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Dr. Krish Bhadra

Krish Bhadra, MD

Interventional Pulmonologist

Interventional Pulmonology 

Professional Education
MD, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Post-Graduate Training
Internship, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania

American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
American Association of Bronchoscopy and Interventional Pulmonology

Medical Director of Interventional Pulmonology CHI Memorial Hospital
GO2 Lung Cancer Foundation Scientific Leadership Board 2019-2020

Professional Associations
American Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology 
Society of Advanced Bronchoscopy

Dr. Bhadra sees patients at CHI Memorial Interventional Pulmonology at Buz Standefer Lung Center, 725 Glenwood Drive, Suite E-490, Chattanooga, TN 37404. Call (423) 495-2635 to schedule an appointment. 

Peer reviewed publications listed in Pubmed

Anesthesia considerations to reduce motion and atelectasis during advanced guided bronchoscopy.
Pritchett MA, Lau K, Skibo S, Phillips KA, Bhadra K. BMC Pulm Med. 2021 Jul 17;21(1):240. doi: 10.1186/s12890-021-01584-6.
PMID: 34273966; PMCID: PMC8286573.

NAVIGATE Study Investigators. NAVIGATE 24-Month Results: Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy for pulmonary lesions at 37 centers in Europe and the United States. 
Folch EE, Bowling MR, Pritchett MA, Murgu SD, Nead MA, Flandes J, Krimsky WS, Mahajan AK, LeMense GP, Murillo BA, Bansal S, Lau K, Gildea TR, Christensen M, Arenberg DA, Singh J, Bhadra K, Hogarth DK, Towe CW, Lamprecht B, Bezzi M, Mattingley JS, Hood KL, Lin H, Wolvers JJ, Khandhar SJ; J Thorac Oncol. 2021 Dec 29:S1556-0864(21)03414-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2021.12.008. Epub ahead of print.
PMID: 34973418.

Lung Navigation Ventilation Protocol to Optimize Biopsy of Peripheral Lung Lesions.
Bhadra K, Setser RM, Condra W, Pritchett MA. 
J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2021 Mar 12. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000756. Epub ahead of print. 
PMID: 33734150.

Cone beam CT imaging for bronchoscopy: a technical review. 
Setser R, Chintalapani G, Bhadra K, Casal RF. 
J Thorac Dis. 2020 Dec;12(12):7416-7428. doi: 10.21037/jtd-20-2382. 
PMID: 33447430; PMCID: PMC7797816.

Augmented Fluoroscopy: A New and Novel Navigation Platform for Peripheral Bronchoscopy. 
Cicenia J, Bhadra K, Sethi S, Nader DA, Whitten P, Hogarth DK.
J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2020 Oct 23. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000722. Epub ahead of print. 
PMID: 33105419. 

Managing Lung Nodules Using Telemedicine and Molecular Biomarkers During the COVID-19 Pandemic. 
Springmeyer SC, Jett J, Bhadra K, Kheir F, Majid A. 
Chest. 2020 Oct;158(4):1794-1795. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.05.574. 
PMID: 33036105; PMCID: PMC7533686. 

Impact of the Percepta Genomic Classifier on Clinical Management Decisions in a Multicenter Prospective Study. 
Lee HJ, Mazzone P, Feller-Kopman D, Yarmus L, Hogarth K, Lofaro LR, Griscom B, Johnson M, Choi Y, Huang J, Bhorade S, Spira A, Kennedy GC, Wahidi MM; Percepta Registry Investigators. 
Chest. 2021 Jan;159(1):401-412. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.07.067. Epub 2020 Aug 3. 
PMID: 32758562.

Prognostic performance of proteomic testing in advanced non-small cell lung cancer: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis.
Leal TA, Argento AC, Bhadra K, Hogarth DK, Grigorieva J, Hartfield RM, McDonald RC, Bonomi PD.
Curr Med Res Opin. 2020 Jul 23:1-9. doi: 10.1080/03007995.2020.1790346. Online ahead of print.
PMID: 32615813

Virtual or reality: divergence between preprocedural computed tomography scans and lung anatomy during guided bronchoscopy.
Pritchett MA, Bhadra K, Calcutt M, Folch E.
J Thorac Dis. 2020 Apr;12(4):1595-1611. doi: 10.21037/jtd.2020.01.35.
PMID: 32395297 

Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy With Tomosynthesis-based Visualization and Positional Correction: Three-dimensional Accuracy as Confirmed by Cone-Beam Computed Tomography.

Pritchett MA, Bhadra K, Mattingley JS.
J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2020 May 13. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000687. 
PMID: 32412920

Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy for Peripheral Pulmonary Lesions: One-Year Results of the Prospective, Multicenter NAVIGATE Study.
Folch EE, Pritchett MA, Nead MA, Bowling MR, Murgu SD, Krimsky WS, Murillo BA, LeMense GP, Minnich DJ, Bansal S, Ellis BQ, Mahajan AK, Gildea TR, Bechara RI, Sztejman E, Flandes J, Rickman OB, Benzaquen S, Hogarth DK, Linden PA, Wahidi MM, Mattingley JS, Hood KL, Lin H, Wolvers JJ, Khandhar SJ; NAVIGATE Study Investigators. J Thorac Oncol. 2019 Mar;14(3):445-458. doi: 10.1016/j.jtho.2018.11.013. Epub 2018 Nov 23.
PMID: 30476574 

Secondary carina Y-stent placement for post-lung-transplant bronchial stenosis.
Lee HJ, Puchalski J, Sterman DH, Bhadra K, Kumar R, Gillespie CT, Haas AR.
J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2012 Apr;19(2):109-14. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e31824f143f.
PMID: 23207352

A bronchoscopic oddity: nodular tracheobronchial amyloidosis.
Bhadra K, Butnor KJ, Davis GS.
J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2010 Jul;17(3):248-52. doi: 10.1097/LBR.0b013e3181e7729b.
PMID: 23168894

Brugada syndrome unmasked by a mosquito.
Crespo EM, Bhadra K, Lobel R. J Hosp Med. 2009 Nov;4(9):E20-2. doi: 10.1002/jhm.478. 
PMID: 20013865

Dr. Bhadra was the first in the world to use FluoroNavigational bronchoscopy and CHI Memorial is one of few sites in the world to use Cone Beam CT (CBCT). These are advanced technologies that detect lung cancer in its early stages - when lung cancer is most treatable and survival rates increase significantly.

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