Dr. Ashok  Kumar

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Director
Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj Rheumatology

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Doctor’s Profile

Dr. Ashok Kumar is the Director & Head, Department of Rheumatology. He has a rich and varied experience of 35 years in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology. Dr. Ashok Kumar was Professor of Medicine & Head of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology Service at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi before joining Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj in April 2009. His expertise pertains to rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis/ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, SLE, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome, polymyositis/dermatomyositis, vasculitis [e.g. GPA (Wegener’s), MPA, EGPA, HSP, PAN, GCA] and soft-tissue rheumatism. He imparted training to several Clinical Fellows and senior residents in the subject of Rheumatology.

Dr. Ashok Kumar was Professor of Medicine & Head of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology Service at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi before joining Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj in April 2009. He served on the Faculty of AIIMS for 21 years and published numerous research papers.

Overview

  • MBBS, MD(Medicine), FRCP (London)

  • Life member of Indian Rheumatology Association for more than 30 years

    Life-member of the Indian Immunology Society since August 1998

    Life-member of the Association of Physicians of India since September 2000

    Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London since 2008

    Life member of Indian Medical Association since September 2003

  • 1. MN Passey Award ((for life-time achievement) by Indian Rheumatology Association-2016

    2. India’s Representative in Expert Committee which developed treatment guidelines for rheumatoid

        arthritis on behalf of the Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology (2013-15 and its Update      in 2017)

    3. Chairman of the Sub-Committee of Indian Rheumatology Association, for developing Indian 

        Guidelines for the management of SLE (April 2002)

    4. Best paper Award, Indian Rheumatology Association (2001 and 2004)

    5. Indian Rheumatology Association’s Oration (Knoll’s) for the year 2001

    6. Guest Speaker in 8th APLAR Congress of Rheumatology (Melbourne, 1996)

    7. Case of the Day award of Indian rheumatology Association (1996)

    8. Won Rheumatology Quiz of Indian Rheumatology Association (1990)

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