Dr. Dinesh Guna
FAMILY MEDICINE
5.0
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Singapore
PRACTISING AT
RMH


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.

CREDENTIALS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Awards:
1. NUS Alumnus of the Year 2019 (Medicine)
2. Commonwealth Fellow (Innovation)
3. Best Poster Award (Health Education), 2018 Singhealth DUKE-NUS Scientific Congress

10 Recent Publications:
1. Gunasekeran DV. Technology and chronic disease management. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Feb;6(2):91  (Study link)
2. Gunasekeran DV. Invited Commentary: Treating the Patient with Uveitis as an Individual – Not a Disease. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019;137(2):206-207.  (Study link)
3. DS Ting, Gunasekeran DV, Wickham L, TY Wong. Next generation telemedicine platforms to screen and triage. Br J Ophthalmol. 2019. [Epub before print]   (Study link)
4. Gunasekeran DV, Liu Z, Tan WJ, Koh J, Cheong CP, Tan LH, Lau CS, Phuah GK, Manuel NDA, Chia CC, Seng GS, Tong N, Huin MH, Dulce SV, Yap S, Ponampalam K, Ying H, Ong MEH, Ponampalam R. Evaluating Safety and Efficacy of Follow-up for Patients With Abdominal Pain Using Video Consultation (SAVED Study): Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Internet Res 2020;22(6):e17417.  (Study link)
5. Gunasekeran DV, Agrawal R, Testi I, Agarwal A, Mahajan S, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V; Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS) Group. Lessons in Digital Epidemiology from COTS-1: Coordinating Multicentre Research across 10 Countries Using Operational and Technology Innovation to Overcome Funding Deficiencies. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Apr 22:1-7   (Study link)
6. 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.  (Study link)
7. Xie Y and Nguyen QD, Lim, G, Bellemo V, Gunasekeran DV, Yip MYT, Hamzah H, Hsu W, Lee ML, Tan CSH, Wong HT, Tan, Gavin SW, Lamoureux EL, Wong TY, Finkelstein EA, Ting DSW. Artificial Intelligence for Teleophthalmology-Based Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in a National Program: An Economic Analysis Modelling Study. LANCET Digital Health. E-pub 2020. (Study link)
8. 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.  (Study link)
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.  (Study link)
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.  (Study link)

ACCEPTED INSURANCE

CHAS, Bupa, Aetna

FINANCIAL DECLARATIONS

Equity investment in Doctorbell (acquired 2018),  AskDr, Shyfts, and VISRE. Receipt of travel funding from the Commonwealth Fellowship award, Mobile Health Education grant, and the National Youth Fund award for clinical research training at Oxford University and Stanford University. 

ANSWERS ON 11TH JUNE 2020 (2 MONTHS AGO)

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Dr. Dinesh Guna left an answer on “Chest vs. Heart issue?“

Hi @JohnnyDoe it is possible the chest pain reproduced on compression could be musculoskeletal as you alluded to. Also, I hadn't seen Dr. Mst Shabnam Shaila Sharmin 's excellent opinion earlier....

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ANSWERS ON 2ND MAY 2020 (3 MONTHS AGO)

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Dr. Dinesh Guna left an answer on “Do birds, houseflies and other insects including cockroaches pose a danger of spreading the virus?“

Hi @respect thats a great question! However this is still uncertain in the context of this new and ongoing pandemic. While researchers are fairly certain that the COVID-19 virus...

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ANSWERS ON 1ST MAY 2020 (3 MONTHS AGO)

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Dr. Dinesh Guna left an answer on “Foot skin peeling “

Hi @Pear yes that is likely, if you don't have any other symptoms or skin changes elsewhere, you can try some anti-fungal creams OTC such as miconazole - visit...

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ANSWERS ON 26TH APRIL 2020 (4 MONTHS AGO)

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Dr. Dinesh Guna left an answer on “Blister from oil burn / scalding, do I need to see a doctor?“

Hi @Jo_c sorry to hear about this accident! De-roofing the blister yourself is not recommended due to the infection risk which can make things worse. Do take some pain...

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ANSWERS ON 3RD APRIL 2020 (4 MONTHS AGO)

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Dr. Dinesh Guna left an answer on “If I’m experiencing excessive thirst for a week, what can that imply? “

Hi @Concerned thats a common question! The warmer temperature in Singapore this past week is a possible cause if you may have been outdoors or perspiring from activity often....

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PRACTISING AT
RMH


LANGUAGE

English