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Dr. Riddhi Kundu



Critical Care


MBBS, MD(Anaesthesiology,) DM(Critical Care Medicine), EDIC, FCCM (UofT)

Dr Riddhi Kundu is a Critical Care Physician and an Anesthesiologist. He completed his MD in Anesthesiology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi in 2014 and subsequently worked as a Senior Resident in the AIIMS, Delhi from 2014 till 2016.During his tenure at AIIMS, he developed a keen interest in Critical Care Medicine which made him pursue DM in Critical Care Medicine at AIIMS, Delhi from 2016 to 2018.

He has authored more than 25 publications in various national and international journals including original research articles and chapters in text books. He is a regular invited faculty in various national conferences.

He was awarded the European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC) by the European Society in Critical Care Medicine (ESICM) in the spring of 2018. He moved to Toronto in 2019 to pursue a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine (FCCM) at University Health Network where he gained valuable experience in managing patients on Extracorporeal life support and Transplant critical care (Lung, Liver and Bone Marrow Transplants) and advanced neuro-critical care. 

He returned back to India in 2020 and has since worked as a Consultant and DNB faculty in Critical Care Medicine at Manipal Hospitals, before joining Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences as Consultant and Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care in November 2022.

  • MBBS
  • MD(Anaesthesiology,)
  • DM(Critical Care Medicine)
  • EDIC
  • FCCM (UofT)
  • Transplant Critical Care 
  • Extracorporeal Life Support
  • Ultrasound in Critical Care
  • Obstetric Critical care
  • Trauma critical care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • End of Life Care
  • Quality Improvement
  • Gold medal in Biochemistry at Medical School in 2005 
  • Gold medal in Community medicine at Medical School in 2009 
  • Gold medal in Ophthalmology at Medical School in 2009 
  • 1st Prize for oral presentation of study titled “Safety and analgesic efficacy of intravenous dexmedetomidine in arthroscopic knee surgery” in 3rd INCRA conference held in New Delhi, India, 2014. 
  • Top abstract presenter in Art Slutsky Day 2020 at Toronto for study entitled “The role of Nutritional Risk Index in Predicting outcomes in patients with haematological malignancies with acute respiratory failure”. 
  • Datta PK, Sinha R, Ray BR, Jambunathan V, Kundu R. Anesthesia maintenance with “induction dose only” sevoflurane during pediatric ophthalmic examination: comparison with standard low-flow technique through a randomized controlled trial. Anderson B, editor. Pediatric Anesthesia [Internet]. 2016 Nov [cited 2016 Dec 23]; Available from: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/pan.13040 
  • Kundu R, Baidya DK, Arora MK, Maitra S, Darlong V, Goswami D. Caudal bupivacaine and morphine provides effective postoperative analgesia but does not prevent hemodynamic response to pneumoperitoneum for major laparoscopic surgeries in children. Journal of Anesthesia 2015; 29:618–21. 
  • Kundu R, Dehran M, Chandralekha, Trikha A, Nag H. Safety and analgesic efficacy of intravenous dexmedetomidine in arthroscopic knee surgery. Anesthesia: Essays and Researches. 2015; 9:391. 
  • Kumar R, Sinha R, Kundu R, Ranjan B. Role of dexmedetomidine for sedation in a patient with schizophrenia for strabismus surgery. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia. 2016; 60:856.
  • Kundu R, Prasad G. Successful arterial cannulation in neonates: the “hanging drop” technique. Paediatr Anaesth. 2016 Apr;26(4):458–9.
  • Gupta S, Prasad G, Kundu R, Maitra S. On table extubation after emergency thoracotomy for mediastinal mass in a neonate. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 2015; 27:432-4. 
  • Kundu R, Khanna P. Sepsis awareness in India from internet search trends: Where do we stand? Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21:616-7. 
  • Kundu R, Subramaniam R, Sardar A. Anesthetic management for prolonged incidental surgery in advanced liver disease. Anesthesia: Essays and Researches. 2017; 11:1101. 
  • Yadav A, Aggarwal R, Kundu R, Soni KD. Unusual cause of hypotension in a polytrauma victim: A case of fahr’s syndrome. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22:621‐ 3. 
  • Datta PK, Subramanium R, Praveen T, Bansal S, Kundu R. Anesthetic Management of a Unique Case of Double-Outlet Right Ventricle With Glenn Shunt for Cesarean Delivery: A Case Report, AANA Journal, October 2018. 2018;86(5):408–11. 
  • Goswami D, Chowdhury AR, Venkateswaran V, Sunkesula SG, Kundu R. AMBU® LMA® in Children With Cleft Palate for Ophthalmic Surgery: A Case Report. 2018;XXX(Xxx):1–3. 
  • Subramaniam R, Maitra S, Kundu R, Baidya DK, Chowhan G, Arora MK, et al. Efficacy of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract and Carotid Artery Velocity Time Integral as Predictors of Fluid Responsiveness in Patients with Sepsis and Septic Shock. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2021;25(3):310–6. 
  • Narasimhan P, Garg H, Maitra S, Goswami D, Kumar S, Kundu R, et al. Onset Time of Spinal Anaesthesia in Pregnant Females in Knee Chest Position: A Randomized Controlled Study. Turkish J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2021. 
  • Khanna P, Garg H, Ray BR, Singh A, Kundu R, Sinha R. Accuracy of Predictive Equations in Guiding Tracheal Intubation Depth in Children: A Prospective Study. Paediatr Anaesth. 2021 Sep 23. doi: 10.1111/pan.14301. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34555230.
  • Kundu R, Srinivasan S. Parturient with Acute Abdomen. Indian J Crit Care Med 2021;25(Suppl 3):S223–S229. 
  • Kundu R, Maitra S, Chowhan G, Baidya DK. In Response to: Is the Carotid Artery a Window to the Left Ventricle?. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (3):406-406. 
  • Kundu R, Srinivasan S. Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections: More than What Meets the Eye. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26(4):411–413. 
  • Kundu R, Baidya DK, Anand RK, Maitra S, Soni KD, Subramanium R. Integrated ultrasound protocol in predicting weaning success and extubation failure: a prospective observational study. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2022; 54, 2: 1–8. 
  • Datta PK, Kundu R. Trendelenburg in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Should We Do More than Proning? Indian J Crit Care Med 2022;26(8):976–977. 
  • Kundu R, Srinivasan S. Diaphragmatic Rapid Shallow Breathing Index: A Simple Tool to give More Power to Predict Weaning?! Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; https://www.ijccm.org/doi/IJCCM/pdf/10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24318
  • Kundu R, Baidya DK, Subramanian R. Fluid therapy in sepsis. Chettinad Health City Medical Journal 2015;4:125-9. 
  • Baidya DK, Kundu R. Carotid intima-medial thickness in diagnosis and prognosis of atherosclerotic risk in obstructive sleep apnea patients. Aperito J Surg and Anaesth 2015;2:108. 
  • Baidya DK, Kundu R. Coronary artery calcium score and obstructive sleep apnoea. Aperito J Surg and Anaesth 2014;1:101. 
  • “Non-depolarising Neuromuscular Blockers revisited” in Anaesthesia Update. Published in ISACON 2016. 
  •  “Abdominal Sonography in ICU” in the book entitled Ultrasound in Critical Care (Khanna P, ed. Jaypee Publications, Delhi, India). 
  • “Acute Cor Pulmonale in the Intensive Care Unit” in Critical Care Medicine Bench to bedside 1st Ed,Jaypee Publications.