About Dr. Arumugam Moorthy

Dr A Moorthy is a Consultant Rheumatologist at a busy teaching hospital, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust. He is also Honorary senior Lecturer at Leicester Medical School and appointed as Visiting Professor of Rheumatology at one of the prestigious Medical University in India. Dr.Moorthy was the recipient of NASS Best care Rheumatologist award by Patient Choice and received this award at House of Commons.

Dr Moorthy runs Specialist Back Pain-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 Hospital Leicester, Spire Nottingham Hospital and Woodland Hospital, Kettering, Northamptonshire.

Clinical Experience:

Dr Moorthy has got more than 20 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 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.

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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.

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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. 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
  • 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

“I wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all of the staff at Spire Nottingham Hospital. I have had a bad experience in the NHS up to date and my appointment last night was a very welcome contrast to this.

I came with my partner and as soon as we walked through the door, we felt relaxed and were given a massive welcome. You could see the reception staff were busy but they were all smiling and welcoming and we thought they were fantastic.

Special mention to Dr Moorthy who took the time to listen and understand my issues, and we cannot sing his praises high enough. He was absolutely fantastic. Thank you to everyone involved in the process; you are all a massive credit to the hospital.”

Kate Gamage

Private Treatment Advisor

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

It has been an extremely beneficial teaching experience from you for my daughter Kalyani and I'm sure for all those who attended the session - and indeed, I too was rewarded by it. We are all truly grateful to you for sparing your precious time for the benefit of our students.

We, in India, badly need this kind of rational teaching - as our teaching, as you know, is still heavily dependent on rote memorization of detailed information from big books such as Harrison.

I am sure the students were enlightened by the exposure and introduction that you gave and it will help them shape their approach to learning medicine in more effective ways.

I hope to be in touch with you. Once again, thank you on behalf of my daughter and all the trainees.

Dr G Ramesh Kumar