Dr. Pradeep R Kumar | Rheumatology | Kauvery Hospital
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Dr. Pradeep R Kumar

Senior Consultant - Rheumatology




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Brief Profile

Dr. Pradeep R Kumar is a widely-experienced and highly renowned Rheumatologist in Bengaluru with over 15 years’ experience. He has authored over seven publications in prestigious journals and has a rich body of research work.

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS, Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai
  • MD (Rheumatology), University of Dundee, UK
  • MRCP, UK


15+ years

  • Consultant (Rheumatology and General Medicine), Perth Royal Infirmary, UK
  • Consultant (Rheumatology ), Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, UK
  • Consultant (Rheumatology), Apollo, Bengaluru
  • Consultant (Rheumatology), Narayana, Bengaluru


  • Morbidity in Rheumatic diseases
  • Autoimmunity
  • Pain management
  • Sports Medicine
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Gout And Pseudogout

Research & Publications

  • Kumar P and Banik S - Pharmacotherapy Options in Rheumatoid Arthritis – A review. Clinical medicine insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders 2013:6 35-43. Doi: 10.4137/CMAMD.S5558
  • Kumar P, Khan F. Kennedy G, and Belch JJF - Rosuvastatin Improves CRP but Not Disease Activity in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scottish Medical Journal, 2012 May; 57(2):80-3. DOI: 10.1258/smj.2012.012004
  • Galarragga B, Khan F, Kumar P, Pullar T, Belch JJF, Etanercept Improves Inflammation Associated Arterial Stiffness In Rheumatoid Arthritis. Rheumatology. 2009 Nov; 48 (11): 1418-23
  • Kumar P, Strang A, Ho M, Maple C, Radederstoff D, Morley K, and Belch J. The Effects of Borage Oil Supplementation on Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug Requirements in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine Volume 5, Issue 1 (2008)
  • Galarraga B, Kumar P, Khan F, Pullar T, Belch JJF. CRP - An Independent Predictor Of Microvascular Changes In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis - Rheumatology (Oxford). 2008 Dec; 47(12):1780-4. Epub 2008, Oct 14
  • Rajput-Ray M, Kumar P, and Belch JJF.SF 36 in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis. The Effects of Rosuvastatin, Scottish Medical Journal, 2008 53(3):49- 51
  • Galarraga B, Kumar P, Khan F, Pullar T, Belch JJF. CRP - An Independent Predictor Of Microvascular Changes In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis, Scottish Medical Journal, 2008 53(3):49-51
  • Galaragga B, Kumar P, Pullar T, Oliver B. The Role Of Ultrasonography And Triple Phase Bone Scintigraphy For Detection Of Early Inflammatory Arthropathy. Rheumatology, 2004;42(Suppl 1):369
  • Kumar P, Pullar T. Perceptions of Fibromyalgia Among Rheumatologist in Scotland. Rheumatology. 2004;42(Suppl 1):60

Affiliations & Memberships

Professional Memberships & Certifications

  • Scottish Society for Rheumatology
  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
  • Scottish Academic Rheumatologist (SCAR)
  • Scottish and Irish Registry on Ankylosing Spondylitis (SIRAS)
  • Indian Rheumatology Association
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