Tejaswini Arunachala Murthy

Tejaswini Arunachala Murthy

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Nutrition is the most inexpensive intervention that can possibly impact clinical outcomes. Imagine if we could prevent a patient from dying just by ensuring provision of the right nutritional support while they are critically unwell? Coming from a developing nation, India, my aim is to look at cost effective interventions like nutritional support, that can impact clinical outcomes. Being a trained anaesthetist my skills involve conduct of complex studies requiring emergency management of situations and studies requiring multidisciplinary involvement for successful conduct. I am also a current ICU trainee with the college of intensive care medicine and have advanced airway skills, communication skills including having successful organ donation conversations and skills required for effective management of critically ill patients. I have over 10 yrs experience in intensive care along with a training in utilisation of nanotechnology in medicine, ALS, conducting telemedicine consults. I have been selected for peer mentoring program by the university of adelaide and I am happy to mentor candidates looking for support due to their diverse regional backgrounds.
I moved to Australia in 2015 to further my career in intensive care. I taught with the ANU medical school as associate clinical lecturer before moving to Adelaide in 2017. I am currently pursuing full time PhD in acute care medicine specifically looking at intensive care nutrition while my studies involves understanding nutrition utilisation in health, factors affecting nutrient absorption and utilisation in intensive care patients.

My research involves exploring evidence based approaches to bring about changes in nutrient delivery that can have a positive impact on clinical outcomes in the critically ill. 

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - 2017 Associate clinical lecturer Australian National University Medical School
    2020 ICU registrar The Canberra hospital
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2019 Scholarship EASD TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIP EASD Spain 1200€
    2019 Scholarship SAICA GRANT SAICA Australia Upto 10000 AUD
    2019 Scholarship University of Adelaide travel grant University of Adelaide Australia 1000 AUD
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Hindi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Kannada Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Sanskrit Can read, write and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2013 Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences India Post Graduate Diploma In Anaesthesiology and Intensive care medicine
    2002 - 2008 Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences India Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery MBBS
  • Postgraduate Training

    Date Title Institution Country
    2013 Indian diploma in critical care medicine ISCCM India
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Nanosensitisation program Nano science and technology consortium India
    ALS Provider Australian Resuscitation Council Australia
    RACEPLUS ECHO Napean institute Sydney
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2016 Murthy, T., Rangappa, P., Anil, B., Jacob, I., & Rao, K. (2016). Postoperative nutrition practices in abdominal surgery patients in a tertiary referral hospital Intensive Care Unit: A prospective analysis. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 20(6), 319-322.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2015 Murthy, T., Rangappa, P., Jacob, I., Janakiraman, R., & Rao, K. (2015). Myxoedema coma in adults: Experience from a tertiary referral hospital intensive care unit. Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, 59(5), 315-317.
    DOI Scopus1 Europe PMC1
    2015 Rangappa, P., Murthy, T., & Jacob, I. (2015). Drug interaction resulting in massive chest wall hematoma in a patient on therapeutic anticoagulation. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, 19(4), 246-247.
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    2015 Arunachala Murthy, T., Rangappa, P., Rao, S., & Rao, K. (2015). ESBL E. coli Urosepsis Resulting in Endogenous Panophthalmitis Requiring Evisceration of the Eye in a Diabetic Patient.. Case reports in infectious diseases, 2015, 897245.
    DOI Europe PMC2

SAICA Travel grant

EASD travel grant

University of Adelaide travel grant

RTP scholarship for PhD studies

Associate clinical lecturer ANU

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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2012 - 2013 Principal Supervisor HbA1c as an independent predictor of mortality in ICU Command Hospital Air Force Bangalore Diploma in anaesthesiology and intensive care Master Full Time Dr Srinivas
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2012 - ongoing Anaesthesia and intensive care Command Hospital Air Force Bangalore Dr ANUSHA

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