Field of Expertise
Diagnosis and management of the following conditions
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Systemic scleroderma or systemic sclerosis
Inflammatory myositis, dermatomyositis, polymyositis
Spondyloarthritis - including Ankylosing spondylitis, Psoriatic arthritis
Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)
Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD)
Awards & Achievements
Training Rheumatology Post-graduate students (DNB in rheumatology - Super-speciality training in rheumatology).
Adjunct visiting professor, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University.
Assistant Editor, Indian Journal of Rheumatology.
Part of the ACR and EULAR guidelines panel for treatment recommendations in the management of polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). (ACR – American college of rheumatology; EULAR – European league against rheumatism)
Numerous publications in national and international journals (>25).
Presented papers in national and international conferences
APLAR fellowship for the year 2012.
International scholarship, Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology – 2010.
International scholarship, Japanese college of rheumatology – 2009.
International scholarship, Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PID) Consortium – 2011.
Guest lectures in various conferences and CME.