Pudupakkam K.  Vedanthan Author of Evaluating Organization Development
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Pudupakkam K. Vedanthan

Clinical Professor Of Medicine
University of Colorado

I am Board certified American Allergist/Immunologist settled in USA since early 70s. I am originally from India where I finished my basic medical education. I have been involved with academic medicine in addition to my consultation practice all along my career. I am heavily involved with professional education especially in the developing world through International asthma services.

Subjects: Medicine

Biography

My passion in the practice of medicine has been ‘Global Medicine.’ During the early years of my professional life, I was involved in providing care in respiratory medicine during my visits to my home country of India. This experience grew into establishing International Asthma Services (IAS), a nonprofit 501 c-3 organization registered in Colorado. IAS has been active in several countries: India, Kenya, Mauritius, Myamnar, Philippines, USA,  Fiji, Argentina, and recently Saratov,Russia.The main aims are: 1) improve the care of patients with asthma and COPD around the globe, 2) transfer of technology, 3) train physicians and paramedical personnel, and 4) conduct research and provide free medications to the needy. IAS has evaluated more than 36,000 patients free of charge, and conducted more than 50 CMEs for physicians, nurses, and technicians. Since 2006, IAS, in partnership with Christian Medical College, Vellore TN, India, established the first formal Diploma in Allergy and Asthma training program. This Diploma program has attracted national and international recognition, and has students from all regions of India, as well as neighboring countries. I have been fortunate to be the lead editor for the first  international ‘Text book of allergy for the clinician’ (CRC press/Taylor & Francis) to be officially released in Feb 2014.

Education

    11. Patient education   2.Professional education  3.Curriculum development for different courses in the field of allergy & immunology for physicians and para medical personnel

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    1. Epideomiology of allergic diseases
    2. Chronic Urticaria
    3. Yoga breathing techniques(YBT) in asthma and COPD
    4. Compliance of practice parameters in allergy immunotherapy

Personal Interests

    Reading, Traveling, studying different ethnicities across the globe, outdoor physical activities

Books

Featured Title
 Featured Title - Textbook of Allergy for the Clinician - 1st Edition book cover

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