Dr Vikas Punamiya

Department: Pulmonology

Designation: Consultant

Qualification: MBBS, MD, TDD, MRCP (UK), FCCP (USA)

Dr Vikas Punamiya is an internationally trained medical professional with over two decades of experience. He’s been associated with renowned international medical institutions such as Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, UK, Lancaster Hospital, UK, Hornsby Ku – Ring Gai Hospital, Australia, and more. He is currently attached to Global Hospital as a Consultant Pulmonologist.

Dr Punamiya is a reputed member of various national and international associations such as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, World Sleep Society, American Thoracic Society, European Respiratory Society, Indian Association of Bronchology, amongst others.

Presently, he is also involved in teaching and guiding his junior doctors for procedures such as bronchoscopy, pleural drains & taps, and respiratory system examination & management of pulmonary & sleep disorders.

Dr Punamiya has attended conferences and workshops around the world to hone his knowledge and has been invited as a guest speaker by reputed medical institutions of India. He has also worked on a host of research papers that have been published in peer – reviewed medical journals.


23 Years of Experience


  • January 2017 to Present

Consultant, Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, Global Hospital & Breach Candy Hospital

  • November 2012 to January 2014

Consultant (Locum), Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital of Morecambe Bay Trust, Lancaster, UK 

  • May 2009 to July 2010

Specialist Registrar, Respiratory & General Medicine, Chorley & South Ribble Hospital, Chorley, UK

  • October 2007 to January 2009

Senior Registrar, Intensive Care Medicine, Hornsby Ku – Ring Gai Hospital, Hornsby, Australia

  • June 2005 to July 2007

Specialist Registrar, Respiratory & General Medicine, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, UK


  • Endobronchial ultrasound-guided bronchoscopy
  • Medical thoracoscopy
  • Flexible bronchoscopy procedures
  • Non-invasive ventilation
  • Sleep disorders
  • Thoracic Ultrasound procedures (Achieved Level 1 Training) 
  • Intercostal drain insertions (Seldinger & Trocar technique)
  • Pleural biopsy procedures (Abram’s needle technique)
  • Pleural Taps (Blind & Ultrasound – Guided technique)


  • “The Effect of Population Density, Urbanization and Tobacco Use on the Spread and Recovery Rate of COVID-19 in India” (6/9/2020). Available at
    SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3627264 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3627264
  • Academic Department of Sleep and Ventilation, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
    “The Potential Association between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Diabetic Retinopathy in Severe Obesity — The Role of Hypoxemia”.
    PLoS ONE 8(11): e79521. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079521
  • Academic Department of Sleep and Ventilation, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
    “The Prevalence and Severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Severe Obesity: The Impact of Ethnicity”.
    Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2013;9(9):853-858.
  • Institute of Pulmonology, Medical Research & Development, Mumbai, India. “Bronchoscopic Needle Aspiration in the Diagnosis of Mediastinal Lymphadenopathy & Staging of Lung Cancer”

Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, India (April-June 2010,6(2):134-141).

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