About Dr. Arumugam Moorthy

Dr A Moorthy is a consultant Rheumatologist and a Hon Senior Lecturer at a busy teaching hospital University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust. He runs Specialist Back pain clinic/ Ankylosing spondylitis clinics at Leicester Royal Infirmary with MDT input by Physiotherapist. Dr Moorthy also runs NHS clinics at Leicester General Hospital, and Loughborough Community Hospitals. Dr Moorthy is the lead clinician for Ankylosing spondylitis and Ultrasound service in Rheumatology.

Dr Moorthy sees private patients by prior appointment at Spire Leicester Hospital, Nuffield Leicester Hospital, Spire Nottingham Hospital and Woodland Hospital, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Clinical Experience:

Dr Moorthy has got more than 17 years of clinical experience in Rheumatology. After qualifying in 1989, He underwent a structured postgraduate training in general Internal medicine for three years. Dr Moorthy undergone specialty training in Rheumatology at various Teaching hospitals in Manchester, Wrightington, Northampton and Leicester.


Musculoskeletal Ultrasound:

In his later part of training he developed a special interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound in Rheumatology and undergone higher training at University of Ancona, Italy under Prof W Grssi. In NHS practice, Dr Moorthy run Ultrasound synovitis clinic and perform joint injections under ultrasound guidance. This unique skils enable him to diagnose and treat patient, arthritis patients very early.

Inflammatory Back Pain Clinic:

His special area of interest is inflammatory back pain and inflammatory arthritis. For the last five years Dr Moorthy is running Specialist Back pain/ Spondylo arthropathy clinic at Leicester. Patients are referred to this service across the county.

Eye and Joint:

Dr Moorthy runs specialist MDT clinics for patients with Eye and Joint diseases at NHS hosiptal. Dr Moorthy is an expert in Rheumatology and treats patients with common and rare Rheumatic diseases.

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Dr Moorthy is actively involved in Research and published his work in peer reviewed medical Journals. Dr Moorthy was an invited speaker at various rheumatology meetings nationally and Internationally. Dr Moorthy was invited to give a talk on Drugs used in Rheumatology and orthopedic surgery at European Rheumatology congress (EULAR) BERLIN. He was also invited to chair scientific sessions in national and international Rheumatology meetings in India, Berlin, and United Kingdom.

Dr Moorthy is also undertaking multinational clinical research and Principal investigator for few studies.

Dr Moorthy research interest includes Ethnic variation of Rheumatic diseases, Diet and arthritis, Pregnancy and Rheumatic diseases, Medical Education and Primary care Rheumatology. He presented his research works at national and international meetings. Dr Moorthy published extensively in Peer Reviewed Medical Journals.

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Education & Training

Dr Moorthy enjoys teaching and training both undergraduate and postgraduate medical students. He is an examiner for Undergraduate Medical examinations at University of Leicester and post-graduate MRCP examinations conducted by Royal college of Physicians, London. Dr Moorthy was recently appointed as examination Board member at the Royal college of Physicians, London. He is also a member of Education and Training committee at British society for Rheumatology, London.

Health Education and Awareness:

Dr Moorthy is very keen to raise the awareness of Early diagnosis of Rheumatoid arthritis and Ankylosing spondylitis in Public and has conducted public education awareness meetings. Dr Moorthy has given Live interview on various radio stations including BBC Radio Leicester. He appeared in TV Health programmes in south Asian Languages.

Dr Moorthy has been involved with patient group CLASH and NASS.

Professional Memberships

  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • Midland rheumatology Society
  • Royal college of Physicians London, Edinburgh
  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Defense Union
  • Leicester Medico legal Society

What our patients say

Thanks Dr Moorthy for diagnosing my back conditions quickly and for his very clear advice

Mr. J D, Kettering

My husband was in severe Joint pain, we consulted Dr Moorthy who is excellent in listening to our problems and treated my husband swiftly. He is very caring and thorough

Mrs. J B, Leicester

Thanks to you, I now lead a full and active life
Dr Moorthy has always been professional and available. He has always helped me to adapt to my personal situation.

Mr. AF

He was Very nice, put my mind at ease re my condition. Answered all my queries.

Mrs. JP

He was polite, knowledgeable and very helpful. He listened intently to the issues at hand and made quick judgements. I received good feedback on my problem and fast solutions to follow up procedures.

Mrs. WS