Dr. Jayalakshmi.T.K is currently working at Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, as Senior Consultant, Pulmonologist. She has obtained her Post-Graduate Master's degree (MD) in Pulmonary medicine at BYL Nair hospital in 1996and MBBS at the prestigious KEM hospital in Mumbai in 1993. Subsequently she has served as faculty, Professor and head of department at DY Patil hospital in Navi Mumbai from 2001 to 2016. She has completed her postgraduate European respiratory diplomate in respiratory medicine in 2013. She has trained in interventional pulmonology and thoracoscopy at National University , Singapore under Dr Pyng Lee in 2015.She has been an active part of the National TB and MDR TB program and has been an initiator and promoter for the DOTS and DOTS plus TB programs and the PPIA program with ALERT -India. In 2019 she had completed Trialect Interventional Pulmonology fellowship at Italy and received training in EBUS .Since March 2020 she is actively involved in management of covid patients.