Venerated Critical Care Specialist and Pulmonologist Achal Dhupa, MD, La Jolla, California

Get to know Venerated Critical Care Specialist and Pulmonologist Achal Dhupa, who serves the population of California

Dr. Dhupa’s career in medicine began in 1989, when he graduated with his Medical Degree from Madras Medical College in Chennai, India. He subsequently completed internships at Government General Hospital and The H.H. Aga Khan Hospital. Upon relocating to the United States, Dr. Dhupa completed his Internal Medicine residency at North Shore Hospital at Forest Hills, before undertaking his fellowship training in Pulmonary Disease at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center.

Dr. Achal Dhupa is a highly trained and qualified physician with an extensive expertise in all facets of his work, especially pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and internal medicine. He previously served as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery within Brown University, where he received numerous teaching awards. Dr. Dhupa attributes his success to the inspiration from his mentors who have trained him, his family who have helped guide and support him, and to his personal friends who have always been there for him.

Dr. Dhupa has been in practice for almost three decades and is currently serving patients within Scripps Clinic, John R. Anderson V Medical Pavilion in La Jolla, California. He is also affiliated with Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Dhupa is board certified in Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. To keep up to date with the latest advances and developments in his challenging field, Dr. Dhupa maintains professional memberships with the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American Medical Association.

Pulmonary medicine is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and management of disorders of the respiratory system, including the lungs, upper airways, thoracic cavity, and chest wall. Although most common respiratory problems are treated by general internists and other specialty physicians, internists practicing pulmonary medicine (often referred to as “pulmonologists”) are frequently called upon to help diagnose unknown disorders and assist in managing difficult, unusual, or complicated diseases of the respiratory system. Pulmonologists have expertise in structural, inflammatory, infectious, and neoplastic disorders of the lung parenchyma, pleura and airways, pulmonary vascular disease and its effect on the cardiovascular system, and detection and prevention of occupational and environmental causes of lung disease. Diseases commonly evaluated and treated by pulmonologists include asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), emphysema, lung cancer, interstitial and occupational lung diseases, complex lung and pleural infections including tuberculosis, pulmonary hypertension, and cystic fibrosis. Some pulmonologists focus on sleep-disordered breathing (such as sleep apnea) and may provide diagnostic and therapeutic services in sleep laboratories.

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