Dr. R. Sivakumar
Dr. R. Sivakumar comes from a family which practices medicine since generations. He is the son of Dr. A. Ramalingam, a graduate and eminent Physician from the field of Siddha and Dr. R. Meenakshi, a graduate and distinguished Practitioner of Homeopathy Medicine, both being the descendent of renowned families from South India who practice Indian medicine traditionally.
Even though Dr. R. Sivakumar was born and brought up in the metropolitan capital, the most happening city of South India, Chennai, his love for Indian Medicine made him to join the pioneer of all Medical Systems in the World, the Ayurvedic System of Medicine.
He finished his graduation (B.A.M.S., Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery) from the famous century old college of India, The VenkataramanaAyurvedic Medical College, Mylapore, Chennai and did his masters specializing in Kayachikitsa (Internal Medicine) from another famous 64 years old College, Hubli Ayurveda SevaSamiti’s Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, Hubli.
During his post graduation, he did his research work on Osteo Arthritis and proved the concept of Chondrogenesis b(possibility of redevelopment of cartilagein the joints) through Ayurveda, (which the contemporary systems of medicines are still researching on) for which he was greatly appreciated by Department of AYUSH, Government of India, New Delhi at the Centenary celebrations of the Government Ayurveda College, Mysore, Karnataka.
He had consistently been a top performer throughout his graduation and post graduation and graduated as one of the leading mark scorers. Throughout his U.G., he got well trained under Dr. L. Mahadevan M.D. (Ayu),Director, Sri Sarada Ayurveda Hospital, Kanyakumari and Dr. A. Ramalingam. While doing his PG, he had been a part time consultant in WEKAS and Srinivasa Snehma Kshema Abivriddi Society (SSKAS, an NGO), Hubli.
His desire to develop multispeciality hospitals in Ayurveda made him to do his M.B.A in Hospital Management from Alagappa Univsersity, Tamil Nadu during the same time of his post graduation.
He is now a notable faculty of the Department of Internal Medicine at Sri Sairam Ayurveda Medical College and research centre, Tambaram, Chennai. As an Asst.Professor in the department of Internal Medicine, he teaches final year clinical subjects for the students and is also the part of the medcial team handling the OPD and IPD patients of college attached hospital.
He presently holds the post of Secretary for “AYURVEDA POST GRADUATES ASSOCIATION, TAMIL NAADU” (APGAT), first of its kind in India is also the secretary for ALL INDIA AYURVEDA CONGRESS, CHENNAI UNIT and represent the organisations at all the levels and been an important personnel in bringing out the first Government Ayurveda College at Kottar, Nagercoil, in Tamil Nadu.
He has presented numerous research papers in Challenging Diseases and has given informative guest lectures in schools, colleges.He is an active member of Rotary Club of Chennai Golden Star, he is presently the Director – Community Services – Health. He does many free medical camps on behalf of rotary and frequently addresses the public and gives lectures on Uniqueness of Ayurveda and its benefits through Rotary, Lions Clubs and Ngo organisations .
He also runs speciality clinics at West Mambalam, Shenoynagar, Thirvannamalai and Sivagangai and treats people in distress. He is an expert in Panchakarma (Unique treatment modalities of Ayurveda) through which he cures innumerous diseases right from common cold to Cancer.Arthritis, Stroke, Psoriasis, Asthma are his specialities.