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Dr. Tarang Kulkarni

Speciality

Pulmonology

Designation

Consultant - Pulmonologist

Jupiter Hospital, Thane

About Doctor

Dr. Tarang Kulkarni is a leading pulmonologist practicing at Jupiter Hospital, Thane. He has completed his post-graduation from the center of excellence in pulmonary medicine at Fortis Hospital, Kolkata. He has a vast experience in treating patients with respiratory diseases including critically ill and sleep disorders. His special interests include Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, COVID-19 infections, Tuberculosis, Interventional Pulmonologyand Interstitial Lung Diseases. 

He was a part of panel of experts in drafting the Indian Adult Influenza and Pneumococcal vaccination guidelines- 2019. He has also been a part of teaching faculty at the European Respiratory Society- Adult Respiratory Medicine examination training course in 2020 and 2021.

Dr.Tarang Kulkarni was awarded the prestigious ‘Dr. J.C. Kothari Young Scientist Award’ in 2021 for his work on Obstructive Airway Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The paper was also presented at the European Respiratory Congress in 2019 and 2020 at Paris and Madrid respectively.
Heis an avid researcher and academician and has been invited as faculty in several national and international medical conferences and training workshops. With a keen interest in medical research, he has published several book chapters and research articles in indexed international journals.

Dr. Tarang Kulkarni strongly believes in providing holistic and evidence based respiratory care with a patient-centric approach to improve the overall quality of life of his patients. 

Qualification

  • MBBS
  • DNB (Respiratory Diseases)
  • European Diploma in Adult Respiratory Medicine (Paris, France)
  • MRCP (UK) SCE (Respiratory Medicine)

Experience

Over Five years of rich experience in the field of Respiratory Medicine.

Training

Dr. Tarang Kulkarni is thoroughly and efficiently trained in:

  • Guideline based diagnosis and Treatment of Respiratory Diseases.
  • Effective Communication skills.
  • Thoracic ultrasound and guided placement of Chest Drains and Indwelling Pleural Catheters.
  • Flexible bronchoscopy and allied procedures like Endobronchial biopsy, Transbronchial lung biopsy and Brushing for diagnosis of range of pulmonary diseases including lung cancer.
  • Endobronchial Ultrasound with transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) to help in diagnosis of mediastinal lymph node diseases and staging of lung cancer.
  • Medical Thoracoscopy and Pleurodesis for management of pleural diseases like tuberculosis, lung and pleural cancers.
  • Assessment and diagnosis of Sleep disorders and home non-invasive ventilation.

Research & Publications

  • Dhar R, Ghoshal AG, Guleria R, Sharma S, Kulkarni T, Swarnakar R, et al. Clinical practice guidelines 2019: Indian consensus-based recommendations on influenza vaccination in adults. Lung India Off Organ Indian Chest Soc. 2020 Aug;37(Supplement):S4–18. 
  • Dhar R, Ghoshal AG, Guleria R, Sharma S, Kulkarni T, Swarnakar R, et al. Clinical practice guidelines 2019: Indian consensus-based recommendations on pneumococcal vaccination for adults. Lung India. 2020 Aug 1;37(7):19. 
  • Dhar R, Ip M, Kulkarni T, Kim S-H, Perng D-W, Yao X, et al. Challenges faced in managing adult asthma: A perspective from Asian countries. Respirol Carlton Vic. 2020 Sep 4; 
  • Tarang Kulkarni, Raja Dhar. Preoperative Pulmonary Evaluation. In: Pulmonary Function Tests. 2021st ed. Mumbai; p. 131–50.
  • Kulkarni T, Mukherjee A, Biswas B, Ghosal AG, Dhar R. FENO Guided Therapy in Asthma: A Non-inferiority Study. Eur Respir J. 2019;54(suppl 63). 
  • Kulkarni T, Shahi P, Barman S, Dhar R. Sleep Apnea Questionnaire Study: An Internet Based Survey. Eur Respir J. 2019;54(suppl 63).
  • Kulkarni Tarang, Shubham Sharma, Raja Dhar: Chapter on Lymph Node Tuberculosis in the book ‘Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis’; 2019 published by Indian College of Physicians.
  • Kulkarni T, Krishnan S, Ghosal AG, Dhar R. ΔFEF25-75 a surrogate marker for mild intermittent asthma: A poor man’s FeNO. Eur Respir J. 2016 Sep 1;48(suppl 60)
  • Kulkarni T, Chakraborty SK, Dhar R, Sovani M. Treatment of early undiagnosed airflow obstruction in patients of OSA on CPAP improves sleep quality and symptoms. Eur Respir J. 2021 Sep 5;58(suppl 65). 
  • Kulkarni T, Asher A, Mengar M, Dalal A. Role of Telemedicine in post-COVID pulmonary rehabilitation. Eur Respir J. 2021 Sep 5;58(suppl 65). 
  • Kulkarni T, Dalal A, Sovani M. Impact of COVID lockdown on mood and sleep quality: Questionnaire-based survey. Eur Respir J. 2021 Sep 5;58(suppl 65). 
  • Kulkarni T, Mengar M, Dalal A. Happy Hypoxia: A case series. Eur Respir J. 2021 Sep 5;58(suppl 65).
  • COPD and Infections’; Raja Dhar, Tarang Kulkarni Published in Journal of Association of Physicians of India, COPD Monograph; 2017
  • “FeNO in severe airways disease”; Raja Dhar, Tarang Kulkarni Published in 34th Respimirror issue on severe airways disease published by the Chest Research Foundation, Pune, India.
  • ‘Emerging Therapies in COPD’; Raja Dhar, Tarang Kulkarni chapter in Monograph on COPD: Indian Perspective published by Association of Physicians of India; Indian College of Physicians.
  • ‘Palliative Interventional Pulmonology in Rare Lung Tumors’; Raja Dhar, Tarang Kulkarni published in ‘Puzzling cases in Pulmonary Medicine’
  • Chapter on “Inhaled Corticosteroids in COPD” ; Raja Dhar, Tarang Kulkarni in Chest Journal: Indian Edition- Issue 5.
  • Biswas B, Kulkarni T, Shahi P, Dhar R. Aspergillus Lung Infections: A Seasonal Risk. Eur Respir J. 2018 Sep, 52 (suppl 62)
  • Dhar R, Biswas B, Kulkarni T, Limaye S, Ghoshal A. Tuberculosis Associated Obstructive Lung Disease- A Pilot Study. Eur Respir J. 2018 Sep, 52 (suppl 62) 
     

Awards

  • The prestigious ‘Dr. JC Kothari Young Scientist Award’ for his work on Obstructive Airway Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in 2021.
  • Recipient of the ICS-ERS travel grant to attend 2018 European Respiratory Congress in Paris, France.
  • Secured First Prize in All India Pulmonology Quiz at the National Pulmonology Conference (NAPCON-2017), Kolkata, India
  • Secured “Best Paper on Asthma” at the National Pulmonology Conference (NAPCON-2016), Mumbai, India for his paper “ΔFEF25-75 a surrogate marker for mild intermittent asthma: A poor man’s FeNO”
  • Secured Second Prize in the NAPCON Award for best paper at the National Pulmonology Conference (NAPCON-2017), Kolkata, India for his paper “FeNO: Alternative to standard therapy in Asthma?”
     

OPD

Day:     Monday to Saturday
Timing: 4:00 pm to 8 pm

* Timings are subjected to change in case of emergency & unforeseen situations.