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Clin Asst Prof Melonie Kannamma Sriranganathan

Clin Asst Prof Melonie Kannamma Sriranganathan


Head & Senior Consultant

Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Rheumatology

Clinical Appointments

  • Head & Senior Consultant Rheumatology Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital


Dr Melonie Kannamma Sriranganathan is a Senior Consultant and the current Head of the Department of Rheumatology at Changi General Hospital (CGH). She graduated from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad in 2004 and completed her post graduate training in the UK.

She gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians (London, UK) in 2010 and attained her Certificate of Completion of Specialist training for rheumatology and general internal medicine in 2014.

Dr. Melonie’s main research interest is in gout. She was a fellow for the 3e initiative on gout, leading to national (UK) and international guidelines. She also enjoys teaching, and is a clinical faculty lecturer for the Yong Loo Ling School of Medicine.


  • Speciality Certificate Examination in Rheumatology (Royal College of Physicians, UK)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • MBBS (Trinidad)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Clinical Assistant Professor - Duke-NUS
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer - Clinical Faculty Scheme, NUS Medicine
  • Physician Faculty Member - SingHealth PGY1 Residency Program
  • Member - Medicine ACP Council for Clinical Services and Improvement
  • Member - Departmental Morbidity and Mortality Committee (2018 to 2020)
  • Member - FAMS
  • Executive Committee - Singapore Society of Rheumatology 2016 to 2018


  • 11th Allied Health Innovation Practice Award 2018

Research Interests


  • Sivera F, Andrés M, Carmona L, Kydd AS, Moi J, Seth R, Sriranganathan M, van Durme C, van Echteld I, Vinik O, Wechalekar MD, Aletaha D, Bombardier C, Buchbinder R, Edwards CJ, Landewé RB, Bijlsma JW, Branco JC, Burgos-Vargas R, Catrina AI, Elewaut D, Ferrari AJ, Kiely P, Leeb BF, Montecucco C, Müller-Ladner U, Ostergaard M, Zochling J, Falzon L, van der Heijde DM. Multinational evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of gout: integrating systematic literature review and expert opinion of a broad panel of rheumatologists in the 3e initiative. Ann Rheum Dis. 2014 Feb;73(2):328-35. JIF: 12.384. Times Cited: 109 
  • Litwic, A.E., Sriranganathan, M.K., Edwards, C.J. Race and the response to therapies for lupus: How strong is the evidence? Int. J. Clin. Rheumatol. (2013) 8(4) 471-481. JIF: 1.07. Times Cited: 1 
  • Maharaj RG, Rampersad J, Henry J, Khan KV, Koonj-Beharry B, Mohammed J, Rajhbeharrysingh U, Ramkissoon F, Sriranganathan M, Brathwaite B, Barclay S. Critical incidents contributing to the initiation of substance use and abuse among women attending drug rehabilitation centres in Trinidad and Tobago. West Indian Med J. 2005 Jan;54(1):51-8. JIF: 0.25. 
  • Moi JH, Sriranganathan MK, Edwards CJ, Buchbinder R. Lifestyle interventions for acute gout. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Nov 4;(11):CD010519. JIF: 6.665. Times Cited: 6 
  • Moi JH, Sriranganathan MK, Edwards CJ, Buchbinder R. Lifestyle interventions for chronic gout. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 May 31;(5):CD010039. JIF: 6.665. Times Cited: 9 
  • Sriranganathan MK, Vinik O, Bombardier C, Edwards CJ. Interventions for tophi in gout. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Oct 20;(10):CD010069. JIF: 6.665. Times Cited: 3 
  • Sriranganathan MK, Vinik O, Falzon L, Bombardier C, van der Heijde DM, Edwards CJ. Interventions for tophi in gout: a Cochrane systematic literature review. J Rheumatol Suppl. 2014 Sep;92:63-9. JIF: 3.187. Times Cited: 9 
  • Moi JH, Sriranganathan MK, Falzon L, Edwards CJ, van der Heijde DM, Buchbinder R. Lifestyle interventions for the treatment of gout: a summary of 2 Cochrane systematic reviews. J Rheumatol Suppl. 2014 Sep;92:26-32. JIF: 6.665. Times Cited: 10 
  • Sriranganathan MK, Westlake SL. Killing two birds with one stone? Rituximab use in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis and sarcoidosis. Ann Rheum Dis 2010;69(Suppl3):683 
  • Sriranganathan MK, Hull R, Witham F, Westlake SL. Another pain in the neck; two cases of septic discitis. Ann Rheum Dis 2010;69(Suppl3):708

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