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    Background: Date of Birth: 27th November 1939 Early schooling at Allahabad, UP, India. Medical Education and Training: from King George’s Medical College, Lucknow, India MBBS – 1961 MD (Internal Medicine) – 1964 from New England Medical Center, Boston, USA Training in collagen vascular diseases, systemic rheumatic diseases and clinical immunology – 1964-68 Positions held: 1. All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi: Assistant Professor of Medicine, In-charge Rheumatology Services and Clinical Immunology laboratory – 1968-1976. Associate Professor of Medicine, In-charge Rheumatology Services and Clinical Immunology laboratory – 1976-1985. Professor of Medicine, In-charge Rheumatology Services and Clinical Immunology laboratory – 1985-1991. Professor and Head, Department of Medicine, In-charge Rheumatology Services and clinical immunology laboratory – 1991-1994. 2. Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait: Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, In-Charge Rheumatology Services – April 1994- September 2000 Dr. Malaviya took premature retirement at the end of September 2000, and returned to India in the middle of October 2000 and become a practicing Consultant Rheumatologist in New Delhi, India. Special area of medical expertise - Systemic Rheumatic and collagen vascular diseases: 1. Systemic rheumatic diseases – mainly rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory arthritides (psoriatic arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, other seronegative inflammatory arthropathies). 2. Collagen vascular diseases – systemic lupus erythematosus, dermato-polymyositis, systemic sclerosis, Sjogren’s syndrome, and other related systemic connective tissue diseases. Systemic vasculitides: Wegener’s granulomatosis, polyarteritis nodosa, polyangitis syndrome, Churg-Strauss syndrome and other forms of related systemic vasculitides. Achievements: 1. He has been nominated for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London on 1st May 2007. (FRCP, London). 2. The American College of Rheumatology has honoured him by making him 'Americal College of Rheumatology - MASTER' (ACR Master) in November 2006. 3. Research Publications: More than 400 research publications as original articles, invited articles, editorials, case-reports, reviews etc. in national and international journals. (Till June 2000 there were 270 of these research papers that were listed in ‘Medline’). 4. Chapters in books: Has written more than 40 chapters in textbooks of medicine, monographs, rheumatology manuals, Conference proceedings etc. 5. Discovery: Discoverer of the usefulness of a drug called ‘methotrexate’ in a rheumatic condition (dermatomyositis). Since then this has become the mainstay of treatment of a variety of systemic rheumatic diseases including rheumatoid arthritis. (Research paper published in 1968: Malaviya AN, Many A, Schwartz RS. Treatment of dermatomyositis with methotrexate. The Lancet 1968; 2: 485-488). Field of research work: Has done research work mainly in the area of Rheumatology, collagen vascular diseases, systemic vasulitides. In Kuwait, he worked on the unusually common problem of hypercoagulability mainly due to anti-phospholipid syndrome, and showed that Egyptians and Arabs may have extremely high prevalence of this disease. He worked extensively on the high prevalence of panniculitis in Kuwait, across all ethnic and racial barriers, indicating environmental factor(s). Awards: Dr. Malaviya has won several national awards including the Shakuntala Amir Chand and Kamala Menon ICMR awards, von Pirquet Award of the Indian College of Allergy and Immunology, Boots oration award and Life-time achievement award of the Indian Rheumatism Association, O.P. Bhasin Foundation award for work in the field of biomedical sciences etc. Memberships and Fellowships: Fellow of the American College of Physicians Fellow ofthe American College of Rheumatology Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, India Fellow of the Indian College of Physicians, India Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India Life member of the Indian Immunology Society (IIS) Indian Rheumatism Association (IRA) Association of Physicians of India, Indian College of Allergy & Applied Immunology Has served as member of the executive of the Indian Immunology Society and the Indian Rheumatism Association. He also served as Jt. Secretary, Secretary and then the President of the Indian Immunology Society. He also served as Vice-President, Senior-Vice President and the President of the Indian Rheumatism Association (1991-93).

Questions Answered by me

Your symptom appears highly suspicious of a disease called spondyloarthritis. It is a serious systemic disease that needs to be carefully...

Answered on : 16 Aug 2010

No, this dose is not optimal at all. This is far below the actual effective dose of methotrexate, which is 20 to 25 mg once every week to be given...

Answered on : 11 Aug 2010

Are you sure that you are under a well trained and experienced rheumatologist? I am asking this because painkillers are not the drugs for treating...

Answered on : 09 Jul 2010

Ankylosing spondylitis is a common inflammatory disease of spine seen in juveniles and young adults. It is a genetic disease like diabetes and...

Answered on : 29 Jun 2010

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease that has a genetic basis. In that sense it is comparable to diabetes and high blood pressure...

Answered on : 23 Jun 2010

The immunopathogenesis of rheumatoid is a complex interaction of genetic factors (large number of genes have been identified, shared-epitope being...

Answered on : 16 Jun 2010

Patient should be immediately contacting an experienced well-trained rheumatologist. The rheumatologist must immediately perform the...

Answered on : 02 Jun 2010

Etoricoxib is presently one of the safest and most effective coxib for controlling disease activity in ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing...

Answered on : 20 Apr 2010

As far as it is known, hydroxychloroquine has not been shown to have any beneficial effect in ankylosing spondylitis. Similarly, sulfasalazine is...

Answered on : 10 Jan 2010

The disease that your husband is having is called ankylosing spondylitis. The majority of patients do very well on so called 'painkillers' like...

Answered on : 24 Nov 2009
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