Dr. Alai Taggu

Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Alai Taggu is a Specialist Physician and the Head of Department of Critical Care Medicine at Aster Hospital Mankhool, Dubai. He graduated in 1995 (MBBS) from the NSCB Medical College, Madhya Pradesh, and completed his post-graduation (MD) in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine from JIPMER, Pondicherry, which has been declared as a premier Institution of National Importance  (INI) by the act of Indian parliament. He passed with distinction in his super specialty residency training program in Critical Care Medicine (DM) from one of the most reputed Medical Colleges in India, St Johns Medical College and Hospital Bangalore, India.

Dr. Alai’s other additional qualifications include, (IDCCM) Indian Diploma in Critical Care Medicine, (EDIC) European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine, Certification in Diagnostic, Interventional Ultrasonography and Basic Upper GI Endoscopy and bronchoscopy.

He has extensive experience in the field of Critical Care Medicine. He was previously the Head of Department of Critical Care Medicine (Associate Professor) at the University Hospital MGM College and Research Institute, Pondicherry and was responsible for starting the Department of Critical Care Medicine and led the organisation in various national fellowship programs for the budding young postgraduate doctors. His other academic posts in various renowned institutions include, Asst. Professor Critical Care Medicine at Sri Ramachandra Medical College University Hospital, Chennai and Post Graduate Tutor (ICU) at Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore, Tamil Nadu,India.

He is a certified American Heart Association endorsed instructor in the ACLS and BLS. Dr Alai is also an instructor for the internationally recognised Critical Care Medicine course –BASIC-under the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is ATLS certified and has been marked as a potential Instructor. Dr. Alai is also an accredited teacher for the ISCCM run courses in India.

He is current member of the following international organisations:

  • American College of Chest Physicians, Illinois, USA
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Brussels, Belgium
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Indian Federation of Ultrasound Medicine and Biology

Dr. Alai has published and presented widely in the field of Critical Care Medicine in national and international forums including ESICM European Congress and CHEST US Annual meetings. He is passionate about the whole spectrum of Critical Care Medicine with special interests in Critical care Ultrasonography, tele-ICU practice and Critical Care Simulation.

Dr Alai firmly believes that patient safety is first in Critical Care Medicine. Good communication, maintaining patient’s confidentiality, involvement of multidisciplinary team work and appropriate consenting process is the key to achieving this goal. He is a strong proponent of evidence based medicine clinical care which is vital in dynamic field of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr.Alai Taggu is fluent in English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali, Tamil, Urdu and Minyiong.

  • A single center prospective observational study to assess the parameters predicting extubation outcome - Published October 2016 – CHEST

  • Carotid artery flow time corrected (FTc) changes induced by passive leg raise (PLR) can predict fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated (MV) patients - Published October 2016 – CHEST

  • Adverse events encountered during the Intra-hospital transport of ICU patients - Published April 2016 – CHEST

  • Electrical tissue conductivity can reliably predict nutritional status and survival in intensive care patients admitted with community acquired pneumonia - Published April 2016 – CHEST

  • Velocity time integral (VTI) is a reliable surrogate of fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated patients with severe sepsis - Published April 2016 – CHEST

  • Can passive leg raising (PLR) test induced end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO 2) changes predict fluid responsiveness in mechanically ventilated patients ? - Published – Oct 2015 – CHEST

  • Bedside measurements of diaphragm thickness sonographically just before extubation is a predictor of extubation outcome - Published – Oct 2015 – CHEST

  • Mishaps during intrahospital transport of patients from emergency department – a mixed bag of patients Published Oct 2015, Intensive care medicine experimental, ESICM.

  • Can bioelectrical impedance analysis effectively reflect the nutritional status of intensive care unit patients? Published article Oct 2015, Intensive care medicine experimental, ESICM.

  • Scrub typhus: Clinical spectrum and outcome Published April 2015 – IJCCM, Pubmed indexed.