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Parvaiz A. Koul - International Federation on Ageing. Srinagar, , IN

Parvaiz A. Koul Parvaiz A. Koul

Professor & Head, Internal & Pulmonary Medicine | Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences

Srinagar, INDIA

Parvaiz does research in Infectious Diseases and Pulmonology





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Dr Parvaiz Koul, GIHSN Investigator, India Dr Parvaiz Koul on N1H1 Flu Dr. Parvaiz A. Koul presents Scientific Session on Influenza Vaccines at Srinagar, IAMICON 2015




Parvaiz A Koul currently works at the Department of Internal & Pulmonary Medicine, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences. Parvaiz does research in Infectious Diseases and Pulmonology. Their current projects are 'The Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease Global Study.' and 'Influenza and other respiratory Viruses in India" , under the aegis of BOLD study, Imperial College., London and CDC, USA respectively. Parvaiz also works in collaboration with University of Utah on High altitude Medicine and adaptations to high altitude in Tibetans.

Areas of Expertise (9)




Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Immunology of Infectious Diseases

Renal Tubular Acidosis

Emerging Infectious Diseases


Accomplishments (5)

Bill & Mellinda Gates Award for ICID


“Distinguished Services Award” for Influenza


OA Sama oration Award at NAPCON


Honor scroll, Geriatric Society of India

For contribution to development of Geriatric Society of India guidelines for Vaccination in the elderly

Pariyawaran Mitra Award, Environmental Medical Association of India


Education (8)

Royal College of Physicians: Fellowship 2012

NorthShore LIJ Health System: Fellowship, Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine 2005

LRS Institute of TB & Lung Disease: Fellowship, Bronchoscopy 1995

Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences: Resident, Internal Medicine 1988

Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences: M.D., Internal Medicine 1988

SMHS Hospital, Srinagar, Kashmir: Housemanship, Medicine 1985

Srinagar University of Kashmir, Govt. Medical College: M.B.B.S. 1984

GMC, Srinagar, Kashmir: Internship 1984

Affiliations (5)

  • Member, Governing Council: Indian Chest Society
  • Member, Governing Council: Indian Society for Bronchology
  • Member, Technical Advisory Group on Immunization, Government of India
  • Member, World Association of Medical Editors
  • Member, Indian Academy of Geriatrics

Media Appearances (5)

2 day GK Free Medical, Surgical camp concludes in Leh

Greater Kashmir  online


Dr Wani performed five surgeries during the camp and provided consultation to 150 patients. Dr Zargar performed 28 endoscopies and provided consultation to 150 patients. Dr Koul provided consultation to 150 patients and Dr Peerzada performed 80 ultrasonographies.

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CME conducted on Influenza in Kashmir

Kashmir News Service  online


A CME was conducted on "Influenza in Kashmir: Facts and Fiction" in the weekly Saturday Grand Rounds of SKIMS where Dr Parvaiz Koul, Head, Pulmonary and Internal Medicine, SKIMS delivered a lecture on the current scene of influenza in Kashmir

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'Alarming' rise in tobacco consumption in J&K, reveal studies

Greater Kashmir  online


A study carried out by noted pulmonologist Prof Parvaiz A Koul at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) has found that one in six individuals in Kashmir have decreased performance of lungs. “The COPD is highly prevalent in Kashmir, and seems to be related to the high prevalence of smoking,” Prof Koul said.

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As New Delhi struggles with smog, Kashmir bans burning of leaves

Pakistan Today  online


According to a note accompanying the order from the chief minister’s office, burning is aggravating air pollution and producing fine particulate that is particularly hazardous when breathed in. Dr Parvaiz Koul, head of internal and pulmonary medicine at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences in Srinagar, said he believed burning was most likely contributing to a growing burden of respiratory disease in the city.

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Years of life lost to deaths, disability in road accidents highest in J&K: Study

Greater Kashmir  online


Dr Parvaiz A Koul, who is the sole researcher from J&K to contribute to the study, said that India as a whole ranks poorly on health care performance and J&K was no better.

“One part of addressing the problem is improving access and quality of healthcare in J&K so that more lives can be saved and there is less burden of disability. The other part, and perhaps the more important one in this case (road injuries), was to devise and implement strategies to reduce road accidents,” he said.

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Research Grants (5)

Renal tubular acidosis in Kashmir and its possible link with malaria resistance

St. Peter Trust for Kidney, Bladder and Prostate Research 

In collaboration with Dr. Stephen Walsh, Royal Free Hospital (UK)

Peak flows in Indian Adults

Chest Research Foundation 

Collaborative partnership with Chest Research Foundation

Burden of Lung Disease (BOLD) study

Wellcome Trust, UK 

PI for BOLD study in collaboration with Imperial College, London study; a multicentric International study on COPD

Surveillance of Influenza in Kashmir

India Influenza Program 

Surveillance of Influenza in Kashmir under the aegis of India Influenza Program

Survey of Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses

In collaboration with CDC 

Survey of Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses in Acute Exacerbation of COPD in Kashmir

Featured Articles (5)

Epidemiology and costs of severe acute respiratory infection and influenza hospitalizations in adults with diabetes in India J Inefct Developing Countries

Koul PA, Bhavsar A, Mir H, Simmerman M, Khanna H


The incidence of diabetes mellitus is increasing rapidly in India. In addition to well-known complications, diabetes increases the risk for hospitalization and death from severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) and influenza.

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Cost of severe exacerbation of COPD in a high burden region of North India Annals Global Health

Koul PA, Nowshehri AA, Khan UH, Shah SU, Jan RA


Data on costs of acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD) in low-income countries are sparse. We conducted a prospective survey to assess direct and indirect costs of severe AECOPD in a tertiary care setting in a high prevalence area of North India.

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Bronchoscopic lung cryobiopsy: An Indian association for bronchology position statement. Lung India

Dhooria S, Agarwal R, Sehgal IS, Koul PA, Thangakunam B, et al.


Bronchoscopic lung cryobiopsy (BLC) is a novel technique for obtaining lung tissue for the diagnosis of diffuse parenchymal lung diseases. The procedure is performed using several different variations of technique, resulting in an inconsistent diagnostic yield and a variable risk of complications. There is an unmet need for standardization of the technical aspects of BLC.

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Mortality, morbidity, and hospitalisations due to influenza lower respiratory tract infections, 2017: an analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 Lancet Respir Med

Koul PA in GBD 2017 Influenza Collaborators


Although the burden of influenza is often discussed in the context of historical pandemics and the threat of future pandemics, every year a substantial burden of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) and other respiratory conditions (like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are attributable to seasonal influenza.

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Influenza B in a temperate region of northern India 2010–2016: co-circulation of the two lineages with northern hemispherical seasonality VirusDisease

Koul PA, Potdar V, Mir H, Shauwkat M, Chadha MS


Scant data exist about the epidemiology of influenza B in India. We set out to address the epidemiology of influenza B in a temperate region of northern India from 2010 to 2016. Outpatient and inpatient surveillance was conducted in patients presenting with acute respiratory infection in a northern Indian hospital from September 2010 till April 2016.

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