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PRACTISING AT
Raffles Medical Hospital


LANGUAGE

English

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Dinesh MBBS (NUS) is a licensed general practitioner (GP) in Singapore with a passion for sustainable initiatives that improve the quality, affordability, and accessibility of healthcare. Dr. Dinesh has managed complex initiatives from health promotion/community-based screening programs in underprivileged populations, to multinational health technology research spanning across industries, by leading multidisciplinary teams to execute aligned objectives. His current scientific research interests include Ophthalmology, Infectious Disease, Public Health, and Medical Technology.

He is experienced in project management and multinational applied clinical research having served as Head (Health Informatics) of the Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS) group (2011-2019). COTS is a cloud computing-enabled study involving over 30 hospitals from 10 countries to better understand ocular tuberculosis (TB), a prevalent infectious disease that disproportionately affects the poor, as an early opportunity to address TB infection using big data.

Within Singapore, he was conferred the NUS Student Leadership award and 2019 Young Alumnus (Medicine) of the year award for multidisciplinary collaborations across faculties of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and others to organise technology-enabled grassroots health promotion campaigns and free annual health screenings for underprivileged communities in Kallang, Geylang, Chinatown, and Macpherson.

CREDENTIALS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Awards:  2019 NUS Young Alumnus (Medicine) of the Year; Commonwealth Fellow (Innovation); National Youth fund award, Singapore.

10 Publications:
1) Gunasekeran DV. Technology and chronic disease management. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Feb;6(2):91. Article.
2) Gunasekeran DV. Invited Commentary: Treating the Patient with Uveitis as an Individual – Not a Disease. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019;137(2):206-207. Article.
3)  Gunasekeran DV* and Liu ZH*, Tan WJ, Koh J, Cheong CP, Tan LH, Lau CS, Phuah GK, Manuel ND, Chia CC, Seng GS, Tong N, Huin MH, Dulce SV, Yap S, Ponampalam K, Ying H, Ong MEH, R P. Safety and Efficacy of telereview in patients with Abdominal Pain Using Video Consultation: a randomised controlled trial evaluating digital telereview (SAVED). J Med Internet Res. e-pub ahead of print. Article.
4)  Weiling LL, Ming Kai AC, Gunasekeran DV. Digital health for patients with chronic pain during the COVID-19 pandemic. Br J Anaesth. 2020 Aug 10. Epub ahead of print. Article.
5) Gunasekeran DV, Wong TY. Artificial Intelligence in Ophthalmology in 2020: A Technology on the Cusp for Translation and Implementation. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol. 2020;9(2):61-66. Article.
6)  DS Ting, Gunasekeran DV, Wickham L, TY Wong. Next generation telemedicine platforms to screen and triage. Br J Ophthalmol. e-pub ahead of print. Article.
7)  Agrawal R* and Gunasekeran DV*, Grant R, Agarwal A, Onn MK, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V, COTS-1 Study Group. Clinical features and outcomes of patients with TB uveitis treated with anti-tubercular therapy (ATT) in COTS-1. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec;135(12):1318-1327. Article.
8)  Z Liu, M Ng, DV Gunasekeran, H Li, K Ponampalam, R Ponampalam. Mobile technology: Usage and perspective of patients and caregivers presenting to a tertiary care emergency. World J Emerg Med. 2020;11(1):5-11. Article.
9)  Chia KJW, Gunasekeran DV, Laude A. The Impact of Switching Anti-Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Therapy in the Management of Exudative Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina. 2017 Oct;48(10):859-869. Article.
10)  Bansal S, Gunasekeran DV, Ang B, Lee J, Khandelwal R, Sullivan P, Agrawal R. Controversies in Pathology and Management of Hyphema. Surv Ophthalmol. 2016 May-Jun;61(3):297-308. Article

ACCEPTED INSURANCE

CHAS, Cigna, Bupa, Aetna

FINANCIAL DECLARATIONS

DVG reports equity investment in AskDr, Doctorbell (acquired by MaNaDr, Mobile Health), VISRE, and Shyfts. 

ANSWERS ON 20TH DECEMBER 2020 (2 MONTHS AGO)

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Hi @ongjunhao1997 good questions! Have added responses to each of them separately - 

For the first question, Astigmatism is a common cause of blur vision arising from irregular shape of...

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Hi @Dae there are several possible causes for this, such as inflammatory conditions/infections. You will need to have a discussion with a doctor to work this out and evaluate...

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Hi @edgar this is something that needs to be examined! Have you had an injury to the coccyx before, such as a high impact fall directly landing in a seated...

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Hi @Sabb I'm not sure what you mean, could you elaborate on your question? If you're asking whether there are any serious drawbacks of consuming these foods then the answer...

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Hi @TT thats a great question! Cobblestone throat refers to "lumpy" or rough surface at the back of the throat. This can occur from inflammation that results in...

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PRACTISING AT
Raffles Medical Hospital


LANGUAGE

English