Dr. Arvind G

Dr. Arvind G

Associate Professor, RHEUMATOLOGY

Designation : Associate Professor

Qualification :

MBBS (2007) from Government Medical College, Mysore, India,

MD in Internal Medicine (2013) from Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, India,

PDF in Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology (2015) from Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India,

DM in Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology (2018) from Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, India.

Email :arvind.g@aiimsmangalagiri.edu.in

Research Profile

Area of Interest

  • Spondyloarthritis,


    Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome


  • Life Member of Indian Rheumatology Association

Honors / Awards

  1. Recipient of Indian Rheumatology Association Research Grant 2014 and 2017
  2. Young Investigator Award at LUPUS 2017 Conference at Melbourne, Australia
  3. First Prize in Oral presentation at South Zone Indian Rheumatology Association Conference at Mysore, April 2018
  4. Recipient of Department of Science Technology Travel Grant Award 2018
  5. Recipient of Indian Rheumatology Association Travel Grant 2018
  6. Recipient of EAGOR ( East Asian Group of Rheumatology ) 2019 Travel Scholarship for EAGOR 2019, Seoul, South Korea
  7. Recipient of Bursary Winner for EULAR 2020

Books / Chapters

  1. Devi SB, Ningshen R, Arvind G. Burden of Opportunistic Infections in HIV/AIDS patients in the HAART Era: A Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal perspective. API Medicine Update.2013;23:63-6.
  2. Takayasu’s Arteritis. Textbook Of Systemic Vasculitis . Editor Dr Aman Sharma, Jaypee publications.2015
  3. Ankylosing Spondylitis and Axial Spondylarthritides. The ASSI Monographs Ankylosing Spondylitis. Editors Dr Zaveri. Theime Publishers. 2018
  4. Medical management of Ankylosing Spondylitis. The ASSI Monographs Ankylosing Spondylitis. Editors Dr Zaveri. Theime Publishers. 2018
  5. Update on Antiphospholipid Syndrome. Manual of Rheumatology 5th Editor Dr Ved Chaturvedi. CBS Publishers. 2018
  6. Rheumatology Clinics: Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: Application of Older and Newer Imaging Modalities. Textbook of Psoriatic Arthritis. Editors- Dr Aman Sharma, Dr Rohini Handa, Evangel Publications 2019
  7. Antiphospholipid syndrome in pregnancy. Antiphospholipid syndrome monograph of Indian College of Physicians/ Association of Physicians of India. Editor Dr Udas Ghosh. Evangel Publications .2020
  8. Psoriatic Arthritis: Application of Older and Newer Imaging Modalities.Rheumatology Clinics: Psoriasis and Psoriatic arthritis. 1st Edition. Evangel Publications 2020. Editors Rohini Handa, Aman Sharma
  9. Dermatological manifestations of large vessel and medium vessel vasculitis: Rheumatologist’s perspective. Skin in rheumatologic diseases. Jaypee Publications 2021


  1. Ganapati A, Arya S, Gupta N, et al. (October 02, 2023) Do Tofacitinib Generics Exhibit Conventional Synthetic Disease-Modifying Anti-rheumatic Drug and Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug-Sparing Ability in the Management of Axial Spondyloarthritis?. Cureus 15(10): e46391. DOI 10.7759/cureus.46391


  1. Arvind Ganapati, John Mathew, Bijesh Yadav et al. Comparison of Point-of-Care PT-INR by Hand-Held Device with Conventional PT-INR Testing in Anti-phospholipid Antibody Syndrome Patients on Oral Anticoagulation. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus Nov 2022. Doi 10.1007/s12288-022-01611-4


  1. Nair A , Chandhu AS, Zafar TM, Vinodini G, Yadav B,  Padiyar S, Ganapati A, Mathew J. (2022). Rituximab and COVID-19 infection in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases – A real-world study from India. Indian Journal of Rheumatology. 10.4103/injr.injr_136_22.


  1. Padiyar S, Manwatkar A, Ganapati A et al . Overlap of IgG4- related disease with autoimmune rheumatic diseases: Report of 2 cases and review of literature. Indian Journal of Rheumatology 2022


  1. Padiyar S, Kamath N, Mathew J, Chandu AS, Deodhar D, Shastry BA, Shashikala T, Ganapati A. New-onset Adult-onset Still’s disease-like syndrome after ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccination-a case series with review of literature. Clin Rheumatol. 2022 Jan 18:1–7. doi: 10.1007/s10067-022-06065-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35041110; PMCID: PMC8764317.


  1. Jha A, Doley D, Mathew J, Hegde AG. Deficiency of adenosine deaminase 2 (DADA2): two cases of multisystem vasculitis managed in a South Indian tertiary care centre. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Aug 26;14(8):e242963. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2021-242963. PMID: 34446513; PMCID: PMC8395344.


  1. Mathew AJ, Ganapati A, Panwar J, Koshy V, Desai A, Danda D. Magnetic Resonance Imaging evidence of Inflammation at Interphalangeal joint of Thumb. Int J Rheum Dis. 2021;00:1– 6.  https://doi.org/10.1111/1756-185X.14156


  1. Nair, A.M., Mathew, J., Goel, R, P Chebbi, Mathew  AJ, Arvind G  et al. Mycophenolate in idiopathic inflammatory myositis: outcome data of a large South Asian cohort. Clin Rheumatol (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-021-05590-1


  1. Ganapati A, Gowri M, Antonisamy  B , Danda D. Combination of Methotrexate and Sulfasalazine is an efficacious option for Axial Spondyloarthritis in a resource limited real world clinical setting: A prospective cohort study. Clin Rheumatol. 2020 Sep


  1. Ganapati A, Kabeerdoss J ,  Gowri M,  Antonisamy  B,  Danda D. Myeloid related proteins 8/14 failed to act as theragnostic biomarker in Axial Spondyloarthritis patients on combination DMARD therapy. Indian J Rheumatol 2020


  1. Ganapati A, Padiyar S, Nair A, Gowri M, Nair AM, et al. Impact of COVID 19 pandemic and resultant lockdown in India on patients with chronic rheumatic diseases: An online survey. Indian J Rheumatol 2020 (doi: 10.4103/injr.injr_231_20)


  1. Govindaraj GM, Jain A, Peethambaran G, Bhoyar RC  Vellarikkal SK Ganapati A,. Spectrum of clinical features and genetic variants in mevalonate kinase (MVK) gene of South Indian families suffering from Hyperimmunoglobulin D Syndrome. PLoS One. 2020;15(8):e0237999. Published 2020 Aug 21. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0237999


  1. Ganapati A, Arunachal G, Arya S, Shanmugasundaram D, Jeyaseelan L, Kumar S, et al. Study of familial aggregation of autoimmune rheumatic diseases in Asian Indian patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Rheumatology International [Internet]. 2019 Jul 1; Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00296-019-04355-z.


  1. Ganapati A, Goel R, Kabeerdoss J, Gowri M, Mathew J, Danda D. Study of clinical utility of antibodies to phosphatidylserine/prothrombin complex in Asian-Indian patients with suspected APS. Clin Rheumatol. 2019 Feb;38(2):545-553. doi: 10.1007/s10067-018-4301-1.


  1. A Ganapati, R Ravindran, T David, B Yadav, V Jeyaseelan, L Jeyaseelan, D Danda.

Head to head comparison of adverse effects and efficacy between high dose deflazacort and high dose prednisolone in systemic lupus erythematosus: a prospective cohort study. Lupus 2018.  https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0961203317751854


  1. Mathew AJ, Ganapati A, T SK, Goel R, P Sandhya, Danda D. Real-life Safety Profile of ZRC3197 (Adalimumab Biosimilar) in Indian Patients with Common Rheumatic Diseases. J Assoc Physicians India. 2017 May;65(5 Suppl):30-32.


  1. Santa Naorem, Arvind G, Bimol Naorem, Bhagyabati Devi S. Prevalence of rheumatic manifestations in HIV patients: A cross-sectional study from Manipur, India. IJRCI 2017;5(1):OA3


  1. Mathew, A.J., Ganapati, A., Kabeerdoss, J. et al. Chikungunya Infection: a Global Public Health Menace. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep (2017) 17: 13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11882-017-0680-7 (Review Article)


  1. Gupta, N., Ganpati, A., Mandal, S. et al. Mycophenolate mofetil and deflazacort combination in neuropsychiatric lupus: a decade of experience from a tertiary care teaching hospital in southern India. Clin Rheumatol (2017) 36: 2273. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10067-017-3775-6


  1. Kabeerdoss, J. , Kurien, B. T., Ganapati, A. and Danda, D. (2015), Proteomics in rheumatology. Int J Rheum Dis, 18: 815-817. doi:10.1111/1756-185X.12821 ( Editorial)


  1. Mandal S, Gupta N, Goel R, Nair A, Arya S, Ganapati A, Jacob Mathew A, Joseph G, Nidugala K, &Danda D. Imaging in Takayasu arteritis. Indian J Rheumatol. 2015;10(5):30-42.


  1. Devi SB, Ningshen R, Arvind G, Synrem E, Devi TS, Singh TB. Prevalence of cryptococcal meningitis in patients of Acquired immunodeficiency Syndrome: A single center experience from Regional Institute of Medical Sciences. J Med Soc 2013; 27:56-60.


  1. Arvind G, Evangelyne S, Limanukshi A, Devi SB, Singh WJ. Human immunodeficiency virus-associated stroke: an aetiopathogenesis study. J Assoc Physicians India. 2013 Nov;61(11):793-7.


  1. Ningshen R, Odyuo ZM, Arvind G, Singh SD, Devi SB. A Study of QTc interval prolongation as an independent predictor of cardiac mortality in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. JMS 2012; 26(1):21-5.


  1. Ningshen R, Arvind G, Singh WJ, Devi SB. SLE mimicking Fahr’s disease. JIACM 2012; 13(4): 344-5


26. Arvind G, Ningshen R, Devi SB, Singh TB, Devi TS. Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis in Grave’s Disease. JMS 2011;25(3):91-2.


27. Shobha V, Kodali R, Amin SN, Srivastava P, Sharma B, Goel R, Ganapati A, Dhote S, Janardana R, Rajasekhar L, Misra R. Effectiveness of generic tofacitinib in idiopathic inflammatory myositis (IIM)-a retrospective analysis from Indian Myositis Registry (MyoIN). Clin Rheumatol. 2024 Jul;43(7):2245-2252. doi: 10.1007/s10067-024-07019-x. Epub 2024 Jun 3. PMID: 38831206.