Dr Ravi Suppiah


09 522 2226 Auckland
Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service
Southern Cross Health Insurance Affiliated Provider for Consultations
nib Health Partner

About Dr Ravi Suppiah

Dr Suppiah provides a comprehensive range of rheumatology, sports medicine and musculoskeletal services.

He is a rheumatologist with expertise in all areas of rheumatology and musculoskeletal medicine. He uses ultrasound routinely as part of the diagnostic process and to regularly measure disease activity in inflammatory arthritis and for guided injections.

Dr Suppiah has a subspecialty interest in sport and exercise medicine and has previously worked for OxSport in the United Kingdom. He specialises in discriminating inflammatory disease from injury, and is uniquely skilled to treat both.

He has an academic interest in systemic vasculitis and has published research papers, book chapters and a doctoral thesis titled ’Improving outcomes in systemic vasculitis’ for his Doctor of Medicine (MD).

Dr Suppiah enjoys teaching and is involved with general practioner up-skilling, undergraduate medical school teaching, and co-ordinates the academic and professional development of the rheumatology specialist trainees in the Auckland region

Parking Available
Gender: male


Comprehensive care in all Rheumatology, Sports Medicine & Musculoskeletal Disorders.

  • MSK ultrasound for diagnosis, disease activity and guided injections
  • PRP for osteoarthritis, plantar fasciitis and tendonopathy
  • Nerve blocks for pain management
  • URGENT appointments available for new active CCP positive rheumatoid arthritis
  • URGENT appointments for suspected Giant Cell Arteritis. This appointment will usually include a vascular ultrasound of temporal and axillary arteries for diagnosis, and therefore bypass need for temporal artery biopsy.
  • Infusions of biologic and cytotoxic medications for rheumatic indications

NIB First Choice Provider
ACC Clinical Services Contract

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
Rheumatology, Skin


Fee Structure
on Enquiry

Payment Options
We do all Southern Cross Health Society members pre-approvals and claims on patients behalf.
We can do NIB health insurance pre-approvals and claims on patients behalf.
All others will be expected to pay on the day of the consult or procedure. We except EFTPOS, Credit Card (Mastercard and Visa only), or Direct Credit by Internet Banking.


BHB, MBChB, PGDip Sport Med, FRACP, MD

Hospitals Practising at
Service Lead Clinician for Rheumatology Service at Auckland DHB (2011- present)
Rheumatologist at Counties Manukau Health (2011- present)

Auckland Medical School
Auckland, Counties Manukau and Waitemata District Health Boards
University of Oxford
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, UK

Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
New Zealand Rheumatology Association
Audit Partnership New Zealand
Emerging Eular Network (EMUNET)
European Vasculitis Study Group (EUVAS)

Referral Info

Electronic Referral on Specialists & Referrals Service is the preferred method of receiving a referral.
Alternative is a referral letter via healthlink to EDI: akrheuma
or an email to: referrals@aucklandrheumatology.co.nz


Contact Dr Ravi Suppiah

09 522 2224
Auckland ENT Group Premises
242 Great South Rd

Opening Hours
8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm

8:00am – 5:00pm



242 Great South Rd Auckland 1051 New Zealand
Page last updated on 20 January 2021