Dr Arvin Damodaran is engaged in clinical rheumatology, teaching medical students and medical education research. Dr Damodaran graduated from UNSW Medicine in 1996, before completing Rheumatology specialist training in 2004. He completed a Masters of Medical Education with University of Sydney in 2006, and has received multiple awards for undergraduate clinical teaching including UNSW Medicine 'Teacher of the Year' in 2018.
Dr Damodaran’s principle appointment is as a clinical academic at Prince of Wales Clinical School, UNSW, where he has been the Director of the Clinical Teaching Unit since 2012. He is the Convenor of Phase 3 for UNSW Medicine. He provides clinical service as a rheumatology specialist at Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick and in private practice.
From 2005 to 2011 Dr Damodaran was a rheumatology staff specialist and Network Director of Physician Training at Liverpool Hospital, before moving to Prince of Wales Clinical School in 2012 to become more involved in undergraduate medical education. He remains active in physician education, and continues to participate in Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) educational endeavours such as the National Examining Panel (NEP).
His areas of research interest include medical education, particularly the transition from medical student to doctor, workplace based learning and assessment, interprofessional education, and also in clinical research in musculoskeletal medicine.