Dr Arumugam Moorthy
MB, MRCP (UK) Rheum, FRCP Edin, FRCP
I have been a consultant rheumatologist since 2009. My areas of expertise lie in early rheumatoid arthritis, lower back pain, sciatica, neck, shoulder, wrist pain, soft tissue rheumatology, ultrasound examination of joints, ultrasound guided joint injections, aspirations of joints and bursa, cyst, epidural injections, various joint injections, supra scapular nerve block injection, carpal tunnel injection, chronic widespread pain, gout and osteoporosis and fibromyalgia.
I run a tertiary specialist clinic for patients suffering from Ankylosing spondylitis and a combined rheumatology and eye service at the Leicester Royal Infirmary.
I have more than 17 years of clinical experience in Rheumatology. After qualifying in 1989, I underwent a structured postgraduate training in general medicine for three years. I later went on to train in Rheumatology at Manchester, Wrightington, Northampton and Leicester. I also completed a part-time postgraduate MSc course in Clinical Rheumatology at the University of Manchester.
During my training I won a travelling fellowship from The British Society for Rheumatology and a travel bursary from the European Rheumatology Society EULAR.
I have developed a special interest in ultrasound in Rheumatology and undergone training at the University of Ancona, Italy under Prof W Grssi.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Arumugam Moorthy at Spire include:
MB / India / 1989
Doctor of Medicine
MRCP (UK) / London / 2004
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
MRCP (UK) Rheum / London / 2009
Specialty Certificate Examination in Rheumatology
FRCP Edin / Edinburgh / 2009
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
FRCP / London / 2011
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
British Society for Rheumatology
Royal College of Physicians, London
Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Network
I am married with two children. My wife is a computer programmer. I enjoy classical music, playing cricket and badminton. I am fluent in two South Indian dialects, Tamil and Malayalam.
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