Dr. Balamurugan Rathinavelu

Consultant - Radiology
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Dr. Rathinavelu, MBBS, MRCP, FRCP, is a Consultant Radiologist at Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC) in Abu Dhabi.

With almost three decades of extensive experience across the UK and UAE, Dr. Rathinavelu is highly trained in the field of radiology, including body imaging, non-vascular interventions and cancer imaging. Developing a focus on radiology after his post-graduate general medical training, he obtained his Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP) qualification from the UK. Dr. Rathinavelu serves as the Lead Radiologist for various multidisciplinary meetings within SSMC.

In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Rathinavelu is a Senior Lecturer at Khalifa Medical University and is a member of the European Society of Radiology (ESR). He is licensed by the General Medical Council (GMC), UK, the Department of Health (DoH), UAE and the Tamil Nadu Medical Council, India.

Doctor can help with

  • Body imaging
  • Non-vascular interventions
  • Cancer imaging


  • Member - Royal College of Radiology (RCR)
  • Member - European Society of Radiology (ESR)
  • Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP), UK
  • Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (FRCP) - Radiology, UK

Licences and certifications

  • Licensed, General Medical Council (GMC), UK
  • Licensed, Department of Health (DoH), UAE
  • Licensed, Tamil Nadu Medical Council, India

Training and work experience

  • 2004

    Consultant, Radiology

    Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), Abu Dhabi

  • 2000

    Senior Lecturer

    Khalifa Medical University, UAE

  • 1996

    Consultant, Radiology

    Al Mafraq Hospital, UAE

  • Consultant, Radiologiy

    Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS, UK

  • Radiology Training with Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)

    Sheffield, UK

  • General Medical Rotation

    Greater Manchester and Nottingham, UK


  • Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (FRCP) - Radiology

  • Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians (MRCP)

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

    The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, India

Awards and recognitions

  • Clinical Excellence Award

    Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS, UK
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