Dr. Joel Rathnakumar | General Practice

General Physician

Dr. Joel obtained his MBBS degree from Madras University in 1988 and worked as a medical officer in a 165 bedded multi specialty hospital under the guidance of eminent physicians. In 1993 he joined one of the premier medical colleges in India – (Christian Medical College) as a Pre-resident in the department of Nephrology.

In 1994 Dr. Joel joined the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) in General Medicine in the same college and underwent the three-year residency programme in different subspecialties of medicine like Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Hemeoncology apart from training in General Medicine. During this time he had submitted a research paper in Nephrology and attended various medical conferences. In 1997 Dr. Joel started working as a Consultant Physician in a multispeciality referral Hospital CMC, Vellore, handling all medical emergencies and medical problems. He was also actively engaged in teaching medical students. Dr. Joel is also an active member of the Association of Physicians, India.


  • Diabetes and its related complication
  • Metabolic disorders including dyslipidemia
  • Respiratory disease like asthma, Chronic Bronchitis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 
  • Infectious disease


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