Consultant Rheumatologist MBBS, MD, NP&PA PG in Rheumatology (Combined Adult and Pediatric Tracks), Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Rheumatology, DNB (Rheumatology)
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (Chandigarh, India.)
Christian Medical College (Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.)
Assistant Professor, and In charge of Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Kochi, Kerala, India.)
DNB Rheumatology trainee
ISIC hospital (Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.)
from Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University, Graduated in May 2002
from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER),
NP&PA PG in Rheumatology (Combined Adult and Pediatric Tracks)
from The American College of Rheumatology completed in September 2009.
Graduate Certificate in Pediatric Rheumatology
from The University of Western Australia. Awarded the Wyeth Scholarship for 2009 for the same. One of only three scholarships available to applicants from all over the world.
from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi
Systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis with macrophage activation syndrome misdiagnosed as Kawasaki disease: case report and literature review. A case report published in Rheumatology International 2010 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print] (First author)
Prolonged Neurologic Course of Familial Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. (The familial/genetic variant of macrophage activation syndrome) A case report published in Pediatric Neurology 2009; 4 1:207-2 10. (Third author)
Wolfram syndrome: important implications for pediatricians and pediatric endocrinologists A review article published in Pediatric Diabetes Volume 11, Issue 1, pages 28–37, February 2010 (Sole author)
Differential for neutrophilic leucocytosis A Case report of patient with systemic onset juvenile arthritis who developed extremely high neutrophilic leucocytosis after i.v. pulse steroids, Published as letter to editor in Indian Journal of Pediatrics Feb 2010;Voulme 77 (Issue 2):219-21.(First author)
Juvenile recurrent parotitis: A case series and review. A case series published in Amrita Journal of Medicine.2009 July-December. Volume 5, page 29-32(fifth author)
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES/ RPLS) during pulse steroid therapy in macrophage activation syndrome. A case report published in Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2011 Aug;78(8):1002-4. Epub 2011 Feb 12. (First author)
Need for determining prevalence and incidence of JIA in developing countries: the Indian predicament. A letter to the editor published in Rheumatology (Oxford). 2010 Aug;49(8):1598-9. (First author)
Dettol poisoning: clinical features and management. A review article on dettol poisoning published in Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine &Toxicology : 2008,2(2) 29- 31 (Sole author)
Application of the Yamaguchi criteria for classification of "suspected" systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA). A retrospective study presented in poster format at EULAR 2010 held in Rome Italy in June 2010. Abstract published in Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. Final publication in Pediatric Rheumatology journal, Pediatric Rheumatology 2012,10:40 doi:10.1186/1546-0096-10-40 Published on 23 November 2012 (First author)
Postnatal percentile growth charts for Indian appropriate for gestational age (AGA) very low birth weight babies. A prospective observational study on the growth pattern of very low birth weight babies published in Acta Paediatr. 2012 Sep;101(9):e422-5. (first author)
Case series of pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus from Kerala: comparison with other Indian series. Oral presentation in the National Indian Academy of Pediatrics Conference held in Bangalore, India in Jan 2009. Published in International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases 2010 Oct;13(4):391-5. (First author)
Anasarca as the presenting manifestation of parvovirus B19 associated juvenile dermatomyositis. A case report published in Rheumatology International 2009 Mar;29(5):565-7. (Fourth author)
Magnetic resonance imaging findings in ophthalmoplegic migraine. A case report published in J Postgrad Med 2009;55:137-9 (third author)
Successfully completed 16th EULAR Post graduate course in Rheumatology Held in Naples Italy during Sept–Oct 2009. (Awarded “EULAR bursary for young rheumatologist” to enable attendance of the same)
Combined Australia and New Zealand Rheumatology Conference 2009 Wellington, New Zealand in May 2009
First National CME of Indian Rheumatology Association - 2008 Vellore, India
16th EULAR Ultrasonography course In Snekkersten, Denmark 2009 (Awarded “EULAR bursary for young rheumatologist” to enable attendance of the same)
National Pediatric Rheumatology Conference - 2008 Mangalore, India
EULAR 2009 Copenhagen, Denmark 2009. (Awarded “EULAR bursary for young rheumatologist” to enable attendance of the same)
Indian National Rheumatology Conference IRACON 2009 At Jaipur in Nov 2009
2nd European Pediatric Rheumatology Fellows Course Conducted by PReS and EULAR in Antalaya Turkey from April – 2011 to April – 2011. (Awarded EULAR-PReS bursary for young rheumatologist to enable attendance of the same)
EULAR 2012 conference In Berlin in June 2012.
EULAR 2010 Rome, Italy in June 2010 (Awarded “EULAR bursary for young rheumatologist” to enable attendance of the same)
National Pediatric Rheumatology Conference - 2006 Chandigarh, India.
EULAR 6th Course in Diagnostic Laboratory Testing in Conjuction with Autocure Held in Berlin Germany in Sept 2010. (Awarded “EULAR bursary for young rheumatologist” to enable attendance of the same)
9th National Auto antibody workshop Held in SGPGI Lucknow in Sept 2012.
19th EULAR Musculoskeletal ultrasound course In Berlin in June 2012.
EULAR 4th Course on Capilloroscopy and Rheumatic Diseases At Genoa, Italy in Sept 2010. (Awarded “EULAR bursary for young rheumatologist” to enable attendance of the same)
Indian National Rheumatology Conference IRACON 2010 At Bhuvaneshwar, India in Nov 2010. (Awarded IRACON bursary for young rheumatologist to attend the same)
Indian National Rheumatology Conference IRACON - 2008 Pune, India.
18th EULAR musculoskeletal ultrasound course In Leeds UK in May 2011 (Awarded “EULAR bursary for young rheumatologist” to enable attendance of the same).
SoJIA, MAS & HLH: different names for the same disease? Oral presentation in Indian National Rheumatology Conference IRACON 2008 held in Pune, India in Nov 2008. Abstract published in Indian Journal of Rheumatology.2008 November. Vol 3 Issue 3(suppl): Page S22 (First author)
Preliminary single center results of the MAS-D study comparing predictive ability of new candidate criteria in the diagnosis of MAS. Poster presentation at EULAR 2010 held in Rome, Italy in June 2010. Abstract published in Annals of Rheumatic Diseases (First author). Data presented again as an oral presentation at the 2nd European Pediatric Rheumatology Fellow Course conducted by PReS and EULAR in Antalaya Turkey in April 2011.
Study of psychiatric co-morbidity in adults with hypermobility syndrome and chronic musculoskeletal pain: a post hoc analysis from the HAMS study (NCT01032863) Poster presentation at EULAR 2011 held in London, UK in May 2011. Abstract published in Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70(Suppl3):347 (Second author)
Retrospective analysis of pediatric SLE in India: a case series and an overview Poster presentation at EULAR 2009 in Copenhagen. Abstract published in Annals of Rheumatic Diseases 2009;68(Suppl3):Page 714. (First author)
Association between hypermobility and chronic musculoskeletal pain in adults (HAMS study) NCT01032863. Poster presentation at EULAR 2011 held in London, UK in May 2011. Abstract published in Annals of Rheumatic Diseases Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70(Suppl3):349 (First author)
Retrospective review of 33 ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients demonstrating that continuous NSAID therapy leads to decrease in inflammatory markers in addition to reduction in symptoms Poster presentation at the Indian National Rheumatology Conference. IRACON 2010 held in Bhuvaneshwar, India in Nov 2010 (First author)
Clinico- Laboratory profile of patients with Hemo-phagocytic lymphohistiocytosis in a Tertiary hospital in South India Poster presentation at the National Pediatric Rheumatology Conference Mangalore, India, 2008, of a retrospective study of 13 patients diagnosed in a 4 year period. (First author)
Kawasaki disease in a tertiary hospital: changing epidemiology Poster presented at the Combined Australian and New Zealand Rheumatology Associations' Conference held in Wellington, New Zealand in 2009. Abstract published in Internal Medicine Journal 2009; 39 (suppl 2):Page A 64 (First author)
Initial joint involvement in Indian patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its relationship with response to drug treatment. Poster presentation at the Indian National Rheumatology Conference. IRACON 2010 held in Bhuvaneshwar, India in Nov 2010 (First author)
A comparison of different criteria for the diagnosis of macrophage activation syndrome with proposal of some new criteria. Poster presentation at the Indian National Rheumatology Conference IRACON 2009 held in Jaipur, India in Nov 2009. Abstract published in Indian Journal of Rheumatology.2009 November. Vol 4 Issue 3(suppl): Page S14 (First author)
Assessment of utility of ankylosing spondylitis-disease activity score (ASDAS) in ankylosing spondylitis patients treated with continuous standard dose NSAIDs. (Principal investigator) A single center prospective comparison of ASDAS and BASDAI in ankylosing spondylitis patients on NSAIDs. Successfullly completed as part of the thesis which is a requirement for award of the degree DNB Rheumatology.
Workshop on Auto antibodies - 2008 At NCPR 2008, Mangalore, India.