Dr Prashant Saxena


22 years of experience

About Dr Prashant Saxena

  • Dr. Prashant Saxena is the Director and Head of Pulmonology, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine at Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj. Dr. Prashant’s key areas of expertise include Interventional Pulmonology, Intensive Care & Sleep Medicine. Dr. Prashant underwent ICU Fellowship training in Westmead and Liverpool Hospitals, Sydney, Australia. He has undergone training in Interventional Pulmonology from Greece, Thoracoscopy from France, and Pediatric Bronchoscopy from Italy. He has undergone an Executive management programme in health (EMPH) from Virginia University, USA. Due to his keen interest in infection control, he has developed simple but effective infection prevention bundle protocols which have significantly reduced hospital-acquired infection rates. He has developed and implemented Antibiotics Stewardship programs in order to prevent the emergence of Antibiotic resistance & decrease preventable hospital-associated infections and the cost of treatment. He introduced the concept of a Rapid Response Team for patients in order to decrease the number of unexpected events in the hospital. He has many awards, publications, and presentations credited to his name. He is a teacher for IDCCM (Indian Diploma in Critical Care) and an Examiner, Teacher & Supervisor for MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. He is actively involved in organizing community health programs, CME’S , workshops & health awareness talks in India & abroad.

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi Hospital

Fortis Vasant Kunj

Location Location

New Delhi, India



MBBS, MD, FRCP (Edin), EDIC (Europe), FCCP (USA), EDARM (Europe) Interventional Pulmonology (Greece), ICU Fellow (Australia), Thoracoscopy (France), Paediatric Bronchoscopy (Italy), FICCM, EMPH (Virginia University, USA)

Speciality Interest

  • Interventional Pulmonology
  • Specialised Pulmonary Critical Care
  • Antibiotic stewardship & Infection control
  • Sleep related breathing disorders
  • Interstitial & Immunologic Lung Disease
  • Asthma , COPD & Smoking Cessation


Awards Information

  • “Outstanding Pulmonologist of the year 2018” India Healthcare Award.
  • Asian Patient Safety Awards 2015 for the project on “ BREATH EASY – Community based initiative to improve quality of care provided to Asthma Patients”
  • Best Pulmonologist of North India 2015 –Health Care Excellence Awards by Prime time media
  • BMJ South Asia Awards 2015 – Finalist- “Best Pulmonology team of the year”
  • Best Pulmonologist of North India 2014– Worldwide Achiever’s Health Care Excellence Awards
  • SCH Shining Star for Year 2015
  • Asian Patient Safety Award 2014 for the project “ Reducing Restricted Antibiotics Consumption in order to ensure patient safety”
  • Best Doctor of the year 2011- Fortis Vasant Kunj, Delhi
  • Best Employee of the hospital – Several times.



    • European Respiratory Society (ERS)
    • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM)
    • Joint Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (JFICM)
    • American Collage of Chest Physicians (ACCP)
    • National Collage of Chest Physicians (NCCP)
    • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)
    • Indian Collage of Allergy and Applied Immunology (ICAI)
    • Indian Medical Association (IMA)
    • Delhi Medical Council (DMC)

Work Experience of Dr Prashant Saxena

  • Department of  Pulmonology & Critical care –  Artemis Hospital , Gurgaon

  • Department of  Critical Care – Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj,Delhi

  • Department of  Intensive care – Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia

  • Department of  Intensive care – Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

  • Dept  of Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonology -Fortis Hospital, Noida

  • Dept of Critical Care Medicine and Emergency  – Sir Gangaram Hospital New Delhi

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