Department of Pediatrics
Satyanarayan Hegde’s research interests span across the domains of pulmonary biomarkers, with a particular emphasis on those that are non-invasive. In collaboration with a co-inventor, he developed a patent-pending non-invasive device known as an internal airway percussor (IAP). Combining the effect of augmented recovery of exhaled breath particles with IAP, he is currently developing a new technology, virtual bronchial lavage (VBL) without the need for bronchoscopy. Since VBL involves collecting exhaled breath that originates in the deeper parts of lungs and carries global pulmonary molecular signature, this novel technology would be advantageous in establishing diagnoses of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), monitoring disease, and assessing responses to therapy.
Hegde’s research findings have been published in Advances in Medicine 2014, Proceedings of SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics), Pediatric Pulmonology, and Pediatrics. He is an associate editor for the Cardiopulmonary Medicine section of Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the United Kingdom.
Hegde earned his MD from Bangalore Medical College, in India.