Dr. Thiruventhiran Thilaganathan business logo picture

Dr. Thiruventhiran Thilaganathan

Claim business


  • Internal Medicine, Nephrology


  • English, Malay, and Tamil


  • BSc (UKM), MD (UKM), MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), AM 9mal)


  • Dialysis, hemodialysis, Hemofiltration, Kidney transplant

Clinical focus

  • Acute kidney injury (AKI)
  • Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney failure
  • Nephritis

Procedure focus

  • Dialysis
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemofiltration
  • kidney transplant
  • Peritoneal dialysis (PD)
  • Renal replacement therapy

Medical school

  • Bachelor of Medicine Science, National university of Malaysia, malaysia 1990
  • Doctor of Medicine, National university of Malaysia 1993

Service /Price Details

Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur
No. A520 , 5th Floor, Block A, 8, Jalan Bukit Pantai
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+603-22960750 Ext. 2750
+603-22960420 Ext. 2420

Tue 2:00pm-4:30pm


Clinical focus

-Acute kidney injury (AKI)
-Chronic kidney disease (CKD)
-Kidney failure

Reviewer profile
  • Experienced
  • Friendly
  • Value of Money
  • Waiting Time
Dr Thiruventhiran Thilaganathan, Vice Chairman of the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia and SunMed consultant nephrologist said that Malaysia s abundance of delicious food was partly to blame. He called diabetes outside of genetically-inherited types a lifestyle disease . Due to cultural cooking practices, our foods are often rich in carbohydrates and refined sugars. Take rice, for example, he cited. He encourages people to consume less starch, and fill their diet with more grains, vegetables and fruits. We need to relook at what we put into our mouths. Exercise is also important, but too often than not we give excuses like not having enough time after being stuck in traffic, feeling tired we need to make time for it. Think of health as a long-term investment, he advised. Dr Thiru states that in Malaysia, new kidney failure patients are mainly aged from 50 to 65 years old and are diabetic with high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It generally takes 10 to 20 years of uncontrolled diabetes or high blood pressure to damage the kidneys irreversibly. While kidney transplants are the preferred treatment for kidney failure patients, the relatively low donor numbers means there are few transplants done only about 60 a year in Malaysia, he added. Aside from educating the public, the campaign also aims to raise funds to help NKF continue their cause.
Reviewer profile
  • Experienced
  • Friendly
  • Value of Money
  • Waiting Time
Dr Thiru juga adalah naib president bagi Yayasan Pinggang Kebangsaan (NKF), menurutnya, hampir 60 peratus pesakit kegagalan buah pinggang yang berdaftar dengan NKF berada di bawah kategori miskin dengan pendapatan isi rumah kurang daripada RM800 sebulan, manakala pesakit lain turut berpendapatan rendah. Di Malaysia, kebanyakan pesakit buah pinggang berumur sekitar 50 sehingga 65 tahun turut menghidap diabetes, mempunyai tekanan darah tinggi dan kolesterol tinggi.