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Dr. Basavaraj Kuntoji
Dr. Basavaraj Kuntoji MBBS, MD (Gen-Medicine), IDCC (Critical Care)
Consultant Intensivist & Critical Care Physician, NU Hospitals

Dr. Basavaraj Kuntoji is a Consultant Intensivist and HOD of Academics at BMJ Hospital, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore. He did his post-graduation in General Medicine from Rajiv Gandhi University in 2005. After that, he completed the Indian Diploma of Critical Care (IDCC) course in the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2007. He has also completed the European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC) in 2016. He has an experience for more than a decade as an Intensivist at various branches of Manipal Hospitals and at the BMJ Hospital in Bangalore. His specialities are Critical Care and General Medicine. He is interested in building up a Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) which can claim to be the world’s best MICU. The intensity of clinical practice has consolidated his skills with invasive procedures required for patients with acute needs, including insertion of ET placement, catheterization, bronchoscopy and bronchoscopic intubation, percutaneous tracheostomy, emergency ultrasound and many others.

Interests and hobbies:

  • Represented Karnataka State Table Tennis team for 2 years
  • Interested in classical music.

CPD/ Courses Attended:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support from American Heart Association
  • Association of Physicians of Indian annual conferences, 2002-06
  • Association of Physicians of Karnataka annual conferences, 2002-06
  • Cardiology Society of India conference, Bangalore
  • Medical Update, Command Hospital Air Force, Bangalore
  • Annual Conference of RSSDI, Mysore
  • Mechanical Ventilation update, Bangalore.

Paper Publications:

  • Cardiovascular Manifestation in Obesity, published in Cardiology Society of India (CSI) Journal.
  • Clinical profile and outcomes from obstetrics admissions to Indian Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Care Medicine, 2008
  • Outcomes of Acute Kidney Injury in a Multidisciplinary Unit, Intensive Care Medicine 2008
  • Acute Renal Failure in ICU: paper accepted in European Society of Critical Care Medicine Conference (ESICM), Portugal, 2008.

Practical Skills:

Expert in invasive procedures required for patients with acute needs. Some of which include insertion of ET placement, central lines, venipuncture, chest drains, catheterization, bronchoscopy and bronchoscopic intubation, percutaneous, emergency ultrasound, lumbar puncture, bone marrow aspiration, biopsy and pleural tapping.

Paper presentation:

  • Obesity and Pulmonary Function Tests, KAPICON Conference, Mysore, Karnataka
  • Best Poster presentation for Obesity & Restrictive Pulmonary Function Tests, APICON Conference, Hyderabad, 2004.
  • Cardiovascular Manifestation in Obesity, CSI Conference, Bangalore
  • Stress Hyperglycemia in Stroke, State API Conference, 2007
  • Multiorgan Involvement in Stress Hyperglycemia in Stroke, KAPICON, Manipal, 2007.

NU Hospitals has been pioneering in Nephrology, Urology and Fertility (IVF) treatment over the last 20 years. Our highly specialised experts are richly experienced in treating rare and complex conditions. It was one of the first in Karnataka to conduct a successful kidney transplantation surgery and also the first to equip Urology department with the most advanced flexible endoscopes. Having a robust team of subspecialty specific urology team at NU has significantly improved the overall success rates. Men’s Health Clinic is one of its kind in South-India dealing with Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health. Our Male and Female Fertility (IVF) specialists comprehensively support the couples with the latest treatment and heartfelt compassion every step along the path to parenthood. At NU, every aspect of healthcare is coordinated and the entire team works together to provide exactly the care one needs. We are constantly updating the policies and collaborations to ensure that people in need are getting access to the most cutting-edge care and treatment.


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