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Welcome To Dr. A. Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospitals

Dr. A. Ramachandran, M.D.,Ph.D.,D.Sc.,FRCP.(Lond).(Edin)., an internationally acknowledged pivotal figure in the field of contemporary Diabetes Health Care and Research, has established Dr. A. Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospitals (Dr.ARH) to provide state of the art tertiary care services in the management of diabetes mellitus and its complications. He has also established the India Diabetes Research Foundation to achieve the mission of collective action for sustained population wide improvement in diabetes health care in our country and other developing countries.

Dr. A. Ramachandran's Diabetes Hospitals situated at Guindy and Egmore are multi speciality diabetes hospitals. They are centres of excellence for diabetes health care in India. The hospitals provide state of the art medical care in diabetes and its related specialities such as cardiology, neurology, podiatry, orthopedics, plastic and vascular surgery, nephrology with dialysis units, medical nutrition therapy, phychological counseling, modern amenities to conduct minor and major surgeries and fully equipped intensive care units to manage critically ill patients.

The Diabetes Care team includes Senior Consultant Diabetologists Prof. A. Ramachandran, Dr. Samith Shetty, Dr. Arun Raghavan, Dr. Nanditha Arun, Dr. Santhosh Jeyaraj, Dr. Uma Mahesh, Dr. Roopesh Jain & Dr. Bharati, Diabetes Periodontal surgeon Dr. Vinitha Ramachandran, Senior Biochemist by Dr. C. Snehalatha. Diabetes foot specialist Dr. Lakshmi and the Post Graduate Medical Education Dean Prof. K. Raghavan.


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Press Release

Press Release

  • Hindu Metro Plus 07-04-2016
  • Times of India 07-04-2016
  • Hindu Tamil 07-04-2016
  • Daily Thanthi 07-04-2016
  • The Hindu 07-12-14
  • The Hindu 06-12-14
  • The Hindu 06-12-14
  • The Hindu 06-12-14
  • The Hindu 15-11-14
  • Daily Thanthi 14-11-14
  • The Hindu 14-11-14
  • The Hindu 14-11-14
  • Times Of India 14-11-14
  • Deccan Chronicle 10-11-14
  • Dinamani 10-11-14
  • The Hindu 10-11-14
  • Times Of India 10-11-14
  • World Diabetes Day
  • World Diabetes Day
  • World Diabetes Day
  • World Diabetes Day

Annual Day & World Diabetes Day Celebrations

  • Venue: Le Royal Meridien, Chennai
  • Time: 6.30pm – 7.20pm
The programme will begin at 6.30pm with the invocation song.

Dignitaries on the dais:

  • His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu Dr.K. Rosaiah
  • Thiru M.K. Narayanan, Former Governor of West Bengal
  • Prof. V.I Mathan, Former Director Christian Medical College, Vellore and Consultant, Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Prof. D.Shantharam, Vice Chancellor, The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University
  • Prof. A. Ramachandran, Chairman Dr. A. Ramachandran’s Diabetes Hospitals & President, India Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Welcome Address by Prof. A. Ramachandran – The dignitaries will be introduced and honoured.
  • Report on the activities of India Diabetes Research Foundation and World Diabetes Week Activities 2014 by Prof. A. Ramachandran. The milestone achievements of IDRF / research activities and collaborations / Indian Diabetes Prevention Programmes / World Diabetes Week Activities 2014.
  • Felicitation by Prof. D.Shantharam, Vice Chancellor, The Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R Medical University. Distribution of certificates to the Ph.D students Prof.A.Ramachandran will give a brief overview of the PhD Programme conducted in collaboration with Imperial College London. In 2009, the British Council under the UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI) awarded a joint research project to the IDRF and Imperial College, London. The objective of the study is to test the feasibility of using short messaging service (SMS) as a simple community –oriented prevention approach for motivating the participants on healthy living. Prof. A Ramachandran and Prof. Desmond Johnston from Imperial College, UK, are the collaborators. Two students were selected to pursue research under the UKIERI programme and have successfully completed their PhD in August 2014.
  • Felicitation by Prof. V.I Mathan, Former Director CMC and Consultant, Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Address by the Guest of Honour, Thiru M.K. Narayanan, Former Governor of West Bengal
  • Presentation ceremony by the Governor. Inauguration of the World Diabetes Week Activities 2014 Chief Guest Address
  • The programme will conclude with a vote of thanks followed by national anthem.

Recent Activity

  • Symposium on canagliflozin and launch of the new drug SULISENT PEARL (Canagliflozin Tablets), USV Limited
  • Chairperson : Dr. A. Ramachandran
    Speaker : Dr. Nandita Arun
    Topic : Canagliflozin: Place in therapy for Indian diabetics, a case based presentation (Elderly, Obese, CKD)
    Date: Saturday, 20th February 2016
    Time: 8:00 PM
    Place: Hotel Le Royal Meridien, Guindy
  • The Diabetes Association of India – Southern Chapter is conducting a National Conference on Diabetes Mellitus (DAISICON 2016)
  • Date : 23-24 January 2016
    Venue : Hotel Le Royal Meridien, Chennai.
  • Dr. Nanditha Arun, will be delivering a scientific talk on "Pre-Diabetes - Is it worth treating"
  • Date : 23rd Jan, 2016
    Time : 10:30 AM to 10:50 AM
  • Dr. A. Ramachandran, will be delivering an oration on "Can we change the natural history of type 2 diabetes?"
  • Date : 23rd Jan, 2016
    Time : 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
      • Free Diabetes Screening and Awareness camp at Arikamedu village, organised by Ayyappa Trust, Anna Nagar.
      • Date: 24th January, 2016
        Time: 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
        Venue: Ayyappa Trust Health Care Centre, Arikamedu Village
    • Continuous Medical Education (CME) Programme
  • Date : 25th January 2016
    Venue : Dr. A. Ramachandran's Diabetes Hospitals, Guindy.
  • Session - 1
  • Speaker: Dr. A. Ramachandran
    Topic: Metabolic state in Indian Type 2 DM
    Time: 2:00 - 2:30 PM
  • Session - 2
  • Speaker: Dr. Peter Linn (Medical Director, LinCorp)
    Topic: Improving Metabolic state in Type 2 Diabetic patients with SGLT2i
    Time: 2:30 - 3:15 PM
  • APICON 2016 Dr. A. Ramachandran, is delivering a scientific talk in the APICON 2016 Meeting.
  • Topic: "EMPA-REG OUTCOME study : Impact on clinical practice"
    Date: 30th January 2016
    Time: 12:30 - 1:50 PM
    Venue: Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC)
  • Prof. Dr. A. Ramachandran is chairing a symposium on Resolving KgA1c paradox in management of T2DM.
  • Date: 12th Jan 2016,
    Time: 7:30 PM onwards
    Venue: Taj Coromandal 37, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Chennai - 600034

Patient Appreciation Mail

Dear Dr. Nanditha,
My wife Mrs. Hemlata Kukreja was admitted to your hospital (in room no. 327) on 12.02.15 for treatment of diabetes & related problems. I was astonished to see the speed & dedication with which she was thoroughly checked in various departments of your hospital on the very first day and kept under constant observation thereafter till her discharge on 14.02.15. The dedication and sincerity displayed by you and your team throughout her stay in attending to her deserves to be commended. This kind of service I cannot imagine in best of the hospitals in Mumbai where I belong to. In nutshell I wish to say that the medical care in your hospital is par excellent and patients are in your safe hands. I wish to place on record my deep appreciation for your professionalism and leadership provided to your team to serve the mankind. May your hospital attain greater heights and become an iconic hospital in the field of Diabetes in the world in days to come.

Thanks & with regards,
Ramesh Kukreja

From 26 units of Insulin injection to 0 unit within 3 months

Dear Dr. Ramachandran,
At the outset I am extremely grateful and thankful to you for bringing down my blood sugar levels and keeping the same under control for the past 3 months. I came to Chennai in the month of July,2015 on transfer after living in the UAE for more than 7 years.   Within a week of my arrival in Chennai I went for a medical check-up and was shocked and alarmed to find that my Blood Glucose Level had gone up to an alarming level. Then I consulted a well-known Endocrinologist who advised for few more tests and prescribed few medicines. But my sugar levels continued to be abnormal and my family and I started to worry about this; fearing that this might cause damage to my microvascular systems and organs.   Then by sheer good luck I came to know about you and your state of the art Diabetes Hospital at Guindy and immediately took an appointment in the month of September,2015 and finally met you in your hospital. After a fortnight I had my Fasting and PP sugar tests done and was very happy to note that my Blood Glucose level had stared receding and now after 3 months it has come back to normal levels.   I just wanted to express my most sincere gratitude to YOU for this and I shall remain grateful to you forever.

With the best regards,  

Dear Doctor,

MRD No. AR 0705016
(with Dr. M.Viswanathan from 7.10.1983 to 23.6.1984 and With Dr. A.R.Ramachandran from 2.10.1984 to date)
No.68, U Block, 7th Street, Annanagar, Chennai, 600 004

Letter of appreciation to Dr. A.R.


Dr. A. Ramachandran, M.D.,Ph.D.,D.Sc.,FRCP.(Lond).(Edin)., an internationally acknowledged pivotal figure in the field of... (Read More)


  • Out patient / In patient Department with all facilities.
  • Modern state of art Laboratory services.
  • Diabetes kidney centre & Dialysis.
  • Gastroenterology & Endoscopy Services.
  • Cardiac Unit.
  • Oro Dental care in Diabetes.
  • Diabetes Eye Care.
  • Department of Preventive Foor care.
  • Department of Surgery with Modern Operation Theatres and Comprehensive Diabetes Foot care services.
  • Department of Dietetics with highly qualified dieticians.
  • Supportive services including department of Radio imaging, ECG, EMG, TMT, ECHO, etc.
  • Intensive Care Unit.
  • Department of Diabetes Education and Psychosocial counseling.

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