DR. Raymond Dominic Savio


Dr. Raymond Dominic Savio is a renown Critical Care Specialist with more than twenty years of experience in this highly specialized field which passionately caters to the needs of acutely ill patients. He has been one of the forerunners who have contributed towards establishing Critical Care Medicine as a standalone specialty and promoting Critical Care Outreach Services. His areas of expertise include the treatment of patients with organ failure notably multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, infectious diseases and cancer critical care. He holds an important place in the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) and the Onco Critical Care Society (OCCS), and has authored several national treatment guidelines and policies. He has won many awards, citations and fellowships in recognition for his contribution to this specialty.
His special interest in Onco Critical Care has enabled him to dedicate towards the unique requirements of patients with cancer and undergoing various modalities of treatment. Patients with cancer manifest several distinct acute illnesses and the treatment often necessitates a highly focussed approach unlike in a general Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Raymond is a pioneer in this field with enormous experience and has been a part of Apollo Proton Cancer Centre since its inception.



  • MBBS – Annamalai University (1994 – 2000)
  • MD (Internal Medicine) – Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (2001 – 2004)
  • DM (Critical Care) – Sri Ramachandra University (2004 – 2007)
  • European Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC) – European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (2007)
  • Fellow Indian College of Critical Care Medicine (2018)

Professional Work


  • Lead Consultant – Critical Care Services, Apollo Proton Cancer Centre, Chennai (2019 till date)
  • Senior Consultant – Institute of Critical Care Medicine, Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai (2016 – 2019)



  • Raymond D. Vinodh TM, Arunkumar AS, Kamat V. Does adherence to the surviving sepsis campaign “bundles” impact outcome? An Indian Experience. Intensive Care Medicine 2006; 30(Suppl 1):22 (abstract 0068).
  • Salma, Raymond D, Louis PV. Prognostic value of routine biomarkers in sepsis. Intensive Care Medicine 2010; 36(Suppl 2): (abstract). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-010-1998-y
  • A Ranjalkar, RD Savio, K Rajeev, JK John. Existing practices in the management of hyponatremia and efficacy and safety of various treatment modalities in patients with hyponatremia admitted to ICU. Intensive Care Med 2014;40 (Suppl 1):197 (abstract 0719). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-014-3451-0
  • Ramakrishnan N, Detect-Dvt Investigators. Prophylaxis and Incidence of Symptomatic Deep Vein Thrombosis in Indian Patients with Sepsis: DETECT-Deep Vein Thrombosis Registry. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2017;21(11):765–771. doi:10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_205_17.
  • Yash Javeri, Ganshyam Jagathkar, Subhal Dixit3, Dhruva Chaudhary, Kapil Gangadhar Zirpe, Yatin Mehta, Deepak Govil, Rajesh C Mishra, Srinivas Samavedam, Rahul Anil Pandit, Raymond Dominic Savio et al.. Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine Position Statement for Central Venous Catheterization and Management 2020. Indian J. Crit. Care Med. 2020;24(1):S6-S30. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-G23183.
  • Raymond Dominic Savio, Rajalakshmi Parasuraman, Daphnee Lovesly, Bhuvaneshwari Shankar, Lakshmi Ranganathan, Nagarajan Ramakrishnan and Ramesh Venkataraman. Feasibility, tolerance and effectiveness of enteral feeding in critically ill patients in prone position. J Intensive Care Soc. 2021 Feb;22(1):41-46. doi: 10.1177/1751143719900100. Epub 2020 Jan 14. PMID: 33643431; PMCID: PMC7890761.
  • Neill K. J. Adhikari, Rajeshwari Arali, Udara Attanayake, Raymond Dominic Savio et al. Implementing an intensive care registry in India: preliminary results of the case-mix program and an opportunity for quality improvement and research. Wellcome Open Research 2020; 5:182. https://doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16152.1.
  • Deven Juneja, Raymond Dominic Savio et al. Basic Critical Care for Management of COVID-19 Patients: Position Paper of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, Part II. Indian J. of Critical Care Medicine 2020; https://www.ijccm.org/.doi/IJCCM/pdf/10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23593.
  • Deven Juneja, Raymond Dominic Savio et al. Basic Critical Care for Management of COVID-19 Patients: Position Paper of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, Part I. Indian J. of Critical Care Medicine 2020 ; https://www.ijccm.org/doi/IJCCM/pdf/10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23601.
  • Archana Gautam, Jojo Kurien John, Raymond Dominic Savio. Evaluation of efficiency of various treatment modalities and outcome in patients with hyponatremia admitted to ICU. International Journal of Health and Clinical Research 2020;3(7):7-35.
  • Vignesh C, Raymond D, Ramakrishnan N. Post-intensive Care Unit Syndrome. Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) Critical Care Update (2017). Ch 61. p1-6.
  • Sanjay MV, Raymond D Savio. “Fast Hug Bid”. ICU Manual for Nurses. Ed. Prakash Shastri. Jaypee Brothers, 2017. P31-41
  • Praveen Venishetty, Raymond D Savio. “Delirium in the Intensive Care Unit”. ICU Manual for Nurses. Ed. Prakash Shastri. Jaypee Brothers, 2017. P42-49
  • Raymond D Savio. “Sedation in the Critically ill”. ICU Manual for Nurses. Ed. Prakash Shastri. Jaypee Brothers, 2017. P43-50
  • Anna George, Raymond D. Savio. “Nursing Communication in Intensive Care Units”. ICU Manual for Nurses. Ed. Prakash Shastri. Jaypee Brothers, 2017. P189-196
  • Dinesh Ekambaram, Raymond Dominic Savio. “Acute Liver Failure”. Case-based Review in Critical Care Medicine. Eds Atul Kulkarni, Anil Pandit, Subhal Dixit, Kapil Zirpe. Jaypee Brothers, 2019. p313-324
  • Raymond Dominic Savio, Pratheema Ramachandran, Babu Abraham. “Noninvasive Ventilation in Neuromuscular Disease”. ISCCM Manual of Noninvasive Ventilation. Eds Subhal Dixit, Dhruva Chaudhry, Yatin Mehta, Kapil Zirpe. Jaypee Brothers, 2020. p134-141
  • Naren Hemachandran, Balaji Rajaram, Raymond Dominic Savio. “Anatomy and Pathology of Intra-abdominal organs”. ISCCM Manual of Critical Care Ultrasound. Eds Deepak Govil, Shrikanth Srinivasan, Sachin Gupta. Jaypee Brothers, 2020. p209 – 222
  • HR Rajathadri, Sulagna Bhattacharjee, Raymond Dominic Savio. “Severe Head Trauma”. Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) Critical Care Update, Jaypee Brothers (2022), Ch 53, p273 – 280.
  • Pooja R. Murthy, Ajithkumar AK, Raymond Dominic Savio. “Plasma Exchange in Intensive Care Unit: Current Status”. Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) Critical Care Update, Jaypee Brothers (2023) 5th edn, Ch 56, p300 – 304.
  • Suresh Kumar S., Raymond Dominic Savio. Hematological Cancers in Pregnancy. ISCCM Manual of Obstetric Critical Care. Jaypee Brothers (2023) 1st edn, Ch 45, p360 - 367
  • Bala Prakash, Raymond Dominic Savio. Dialysate Fluids & Replacement Fluids in CRRT. ISCCM Manual of RRT & ECMO in ICU, 2ND Edition Chapter 9. Jaypee Brothers (2023)
  • Sristi Patodia, Raymond Dominic Savio. How Do I Examine a Patient with Chest Pain. A St. John’s Medical College & Hospital initiative (in print)
  • ISCCM Textbook of Critical Care Medicine – Section editor for Endocrine Disorders in Critical Care and Author for chapter on Approach to a Patient with Endocrine System Disorder in Critical Care.
  • Dinesh Ekambaram, Raymond Dominic Savio. “Acute Liver Failure”. Case-based Review in Critical Care Medicine. Eds Atul Kulkarni, Anil Pandit, Subhal Dixit, Kapil Zirpe. Jaypee Brothers (2023) 2nd edn. P
  • Bala Prakash, Raymond Dominic Savio. Bleeding in Critical Care. Critical Care for the Pulmonologist. Ed Sai Haranath. CBS publishers, 2023 1st edn. P
  • Indian Registry of IntenSive care (IRIS), Neill KJ Adhikari, Abi Beane, Dedeepiya Devaprasad, Robert Fowler, Rashan Haniffa , Augustian James, Devachandran Jayakumar, Chamira Kodippily, Rohit Aravindakshan Kooloth, Rakesh Laxmappa, Kishore Mangal, Ashwin Mani, Meghena Mathew, Vrindha Pari, Sristi Patodia, Rajyabardhan Pattnaik, Dilanthi Priyadarshini , Mathew Pulicken, Ebenezer Rabindrarajan, Pratheema Ramachandran, Kavita Ramesh, Usha Rani, Ananth Ramaiyan9, Nagarajan Ramakrishnan, Lakshmi Ranganathan4, Aasiyah Rashan, Raymond Dominic Savio et al. Impact of COVID-19 on non-COVID intensive care unit service utilization, case mix and outcomes: A registry-based analysis from India. Wellcome Open Research 2021;6:159-169. doi.org/10.12688/wellcomeopenres.16953.1
  • Raymond D. Savio. Procalcitonin (in COVID-19): The Incessant Quest. Indian J Crit Care Med 2021;25(1):1–2. doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23698
  • Sharma G, Venkataraman R, Rajagopal S, Ramakrishnan N, Abraham BK, Savio RD. Nutrition therapy in patients requiring noninvasive ventilation in the intensive care unit: Feasibility, tolerance, and complications. Indian J Respir Care 2021;10:289-93. doi: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_60_21
  • Shrikanth Srinivasan, Praveen Kumar G, Deepak Govil, Sachin Gupta, Vivek Kumar, Kishore Pichamuthu, Anuj Clerk, AMOL KOTHEKAR, Pradeep D'costa, Kedar Toraskar, Kapil Dev Soni, Jojo John, Sweta Patel, Raymond Dominic Savio, Jagadeesh KN, Chacko Jose, Rahul Pandit, Palepu Gopal, DHRUVA CHAUDHRY, Subhal Dixit, Rajesh Mishra, Arindam Kar, Srinivas Samavedam. Competencies For Point Of Care Ultrasonography In Icu: An Isccm Expert Panel Practice Recommendations. IJCCM 2021; 10.5005/jp-journals-1007124199
  • Rajesh C. Mishra, Kanwalpreet Sodhi, Kowdle Chandrasekar Prasad, Niraj Tyagi, Gunjan Chanchalani, Rajeev A. Annigeri, Deepak Govil, Raymond D. Savio, et al. ISCCM Guidelines on Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Replacement Therapy. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022;26(S2):S13-42.
  • Kanwalpreet Sodhi, Muktanjali Arya , Gunjan Chanchalani , Vandana Sinha, Raymond Dominic Savio et al. Comparison of knowledge and awareness of infection control practices among nurses in India: A cross-sectional survey. American j. of Infection Control 2022. Feb 15:S0196-6553(22)00093-1. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2022.02.014
  • SK Sundaramurthy, R Dominic Savio, S Thomas, L Ranganathan, R Venkataraman, N Ramakrishnan, DD Vidyasagar. Prevalence of frailty in critically ill cancer patients and its impact on acute outcomes and post ICU discharge quality of life. Critical Care 2023; 27(51):P344
  • Aishwarya Govindaswamy, Sowmy Sridharan, Raymond Dominic Savio, Senthur Nambi, Adhithyan Rajendran. A case series on COVID-19 associated mucormycosis (CAM): experience from a tertiary care centre in India. Asian Journal of Research in Infectious Diseases 2023;13(3):9-18.
  • Sundary MT, Kumar S, Gubbala K, Raymond Dominic Savio. Post-operative Takotsubo Syndrome in a Patient with Cancer: More than Meets the Eye. Ind J Gynaecol Oncolog 2023;21:78
  • Amit Kansal, Jos M. Latour, Kay Choong See, Sumeet Rai, Maurizo Cecconi, Carl Britto, Andrew Conway Morris, Raymond Dominic Savio, Vinay M. Nadkarni, B. K. Rao & Rajesh Mishra. Interventions to promote cost-effectiveness in adult intensive care units: consensus statement and considerations for best practice from a multidisciplinary and multinational eDelphi study. Crit Care 2023;27:487-499

Areas of Expertise


  • Cancer Critical Care
  • Organ dysfunction
  • Sepsis and infectious diseases

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