A Pulmonologist in Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills, Dr. Kumar has over 34 years of rich experience in his field. Dr. R Vijai Kumar had his education in the rural towns and villages of Andhra Pradesh, he graduated from Kakatiya Medical College, and was the youngest doctor in his batch at the age of 22 years.
Dr. Vijai Kumar has done specialization in Lung Diseases (MD and DTCD) in 1980 and was an assistant Professor at Osmania Medical College and in the Department of Pulmonary Intensive Care Unit for almost 9 years at AP General & Chest Hospital.
Dr. Vijai Kumar visited USA as an International Fellow of American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) and after his return to India, he started Department of Pulmonary Medicine & Respiratory Intensive Care Unit at MediCiti Hospital, Hyderabad. After 13 years at MediCiti Hospital and 12 years at Yashoda Hospital Secunderabad, Dr.R.Vijai Kumar has moved to Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills as the Head of the Department. He was the recipient of International Fellowship of American Association of Respiratory Care (FAARC) 1992, Fellowship of American College of Chest Physicians 1998, International Chest Foundation Award (for Asthma Education) from ACCP 2000 and The Johns' Hopkins University school of Medicine certificate for CME on Community Acquired Pneumonia December 2008.
Some of the procedures performed by the doctor are Thoracoscopy, Intercostal drainage, Lung function testing, Pleurodesis, Lung biopsy, Pulmonary rehabilitation, Pleural fluid aspiration, Sleep study for snoring and Transfer factor (DLCO) to name a few.