Designation: Professor & HOD – CONSULTANT RHEMATOLOGIST
Qualification: M.B; B.S., D.C.H., M.D., D.M.,
Years of Experience: As Rheumatology 32 Years
Languages spoken: Tamil & English
Outpatient time 8AM to 3pm [ Monday to Friday ]
Giving Treatment for patients with Rheumatological diseases as outpatient and also as Inpatients getting admitted in IMCU, Medical ward , and also in other specialities like orthopaedic, Dermatology , and others.
M.B;B.S 1974 Madras Medical College, Madras University
D.C.H 1977 Madras Medical College, Madras University
M.D 1989 Madras Medical College, Madras University
D.M 1995 Madras Medical College, Tamilnadu Dr. MGR
Worked in the Department of Rheumatology, Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital for Twenty Two years and Six Months including as Professor and Head for Ten years and Two months.
Established musculoskeletal ultrasound study with new machine in the Department.
Got donation for the Department one immuno-fluoresence microscope and one ELISA reader from the trust.
WISDOM- Best Doctor Award - for Chennai city Medical Colleges.-1998.
M.N PASSY AWARD for 2011 from Indian Rheumatology Association for great contributions in developing Rheumatology in our country.
LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD by Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University-2012.
Papers presented in conferences:
National conferences: Seventy five (75)
International conferences: Six (6)
Articles written in journals:
National Journals: Forty six (46)
International Journals : Nine (9)
Topics written in books:
API Text of Medicine- Topic-Low back pain- 7th edition
API Text of Medicine- Topic-Low back pain- 8th edition
API Text of Medicine- Topic-Low back pain- 9th edition
Manual of Rheumatology-Topic- Sero-negative Spondyloarthropathy 1st edition
Manual of Rheumatology-Topic- Sero-negative Spondyloarthropathy 2nd edition
Manual of Rheumatology-Topic- Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis-3rd edition
Manual of Rheumatology-Topic- - Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis-4th edition
Rheumatology-Principles and Practice- Topic-Low back pain -1st edition
International Reviewer for Kelly’s Text of Rheumatology-7th edition
Former Member -Editorial Board-Journal of Indian Rheumatology Association
Conferences & Courses organized:
Indian Rheumatology Annual Conference-Secretary-1996
Indian Rheumatology Annual Conference-President-2004
Indian Rheumatology Annual Conference-Chairman-2011
Pre Conference workshops- 2004
Musculo Skeletal Ultrasound-Hands on Experience
Immunological investigations-Hands on Experience
Participation in conferences:
International- Fourteen (14)
Patient Education Booklets published:
Childhood Arthritis -(English)
Hand book on Rheumatology-(English)
Arthritis –Frequently asked questions-( English)
Disease Education books for patients-Tamil- Five( 5)
Lectures given on various topics in Rheumatology:
CME / Seminar
API / IMA Meetings
Indian Rheumatology Association conferences
Guidance given for Dissertations: Twenty Four ( 24)
D.M Rheumatology –Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University
D.M Clinical Immunology- SGPGI- Lucknow
Certificate Course in Rheumatology- Rajiv Gandhi University –Bangaluru.
President –Association of Rheumatologists of Tamilnadu.
Former secretary of Tamilnadu branch of Indian Rheumatology Association
Former Executive Committee member of Indian Rheumatology Association
Fellowship of Academic Bodies:
Life member of Indian Rheumatology Association
Life member of Association of Physicians of India.