ATHIMALAIPET RAMANAN

Professor A. V. Ramanan, FRCPCH, FRCP, is a Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, UNITED KINGDOM.

After postgraduate training in London and Manchester, he completed a two year Fellowship in Paediatric Rheumatology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Prof. Ramanan's major research interests include genetic aspects of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM), biologics for uveitis in children with JIA and macrophage activation syndrome (MAS). 

He has just been awarded a substantial grant as Chief Investigator to do a RCT of adalimumab in JIA associated uveitis. Prof. Ramanan has published more than 90 papers in peer reviewed journals and authored chapters in textbooks. He is Associate Editor for the Archives of Diseases in Childhood and in the Editorial Board of Rheumatology. He is also a scientific committee member of the MCRN/arc Clinical Studies Group for Paediatric Rheumatology.

Prof. Ramanan is a National Training Advisor for RCPCH for training in paediatric rheumatology, a Medical Advisor for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society. Prof. Ramanan was awarded the British Society of Rheumatology's Innovation in Clinical Practice award in 2010.

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