Krishnan Baburaj
Krishnan Baburaj

Consultant Rheumatologist


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Krishnan Baburaj: Profile

Dr Krishnan Baburaj is an experienced rheumatologist with a special interest in the treatment of osteoporosis and inflammatory rheumatic disorders.

Dr Baburaj is Consultant Rheumatologist at Watford General Hospital and St Albans City Hospital. He provides private treatment for rheumatic disorders at three leading independent hospitals in Hertfordshire and Middlesex.

Clinical interests

Trained at the University of Aberdeen, Dr Baburaj specialises in the treatment of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions affecting the joints, bones, muscles and soft tissues. He has a special interest and expertise in the treatment of metabolic bone diseases and osteoporosis, and in the management of inflammatory rheumatic disorders. Conditions he treats include:

  • Gout and other crystal arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Connective tissue diseases like SLE and Sjogrens disease
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Soft  tissue conditions like tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis

Gout treatment

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis characterised by swelling and intense pain in an affected joint, most commonly the base of the big toe.  It is caused by a build up of uric acid, a natural waste product of purine metabolism, in the body.  This may occur because the body is producing too much uric acid or because not enough is being excreted via the kidneys.

Unlike other forms of arthritis, in cases of gout further damage to the joints can be avoided with the correct management and treatment.  An expert on the treatment of gout, Mr Baburaj offers a range of medications and self-care techniques to relieve the symptoms and prevent further attacks.

Research interests

Mr Baburaj's research interest include osteoporosis and the role of statins in rheumatoid arthritis.

I specialise in...

  • Joint pain and swelling
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases
  • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders including gout

Professional details



Qualified in 1990

Registrations and licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)

    Registration no.: 4683771
    Date of registration: 24-Feb-2000

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Memberships and associations

Krishnan Baburaj is a member of the following professional associations and organisations...

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi