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Dr. Sargunan Sockalingam

Dr. Sargunan SockalingamVerified

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Dr. Sargunan Sockalingam is the head of Universiti Malaya Medical Centre’s rheumatology unit. He is also an associate professor at the University of Malaya.

He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (India), training in internal medicine at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and University of Malaya, and subspecialty training in rheumatology at the University of New South Wales.

Besides his clinical practice, Dr. Sockalingam is also an avid researcher. Her main research interests are autoimmune processes and principles of rheumatologic diseases. He has published his research papers in peer-reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases and Lupus.

  • Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, 1996
Medical training
  • Internship in internal medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kota Kinabalu, 1997
  • Residency in internal medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kota Kinabalu, 2000
  • Residency in internal medicine, University of Malaya, 2004
  • Fellowship in rheumatology, University of New South Wales, 2009
Professional Memberships
  • Arthritis Foundation
  • Malaysian Society of Rheumatology
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Tamil
  • Malay
  • PMCare
  • Medilink - Global
  • MSIG
  • IHM
  • MediExpress
  • AXA
  • Kurnia Insurance
  • Asia Assistance
  • Manulife Insurance
  • CompuMed
  • Hong Leong Assurance / HLA
  • MiCare
  • Am General Insurance Berhad
  • Allianz
  • AIA
  • Prudential
  • Etiqa Insurance
  • Tokio Marine
  • IA International Assistance Sdn . Bhd.
Affiliated Hospital
    Universiti Malaya Specialist Centre
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