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Dr. Kirthi Raju

Aster Hospital, Mankhool
Languages Spoken: English
Education: MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Rheumatology)
Specialization: Rheumatology
Nationality: Indian
DOH License Grade: Consultant Rheumatologist
Types of Physician: Visiting


2015: Specialty Certificate in Rheumatology at Federation of Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom &The British Society of Rheumatology. 2005 – 2008: DM (Rheumatology) from Government General Hospital, Madras Medical College, Madras, India. 1999 – 2002: MD (Master’s Degree in Internal medicine) from The Rajaji Govt. Hospital. Madurai Medical college. Madurai, India. 1995 – 2000: M.B.B.S from Kottayam Medical college, Mahatma Gandhi university, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Professional Associations

Emirates medical Association: Membership no: 14-061. Emirates Society of Rheumatology. Emirates Osteoporosis society. Indian Rheumatology association: Life Member (LM-735).

Professional Experience

Currently working as a Consultant Rheumatologist at Aster Clinics, Aster Jubilee Medical Complex, Aster Hospital, Mankhool,
and Medcare Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital Sheikh Zayed Road - Dubai Consultant Rheumatologist at Global Hospitals & Health City, Chennai, India. 2010 – 2013 Specialist Rheumatologist at Department of rheumatology &Internal medicine, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. 2008 – 2009 Fellow, Department of Rheumatology at Government General Hospital, Madras Medical College, Madras, India. 2005 – 2008 Assistant Professor Department of Internal Medicine at Sri Ramachandra Medical college Hospital, Chennai, India. 2004 – 2005 General physician, 2001 – 2004

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered

Inflammatory arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and gout. Connective tissue disease including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), vasculitis, scleroderma and Raynauds disease, polymyositis and Sjogren’s syndrome. Osteoporosis. Degenerative joint disease including osteoarthritis, neck problems and back disorders. Soft tissue disorders including frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and plantar fasciitis. Chronic pain syndromes like fibromyalgia Special interest: Musculoskeletal ultrasound and Ultrasound guided intrarticular injections Use of biologics in various rheumatic diseases