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Ganesan Murali, MD

Pulmonology, Sleep Medicine

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Specialties
Pulmonology
Sleep Medicine
Conditions treated
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Area of focus ?
Pulmonary, Sleep Medicine
Languages spoken
English, Tamil

Dr. Murali's Locations

less than  km
from 

Conditions Dr. Murali Treats

  • Abnormal Cat Scan of Chest
  • Abnormal Chest X-Ray
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans with Organizing Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Hypersomnia)
  • Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure (Excess Carbon Dioxide in Blood)
  • Lung Diseases
  • Lung Nodule
  • Lymphadenopathy (Lymph Node Disease)
  • Mediastinal Mass
  • Narcolepsy
  • Parasomnia (Sleep Walking, Night Terrors, Nightmares and Confusional Arousals)
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
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Services Dr. Murali Offers

About Dr. Murali

Philosophy of care

I approach patients not only with compassion but a listening ear. We have a relatively short period of time together, so I listen to the patient’s complaints, observe carefully and pay attention to details. It’s important for patients to have a chance to express all their concerns before I jump in and say what I think is going on. Whatever the symptoms may be, I try to identify the root cause and develop a comprehensive, holistic approach to eradicating the underlying problem so the person can feel better in the long run.

Why I entered medicine

I was always fascinated when I went to see doctors, and I wanted to help people who were sick. I like to meet people, talk about their problems and find ways to solve them. Because of those interests, I became one of the first in my family to enter medicine, receiving my training initially in India and later in the United Kingdom. Then I spent about 18 years in Philadelphia before moving to the Lehigh Valley.

Community involvement

I’m relatively new to the area and am still exploring, but one of my long-term goals is to provide service to an international organization that places doctors where they are most needed around the world. I also enjoy teaching children about Hindu philosophy and culture at my temple.

Personal interests

I enjoy gardening, mainly with flowering plants and vegetables, and traveling. I’ve been to various European countries such as France and Spain, as well as places like Cambodia, Vietnam and the Caribbean. I also like to read, especially nonfiction.

Education

Medical Training
Madras Medical College, MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, 1988

Training

Internship 1987
Government General Hospital

Residency 1995
Internal Medicine, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 1996
Internal Medicine, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Residency 1997
Internal Medicine, Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 2000
Pulmonary Disease, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 2001
Pulmonary Disease, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship 2002
Critical Care Medicine, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

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