Dr Sathianathan Panthakalam

Rheumatologist in East Sussex


Dr Sathianathan Panthakalam areas of expertise:

Professional statement

Dr Sathianathan (Sam) Panthakalam is a distinguished consultant rheumatologist based in East Sussex. With over 30 years of clinical experience, he is renowned for his expertise in inflammatory arthritis, osteoporosis and connective tissue disease. He additionally specialises in joint hypermobility, musculoskeletal ultrasound and giant cell arteritis (GCA).

Dr Panthakalam qualified in medicine from the University of Calicut, Kerala, India, in 1989, before going on to complete an MD in General Medicine. After relocating to the UK, he later obtained a Master’s in clinical rheumatology from the University of Manchester and was appointed as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Dr Panthakalam has served as a consultant physician and rheumatologist at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust since 2004. He sees patients in private practice at Sussex Premier Health Eastbourne.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Panthakalam actively contributes to medical education as an honorary clinical reader at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. He has also published a number of academic papers which appear in esteemed peer-reviewed journals.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments


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