Punginathan Dorasamy


Associate Professor, Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine

Hamilton General Hospital


Education and Professional Standing

Internist and Pulmonologist at the Hamilton General Hospital.

Fellow of the College of Chest Physicians (FCCP). Also the founder of the recently established Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) clinic at the Hamilton General Hospital.

Research Interests

Interests include Pulmonary Infections, particularly Tuberculosis and Penicillin-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae and suppurative pulmonary diseases eg. empyema, lung abscess and bronchiectasis etc. as well as pulmonary thrombo-embolic disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension and new developments in pathophysiologic mechanisms of PAH. Other interests include Obstructive Sleep Apnea and cardiovascular risk.

Selected Publications

  1. Primary Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Presenting as multiple pleural masses with osteolytic bone lesions. Dorasamy P SA Respiratory Journal Vol 2 No.2 June 1996
  2. Hydatid Disease - An Interesting Case Study Dorasamy P, C Feldman et al. SA Respiratory Journal . Volume 4 No.3 Sept. 1998
  3. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - A Possible Cardiovascular Risk Factor Dorasamy P, SA Respiratory J Vol.4 No.3, p 96-98, September 1998
  4. High Altitude Illnesses - Pathophysiology and treatment. Dorasamy P, SA Respiratory J. Vol 5 No. 2, p79-85 June 1999
  5. Comparison of Demographic, Clinical and Laboratory data, complications and outcome of patients with pneumonia due to Penicillin-resistant and -susceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae. Feldman C, Morar R, Dorasamy P, Goolam-Mahomed A, Kassel M, Kaka S. SA Respiratory J.Vol 6 No.2 p91 June 2000