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Dr. K Shanmuganandan

Dr. K Shanmuganandan

Dr. K Shanmuganandan

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MD - Medicine, MBBS, Fellowship in Rheumatology


33 Years Experience Overall  (20 years as specialist)

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Clinical rheumatogist and immunologist with more than 20 years of experience in treatment of rheumatic diseases

Greams Road, Chennai

Apollo Hospital


21/22 Greams Lane, Thousand Lights, Off Greams Road, Landmark: Near Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School, Chennai

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04:00 - 06:30

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a rheumatologist?

A: A rheumatologist may be an internal medicine physician or a paediatrician who is further specialized to diagnose and treat muscular, joints or autoimmune diseases similar to rheumatoid arthritis.

Q: What diseases does a rheumatologist treat?

A: A rheumatologist can treat diseases like gout, osteoarthritis, chronic back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, tendinitis, spondyloarthropathies, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus.

Q: What are the symptoms for which you need to see a rheumatologist?

A: You can see a rheumatologist for symptoms like back pain, joint pain, rashes, swelling in joints, itching or dry mouth, repeated fevers, bruising over skin, stiffness in joints or back, etc.

Q: Is a rheumatologist, and an orthopaedic doctor the same?

A: No, an orthopaedic doctor can only treat joint and bones related problems. However, a rheumatologist in addition to musculoskeletal diseases also treats unexplained fever, rashes and systemic autoimmune disorders.

Q: Does a rheumatologist treat bone cancer?

A: A rheumatologist is only specialized in non-surgical treatments. Bone cancer can be treated by an orthopaedic surgeon.



MD - Medicine - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1993
MBBS - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1987
Fellowship in Rheumatology - Madras Medical College & Research Institute, Chennai, 2000


Association of Physicians of India
Geriatric Society Of India


18219 Andhra Pradesh Medical Council, 1987

Trainings and Certifications

EULAR certificate for Rheumatic Diseases - EULAR School of Rheumatology, 2013
Eular Online Course In Musculo Skeletal USG - EULAR, 2014
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