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Ambalavanan Arunachalam, MD
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Meet Ambalavanan Arunachalam, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Attending Physician
Department + Services
Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Clinical Focus Areas
Pulmonary and critical care, pulmonary hypertension
Research Focus Areas
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Locations + Directions
Tufts Medical Center
260 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
Phone #: 617-636-6377
Fax #: 866-612-2514
Honors + Awards
Resident teaching award at Cleveland Clinic 2016-17
Professional development grant for excellence in medical education and research.
Publications + National Presentations
1. Ambalavanan Arunachalam MD , Anirban Bhattacharyya MD, Faisal Qadir MD, Rizwan Khan MD, Tawfeq Naal MD, Batool Abuhalimeh MD, Adriano R. Tonelli MD, Neal F. Chaisson MD. Hemodynamic Response to Provocative Maneuvers during Right Heart Catheterization. American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2018, San Diego, CA.
2. Ambalavanan Arunachalam MD , Anirban Bhattacharyya MD, Rizwan Khan MD, Faisal Qadir MD, Neal F. Chaisson MD, Adriano R. Tonelli MD. Comparison of Provocative Maneuvers during Right Heart Catheterization to Identify “Occult” Post-Capillary Pulmonary Hypertension. American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2018, San Diego, CA.
3, Ambalavanan Arunachalam , Syed Rizwan Ali, Brett J. Wakefield, Charles R. Lane, Atul C. Mehta. Everolimus induced pneumonitis in a lung transplant recipient. Oxford Medical Case Reports . 2018;4,140-143. Doi: 10.1093/omcr/omy008
4. Boyer D, Pittman JE, Dy FJ, Arunachalam A , Dweik RA, Abman SH, Wilson KC, Thomson CC. Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2016 Jun;13(6):967-9. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201602-110CME
5. Pasnick SD, Carlos WG 3rd, Arunachalam A , Celestin FM, Parsons JP, Hallstrand TS, Anderson SD, Wilson KC, Thomson CC. Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. American Thoracic Society Implementation Task Force. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 Dec;11(10):1651-2. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201409-427OT
Dr. Arunachalam was born in India and is a board-certified internist who specializes in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He received his medical degree from Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai, India. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, MA. He later went on to complete fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH. Dr. Arunachalam has focused his clinical activities on resident education and managing patients with pulmonary hypertension. His research interest involves deep phenotyping various types of pulmonary vascular disease based on pathobiology, advanced imaging, and biomarkers. He is also interested in studying the utility of exercise hemodynamics to diagnose early pulmonary vascular disease and study their outcomes.
American Thoracic Society
American College of Chest Physicians
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute
European Respiratory Society