Dr Thillainayagam Muthukumar

Dr Thillainayagam Muthukumar

Consultant Radiologist

MBBS, MD, FRCR, Dip. Sports and exercise medicine

My medical training was at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, India; Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, India; and Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Scotland. I did a one-year MSK radiology fellowship at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry.

I was appointed as Consultant Radiologist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, London; and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Institute of Orthopaedics, UCL in March 2005. I am a core member of the clinical teams specialising in bone and soft tissue sarcoma, complex spine and neurospine, joint surgery and reconstruction, and rheumatology. My key skills are in MDT decision-making and complex musculoskeletal and spine interventions.

As a qualified Sports Medicine physician, I use my diagnostic and interventional imaging expertise in management of sports and musculoskeletal injuries. I am a radiologist for India cricket team.

I am former clinical director of radiology and imaging at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore. I am an educational supervisor for radiology trainees in the London Deanery. I am an elected member of the Faculty Board at the Royal College of Radiologists, actively shaping the future of radiology. I am past Treasurer of the British Society of Skeletal Radiologists. I am a member of various national and international societies, including the International Skeletal Society.

I have numerous publications and presentations; and am an invited speaker at conferences.

My global impact extends through executive membership in the British Indian Skeletal Society; an honorary visiting Professorship in Chennai, India; and faculty roles in India at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefield, and Puttaparthi.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Thillainayagam Muthukumar at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Spine
  • Sports injuries

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Additional information

Magnetic resonance imaging
Musculoskeletal imaging

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore

Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Orthopaedics, University College, London

My zen is in adventure motorcycle touring.