Dr. Brig K Shanmuganandan

Dr. Brig K Shanmuganandan
Dr. Brig K Shanmuganandan

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai | Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai


Dr. Brig K Shanmuganandan 
Senior Consultant
Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai
Dr. Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai (Visiting Consultant)

Profile Snapshot

  • Dr. Brig K Shanmuganandan is a reputed rheumatologist in India with 32 years of experience in total.
  • He has 28 years of experience as a specialist in rheumatology.
  • He is a practicing consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine at Apollo Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • He is into internal medicine specialization and has pursued his MD in general medicine from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.
  • After that, he also completed his DNB in general medicine from the National Board of Examination.
  • He has worked on 10 research projects and 70 publications.
  • Dr. Shanmuganandan believes his experience is associated with genuine concern for his patients.


  • Geriatric Rheumatology
  • Biological and Biosimilars therapeutics,
  • Clinical Rheumatology

Work Experience

  • Around 32 years of experience
  • Consultant in Rheumatology at Apollo Hospital, Greams-Road, Chennai.


  • DNB in General Medicine from the National Board Of Examination in 1994
  • MD in General Medicine from Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune in 1993
  • MBBS from Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) of Pune in1987


  • Association of Physicians of India
  • Indian Rheumatology Association
  • Geriatric Society Of India

Awards & Recognitions

  • Winner of Chief of Army Staff Commendation Medal 2014
  • Ranjana Vij Silver medal for second position in advanced medicine course in 1992


Some of the publications under his name are as follows:-

  • DS Bhakuni, A Hegde, K Shanmuganandan, A Atal, K Sivasami,. Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/ Computed Tomography in the quantification of disease burden in patients of spondyloarthritis on anti-tumor necrosis factor biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. Ann Rheum Dis 2015; 74:S2.
  • Shanmuganandan K, Hegde A, Vasdev V, Chaudhuri GD, Abhishek K, Atal A. SAPHO with pyoderma gangrenosum-an unusual occurrence Int J Rheum Dis 2015;18 ( Suppl 1):55.
  • Bhakuni DS, Shanmuganandan K, Atal AT, Kartik S. On-demand Visco supplements in osteoarthritis knee Int J Rheum Dis 2015;18 ( Suppl 1): 81.
  • Safety and efficacy of an Anti-CD20 Monoclonal antibody In Indian patients with seropositive rheumatoid arthritis. Indian Journal of Rheumatology 2018 Vol: 13(1): 20-25.

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