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Dr. Ripenmeet Salhotra



Critical Care



Dr Ripenmmet Salhotra is has over 16 years of experience of working as an intensivist. He received indian (IFCCM) and International (EDIC) training in critical care. After his education he worked as a senior resident in the prestigious Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He later worked as a consultant in Fortis Escorts Hospital. During these years he has been chiefly instrumental in saving thousands of extremely sick (critically ill) patients. These included patients suffering from severe sepsis, trauma, stroke, shock, various poisonings, various acute organ failures etc. He is also, a staunch believer in a person’s right to die with dignity and formulated various end of life policies suitable to Indian culture. He understands the agony and financial burdens that a kin of a critically ill patient faces and his compassion and empathy has brought them comfort.

Apart from being an astute clinician he is involved in various academic and research activities in the field of critical care medicine. He has been a faculty in several state and national conferences. For years, he has been a teacher for various super specialisation courses in critical care medicine including IDCCM and DrNB. He has several publications in acclaimed journals and authored several chapters in reputed books in this field. He has been a founding member of Fluid Academy of India. He has special interest in mechanical ventilation, antibiotic stewardship and infection control in intensive care unit. He has been a strong proponent of rational use of antibiotics and fluids in critically ill.

  • MBBS (Government Medical College, Nagpur) 2004
  • MD (Government Medical College, Aurangabad) 2009
  • EDIC (ESICM, Brussels)
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Bronchoscopy in Critically ill
  • Percutaneous Tracheostomy
  • Point of care Ultrasound
  • Transcranial Doppler
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • End of Life and Palliative care
  • Infection control and Antibiotic Stewardship
  1. Salhotra, R. Can a Non-Contrast CT Scan of Brain Predict Hematoma Expansion in Acute Intracerebral Hemorrhage?. Indian J Surg 82, 976–977 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/ s12262020-02104-2 Indian Journal of Surgery, Springer · Mar 13, 2020
  2. Ghosh S, Salhotra R, Arora G, Lyall A, Singh A, Kumar N, Chawla A, Gupta M. Implementation of a Revised Montpellier Bundle on the Outcome of Intubation in Critically Ill Patients: A Quality Improvement Project. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (10):1106-1114.
  3. Ghosh S, Chawla A, Salhotra R, Arora G, Nagar S, Bhadauria AS, Mishra K, Singh A, Lyall A. Outcome of Prophylactic NIV Following Planned Extubation in Highrisk Patients: A Two-year Prospective Observational Study. Indian J Crit Care Med 2020 IJCCM · Jul 13, 2020
  4. Ghosh S, Chawla A, Mishra K, Jhalani R, Salhotra R, Singh A. Cumulative Fluid Balance and Outcome of Extubation: A Prospective Observational Study from a General Intensive Care Unit. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2018 Nov;22(11):767-772. IJCCM · Nov 13, 2018
  5. Chapter 'Intravenous Fluids' in Textbook of Emergency Medicine including Intensive care and trauma 2nd edition Jaypee · Jul 1, 2022
  6. Chapter 'Noninvasive Ventilation in Immunocompromised Patients and Patients on Palliative Care ' in ISCCM Manual of Noninvasive Ventilation Jaypee · Jan 1, 2020
  7. Chapter 'Use of High-flow through Nasal Cannula to Prevent Extubation Failure' in Critical care Update 2020, Jaypee
  8. Chapter 'Infection Control' in Critical Care Medicine MCQs: Practice Book Jaypee · Jan 13, 2018