Dr Pradeep Simha Karur

Department: Pulmonology

Designation: Consultant Pulmonologist

Qualification: MBBS, MRCP (UK) CCT-Respiratory Medicine

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After completing MBBS from the prestigious Bangalore Medical College, he moved to the United Kingdom in 2005 for higher training. Completed MRCP (UK) from Royal College of Physicians, London, and underwent super-specialty training in Pulmonology across leading hospitals in Yorkshire and Manchester. Passed Specialty Certificate Exam ( SCE) in Respiratory Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians, London in 2013 and was awarded CCT. He practiced as a Consultant Pulmonologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, UK before returning to the home town of Hyderabad after spending 13 years in the United Kingdom.

He has expertise in COPD and Asthma. He also treats all respiratory conditions and sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea. Procedural competencies include bronchoscopy, Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), thoracic ultrasound, chest drains and Non-invasive ventilation(NIV).

He has experience in dealing with complex respiratory conditions in a tertiary center in the UK. He has done various audits and research works.

Dr Pradeep’s motto of healthcare is based on the principles of the patient-centric approach, good communication and practice of evidence-based medicine.



  • Currently

Consultant Pulmonologist, Continental Hospitals since Feb 2019

  • March 2018 to Feb 2019

Consultant Respiratory Medicine, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

  • Aug 2010 to Feb 2018

Specialist Registrar Respiratory, Medicine & General Internal Medicine

  • Aug 2008 to Aug 2010

Core Medical Training, Lancashire, UK

  • Aug 2006 to Aug 2008

Foundation Training, Yorkshire, UK

  • Feb 2006 to March 2006

Clinical Attachment, Rheumatology, Basildon, UK


  • Home mechanical ventilation
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Therapeutic pleural aspirations
  • EBUS procedures
  • Seldinger chest drains for pleural effusions and pneumothorax


  • The Manchester Respiratory-related Sleep Symptoms scale for patients with COPD: development and validation
    Naimat Khan, Jørgen Vestbo, Adam Garrow, Pradeep Karur, Umme Kolsum, Sarah Tyson, Dave Singh, Janelle Yorke
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2018; 13: 3885–3894. Published online 2018 Nov 29. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S1
  • Differential anti-inflammatory effects of budesonide and a p38 MAPK inhibitor AZD7624 on COPD pulmonary cells
    Andrew Higham, Pradeep Karur, Natalie Jackson, Danen M Cunoosamy, Paul Jansson, Dave Singh
    Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2018; 13: 1279–1288. Published online 2018 Apr 19. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S159936
  • Optimum treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation prevention
    Pradeep Karur, Dave Singh
    Ann Transl Med. 2016 Dec; 4(24): 531. doi: 10.21037/atm.2016.11.58
  • Pulmonary inflammation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with higher blood eosinophil counts.
    Kolsum U, Damera G, Pham TH, Southworth T, Mason S, Karur P, Newbold P, Singh D.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Oct;140(4):1181-1184.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2017.04.027. Epub 2017 May 12.
  • Neurological conditions presenting as airway reflux cough.
    Karur PS, Morjaria JB, Wright C, Morice AH.
    Eur Respir Rev. 2012 Sep 1;21(125):257-9. doi: 10.1183/09059180.00000212.


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