About Dr. Buddha

I am Dr. Venkata L Buddharaju. I am a  Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine Physician. I have been in Clinical Practice and Teaching in the Chicago area hospitals for the past 20 years.

BIOGRAPHY

  • Director Intensive Care Unit, Chair of Critical Care, Medical Director Sleep Center, Thorek Memorial Hospital, 850 W Irving Park Rd; Chicago, IL-60613
  • Intensivist Medical ICU, Teaching attending for Medical Students from UIC and IM residency program, Weiss Memorial Hospital, 4646 N Marine Dr.Chicago; IL 60640
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Section Chief Pulmonary Critical Care Department: Amita St Mary & Elizabeth Medical Center, 2233 W division street, Chicago: 312-770-2000
  • President of Medical Staff & Medical Director Pulmonary Department: Kindred Lake shore Hospital, 6130 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60660; Tel: (773) 381-1222
  • Chief Resident Internal Medicine Residency Program (1994-1995): Edgewater Medical Center, 5700 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship Training in Pulmonary, Critical Care with Sleep Medicine Elective at Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY

CERTIFICATIONS

  • AMERICAN BOARD OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (ABIM)
  • PULMONARY DISEASES (ABIM)
  • CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE (ABIM)
  • AMERICAN BOARD OF SLEEP MEDICINE (ABSM)
  • SLEEP MEDICINE (ABIM)

AFFILIATIONS TO SOCIETIES

  • AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SLEEP MEDICINE
  • AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CHEST PHYSICIANS
  • SOCIETY OF CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE

INVENTIONS: MEDICAL DEVICE PATENTS

  • STRAPLESS NASAL INTERFACE DEVICE :  US 8,430,098B1: Apr ,30; 2013 US 10,441,737 B2: Oct 15, 2019
  • CONDOM CATHETER with strap, non adhesive, silicone male external catheter US 10,226,377 B2: Mar. 12., 2019

 

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

  • “Better sleep, Happier life” Author: Venkata Buddharaju MD FCCP, FAASM Copyright @2020

MEDICAL JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • THE APPROPRIATE USE OF CHEST CT ANGIOGRAPHY IN PULMONARY EMBOLISM: A ONE-YEAR RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS : Buddharaju , Venkata ; El-Dallal M, Htun, Zin Mar, Chowdhuri, N, Salazar, C, Azim, Ali, Buddharaju , Sandeep : Critical Care Medicine : January 2019- Volume 47- issue 1-p548 
  • IMPACT OF USING LOW DOSE CONTRAST IN CT ANGIOGRAPHY FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY EMBOLISM : Zin MarHtun , MD , Venkata Buddharaju MD, et al : CHEST 08:942 
  • Jonathen M Rosen MD, Joseph L Saraceno DO Venkata Buddharaju MD:“Nasal bridge oximetry: an alternative site in poor peripheral pulsations” CHEST Aug 1998 114/2/660