Dr. Dinesh Guna
FAMILY MEDICINE
5.0
AVERAGE RATING
83
Doctor
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

Publications:
1. Gunasekeran DV. Technology and chronic disease management. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2018 Feb;6(2):91
2. Gunasekeran DV. Invited Commentary: Treating the Patient with Uveitis as an Individual – Not a Disease. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019;137(2):206-207.
3. DS Ting, Gunasekeran DV, Wickham L, TY Wong. Next generation telemedicine platforms to screen and triage. Br J Ophthalmol. 2019. [Epub before print]
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.
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
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.
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: A Modelledn Economic Analysis Study. LANCET Digital Health. E-pub 2020.
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.
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.
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. 

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. 

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Dr. Dinesh Guna left an answer on “What happens if I leave dry eyes without being lubricated?“

Hi @briantoh thats a great question! In general, not to worry, there are no long-term implications aside from the discomfort you would experience. That being said, it is not normal...

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Dr. Dinesh Guna left an answer on “What are the symptoms of breast cancer aside having a lump?“

Hi @Rachel thank you for this important question. Aside from a lump detected by a practitioner or the patient themself during breast self exam, other possible symptoms include certain forms...

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Dr. Dinesh Guna left an answer on “How to make my abscess go away?“

Hi @Rachel this is a common question! Abscesses are like large boils or collections of pus. Ultimately they represent an infection which may require antibiotics or in some cases a...

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Dr. Dinesh Guna left an answer on “How can I treat my dog allergy? I don't want to have to stay away from dogs. “

Hi @igotz99problemz that is a great question! This really depends on the type of allergy (IgE-mediated, etc) as well as the trigger for your reaction or "allergen". Some pet owners...

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Dr. Dinesh Guna left an answer on “What does it mean if I've got vocal cord dysplasia? How will it affect me? “

Vocal cord dysplasia is the presence of abnormal cells on the membranes in the throat that constitute the vocal cord organ. This can have several possible causes including smoking and...

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PRACTISING AT
RMH


LANGUAGE

English