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Dr. Govind Desai


Speciality: Interventional Pulmonology

Designation: Interventional Pulmonology

Experience: 8 years

Location: HCG Suchirayu Hospital, Hubli 

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About Dr. Govind Desai


Dr. Govind Desai is an esteemed Interventional Pulmonologist with a strong academic foundation. He completed his post-graduation at S N Medical College, Jodhpur, and gained further experience through a senior residency at AIIMS, Jodhpur. Dr. Desai further specialised in Interventional Pulmonology with a Fellowship at Metro Center For Respiratory Diseases, Noida. He holds the distinction of being the first Interventional Pulmonologist from North Karnataka and has introduced innovative procedures in the region.


Area of Expertise:

  • Pulmonology
  • Allergy and Asthma
  • Respiratory Infection
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Critical Care
  • Interventional Pulmonology


Research and Publications:

Research Papers Original Articles 

  1. Choudhary C.R, Yogi S.K, Purohit G, Borana H, Desai G, Sharma S.C. Clinico-epidemiological and pathological profile of lung cancer: a hospital based observational study in Western part of Rajasthan, India. Int J Adv Med 2020;7:965-70. 
  2. Verma L, Tak S, Desai G, Maurya N. A Cross Sectional Study of clinical and Electrocardiographic profile in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patients and Its co-relation with the Severity of Disease. COPD. 2020;2:3. 
  3. Choudhary C.R, Verma L, Purohit G, Borana H ,Desai G ,Tak S. A cross sectional study of echocardiographic finding in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patient and its co-relation with the severity of disease, Volume-8 ,Issue-4, International journal of scientific research; 2019 
  4. Meena B, Purohit G, Choudhary C.R ,Borana H, Desai G. Role of non-invasive ventilation in the management of type 2 respiratory failure, Volume-8,Issue-4: International journal of scientific research; 2019 
  5. Desai G, Purohit G, Borana H, Deokar K, Yogi S. Comparison of efficacy of bedaquiline and moxifloxacin in drug resistant pulmonary tuberculosis. A prospective observational study. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease. 2022 May 4. 
  6. Singh M, Deokar K, Sinha BP, Keena M, Desai G. Ocular manifestations of common pulmonary diseases – A narrative review. Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2023 Mar 3

Case Reports 

  1. Choudhary CR, Desai G, Verma L, Yogi SK. Synovial cell sarcoma of the pleura: an uncommon cause of a haemorrhagic pleural effusion. Int J Adv Med 2020;7:704-6. 
  2. Yogi SK, Choudhary CR, Borana H, Desai G. Wasp sting complicated with chronic DVT and pulmonary artery thromboembolism: a rare case report. Int J Adv Med 2020;7:1184- 6. 

Letter to Editor 

Verma L, Borana H, Desai G . Saber sheath trachea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. International Journal of Advances in Medicine. 2019 May;6(3):989.


Contributed as author for Microsoft Bing and Focus Medica by providing information for more than 50 Respiratory conditions. Chapter Authored a chapter on “Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis” for the book “Monographs in ILD” by the Association of Physicians of India (API). 


Medical Breakthrough:

Pioneered the first Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS-TBNA) and Endobronchial Y-SEMS stent placement in North Karnataka, marking a significant advancement in interventional pulmonology in the region.


Awards and Accolades:

  1. Top performer in various stages of MBBS, including standing first and securing distinctions.
  2. Winner of the CHEST CHALLENGE 2019 (INDIA) by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP).
  3. Recipient of educational grants to attend prestigious medical conferences, including the Chest Annual Meeting 2019 in New Orleans, USA.
  4. Awarded an Operational Research (OR) grant for thesis by the RNTCP(NTEP).
  5. Semifinalist in the NAPCON PG QUIZ 2019 and selected for TYSA-2019 ZONAL LEVEL PG QUIZ.
  6. Recipient of the Dr. H.B. Rajshekhar Gold Medal for securing the highest marks in the university in the subject of General Medicine during MBBS.
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