Dr. Poorna Chandra KS, Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, specialises in management of gastrointestinal (GI) and liver diseases and in performing emergency GI endoscopic procedures. He is well versed with all kinds of therapeutic procedures including therapeutic ERCP. He completed his post graduate degree in Medicine (M.D.) and doctorate (D.M.) in Gastroenterology and Hepatology from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. He has won a 13 gold medals and 7 certificate of merit during his MBBS and he stood first in Final MBBS for the Mysore University. He also won a medal of merit during his postgraduate courses at PGIMER.
He is well trained in the Management of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases including emergencies and in performing GI Endoscopic procedures. He is well versed in all diagnostic and therapeutic upper GI and colonoscopy procedures as well as therapeutic ERCP. He is well versed in capsule endoscopy, manometry and bariatric procedures (Intragastric balloon placement for obesity).
His area of research in his doctorate days were inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – Ulcerative colitis (IUC) and Pancreatitis. He has published in international journals on Pancreatitis, Gall bladder cancer, esophageal strictures, toxic ingestion – Corrosive injury, Celiac disease and malabsorption disorders. He has also presented papers and posters at national and international conferences.