K K Deepak

Dr. K. K. Deepak  MD, PhD, FAMS, DSc

Prof & Head,  Department of Physiology
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India

Dr. Deepak obtained his MBBS degree from GMC, Bhopal in 1981 and  Post Graduate Degree in 1984 & PhD Degree in Physiology in 1990  from AIIMS, New Delhi. He has been serving as faculty in the Dept of Physiology since 1987. Recently he has been awarded DSc degree from SVYASA University from Bengaluru.

Dr Deepak set up the Autonomic Function Lab in the department of Physiology  in 1989. It was the first lab of its kind in the country. This lab provides clinical services, research facility and training. He pioneered the development of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and disseminated it throughout the country.  Realizing the need of vascular assessment in autonomic testing, he set up another lab for evaluating human vascular functions in 2000.  His team lead to  development of  indigenous software for quantification of autonomic tone by HRV & vascular tone by Blood Pressure Variability (BPV). His team has developed a cloud base program for centralized HRV system for country.

He has been directing research into the Autonomic investigation of various clinical disorders.

He has been interested in innovations in medical research and worked with Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) & other engineering institutions. He devised blood pressure simulation model. He also devised the techniques of EMG biofeedback for patients of hand dystonia and electro-gastro-graphy (EGG) for irritable bowel syndrome. He has worked on brain stimulation by using vagal stimulation and  yogic breathing.  Currently his group is exploring the role of HRV biofeedback in various disorders.

He has continued interest in basic research in the field of Yoga & Meditation and its clinical application.  He is also investigating the role of yogic manoeuvres for their applications during space and gravitational exposures.

He has significantly contributed in the field of Medical Education and published several studies.

He delivered several invited talks in various countries including UIC Peoria (1991),  Harvard Medical School (2009) and UCSD, San Diego (2016). During his sabbatical leave (2008-2010) he served as Professor of Physiology at University of Dammam, KSA. He has been instrumental in bringing the MOU between AIIMS New Delhi and UCSD, San Diego, USA for pursuing space physiology research at AIIMS New Delhi. His group is pursuing research in the field of space physiology involving LBNP and LBPP.  He has filed a patent for a pro-gravity body gear to create gravity during microgravity exposure in 2016 and same has been published in 2018.

He has published 136 full length indexed research papers which have more than 2200  citations with H index of 24 in Google Scholar.

My Sessions

Research on Obesity