NATCON, L.R.S. Institute, Mehrauli, New Delhi,  February 2005
  • Organizing Secretary, 10th Annual Conference, Broncocon 2005, New Delhi.
  • Lecture on “Diabetic Control, the Benchmarks”, Seoul, South Korea, 2006
  • Faculty Lecture on “Managing HIV Patients in ICU” at the 5th Annual Critical Care Symposium of ISCCM, New Delhi 2006
  • Faculty Lecture, 2nd Chest Summit, National Conference on Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, New Delhi 2006
  • Future Perspectives in COPD, Panelist,  ACCP Chapter, Goa, 2007
  • Faculty Lecture on ‘Percutaneous Tracheostomy’, Delhi Critical Care Symposium, DCCS, 2007
  • Faculty Lecture, Centre for Respiratory Diseases, Jaipur Golden Hospital, New Delhi, 2007
  • Course Director, “ICU Procedures Workshop”, Batra Hospital, New Delhi, for the years 2007 and 2008
  • Participated in the “Best of ADA”, New Delhi,2007
  • Faculty Lecture on “procalcitonin: where are we?” at the Delhi Critical Care Symposium, DCCS, 2007
  • Participated in the International Symposium on Antimicrobial Agents and Resistance, Singapore, 2007
  • Faculty Lecture on “Magnesium in the ICU: Sine Qua non” at the Delhi Critical Care Symposium, DCCS, 2008
  • Participated in the 22nd Annual Congress of ESICM, Vienna, Austria, 2009
  • Faculty Lecture “Transfusion Strategies in ICU” at the Delhi Critical Care Symposium, DCCS, 2009
  • Panelist on “Asthma and COPD” at the Respiratory Update, Poorva Sanskritik Kendra,Laxmi Nagar,New Delhi, 2009
  • Participated in Asia-Pacific Free Standing Symposium on Challenges and Modern treatment in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Hyderabad, 2009
  • ISCCM Day celebration- BLS course conducted at Batra Hospital, New Delhi, November 2010
  • Organising Secretary, 17th Annual Conference of the ISCCM, Criticare 2011, New Delhi
  • Participated in “ISCCM day - War against Sepsis” with public lecture on “Hand Hygiene”, Batra Hospital, New Delhi, 2011
  • Chairperson, Best of ERS India, New Delhi, 2012
  • Faculty Lecture,  The 18th Annual Congress of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine & International Critical Care Congress 2012, Criticare2012, Pune.
  • Participated in Newer Therapies in Diabetes Management, PHFI, Delhi, 2012
  • Participated in 17th World Congress for Bronchology, Cleveland, USA, 2012
  • Chairperson, Pre Conference Critical Care Workshop, DMA, New Delhi, Dec 2012
  • Faculty Lecture, “Anaesthesia Management during Bronchoscopy in ICU” at the 18th Annual Conference IAB, Baroda, Feb,2013
  • Faculty Lecture, “Management of Pulmonary Embolism in ICU” at the 19th Annual Conference ISCCM, Kolkata, 2013
  • FCCS Course 19-20 July, 2013‏;  Medanta The Medicity, Gurgaon, Faculty lecture on: Electrocardiography in ICU
  • Conducted an International Workshop on “Medical Thoarcoscopy”, Batra Hospital, New Delhi, August 2013
  • Conducted a workshop on “PCT and Bronchoscopy procedures in ICU”, Batra Hospital, New Delhi, August,2013
  • Faculty Lecture, “Pulmonary embolism” at the 11th Annual Conference of the ISCCM, Delhi Branch; Delhi Critical Care Symposium, DCCS, New Delhi, August 2013
  • Panelist in Premix Summit at Dubai, UAE, October 2013
  • Investigator in 'IMPROVE study' on Premix Insulins.
  • Investigator in 'GUARD study' on Vildagliptin v/s Glimepiride published in 2015.
  • Public Interest Message on Diabetes on world diabetes day, 14th November 2015 shown on NDTV
  • Public Interest Message on Diabetes on world diabetes day, 14th November 2015 aired on FM 91.1

Research Publications:

  • Renal Functional Changes in Malaria, Original Publication as thesis for the award of MD degree, 1988
  • “Cefaclor in the management of acute exacerbation of COPD”; a multi centric, inter- continental observational study, Lilly, 2003
  • Principal Investigator, CABP Study, 2018, awaiting SIV
  • Principal Investigator, India Heart Study, 2019
  • Principal Investigator, ELORES Study, 2019,ongoing
  • Principal Investigator, BCG Study, 2020, Followup going on
  • Principal Investigator, Covid 19 drug study, submitted for approval, 2020
  • Principal Investigator, Sputnik V Vaccine, Phase III study, ongoing

Supervised Research:

  • Prospective study comparing invasive and non-invasive technique in diagnosis of VAP and their outcome, 2003
  • To identify the risk factors for developing ARF in critically ill admitted to MICU of a tertiary care hospital in New Delhi, 2011
  • Prevalence of Multi Drug Resistant bacteria in ICU setting, 2013
  • Role of multi detector Computed Tomography in evaluation of Haemoptysis, 2013
  • Pulmonary Dysfunction in patients of  type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in relation to glycaemic control and correlation with incipient diabetic nephropathy, 2013
  • Serum homocysteine levels in ischemic stroke patients, 2013
  • A study of bode index score and c-reactive protein as predictors of severity and hospitalization in COPD patients, 2014
  • Study of pleural fluid cholesterol and albumin and its role in differentiating exudative, transudative and malignant pleural effusion, 2015
  • Study of clinical profile of malaria in patients attending a tertiary care hospital, 2016.
  • A prospective observational study to compare AFB positivity in sputum smears before and after bronchoscopy in presumptive pulmonary TB cases, 2017
  • Infections in patients of end stage renal disease on maintenance hemodialysis, 2018
  • The pattern of lactate clearance and its predictability 28 day mortality in septic shock patients, 2019


  • Participated in the Indian Intensive Care Case Mix and Practice Patterns Study (INDICAPS), ISCCM study, 2010-2011
  • Participated in the “Neurocritical Care Survey” https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PF5QWJF; May, 2013
  • GUIDELINES: Conventional flexible bronchoscopy during the COVID pandemic: A consensus statement from the Indian Association for Bronchology, Lung India, 2021

Book: Section-Editor, OBSTETRIC EMERGENCIES, ICU Protocol Book, ISCCM Publication, 2012

Currently on-going: Prospective clinical study to ascertain the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in critically ill patients