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Dr. Sukhbir Singh Uppal Rheumatology Fortis Hospital, Mohali

Dr. Sukhbir Singh Uppal

Fortis Hospital, Mohali

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About Dr. Sukhbir Singh Uppal

Prof. Sukhbir Uppal graduated (MBBS) from the elite Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) in Pune. He then did his MD in General Medicine from the same institution. Thereafter he went on to do his Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rheumatology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the premier medical institution of Asia. Further, he obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP-UK), Edinburgh, and Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology (FACR-USA). He has acquired expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound by several advanced level training courses in Europe, USA, and the Middle East, including the European Teach-the-Teacher Course. He is well versed in the use of modern biologic agents and intra-articular procedures for treating inflammatory rheumatic diseases. After standing first in all professional training courses and meritorious service in the Indian Army as Consultant and Lieutenant Colonel, he was the Head of Rheumatology in the University Teaching Hospital in Kuwait and full time Associate Professor. Subsequently he was Senior Consultant/Head of Rheumatology and full Professor in University Hospital Sharjah, Sharjah University, UAE. Presently, in addition to Fortis, Mohali, he is visiting Consultant for the large multispecialty Aster Hospital in Muscat. AREAS OF INTEREST Prof. Sukhbir Uppal, MD, FRCP (UK), FACR (USA), is a highly experienced rheumatologist skilled in the evaluation and management of arthritis and all other rheumatic disorders. As a Rheumatologist, he is an expert in joint and muscle pain, back pain, neck pain, osteoporosis, Vitamin D deficiency, and autoimmune diseases. He also has a special interest in unexplained rash, fever, anemia, weakness, weight loss, fatigue, and loss of appetite. Rheumatology includes over 100 conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), gout, and psoriatic arthritis.


  • MBBS, MD (Medicine), Post-Doctoral Training in Rheumatology from AIIMS, New Delhi, FRCP (Edinburg), Examiner MRCP (UK), FACR (USA)

  • Awarded “Clinical Tutorship in Medicine of Poona University" for clearing the 2- year Advanced Training Course in Medicine with distinction, Awarded “The Director General Armed Forces Medical Services Medal" for standing first with distinction in the Junior Medical Officer's Course, Awarded “The Best Outgoing Officer Trophy" for standing first in the Junior Command Medical Course, Awarded “The Best Outgoing Officer Trophy" for standing first in the Senior Command medical Course, Awarded “The General -Officer-Commanding Commendation Card & Medal" for devotion to duty and distinguished service, Awarded “Second Best Original Article Award - 1997" by Medical Journal Armed Forces India, Awarded “Best Original Article Award - 1998" by Medical Journal Armed Forces India REVIEWER FOR SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS OF REPUTE: Journal of Rheumatology, Cytometry, Arthritis Care and Research, Kuwait Medical Journal (KMJ), Indian Journal of Rheumatology (IJR), Journal of Association of Physicians of India (JAPI), Medical Journal Armed Forces India (MJAFI), Iranian Journal of Immunology


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