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Adj A/Prof Manjari Lahiri

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  • Senior Consultant, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Division of Advanced Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, National University Hospital
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore


MBBS, MD, MRCP(UK), FAMS (Rheumatology)


Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

Advanced Internal Medicine, Medicine

Special Interests:

Rheumatoid Arthritis, Early Arthritis, Treat to Target, Multidisciplinary Care in Inflammatory Arthritis, Health Services Research

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A/Prof Lahiri did her basic and postgraduate medical training in Internal Medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, and obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians, UK in 2005. A/Prof Lahiri has lived in Singapore since 2001, and joined the National University Hospital in 2004, where she trained as a specialist in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She has done a fellowship in rheumatic disease epidemiology at the University of Manchester, UK. She is especially interested in early arthritis and healthcare quality and services research. A/Prof Lahiri has published on risk factors for early rheumatoid arthritis, and is the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Singapore Early Arthritis Cohort (SEAC), an observational study of early inflammatory arthritis in Singapore and the former founding site PI for the Singapore National Biologics Register (SNBR). A/Prof Lahiri has experience in leading the “High Value care” initiative for the University Medicine Cluster (UMC), looking at the outcomes and cost of healthcare delivery, and coordinating departmental efforts towards quality improvement and value driven outcomes (2016-2018) and also the distinction track in quality and innovation, which mentors residents hospital-wide in quality initiatives (2016-2021). A/Prof Lahiri is passionate about teaching and is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Fortitude award for teaching while working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. She was the Associate Program Director for the NUHS Internal Medicine Residency Program from 2009 – 2015, and the Program Director for the Rheumatology Senior Residency Program from 2018-2021. She is now the Director of Undergraduate education for the Department of Medicine, both for NUH and National University of Singapore School of Medicine (NUSMed), and the Phase V Director, NUSMed, contributing to the planning and delivery of education to young doctors in the making. Dr Lahiri is the current Chairperson (2019 to present) and former Vice-Chairperson (2017-2019) of the Chapter of Rheumatologists, College of Physicians, Academy of Medicine. As Vice Chair/ Chairperson, she has led many collaborative national initiatives such as guidelines for subsidisation of biologics in patients with inflammatory arthritis, guidelines for care of patients with rheumatic diseases (PRD) during COVID-19, recommendations for vaccination of PRD against COVID-19, and an 8-hospital multi-site registry evaluating flares of rheumatic disease following COVID-19 vaccination.


  • 2021: "Great teacher" award, didactic teaching, Department of Medicine (MBBS, AY 2020/21)
  • 2021: "Great teacher" award, interactive teaching, Department of Medicine (MBBS, AY 2020/21)
  • 2020: Department of Medicine Outstanding Tutor award for AY 2019/20 for Phase 3 students.
  • 2020: NUS Medicine Fortitude Award (for significant contributions to teaching while working on the frontline for COVID19).
  • 2020: NUH special commemorative coin for contribution to the Dormitory Operations for migrant workers with COVID19
  • 2019: Passionate Preceptor Society Award, AY2018-2019 Residents' Choice Awards, National University Health System
  • 2019: Junior Research Award (Senior author / Supervisor) for the project "Clinical utility of overnight blood taking" (September 2019)
  • 2018: NUHS-HSR (resident) grant (senior author/ supervisor) for the proposal "Pulmonary rehabilitation after admission for acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease"
  • 2018: University Medicine Cluster (UMC) Outstanding Tutor award for AY 2017/18 for Phase 3 students.

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