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
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
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
- 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.
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
'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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.