Rheumatology is a specialized branch of medicine which deals with autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases in simple terms means when your own immune system attacks your own body.

Some of the common autoimmune diseases are arthritis, lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis etc. Apart from these, rheumatologist also deals with other organ related diseases like interstitial lung disease, specific skin, eye, vascular, renal diseases.

Our Department expertise is given below

  • Arthritis (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Lupus (SLE), Mixed connective tissue diseases, Sjogren syndrome
  • Inflammatory myositis and Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis (ANCA ass. vasculitis, Takayasu arteritis, Giant cell arteritis, Polyarteritis nodosa)
  • Gout and related crystal arthropathies
  • IgG4 related disease, sarcoidosis.
  • Degenerative conditions: Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia


Dr. Shivraj Padiyar


Dr. Prathyusha Manikuppam

Assistant Professor