Dr. Arumugam Moorthy




MBBS, MRCP (UK), MRCP (UK) Rheum, FRCP Edin, FRCP London

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Weekdays and Saturday Consultation

Dr. Arumugam Moorthy

Professional Experience:

Dr. Moorthy is a senior Consultant  Rheumatologist and Head of service for Rheumatology  Department at University hospitals of Leicester NHS trust. He is honorary Associate  professor at University of Leicester and Professor of Rheumatology at New vison University Georgia, International Visiting Professor at TNDR MGR, medical University Chennai India. Dr. Moorthy trained at Manchester, Wrightington, Northampton and Leicester. He has got more than 23 years of clinical experience in Rheumatology in diagnosing and managing various aspects of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal conditions including Rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, Ankylosing spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Gout, Polymyalgia Rheumatica  Soft Tissue Rheumatism, Shoulder pain and Low back pain.


Dr. Moorthy provides a specialist tertiary care service for Ankylosing spondylitis and runs Combined Uveitis service with ophthalmology Colleague at Leicester hospitals. He is the clinical lead for AS service and his current AS service is awarded NASS Aspiring to Excellence programme. Dr. Moorthy is  also recipient of  NASS Best Rheumatologist award  voted by patient and received the award at House of commons. Dr. Moorthy runs Ultrasound synovitis clinic to detect and Early treatment of Inflammatory arthropathy including Rheumatoid arthritis. He has undergone Musculoskeletal Ultrasound training under Prof Walter Grassi at University of Ancona Italy.

Medical Education & Training:

Dr. Moorthy passionate on medical education and is actively involved both in undergraduate and postgraduate, education at various capacities regionally, Nationally and internationally. Dr. Moorthy is Training Programme Director for Higher specialist Training in Rheumatology at Health Education East Midlands. He is also regional specialty Advisor Rheumatology at Royal college of Physicians, London. He was the Board Member at the MRCP Rheumatology Question Board at RCP, London.


Dr. Moorthy actively involved in Research/clinical Trails and published extensively in peer Reviewed Journals. Published widely on COVID19 and Rheumatology. Dr. Moorthy Research interests include Ethnic variation in Rheumatic diseases, Diet and Rheumatology, Exercise and Rheumatology, Pregnancy in Rheumatic diseases and published extensively in the peer reviewed Journals. Dr. Moorthy secured research grants to undertake research on Ethnicity and Exercise as an ant inflammatory therapy in Axial spondyloarthropathy.

To see Dr. Moorthy’s Research and Publication. Please  click the link below

Patient & Public Engagement:

He is an invited speaker for National and international Medical and Rheumatology conferences and delivered lectures and presentations.

Dr. Moorthy is current President of very prestigious Midland Rheumatology society.

He has been Interviewed and participated Live TV international TV shows on COVID 19. He recently appeared on the ITV East midlands discussing on painful arthritis Gout.


Fibromyalgia :

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes pain and tenderness all over your body.

Unlike arthritis, this isn’t because you have problems with your joints, bones or muscles. It’s thought to be caused by your nervous system in your brain and spine not being able to control or process pain signals from other parts of your body.

The condition is also linked to:

  • Poor sleep
  • Feeling you can’t concentrate or remember things
  • Extreme and constant tiredness that doesn’t improve with sleep or rest – which is known as fatigue.

There can be many other symptoms that affect different parts of your body.

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 Walter Grassi. In NHS practice, Dr. Moorthy run Ultrasound synovitis clinic and perform joint injections under ultrasound guidance. This unique skill enabled him to diagnose and treat arthritis patients very early.

Inflammatory Back Pain Clinic :

Dr. Moorthy special area of interest is inflammatory back pain and inflammatory arthritis. For the last 10 years Dr. Moorthy is running Specialist Back pain/ Spondylo arthropathy clinic at Leicester. Royal Infirmary Patients are referred to this service across the county and received excellent feedback from patients.

Eye and Joint :

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


Dr. Moorthy is actively involved in Research and published his work in peer reviewed medical Journals. Dr. Moorthy was successful in Grant application and Principal Investigator for various Research studies. 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 orthopaedic 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. Read Dr. Moorthy Publications – Click here.

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. Dr.  Moorthy was nominated for Best Educational supervisor award in 2018, 2019.

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
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Midlands Rheumatology Society
  • British Society for Spondyloarthropathy 
  • British Medical Association 
  • Alliance Medical Indemnity 
  • Leicester Medicolegal society

Charity Work

  • National Rheumatoid arthritis Society   – NRAS 
  • National Axial spondyloarthropathy society – NASS 
  • South Asian Health Foundation – SAHF 

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