Special Interests:
  • Rheumatology
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Spondyloarthritis, psoriatic arthritis
  • Gout
  • Complex systemic rheumatic diseases
  • Hypermobility
Qualifications:
  • MBBS
  • MD
  • PhD
  • MRCP

 

Professional experience/background

I am a Consultant Rheumatologist and clinical lead for Ankylosing Spondylitis services at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. I also hold appointment of Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University College of London. I conduct specialist clinics in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and hypermobility. I am currently researching on developing a novel uricase-based therapy for Gout and novel ways of treating rheumatoid arthritis. My specialist training in the UK includes North East Thames Rheumatology Rotation, Clinical Research Fellowship at Bangor, North Wales and undertaking PhD at Bone and Joint Research Unit, London. I was awarded a clinical excellence award in 2016. I am experienced in managing the whole spectrum of common and uncommon rheumatologic disorders. My special clinical interests include early inflammatory arthritis, early inflammatory low back pain, gout, hypermobility and complex systemic rheumatic diseases.

 

Professional memberships
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Society of Rheumatology
  • British Society of Immunology
  • Indian Society of Rheumatology

 

NHS or academic posts

Consultant Rheumatologist & Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, UCL

 

Available: Saturdays

 

Inspiration for medical career

I find practising rheumatology interesting and rewarding as it demands a broad knowledge of all subspecialties of internal medicine. Rheumatology provides a unique opportunity to diagnose and manage a vast spectrum of multi-system autoimmune disorders requiring regular monitoring and long-term patient-doctor relationship. I find my research on developing new therapies for gout and novel methods of treating rheumatoid arthritis extremely fulfilling due to their potential for excellent effectiveness in disease control.

 

Additional information

I am fluent in Hindi and I enjoy painting, badminton and travelling.