Prof. Dr. M. M. Kavitha

Consultant, Rheumatology
MD(General Medicine)., DNB., DM(Rheumatology)., SCE(Rheumatology- UK)
Chennai - Radial Road
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Dr M M Kavitha

Brief Profile:

Prof. Dr. M. M. Kavitha is a rheumatologist with over 10 years of experience in this field. She is adept at treating inflammatory arthritis, acute arthritis with intra-articular injections and autoimmune connective tissue diseases. She uses biologics and newer disease-modifying treatments, which reduce the dose and need for steroids to the bare minimum.

She is an expert in managing highly challenging cases of myositis, IgG4-related disease, and vasculitis. Her special interest lies in treating Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) and recurrent pregnancy loss due to antiphospholipid syndrome. She is the co-editor of The Handbook: The Avant-Garde Clinical Trials in Rheumatology and has over 25 publications in reputed journals.

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS, TN MGR Medical University, Madras Medical College
  • MD General Medicine, TN MGR Medical University, Thanjavur Medical College
  • DNB General Medicine, National Board of Examination
  • DM Rheumatology, The TN MGR Medical University, Madras Medical College
  • SCE Rheumatology, Royal College of Physicians 2022

Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases:

  • SLE/Lupus
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren’s Syndrome
  • Myositis
  • Vasculitis

Rare Diseases:

  • IgG4 Related Diseases
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Macrophage Activation Syndrome


  • Balfour Memorial Gold Medal in Internal Medicine, MBBS, Final Year 2004
  • Gold Medal in Thanjavur Medical College, MD General Medicine, 2008
  • TN MGR Medical University Rank Holder, MD General Medicine, 2008
  • Best Poster Award in Rheumatology National Conference, IRACON 2014
  • Award for Excellent Clinical Performance in Rheumatology DM Exams – Madras Medical College, 2016
  • 3rd Best Original Article for the year 2016 and 2022 – Indian Journal of Rheumatology

Top Publications:

  • Kavitha Mohanasundaram,, Santhanam, S, Natarajan, R, et al. Covid-19 vaccination in autoimmune rheumatic diseases: A multi-center survey from southern India. Int J Rheum Dis. 2022; 25: 1046- 1052.
  • Kavitha Mohanasundaram, Sowndhariya VA, Ravindran V. Does gender gap exist in Indian rheumatology? Analysis of faculty gender representation at its annual conferences. Indian J Rheumatol2021;16:248-53.
  • Kavitha Mohanasundaram et al. Study on Demography and Outcome of Extraglandular Manifestations of Primary SjÓ§gren’s Syndrome. Indian J Rheumatol 2016;11:202-6.
  • Kedia AK, Kavitha Mohanasundaram, Goyal M, Ravindran V. Safety of long-term use of four common conventional disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs in rheumatoid arthritis. J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2021 Sep;51(3):237-245.
  • Santhanam S, Murugesan H, Kavitha Mohanasundaram. Clinical profile and outcome of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody associated vasculitis: A retrospective observational study from South India. Indian J Rheumatol 2022; 17:255-63.


Areas of Specialisation:

  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Gout and other Crystalloarthropathies


  • Indian Rheumatology Association
  • Association of Rheumatologists of Tamilnadu
  • Assistant Editor of Indian Journal of Rheumatology
  • Sjogrens Syndrome – Special Interest Group
  • Member of Indian Rheumatology Association Guidelines Drafting Committee – Vaccination in AIRD

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