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Dr. Brig K Shanmuganandan

Dr. Brig K Shanmuganandan


20+ years experience



150+ Recommendations

MBBS, MD (Med.), DNB (Med.), Fellow (Rheuma.)

English, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road

Greams Road, Thousand Lights West Chennai Tamil Nadu



150+ Recommendations

About Doctor

Dr. Brig K Shanmuganandan, a distinguished Rheumatologist at Apollo Hospital Greams Road, Chennai, brings 20 years of extensive experience to his field of expertise. His educational journey includes earning his MBBS and MD in Medicine from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. Dr. Shanmuganandan offers a range of services, with a focus on specialties such as Viscosupplementation and Arthritis Treatment. Beyond his clinical practice, Dr. Shanmuganandan has developed a notable reputation, with special interests in areas like Spondylo-Arthropathy, Macrofage Activation Syndrome, HIV Medicine, and Systematic Connective Tissue Disease. His contribution to medical literature is evident through the publication of over 50 articles, books, journals, and more. The recognition of his exemplary service extends to awards such as the Chief of Army Staff Commendation Medal (2014) and the Ranjana Vij Silver Medal in the Advanced Medicine Course at AFMC (1990-1992). Dr. Brig K Shanmuganandan is a life member of prestigious medical associations, including the Indian Rheumatology Association, Association of Physicians of India, and Geriatric Association of India. His dedication to advancing the understanding and treatment of Rheumatology Conditions is reflected in his comprehensive approach to patient care. With academic achievements like completing his DNB (Med.) and Fellowship in Rheumatology, Dr. Shanmuganandan is well-equipped to address a variety of conditions. Some of the Rheumatology Conditions he manages include Mitochondrial DNA Depletion Syndrome, Polyarteritis Nodosa, Multiminicore Disease, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Musculoskeletal Infections, Rheumatic Arthritis, Rheumatic Complaints, Rheumatism Treatment, Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment, Systemic Lupus Erythematosis, Myofibrillar Myopathies, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Myonecrosis, Myosin Storage Myopathy, Myositis, Myxoid Liposarcoma, Scleroderma Treatment, MCTD Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Paget's Disease Of Bone, and Sjogren's Syndrome. Dr. Brig K Shanmuganandan's wealth of experience and commitment to advancing rheumatological care make him a highly respected specialist in Chennai.

If you're in need of a Rheumatologist  in your area, Dr. Brig K Shanmuganandan could be an excellent choice for personalized and top-notch medical attention.

Patient Reviews



2 years ago

Autoimmune Diseases

An excellent seniorArmy Doctor. He gives a patient hearing and administer medicines which r effective. One of the best Rheumatoid specialists, I have come across. God bless.

Thank you Doctor


Manoj Padhy

4 years ago

rheumatoid arthritis

Hi I am suffering from rheumatoid arthritis from 13 years. I must say that he is the best rhematologist yet as monitoring steroids dosage and prescribed new disease modifying drugs which are effective and pain killers not required now. After long time I got the right doctor. Previously I was seeing only same drugs repeated from other doctors and no balance of dose and side effects. Personally clears the doubts and very helping and approachable. Great experience. Thank you Doctor.

We are thankful for the doctor and the team

Work Experience


1. Assistant Professor of Medicine and Rheumatologist at Forces Medical College, Pune (2000 -2005)

2. Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (2007-2010)

3. Professor of Medicine (Head of Department) in the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Army Hospital (Research and Referral), New Delhi (2011-2015)

4. Professor of Medicine (Head of Department) in the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology Command Hospital, Lucknow (2015-2017)


1. Professor of Medicine, Medical Council Of India, National Board of Examinations at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and King George's Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

2. Panel of examiners/Supervisor (Medicine and  Rheumatology) ,National Board Of Examinations at Delhi university, Armed Forces Medical College, King George's Medical University and Christian Medical College

3. Medical Council of India (MCI) Assessor for MBBS and DM (Rheumatology)

4. Associate Editor of the Indian Journal of Rheumatology

5. Executive Member of the Indian Rheumatology Association (09/ 2007- 11/2009)

6. Treasurer of Indian Rheumatology Association (2011-2013)

7. Co- organizing secretary of Indian Rheumatology Association (IRACON), Pune (2009)

8. Chairman Scientific Committee of National Rheumatology Update (2015)

9. Center in Charge of National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and AFMC (ART centers) (2008-2010)

10. Armed Forces Representative at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for HIV/AIDS joint working group



Life Member of Association of Physicians of India

Life Member of Indian Rheumatology Association

Life member of Geriatric Association of India




Narayanan K,RajendranP,Porkodi R ,Shanmuganandan K, A follow-up study ofJuvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis into adulthood. Journal of Assoc Physicians India August 2002;50:1039-41.

Porkodi R, Shanmuganandan K, Parthiban M, Madhavan R, Rajendran P. Clinical spectrum of inflammatory myositis in south india - A ten year study. Journal of Association of Physicians of India 2002;50(10):1255-59.

Narayanan K, Rajendran CP, Porkodi R, Shanmuganandan K. A follow-up study of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis into adulthood. Journal of Association of Physicians of India 2002;50(8):1039-41.

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Apollo Hospitals Greams Road,Chennai

What is the educational qualification of Dr Brig K Shanmuganandan ?

Dr Brig K Shanmuganandan is a Rheumatologist with over 20 Yrs. years of experience and has the following qualifications -MBBS, MD (Med.), DNB (Med.), Fellow (Rheuma.)

What languages can Dr Brig K Shanmuganandan speak?

Dr Brig K Shanmuganandan can speak English, Bengali, Hindi, Tamil.

Why do patients visit Dr Brig K Shanmuganandan?

Patients visit Dr Brig K Shanmuganandan for Rheumatology related problems. To see more reasons visit the doctor's profile on Apollo 24|7.