Dr (BRIG) K Shanmuganandan

Dr (BRIG) K Shanmuganandan



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Brief Profile

He is a veteran of the Armed Forces Medical Services with 32 years of service and a Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology with over 20 years of teaching experience.

Honors and Awards

Best Research Paper Award in Armed Forces Medical Research Project

Research and Publication

Paper Presentation



  • A Atal, DS Bhakuni, K Shanmuganandan, K Sivasami, A Hegde. Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography/ Computed Tomography in quantification of disease burden in patients of spondyloarthritis on anti tumour necrosis factor biological disease modifying antirheumatic drugs. Ann Rheum Dis 2015; 74:S2.
  • Atal AT, Shanmuganandan K, A Hegde, K Abhishek, Vasdev V, Chaturvedi V. Role of Positron Emission Tomography in osteoarticular tuberculosis. Int J Rheum Dis 2015;18 ( Suppl 1):58.
  • Hegde A, Shanmuganandan K, Vasdev V, Akhishek K, Chaudhuri GD, Atal A. SAPHO with pyoderma gangrenosum-an unusual occurrence Int J Rheum Dis 2015;18 ( Suppl 1):55.
  • Hegde A, Shanmuganandan K, SinghalA,Kartik S, Atal A, Abhishek K. A case of disseminated sarcoidosis with unusual presentation: a diagnostic challenge Int J Rheum Dis 2015;18 ( Suppl 1):56.
  • Hegde A, Shanmuganandan K, Vasdev V, Chaturvedi VP, Chaudhuri GD, Abhishek K. Refractory colitis with posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES): a rare combo as initial manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) Int J Rheum Dis 2015;18 ( Suppl 1):58.
  • Abhishek K , Shanmuganandan K, Vasdev V, Hegde A, Chaturvedi V, Chaudhuri GD, Atal AT. Successful outcome of a refractory juvenile dermatomyositis with cardiac involvement using CARRA protocol Int J Rheum Dis 2015;18 ( Suppl 1): 59.
  • Bhakuni DS, Shanmuganandan K, Atal AT, Kartik S. On demand viscosupplements in osteoarthritis knee Int J Rheum Dis 2015;18 ( Suppl 1): 81.
  • Abhishek K , Shanmuganandan K, Vasdev V, Chaturvedi V, Chaudhuri GD, Hegde A , Atal AT. Use of interleukin-6 receptor antagonist therapy in juvenile inflammatory arthritis patients in India: experience at army hospital research and referral Int J Rheum Dis 2015;18 ( Suppl 1): 84.
  • Hegde A, Shanmuganandan K, Kartik S, Abhishek K, Atal A, Chaturvedi V, Singh K. Serum biomarker response to biosimilar rituximab therapy in Indian patients with refractory rheumatoid arthritis and its correlation with disease activity Int J Rheum Dis 2015;18( Suppl 1):104.
  • Assessment of Clinical and Biomarker Response to Anti Tumour Necrosis Factor Alpha Biological in Spondyloarthritis using ASDAS CRP Criteria Vinod Raghava1, Krishnan Shanmuganandan, Pratap Shankar, Rakesh Kumar Dixit. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences ISSN (Print): 2321-3310; ISSN (Online): 2321-3086.
  • Adult Onset Henoch-Schonlein Purpura Following Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection (Chickenpox) Gautam Mullick, , Krishnan Shanmuganandan, Prashant Sengupta, Darshan Singh BhakunI ,Vivek Vasdev, Mahender Kumar Garg. 2016;000(000):000-000 ClinInfectImmun.http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/cii36.
  • Gautam Mullick Darshan S. Bhakuni Krishnan Shanumganandan K. Narayanan Vivek VasdevSivasamiKartik Amar T. Atal An Observational Study on the Use of Etanercept in Indian Rheumatoid Arthritis PatienT Indian Journal Of Applied Research Volume : 6 | Issue : 9 | September 2016 | ISSN – 2249-555X.
  • Naveen Kumar1, K Shanmuganandan Immunological and Virological Profile of Patients with HIV Infection on Second Line Antiretroviral Therapy . Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS) e-ISSN: 2279-0853, p-ISSN: 2279-0861.Volume 15, Issue 9 Ver. IV (September. 2016), PP 81-95.
  • 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.
  • MN Arjun, Arun Hegde, Krishnan Shanmuganandan, Darshan S Bhakuni, Kavita Singh, Abhishek Kumar. Safety and efficacy of abatacept among patients with refractory rheumatoid arthritis: Experience from a North Indian Tertiary Care Hospital.Indian Journal of Rheumatology 2018 Vol: 13(3): 163-67.

Clinical Expertise

  • Management of Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Joint Pains
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Biological Usage


  • Medical Officer: Various Military Hospitals, 1987-1990
  • Physician: Various Military Hospitals, 1993-2000
  • Assistant Professor, Medicine & Rheumatologist, Forces Medical College, Pune, 2000 -2005
  • Associate Professor Department of Medicine, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, 2007-2010
  • Professor of Medicine, Head of Department, Dept of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Army hospital (Research and Referral), New Delhi, 2015-2017
  • Professor of Medicine and Rheumatologist, SBMCH, Chennai, 2018-2019


To a story of hope and healing | Dr (BRIG) K Shanmuganandan

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