Dr. Latha Ravikumar

Brief Profile:

Dr. Latha Ravikumar is a family Physician and Diabetologist , with an experience of 30 years in these fields.

  • A Medical Professional with over 30+ years of experience in General Medicine, Cardiology, Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • 6+ years experience in Pediatric Medicine
  • 6+ years experience in General Surgery, Urology, Nephrology
  • 6+ years experience in Cardiac Stress Testing
  • Strong exposure to Emergency Care, Nuclear Medicine
  • Trained in Echocardiogram
  • 3+ years experience in psychology counseling
  • Excellent communication and patient interaction skills
  • 20+ years experience in clinical endocrinology, Diabetes and metabolism
  • 5+ years experience in clinical research and drug trials
  • Conducted 100+ diabetic camps and follow ups and diabetic awareness camps

Educational Qualification:

MBBS from Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur in 1998
PG Diploma in Medical Informatics from Medvarsity an Apollo Hospital sponsored online teaching institution in 2006
Fellowship Endocrinology – Aceer, Chennai and P G Diploma in Diabetology from Annamalai university in 2007


30 Years of Experience

Clinical Expertise :


Special procedures:

  • Type – I Diabetes
  •  Type – II Diabetes
  •  Thyroid disorders
  •  Dyslipidemia
  •  Obesity
  •  Metabolic disorders
  •  Infectious diseases
  •  Preventive vaccinations.
  •  Life style diseases
  •  Endocrine disorders

Work Experience:

Panel Doctor for Indian High Commission, Lagos, Nigeria –  Mar 2017 – Dec 2022 

Medical Director,
Tesmot Medical Center, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria – Nov 2018 – Till Date
Provide private consultation for Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid issues, Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases, Pain management.

Independent Diabetes Practitioner,
Medcourt, Lagos, Nigeria – Jan 2017 – Jan 2018
Provide consultation for Hypertension, Diabetes, Thyroid issues, Cancer, Cardiovascular Diseases, Pain management.
Conduct annual Health checks & follow-ups. 

Executive Health Screening Physician, Medical Director,
BTHDC, LASUTH, Lagos, Nigeria – Jun 2009 – Dec 2016
Providing health screening to the general public of Nigeria at an international standard diagnostic lab within the campus of Lagos State University Teaching hospital. Planning and conducting health checks & health awareness. Early detection & Prevention of diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular disease & cancer. Preventive care is the main aim in this job. Providing diet counseling specifically for diabetes, obesity and heart diseases. Consultation for diabetes, hypertension, thyroid diseases….
Also taking part in health awareness talk shows at schools, public gathering & corporates. 

Consultant Diabetologist,
The Gastro Clinic & Laparoscopy Centre, Chennai, India – Feb 2008 – Jun 2009
Providing consultation for Diabetes, Thyroid problem, Obesity and conducting annual health checks and follow ups.

Consultant Diabetologist,
Star Health Clinics, Chennai, India – Oct 2007 – Feb 2009
Providing outpatient consultation for Diabetes, Thyroid issues and Obesity. The clinic also provides annual medical checkups and follow ups. 

Consultant Diabetologist,
Surya Diabetes Clinic, Chennai, India – April 2007 – June 2009
Provided private consultation in complete diabetes care to residents in and around Mogappair, Anna Nagar and Ambattur areas. Have earned a good client base in a short period of time. Also been involved in creating general awareness about Diabetes and its treatment. Online consultations are done. 

ACEER, Chennai, India – June 2006 – Oct 2007
This is a one of a kind organization led by one of the leading endocrinologists in the world Dr.Usha Sriram.

Sub Investigator
Apollo Women’s Health Resources Center, Chennai, India – June 2005 – Oct 2007
Worked with Endocrinologists in clinical aspect, clinical research and drug trials. Involved in Osteoporosis drug trial, few diabetes drug trials. Well trained in ICH GCP guidelines. Very good in conducting camps, follow up of patients. 

Private Medical Practitioner, Chennai, India – Sep 2003 – Dec 2005
Managed 2 private clinics in Chennai to provide general medical care to patients from surrounding areas. Have built up a strong client base in a short period of time and has been recognized for the quality medical care provided. Used to conduct free health camps and provide free health care to the poor.

Resident Medical Officer,
Ambattur Rotary Hospital, Chennai, India – Aug 2003 – May 2005
Worked with Ambattur Rotary Hospitals, Chennai as their Resident Medical Officer. Activities include Emergency Medical Care, Routine Medical Care, Master Health Checkups, and Planning, organizing and conducting Health camps.
Received high appreciation from the hospital for my contribution in many successful camps conducted by the hospital. 

Social Work Volunteer, USAFeb 2000 – JULY 2003
Lived in USA in Michigan and California. Trained in Psychology counseling. Volunteered in school psychology counseling, geriatric camps and family counseling. Fully aware of US clients needs and expectations. Good exposure to clients from different countries and their accents.

Independent Medical Practitioner, Chennai, India – May 1998 – Apr 1999
Had private practice in Chennai and provided health care to patients in general medicine. Also participated in many volunteer health programs and provided free medical services to poor and needy patients.

Medical Officer, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India – Oct 1993 – Apr 1998
Apollo Hospitals is a leading name in the Indian health care industry. It is a multibillion-dollar enterprise that has many large hospitals in various parts of India and provides medical care in all areas of medicine. The organization employs over 2500 professionals and each hospital provides over 200 beds for in-patients. The hospital is known for its contribution in Cardiac Surgery and Cancer Therapy
Consistent performer – Was recognized for the high quality of work in all areas Have been recognized by the hospital for attention to small details 

Resident Medical Officer – May 1990 – Sep 1993
Thirumurugan Polyclinic, Thanjavur, India
This was a progressive polyclinic in the Thanjavur area providing quality health care to patients in the local area. The clinic used to treat around 200 patients a day in all areas of medical care.

In house studies conducted and papers presented:

  • KAP study – tight glycemic control in the critically ill
  • Goddess study – gestational diabetes
  • Champs study – metabolic syndrome in children
  • Tumoral calcinosis
  • Polycystic Ovarian syndrome
  • Precocious puberty