Dr. Gireesh Kumar K. P. is a Professor of Internal Medicine at Amrita with special interest in the area of emergency medicine. He is one of the pioneers in the field of emergency medicine in India. He started the first emergency medicine specialty in Kerala. He is trained in the management of all major medical emergencies and acute trauma cases. He has also authored eight well-known books in the field of internal medicine / emergency and critical care medicine. He has special interest in management of snakebite cases and infectious diseases/ HIV and sepsis cases and has teaching experience of more than 10 years for postgraduates and undergraduates in medicine and emergency /critical care divisions.