Dr Rachel Joshua Thundyil

Lecturer

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Email: Rachel.JoshuaThundyil@monash.edu
Tel: +607 219 0600
Office: Clinical School, JB

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Profile Summary

Dr Rachel Joshua Thundyil is a lecturer at Clinical School Johor Bahru, Monash University Malaysia.

Position

Current

Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist at KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Lecturer, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Science, Monash University, Malaysia

Previous Post held

Medical Lecturer (VK 7 grade), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Malaysia Sabah (2015-2016)

Consultant Physician: Acting Head of Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 2014-2015

Consultant Physician, Combined Obstetric/Medical clinic, Sabah Woman and Child Hospital, Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 2009-2015

Qualifications

Trivandrum Medical College, India, 1996

RCP (Ireland), 2005

Fellowship (Rheumatology), Tan Tock Seng, Hospital, Singapore, 2008

Fellowship (Rheumatology), Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 2009-2011

Teaching Experiences

Medical Clinical Tutor and Examiner for Third and Final Year Medical Students, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia, 2009 - 2016

Clinical Lecturer for Medical Officers, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 2011- 2016

Teaching Commitment

Fractional teaching staff for Year 4 students

Post Qualification

  • House Officer, Obs & Gyn, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, 1997-1998
  • House Officer, Medical, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, 1998-1998
  • House Officer, Ortho, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, 1998-1998
  • Medical Officer, Medicine, Polyclinic Penampang, 1999-2002
  • Medical Officer, Medicine, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, 2002-2004
  • Clinical Specialist, Medicine, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, 2005-2007
  • Rheumatology Registrar, Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, 2008-2009
  • Rheumatology Registrar, Rheumatology Unit, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, 2009-2013
  • Consultant Physician, Rheumatology Unit, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, 2011-2015
  • Consultant Physician, Combined Obstetric/Medical Clinic Sabah Woman and Child Hospital Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 2011- 2015
  • Medical Officer, Medicine, Polyclinic Penampang, 1999-2002
  • Medical Officer, Medicine, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, 2002-2004
  • Clinical Specialist, Medicine, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, 2005-2007
  • Rheumatology Registrar, Department of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, 2008-2009
  • Rheumatology Registrar, Rheumatology Unit, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, 2009-2013
  • Consultant Physician, Rheumatology Unit, Hospital Queen Elizabeth, 2011-2015
  • Consultant Physician, Combined Obstetric/Medical Clinic Sabah Woman and Child Hospital Likas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, 2011- 2015

Committee

Honorary Assistant Secretary, Sabah Medical Association 2013-2016

Medical Advisor, Persatuan SLE Malaysia, Sabah Chapter (2017-2019)

Societies

Member, Sabah Medical Association

Member, Malaysian Society of Rheumatology

Member, Malaysian Medical Association

Member, Arthritis Foundation Malaysia

Research Experiences

Investigator

A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of golimumab, an anti-TNF monoclonal antibody, administered intravenously, in subjects with active rheumatoid arthritis despite methotrexate therapy

Phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the efficacy and safety of 2 doses of CP-690,550 monotherapy in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis

A long-term, open-label follow-up study of tofacitinib (CP-690,550) for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis (A3921024)

A phase 3, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous LY2127399 in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) (ILLUMINATE-2)

A randomized, double-blind, parallel-group study of safety and the effect on clinical outcome of tocilizumab SC versus placebo SC in combination with traditional DMARDS in patients with moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis

An observational study of Rheumatoid arthritis patients on adalimumab to Evaluate quality of Life Variables, Effects on work productivity and functional outcomes in Malaysia (RELIVE) Study

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled 52-Week Study to Assess Adverse Events of Special Interest in Adults with Active, Autoantibody-Positive Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Receiving Belimumab (BASE)

A randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study of the maintenance of efficacy of etanercept plus DMARDS(S) compared with DMARDS(S) alone in subjects with rheumatoid arthritis after achieving an adequate response with etanercept plus DMARDS(S)

Publications / Posters

L Shirley, Rachel Joshua Thundyil (2017) A FREQUENTLY MISSED ENTITY IN SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS(SLE): INSTESTINAL PSEUDOOBSTRUCTION(IPSO), THE MEDICAL JOURNAL OF MALAYSIA DEC 2017

TAN BE, LIM AL, KAN SL, LIM CH, TSANG EEL, CH'NG SS, MOHD NOOR , MOHD JAMID , TEH CL, JOSHUA THUNDYIL R, LOH YL, CHONG HC, ONG SG, MOHAMED ISMAIL A, LEE YYL, GUN SC (2017) REAL-WORLD CLINICAL EXPERIENCE OF BIOLOGICAL DISEASE MODIFYING ANTI-RHEUMATIC DRUG IN MALAYSIA RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS PATIENTS, JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY RHEUMATOL INT. 2017 JUL 10

Khor CG1, Tan BE, Kan SL, Tsang EE, Lim AL, Chong EY, Rachel T, Teh CL, Loh YL, Ch'ng SS, d'Souza BA, Mohd Mokhtar A, Ong SG, Mohd Isa L (2016) TAKAYASU ARTERITIS in MAJOR RHEUMATOLOGY CENTRES IN MALAYSIA, J Clin Rheumatol. 2016 Jun;22(4):194-7

Thundyil, RJ, Lee, S (2016) INTESTINAL PSEUDO-OBSTRUCTION (IPO) IN SLE, APLAR, SHANGHAI 2016 POSTER PRESENTATION

Thundyil, RJ, Wong, WK, Keowmani, T, Malehah, MN, Chong, YY (2015) CLINICAL MANIFESTATIONS AND IMMUNOLOGICAL EXPRESSION OF SLE IN A MULTIETHNIC POPULATION IN SABAH, MALAYSIA, APLAR CHENNAI, 2015 POSTER PRESENTATION

Thundyil, RJ, Keowmani, T, Lai, PP, Chong, YY, (2015) THE SPECTRUM OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS POPULATION IN QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL, SABAH, MALAYSIA, SSR/MSR 2015 POSTER PRESENTATION, SINGAPORE

Valayatham, V, Thundyil, RJ (2012) PREGNANCY OUTCOMES COMPARED IN WOMEN WITH MECHANICAL HEART VALVE REPLACEMENTS ANTICOAGULATED WITH WARFARIN AND ENOXAPARIN IN PREGNANCY, MED J MALAYSIA VOL 67 NO 6 DEC 2012

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Other Achievements

Speaker

5TH Annual State Conference of Dermatology : Early diagnosis of SLE
Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Sabah
Oct 2011

Kursus Medical Disorder`s in Pregnancy: Rheumatic diseases in Pregnancy
Hospital Wanita dan Kanak-Kanak, Likas, Sabah
July 2013

REAL Workshop: SPA OVERVIEW
Ming Garden, Kota Kinabalu
Oct 2013

1st Sabah Safe Motherhood Seminar: Medical conditions in Pregnancy
Hospital Wanita dan Kanak Kanak, Likas, Sabah
Aug 2014

Standing tall with Ankylosing Spondylitis
Hospital Queen Elizabeth CME, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Sept 2014

SLE: Latest updates
Hospital Duchess of Kent, Sandakan
Jan 2015

Benkel Mikrobiologi Update Sabah 2015: Autoimmune testing
Hospital Queen Elizabeth, Sabah
Feb 2015

Benkel Pengurusan Pentabiran Dan Klinikal Pakar Perubatan Kesihatan Keluarga Peringkat Negeri Sabah: How to diagnosed early RA
Le Meridien Hotel, Kota Kinabalu
May 2015

Scleroderma
Hospital Queen Elizabeth CME, Sabah
Feb 2016

UMS/QEH Rheumatology Workshop: Updates on SLE
University Malaysia Sabah
May 2016

Persatuan SLE Malaysia: SLE TALK
Hospital Queen Elizabeth
Oct 2017

Conferences Attended

Rheumatology Workshop & Update 2004
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
June 2004

12th APLAR Congress
Kuala Lumpur
Aug 2006

CORE Workshop
Sutra Harbour, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
April 2007

Ten Topics in Rheumatology Asia, Singapore
2008

APLAR
Hong Kong
2009

Workshop on Autoimmune IFA Testing with Automation
Nexus Resort, Karabunai, Sabah
July 2010

EULAR
London, UK
June 2011

1st Singapore Society of Rheumatology Basic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course
Marina Barrage, Singapore
July 2011

12th SSR-MSR
Singapore
July 2011

Pryme Workshop
Sandakan, Sabah
Feb 2012

Evidence-based Approach to Musculoskeletal Pain Management
Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Mar 2012

Symposium of Rheumatology
Damai Puri, Sarawak
Mar 2012

MSR-MOH Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course in Rheumatology-Basic
Hospital Pulau Pinang, Penang
July 2012

13th MSR-SSR Workshop in Rheumatology
Pearls and Practicalities in Rheumatology
July 2012

Ten Topics in Rheumatology Asia
Singapore
2012

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Rheumatic Diseases
Penang GH
June 2013

Symposium of APLAR
Bali, Indonesia
Aug 2013

14th SSR-MSR
Singapore
Sept 2013

Musculosketal Ultrasound Workshop
UMMC, Kuala Lumpur
Aug 2014

5th Annual Rheumatology Task Force Meeting 2014
Palm Seremban Hotel, Negeri Sembilan
Oct 2014

Optimizing Treatment in Patients with Prior Biologic Treatment in Rheumatology
Hilton Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Nov 2014

Psoriatic Arthritis Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Workshop
Putrajaya Marriott Hotel
June 2015

16th SSR-MSR
Singapore
August 2015

17th APLAR
Chennai, India
Sept 2015

ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA, USA
Nov 2015

17th MSR-SSR
Holiday Inn, Melaka
Aug 2016

ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting
Washington D.C, USA
Nov 2016

18th SSR-MSR
Singapore
Sept 2017

Novartis Spondyloarthritis Meeting
Singapore
Sept 2017

Februric Launch Symposium
Le Meridien,Kuala Lumpur
Feb 2017

2017 XELJANZ RA Global Speaker Summit
Loews Chicago O`Hare Hotel
June 2017

Remsima 2018 Global Homecoming Day
16-20th May 2018
Seoul, South Korea

EULAR 2018 Amsterdam
13-16th June 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

World Congress on Controversies, Debates & Consensus in Bone, Muscle & Joint Diseases (BMJD)
8-10th Nov 2018
Bangkok, Thailand