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Trishul Siddharthan, MD

Trishul Siddharthan, MD, is a post-doctoral fellow in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Siddharthan completed his medical training and chief residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, during which time he conducted clinical work and research in Uganda as a Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar. He subsequently studied the epidemiology of chronic respiratory diseases in urban and rural settings of Uganda as a Fogarty Global Health Fellow. His research interests include the prevalence, management and economic burden of non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries. Active sponsored investigations include estimating the prevalence of obstructive lung disease among urban and rural Ugandan populations, implementing novel, low-cost spirometry for the diagnosis of lung disease, and patient-centered approached to NCD management.  



  1. Siddharthan T, Rabin T, Canavan ME, Nasal F, Kirchhoff P, Kalyesubula R, Coca S, Rastegar A, and Knauf F. Implementation of Patient-Centered Education for Chronic-Disease Management in Uganda: An Effectiveness Study. PLoS ONE (2016). 11(11): e0166411. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166411
  2. Checkley W, Pollard SL, Siddharthan T, Babu GR, Thakur M, Miele CH, Van Schayck O. Managing threats to urban respiratory health in urban slums. Lancet Respir Med 2016; 4(11):852-4 PMID: 27760724
  3. Siddharthan T, Karakousis P, Checkley W. (2016). Empirical antifungal therapy in critically ill patients with sepsis: another case of less is more in the ICU. JAMA 2016; 316(15):1549-1550. PMID:27706463
  4. Grigsby M, Siddharthan T, Chowdhurry MAH, Siddiquee A, Rubinstein A, Sobrino E, Miranda JJ, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Alam D, Checkley W. Socioeconomic status and COPD among low- and middle-income countries. International Journal of Chorni Obstructucted Lung Disease. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis. 2016 Oct 5;11:2497-2507. PMID: 27785006
  5. Siddharthan T, Nassali F, Kalyesubula R, Coca S, Rastegar A, Rabin T, Knauf F. (2016) An educational booklet for patient-centered health education about a non-communicable disease in low- and middle-income countries. The Lancet Global Health, 4, S25.
  6. Siddharthan T, North CM, Attia EF, Chrisitani DC, Checkley W, West TE. (2016). Global Health Edcuation in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowships. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jun;13(6):779-83. PMID: 26974557
  7. Siddharthan T, Ramaiya K, Yonga G, Mutungi G, Rabin T, List J, Kishore S, Schwartz J. Noncommunicable Diseases In East Africa: Assessing The Gaps In Care And Identifying Opportunities For Improvement. Health Aff, 2015 Sep;34(9):1506-13. PMID: 26355052