Arthritis and Rheumatology

Dr. Kirthi Raju

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