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Dr Muralidhar Joshi is Head Department of Anaesthesia and Director Pain Management at Virinchi Hospitals. He has more than 20 years’ experience in anaesthesia and pain management. He has worked as a Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Critical Care & Pain Management, Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad; DNB Faculty & Guide for DNB Students in the Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Relief, Apollo Hospitals and Director Pain Management & Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Kamineni-Wockhardt Hospitals, Hyderabad. He received ‘Academic Excellence Award for the year 2010 by the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists’ National body at Lucknow.
In 2005, he presented a new technique of Percutaneous Epidural Adhesiolysis by Seldinger Technique in failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) at the 20th Annual National Conference of Indian Society for Study of Pain at Pune and performed the first Epiduroscopy in South India for viewing the contents of epidural space and facilitating adhesiolysis of epidural adhesions. In 2010, he initiated an international program in pain management at Kamineni Hospitals to offer training to overseas doctors. He introduced the first Android Application in the world on interventional pain management in collaboration with Medico vibes in 2012.
His areas of interest include acute and chronic pain management. He would like to work on research-focussed medicine with human values to understand the suffering of the people in this world and find apt solutions through cutting-edge research and technology, which would ultimately lead to a pain free world. He believes that research-focussed environment at Virinchi Hospitals will be crucial to come out with a path breaking discovery, which would be a boon to the world.