Incharge : Dr. Bala Menon, Director Professor


Name :            Dr. Balakrishnan Menon


Present Position :


Direactor Professor of Respiratory Allergy and Applied Immunology, and In-charge of Radiology services at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi


Educational Qualifications :


Professional Degrees :

MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi in 1991


DMRD (Radiology) from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi) in 1994


MD (Respiratory Medicine) from Patel Chest Institute, Delhi in 1998



Work Experience :

Heads independent unit of Respiratory Medicine at Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute where patients of Chest Diseases such as Asthma, TB, Cancer etc are treated


Manages Radiology services of Patel Chest Institute including Xray, CT Scans, Ultrasound and Interventional Radiology Procedures


Provides diagnostic laboratory services for allergy diagnosis etc


Developed India s first PACS system which is a system of electronically transmitting and storing patient X ray and CT images


Started latest 64 slice CT scanner at Patel Chest Institute


Nodal officer for Yoga services at Patel Chest Institute


Publications and Research:


45 research publications in national and international journals


4 chapters in books


Presented original research work in several national and international conferences

Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator in funded research projects



Teaching :


Supervisor for MD (Respiratory Medicine) and DTCD students


Examiner for MD (Respiratory Medicine), DNB and DTCD students


Conducted televised teaching for DNB students (Countrywide Classroom Programme) over Gyan Darshan Channel of Doordarshan and Gyan Vani of All India Radio


Invited as Expert Speaker for Programmes of Doordarshan and All India Radio