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Dr. (Prof.) Rohini HandaSpecialization

Rheumatology

Location

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi

Qualification

MD, DNB, FAMS, FICP, FACR, FRCP (Glasgow)

Areas of Specialization

Arthritis, Rheumatic Musculoskeletal & Autoimmune Diseases

Prof. Rohini Handa is currently working as Senior Consultant Rheumatologist at the Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India. He has earlier served on the faculty of AIIMS, New Delhi for more than 2 decades. Prof. Handa is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow), Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India). His contributions to Rheumatology have been recognized by several awards and citations including MN Sen Oration Award & Shakuntla Amir Chand Prize by Indian Council of Medical Research; Dr GB Jain Oration and Dr Sukumar Mukherjee Honor Lecture by Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine; JC Patel and BC Mehta Prize, Pawan Kumari Jain Oration, Dr JN Berry Award and the Searle Oration by the Association of Physicians of India and IRA Oration by Indian Rheumatology Association. Prof. Handa holds/has held leadership positions in many professional societies. He is the Vice Dean of the Indian College of Physicians. He is the Immediate Past President of APLAR (Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology) and has served as the Chair of ILAR (International League of Associations for Rheumatology) in 2012. He was the President of the Indian Rheumatology Association from 2009-2011 and President of Delhi Rheumatology Association from 2010 till 2012. Prof. Handa has served/serves on the editorial board of respected medical journals including Rheumatology Oxford, Current Rheumatology Reports, Best Practice and Research Clinical Rheumatology, Clinical Rheumatology, Indian Journal of Rheumatology and Journal of Association of Physicians of India. He has authored/co-authored more than 335 papers, book chapters, review articles and abstracts in national and international journals.

Dr. Sundeep UpadhyayaSpecialization

Rheumatology - Immunology

Location

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi; Apollo Hospital, Noida

Qualification

MD – Doctor of medicine (Internal medicine), DM – Doctorate in medicine (Clinical immunology)

Areas of Specialization

  • 15 years of work with patients in a wide range of Immune/ arthritis/ spondylitis.
  • 15 years of research in arthritis / Vasculitis / spondylitis care/ extensive publications.
  • Specialization in case of disorders with immune damage to lungs (ILD) renal (nephritis), Neurology (Vasculitic damage) etc.

Fellowships / Memberships / Work Experiences

  • Member IRA
  • Member API
  • Member DRA

Awards and Achievements

  • Among the first rheumatologists in India to use Biologic agents for a variety of rheumatological disorders including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Spondylitis & Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Involved in advanced clinical research of new molecules / Biological agents in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and SLE (lupus).
  • Member of the team involved in the IRA guidelines for Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment and regular contributor to CMEs, lectures and education of other doctors in the field of modern medicine, rheumatology, spondylitis and arthritis, lupus and other connective tissue diseases.
  • Continues to be on the cutting edge of clinical medicine by interacting with specialists from all over the world in advisory boards, meetings and conferences.
  • Involved in teaching of medical Postgraduate students at Indraprastha Apollo hospitals, New Delhi.

Dr. S.J. GuptaSpecialization

Rheumatology

Location

Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi

Qualification

  • FRCP (Edinburgh), Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Elected 2000.
  • FRCP (Glasgow), Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow, Elected 1992.
  • MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians UK, 1994.
  • MRCP (Ire), Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, June 1983.
  • House Jobs, Irwin & GB Pant Hospitals, Delhi, 1976- 1977.
  • MBBS, MAMC Delhi, 1971-1975.

Areas of Specialization

I/A & soft tissue injections, Treatment of Inflammatory joint diseases in adults and children.

Fellowship/Membership

  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow
  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
  • Life Member Indian Rheumatology Association
  • Life Member British Society for Rheumatology

Department/Institute

Department of Rheumatology

Dr. S J Gupta is presently working as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Rheumatology. He has about 30years experience in the specialty. He graduated from Delhi University and then gained specialised training in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in the UK. He has extensive experience in all aspects of clinical rheumatology with special interest in intra-articular and soft tissue injections, rheumatoid arthritis and connective tissue disorders. He is a past President of the Delhi Rheumatology Association, Emeritus Adviser to the Royal College of Physicians Central and North India Chapter and Chairman of the Indian Rheumatology Association Biologics Registry (IRABR).