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Dr Diraviyam Balasubramanian

Dr Balasubramanian


Senior Consultant

Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Geriatric Medicine

Sub-specialties: Memory and Cognitive Disorders, Falls

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Heart Failure, Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Geriatric Medicine Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr. D Balasubramanian is a senior consultant with the Department of Geriatric Medicine at Changi General Hospital (CGH). He underwent specialist registrar training in geriatrics in North West Deanery, UK. He was also a consultant in geriatrics for eight years prior to moving to Singapore.

Dr. D Balasubramanian’s areas of interest include orthogeriatrics, osteoporosis and falls. He also specialises in treatment of chronic diseases in the elderly such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiac failure, delirium and cognitive impairment, frailty as well as musculoskeletal diseases.


  • FRCP (UK)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • MBBS (India)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Member - Royal College of Physician (UK)
  • Member - Singapore Medical council


Research Interests


Subramaniam Nagasayi, Diraviyam Balasubramanian. Mortality and Morbidity Meetings- How to improve its educational potential? A Geriatric department perspective. 3rd SingHealth Duke-NUS Education Conference, Singapore , September 29 – 30 , 2017

 Surendra D Varman, Vinitha K, Kenneth Saga, Diraviyam Balasubramanian. Opportunistic Screening for Osteoporosis (OSO) or Fragility fracture (FF) risks in Geriatric Medicine (GRM) – A Quality Improvement Activity (QIA) in a Tertiary Hospital in Singapore. Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine, Rotorua, May 10 -12, 2017

Ahmed Fadulelmola, Akmal Turaev, Diraviyam Balasubramanian. Aspiration Pneumonia Post Hip Fracture in an Elderly Population; A Deadly Complication. 37th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress, Rome. September 8 – 10,2016

Sean Lee, D Balasubramanian. A case of Idiosyncratic Fentanyl Post-operative reaction. BIDA Journal 2015 Volume 21 Issue No .4

Sieu Ming Ng, Chan L, Dhanasekaran AK, Balasubramanian D. A Complete Audit Cycle on Urinary Catheterisation Practice in Elderly Patients. Poster presentation at The International Forum on Health and Safety in Healthcare, Paris. April 8 - 11, 2014.

Chan L, Dhanasekaran AK, Balasubramanian D. Urinary Indwelling Catheter Practice In Hospitalised Elderly Patients- Audit on Quality and Safety Standards. The Royal Society of Medicine Urology event day. December 9, 2012.

A Vaishnavi, I Satia, D Balasubramanian, R Sundar – Understanding better the pathophysiology of aspiration pneumonia. Thorax 2011; 66:A31-A32

Surendra D Varman, D Balasubramanian. Role of Venometry: An omission. Rapid Responses for Andrew D Blann’s article on Venous thromboembolism, British Medical Journal 2006; 332: 215- 219

D Balasubramanian, Surendra D Varman Basilar Migraine: Does it exist? Rapid Responses for Goadsby’s article on, Recent advances in the diagnosis and management of migraine. British Medical Journal 2006; 332 (7532) 25-29

D Balasubramanian, Michael Vassallo. Quiz case - A patient with Pseudoxanthoma elasticum .CME Geriatric Medicine Journal 2001 Volume III, No: 2

Research Trials