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Dr Laxman Jessani


Infectious Disease Specialist

  • Infectious Diseases Physician
  • HIV Specialist
  • Infectious Diseases Physician and Infection Control specialist at Apollo Hospital, Chennai from 2016 - Present
  • MBBS - Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai in 2005
  • DNB (General Medicine) - Apollo Specialty Hospital, 2012
  • CCEBDM - Apollo Specialty Hospital, 2014
  • FRSPH (UK) - Royal School of Public Health, London, 2016
  • FNB ( Infectious Disease) - Apollo Hospital, Chennai, 2016
  • Awarded Short Term Research Studentship on “Down’s syndrome” conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi in May 2003.
  • Life-time Member of Association of Physicians’of India
  • Design and format editor of monthly CIDS newsletter for Clinical Infectious Disease Society of India since June 2014 till date
  • Member of Clinical Infectious Disease Society of India
  • Member of Infectious Disease Society of America(IDSA)
  • Reviewer for Australasian Medical Journal (AMJ)
  • Roy U, Jessani LG, Rudramurthy SM, Gopalakrishnan R, Dutta S, Chakravarty C, Jillwin J, Chakrabarti A. Seven cases of Saccharomyces fungaemia related to use of probiotics. Mycoses. 2017 Jan 1
  • Jessani LG, Nayak S, Lingam P, Devraj V, Parameswaran S, Gopalakrishnan R, Ramasubramanian V. Endotipsitis caused by extremely drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae. Tropical Gastroenterology. 2016 Jun 16; 36(4) : 280-2
  • Jessani LG, Gopalakrishnan R, Kumaran M, Devaraj V, Vishwanathan L. Scrub Typhus Causing Unilateral Optic Neuritis. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2016 Jun 6:1-2 (doi: 10.1007/s12098-016-2169-0)
  • Jessani LG, Patil S, Annapurneshwari D, Durairajan S, Gopalakrishnan R. Human ocular dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria repens: an underdiagnosed entity or emerging filarial disease?. International Journal of Infectious Diseases. 2016 Apr 30;45:177
  • Laxman G. Jessani, Vidyalakshmi, Abdul Ghafur titled “A study on comparative in vitro activity of carbapenem sparers against ESBL producing Enterobacteriaceae” in Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, March 2016
  • Laxman G. Jessani, Aumir Moin, Sivaprasad K, Keshavamurthy titled “Atypical Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) in Denovo late Post-partum Eclampsia” in Journal of Association of Physicians of India(JAPI), February 2016
  • Sureshkumar R Gopalakrishnan, L Jessani : Congenital rubella syndrome exposure in a pediatric hospital: experience from developing world. Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control 2015 4(Suppl 1):P260
  • Suresh D, Ram Gopalakrishnan, Laxman G Jessani titled “Ebola preparedness in South India: Is it in paper or in practice?” published in Journal of Patient Safety & Infection Control, volume 3, Issue 2. May- August, 2015
  • Laxman G Jessani, V. Ramasubramanian, S. Nambi, S. Durairajan, R. Gopalakrishnan titled “Pulmonary mucormycosis” published in ESCMID online lecture library, 2015
  • Jessani L, Thirunarayan M, Chakrabarti A D. Sureshkumar, A. Parameswaran ,R.Gopalakrishnan Disseminated phaeohyphomycosis presenting as chromoblastomycosisin an immunocompetent host: a rare manifestation F1000Research 2016, 5:540 (poster) (doi: 10.7490/f1000research.1111609.1)
  • Jessani L, Patil S, Annapurneshwari D et al. Human ocular dirofilariasis due to Dirofilaria repens: anunderdiagnosed entity or emerging filarial disease? F1000Research 2016, 5:541 (poster) (doi: 10.7490/f1000research.1111610.1)
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