Doctor Arunkumar (TNMC Reg No: 88215) is an M.D. Pediatrics graduate from Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute and M.B.B.S. graduate from Stanley Medical College, Chennai. He has got many laurels right from schooldays including being a district topper in school board exams and a pass with distinction in M.B.B.S. final year exams. During his post graduation, he has also been awarded the prestigious Jayaram Memorial award for the best post graduate by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics – Bangalore Pediatric Society. He has received specialised pediatric training from top institutions including NIMHANS, Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology and Kidwai Institute of Oncology. After gaining enough experience and training from some of the premier institutions and hospitals in India, currently he is working as Consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist at Baby Hospital, Erode. (formerly working in KMCH, Erode).
He has served as a Special invitee member of tamilnadu government ICDS scheme nutrition committee. He has also been appointed as the chairman of Tamil Nadu IMA wellness and lifestyle modification committee.
He is a hardworking and an empathetic pediatrician who believes that a smile in the face of a sick child is worth a million rupees. His communication skills are noteworthy and he can speak fluent Tamil, English, Hindi, Kannada and broken Telugu and Malayalam as well. He provides services including all the aspects of general pediatrics. He also has specialised interest in Pediatric Critical Care, Neonatology, Type 1 diabetes and Pediatric Obesity.
He is also a staunch academician and has got many international publications in reputed journals. He also regularly speaks in various state and national level academic conferences.
He developed great deal of interest in Nutrition after trying low carbohydrate diet for his own medical problems and met with huge improvements in his health condition. Since then he got great interest in the applications of diet / lifestyle in various diseases such as obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, fatty liver, PCOS, infertility, autoimmune and allergic disorders and so on. He has given many talks in various public gatherings, medical meets and conferences regarding the benefits of LCHF diet and the science behind it. He has also undertaken research in this field.
He has guided over 15000 patients to overcome their obesity, reverse / control diabetes, hypertension, fatty liver, cholesterol issues, PCOS and related infertility, allergic and auto immune disorders through low carbohydrate & intermittent fasting diet protocols. He was one of the main organizers in conducting PALEOCON 2018, a first of its kind medical conference about LCHF diet.
He has given many interviews and has actively expressed his opinions in mainstream media regarding various healthcare issues. He has regularly Appeared in various TV shows and debates. He has written articles in various magazine and newspapers. He has authored an entire 60 part series related to nutrition called “Arogyam Oru Plate” in the famous tamil magazine Anantha Vikatan. He has published two best selling books on nutrition titled “Arogyam Oru Plate“ part 1 & 2. He also actively posts in social media such as instagram, facebook and twitter as part of educating general public and sensitizing them to common health problems.
He also runs a very popular youtube channel with more than 1 million (10 lakh) subscribers, which is one of the very few tamil channels to discuss wellness and illnesses with a scientific but simple approach. The main objective of the channel is to impart authentic medical knowledge to general public amidst this era of misinformation. It also aims to revolutionize healthcare by bridging the gap between doctors and general public.