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:
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.