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Ritesh Agarwal
Associate Professor
Department of Pulmonary Medicine
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER)
Chandigarh,  India

POSITIONS

July 2009 till date

Associate Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

2004 - 2009

Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Medicine
PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

2001 - 2004

Senior Resident of Pulmonary Medicine
PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

EDUCATION

2001 - 2004

Fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care
PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

1998 - 2001

Residency in Internal Medicine
PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

1992 - 1998

Medical School
Stanley Medical College, Chennai

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, Interventional Pulmonology, Meta-analysis, Noninvasive ventilation, ARDS

SUMMARY       

Dr. Ritesh Agarwal was born and educated in Chennai (India). He completed his medical school (M.B.B.S) in 1998 from Stanley Medical College, and joined the Residency Program in Internal Medicine at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in 2001. Subsequently, he completed his Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from the same Institute in 2004.
He is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
His primary research area is allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. He also maintains keen interest in interventional pulmonology, pleural disorders, invasive and noninvasive ventilation, and meta-analysis.
Dr. Agarwal has more than 225 publications to his credit. He has written several chapters in national and international books. He is also co-author of two books (Oxygen Therapy, Textbook of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine). He is winner of the NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award in the Medicine category for the year 2011.
Dr. Agarwal is Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, Asia-Pacific Society of Respirology, Indian Chest Society and Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow. He is also the Associate Editor of the World Journal of Radiology.

Publications in ABPA

1. Agarwal R, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D. High-attenuation mucus in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: another cause of diffuse high-attenuation pulmonary abnormality. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2006: 186(3): 904.
2. Agarwal R, Gupta D, Aggarwal AN, Behera D, Jindal SK. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: lessons from 126 patients attending a chest clinic in north India. Chest 2006: 130(2): 442-448.
3. Agarwal R, Reddy C, Gupta D. An unusual cause of hilar lymphadenopathy. Lung India 2006: 23(2): 90-92.
4. Agarwal R, Gupta D, Aggarwal AN, Saxena AK, Chakrabarti A, Jindal SK. Clinical significance of hyperattenuating mucoid impaction in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: an analysis of 155 patients. Chest 2007: 132(4): 1183-1190.
5. Agarwal R, Singh N, Aggarwal AN. An unusual association between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Aspergillus fumigatus. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis 2008: 69(1): 32-34.
6. Agarwal R, Srinivas R, Agarwal AN, Saxena AK. Pulmonary masses in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: mechanistic explanations. Respir Care 2008: 53(12): 1744-1748.
7. Agarwal R, Srinivas R, Jindal SK. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis complicating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Mycoses 2008: 51(1): 83-85.
8. Agarwal R. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Chest 2009: 135(3): 805-826.
9. Agarwal R, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D, Bal A, Das A. Case report: A rare cause of miliary nodules -- allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Br J Radiol 2009: 82(980): e151-154.
10. Agarwal R, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D, Jindal SK. Aspergillus hypersensitivity and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in patients with bronchial asthma: systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2009: 13(8): 936-944.
11. Agarwal R, Chakrabarti A. Epidemiology of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. In: Pasqualotto AC, ed. Aspergillosis: From Diagnosis to Prevention. Springer, New York, 2009; pp. 671-688.
12. Agarwal R, Chakrabarti A. Clinical Manifestations and Natural History of Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. In: Pasqualotto AC, ed. Aspergillosis: From Diagnosis to Prevention. Springer, New York, 2009; pp. 707-724.
13. Agarwal R, Singh N, Gupta D. Pulmonary hypertension as a presenting manifestation of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2009: 51(1): 37-40.
14. Agarwal R. Controversies in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Int J Respir Care 2010: 6(2): 53-54, 56-63.
15. Agarwal R. High attenuation mucoid impaction in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. World J Radiol 2010: 2(1): 41-43.
16. Agarwal R. Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. In: Jindal SK, Shankar PS, Raoof S, Gupta D, Aggarwal AN, Agarwal R, eds. Textbook of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. 1st ed. Jaypee Publications, New Delhi, 2010; pp. 947-970.
17. Agarwal R, Gupta D, Aggarwal AN, Saxena AK, Saikia B, Chakrabarti A, Jindal SK. Clinical significance of decline in serum IgE Levels in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Respir Med 2010: 104(2): 204-210.
18. Agarwal R, Hazarika B, Gupta D, Aggarwal AN, Chakrabarti A, Jindal SK. Aspergillus hypersensitivity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: COPD as a risk factor for ABPA? Med Mycol 2010: 48(7): 988-994.
19. Agarwal R, Khan A, Gupta D, Aggarwal AN, Saxena AK, Chakrabarti A. An alternate method of classifying allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis based on high-attenuation mucus. PLoS One 2010: 5(12): e15346.
20. Agarwal R, Nath A, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D, Chakrabarti A. Aspergillus hypersensitivity and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in patients with acute severe asthma in a respiratory intensive care unit in North India. Mycoses 2010: 53(2): 138-143.
21. Gupta K, Das A, Joshi K, Singh N, Aggarwal R, Prakash M. Aspergillus endocarditis in a known case of allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: an autopsy report. Cardiovasc Pathol 2010: 19(4): e137-e139.
22. Agarwal R. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: lessons learnt from genetics. Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 2011: 53(3): 137-140.
23. Agarwal R. Severe asthma with fungal sensitization. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2011: 11(5): 403-413.
24. Agarwal R. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: Lessons for the busy radiologist. World J Radiol 2011: 3(7): 178-181.
25. Agarwal R, Aggarwal AN, Gupta N, Gupta D. A rare cause of acute respiratory failure--allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Mycoses 2011: 54(4): e223-227.
26. Agarwal R, Gupta D. Severe asthma and fungi: current evidence. Med Mycol 2011: 49 Suppl 1: S150-157.
27. Agarwal R, Khan A. ABPA or AFAA: that is the question? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2011: 183(9): 1281.
28. Agarwal R, Khan A, Aggarwal AN, Saikia B, Gupta D, Chakrabarti A. Role of Inhaled Corticosteroids in the Management of Serological Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA). Intern Med 2011: 50(8): 855-860.
29. Agarwal R, Khan A, Aggarwal AN, Varma N, Garg M, Saikia B, Gupta D, Chakrabarti A. Clinical relevance of peripheral blood eosinophil count in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Journal of infection and public health 2011: 4(5-6): 235-243.
30. Agarwal R, Khan A, Garg M, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D. Pictorial essay: Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Indian J Radiol Imaging 2011: 21(4): 242-252.
31. Agarwal R, Noel V, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D, Chakrabarti A. Clinical significance of Aspergillus sensitisation in bronchial asthma. Mycoses 2011: 54(5): e531-538.
32. Agarwal R, Garg M, Aggarwal AN, Saikia B, Gupta D, Chakrabarti A. Serologic Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA-S): Long-term outcomes. Respir Med 2012: 2012; 106(7): 942-947
33. Agarwal R, Khan A, Garg M, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D. Chest radiographic and computed tomographic manifestations in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. World J Radiol 2012; 4(4): 141-150
34. Agarwal R, Khan A, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D. Link between CFTR mutations and ABPA: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Mycoses 2012;55:357-65
35. Agarwal R, Aggarwal AN, Garg M, Saikia B, Gupta D, Chakrabarti A. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis with aspergilloma: an immunologically severe disease with poor outcome. Mycopathologia 2012;174(3):193-201
36. Madan K, Bal A, Agarwal R. Pleural effusion in a patient with allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Respir Care 2012; 57(9): 1509-13.
37. Agarwal R. What is the current place of azoles in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and severe asthma with fungal sensitization? Expert Rev Respir Med 2012; 6(4): 363-371
38 Agarwal R, Maskey D, Aggarwal AN, Saikia B, Garg M, Gupta D, Chakrabarti A. Diagnostic Performance of Various Tests and Criteria Employed in Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis: A Latent Class Analysis. PLoS One. 2013;8(4):e61105
39. Agarwal R, Chakrabarti A, Shah A, Gupta D, Meis J, Guleria R, Moss R, Denning DW. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: review of literature and proposal of new diagnostic and classification criteria. Clin Exp Allergy 2013;43(8):850-873
40. Agarwal R, Chakrabarti A. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. In: Chakrabarti A, ed. Fungal Infections in Asia: the Eastern frontier of Mycology. Elsevier: New Delhi, 2013; 173-193
41. Agarwal R, Chakrabarti A. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic issues. Future Microbiol 2013:8(11): 1463-1474
42. Sehgal IS, Agarwal R. Role of inhaled amphotericin in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. J Postgrad Med 2014;60(1):41-45
43. Singh Sehgal I, Agarwal R. Pulse methylprednisolone in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis exacerbations. Eur Respir Rev 2014;23(131):149-152
44. Dhooria S, Kumar P, Saikia B, Aggarwal AN, Gupta D, Behera D, Chakrabarti A, Agarwal R. Prevalence of Aspergillus sensitization in pulmonary tuberculosis-related fibrocavitary disease. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2014; In Press
45. Agarwal R, Devi D, Gupta D, Chakrabarti A. A questionnaire-based study on the role of environmental factors in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Lung India. 2014; In Press
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