Vemuri S. Murthy, MD

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Advisor to the State Government of Odisha, India 
( Health and Family Welfare) to guide Statewide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation projects
Visiting Professor, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)  Mangalagiri & SCB Medical College & Hospital, Cuttack, Odisha, India

808 S. Wood St., MC 724, Suite 471A
Chicago, IL 60612


MD, Guntur Medical College, NTR University of Medical Sciences, Guntur, India, 1974
MS, Master of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, 1978


Anesthesiology, Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, IL, 1983

Board Certifications

American Board of Anesthesiology


An Observational Study Of Adult Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests In A Cardiac Clinic From A Low -Resource Setting in India
Indian Heart Journal, volume 75, Supplement 1, December 2023: Pages S86-S87. Srinivas Ramaka, Vemuri S Murthy, et al

Factors Impacting Survival and Neuroprognostication After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Cardiological Society of India: Cardiology Update 2023: Chapter 126, (944-951) Srinivas Ramaka, Vemuri S Murthy, Vasudeva Murthy Sindgi

Update on Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA)
Srinivas Ramaka, Vemuri S Murthy, Vasudeva Murthy Sindgi
Cardiological Society of India: Cardiology Update 2022: Chapter 133

Recent Advances in Resuscitation-Updates: Targeted Temperature Management
Vemuri S Murthy
Journal of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin – JAAPI 2(2):2022.

AHA 2020 Adult Resuscitation Guidelines and Interim Guidance during COVID-19 Pandemic: A Brief Review of 2020-2021 Updates
Vemuri S Murthy
Journal of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin – JAAPI 1(2):2021

Improving Survival Outcomes from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac arrests in India: Present Status and Future Perspectives
Srinivas Ramaka, Vemuri S Murthy
Cardiological Society of India: Cardiology Update 2021: Book Chapter 6 (38-44) November 2021

Epidemiology of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests, knowledge of cardiovascular disease and risk factors in a regional setting in India: The Warangal Area Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Registry (WACAR)
Srinivas Ramaka**, Noreen T Nazir, Vemuri S Murthy*, Terry Vanden Hoek et al
Indian Heart Journal, Volume 72, Issue 6, Nov-Dec 2020, Pages 517-523.
** Principal Investigator
* Co-Investigator

An Observational Study of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrests Reported in Indian Print Media
Srinivas Ramaka, Vemuri S. Murthy, Navin C. Nanda, et al
Journal of Indian College of Cardiology Year:2019 | Vol.:9 | Issue:4 | Pages:223-229

Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest
Niranjan Jagannathan, Anthony Marinelli, Melvin Speisman & Vemuri Murthy
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine Vol 185. pp. A3166, © 2012

The Acceptability and Impact of a Pilot Community Hands-Only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Training Program in India
Brent V Martinez, Nishi Dedania, UIC, Chicago, IL; Radhika Chimata, Rush, Chicago, IL; Shveta Khosla, Stockton Mayer, UIC, Chicago, IL; Vemuri Murthy, Chicago, IL.Vijay Yeldandi, UIC, Chicago, IL AHA RESS November 2018 Program, Chicago


  1. “Excellence in Medicine Award” of the Telugu Association of North America (2023) received from the former Vice President of India
  2. “Pioneer of Resuscitation Medicine in India” from the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
  3. Medal of US Congressmen as “Global Champion of Resuscitation”
  4. Recognition from the American Heart Association “For Volunteer Leadership in Support of Lifesaving Mission of the AHA and its Emergency Cardiovascular Care Programs” as  Member of the AHA International Committee
  5. “Henrietta Herbolsheimer Public Service” and “Leadership” Awards from the Chicago Medical Society
  6. “Paul Harris International Service Award” of the Rotary Club
  7. “Global Humanitarian Award” of The Institute of Medicine of Chicago
  8. “Lifetime Achievement ” and “Distinguished Physician” Awards from the Indian American Medical Association, Illinois

Additional Information

Founded the Chicago Medical Society Community CPR Project “Saving More Illinois Lives through Education (SMILE), 2012

Initiated Odisha State (India) “Saving Lives with Bystander CPR ” Project, launched by the Chief Minister (2023)

Involved with Resuscitation Training Certification Programs of the American Heart Association for about three decades.

Initiated Community CPR and “Healthy- Heart” Programs in the USA and India.

Established a National “Model of Resuscitation Curriculum” in  Indian Medical Universities (2012).