• 27 - 28 March 2021

Dr Raju Khubchandani

Dr Raju Khubchandani


Dr. Raju P. Khubchandani M.D. (PEDIATRICS)

Maharashtra Medical Council Registration No. 43143 Clinic: 31 Kailas Darshan, Nana Chowk, Kennedy Bridge, Mumbai 400 007, India. Tel.: (+9122) 23865522. Fax: (+9122) 23898362. Mobile: (+91) 9821095552. E-mail: rajukhubchandani@yahoo.co.in 


From 2018 Sectional Head, Pediatric, Rheumatology 

Senior Consultant, Pediatrics SRCC Childrens Hospital K Khadye Marg, Mumbai 400018 

From 2013-2018 Director, Department of Pediatrics, 

Incharge Pediatric Rheumat Clinic From 1988 Consultant Pediatrician 

Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Dr. G. Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai 400 026 

From 1996 Consultant Pediatrician 

Breach Candy Hospital & Research Centre, B. Desai Road, Mumbai 400 026 


2017 ILAR group on the management of JIA in less privileged countries (JAMLESS) Johannesburg, South Africa 

2017 PRINTO PRCSG outcome measures in CSLE (Cincinnatti, USA) 

2015 PReS/PRINTO study group on the nomenclature and classification of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (Genova, Italy)

2013 PReS/PRINTO study group on the validation of diagnostic criteria for macrophage activation syndrome (Genova, Italy) 

2008 PReS/PRINTO study group on the validation of diagnostic criteria for childhood vasculitis (Ankara, Turkey) 


Listed on ORCID 142



1. The Shantilal C. Sheth Oration, 49th National Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics 

2012: Little joints and the big picture 

2. The Balu Athreya Oration, 15th National Conference of Pediatric Rheumatology 2018 : Care for the Rare 

3. The P. M. Udani Oration, Mahapedicon 2010: A clinical approach to a child with arthritis 

4. The S. M. Merchant Oration, Embicon 2010: Pediatric rheumatology—the Mumbai experience. 

5. The N Somu Oration, 20thRespicon 2008 : Pediatric Pulmonology in India –rewind and fast forward 

6. The Tapan Kumar Ghosh Oration West Bengal Pedicon 2014: Pediatric Rheumatology in India. 

7. Kerala State Pedicon Oration 2015: Stories with a twist in the tale. 

8. The K. T. Dholakia Oration, WIROC, 2015 

9. The M.P Bhagat Oration August 9, 2016 Mumbai, “Pediatric Rheumatology- A Clinician’s Haven” 


International meetings (35) till 2016 not updated 

National meetings (38) till 2016 not updated 


1989-2002 Hon. Asst. Professor and Hon. Pediatrician 

Kasturba Infectious Diseases Hospital, Mumbai 400011 

2011-2016 National Coordinator and India representative, PRINTO (Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization) 

From 2003 Convenor and Coordinator 

Kawasaki Disease Registry, Mumbai (under the aegis of the Mumbai IAP) 


May-Jun 2005 Pediatric Rheumatology 

La Rabida Childrens Hospital, Chicago, USA Reference: Dr. Charles Spencer 

May-Jul 1999 Pediatric Rheumatology 

Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street London, UK References: Dr. Patricia Woo and Dr. Kevin Murray 

Apr-May 1992 Pediatric Pulmonology and Intensive Care 

Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street London, UK Reference: Dr. Robert Dinwiddie 

Jan-Feb 1989 Pediatric Pulmonology 

All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA Reference: Dr. David Geller 


2018-Current Principal Investigator 

Jaslok Hospital Research Centre Autoantobodies in Juvenile Dermatomyositis 

2015- 2017 Principal Investigator 

Jaslok Hospital Research Society An investigation of the relationships between footprints, foot strength, joint flexibility, Vitamin D and Iron levels in children with and without leg pain aged 3 to 12 years. 

2009-2013 Principal Investigator 

Jaslok Hospital Research Society Study assessing the benefits of sequential addition of leflunomide in children with polyarticular course juvenile idiopathic arthritis who fail standard dose parenteral methotrexate 

2005-2008 Co-investigator 

Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization A randomized trial of 6 months versus 12 months withdrawal of methotrexate in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis in clinical remission 

2004-2005 Principal Investigator 

Jaslok Hospital Research Society Joint Hypermobility and Growing Pains in School Children in Mumbai 

2003-2004 Principal Investigator 

Jaslok Hospital Research Society Prevalence of joint hypermobility and the benign joint hypermobility syndrome in Indian children 

1998-2002 Joint Investigator 

International Study for Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase 2 studies for the epidemiology of asthma in Mumbai 

1998 Principal Investigator 

Kasturba Hospital Research Society A clinical and KAP study of children with chicken pox 

1994-1995 Principal Investigator 

Kasturba Hospital Research Society Assessment of the role of Saccharomyces boullardi in management of childhood diarrhoea 

1993 Principal Investigator 

Kasturba Hospital Research Society A comparative trial of three antipyretics in Pediatrics 

1991-1992 Principal Investigator 

Kasturba Hospital Research Society Alternative regimen using Hepatitis B vaccine in infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers 

1984-1988 Research Associate 

KEM Hospital Mumbai/Indian Council for Medical ResearchMulticentric project on 'Short course chemotherapy of childhood tuberculosis' 


1. Childhood Asthma- A Modern Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment 

Published by CIPLA Medical Division, 74 pages, 1st edition 2000. Reprinted 2001 

2. Pediatrics - Priorities in Office Practice. 

Published by Pediatric Priorities, 292 pages, 1st edition 1995. A practical manual written for general practitioners, residents and pediatricians. 


1. Asthma by Consensus (IAP Consensus Guidelines on Asthma Management, 2001) 

National Convenor and Draft Writer. Revised Dec 2003 and accepted as the National guidelines by IAP. Chairperson, Revision Team, 2013. Member Revision Team 2016 

2. Tuberculosis and Mycobacterial Disease 

Pediatric Rheumatology published by OSH pediatrics, 2nd edition by Helen Foster, Paul A Brogan, p 384-390 

3 Differential Diagnosis (2) Non-Inflammatory Causes of Musculoskeletal Pain 

EULAR text book of pediatric rheumatology (pp. 245-274) edited by Alberto Martini and Eric Hachulla,1st edition 2018 

4 Approach to a child with arthritis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis IAP text book of Pediatrics, 

5th edition 2013 ed A Parthasarathy Vol 4 p 864-867 and 867-870 6th edition 2015, p 998-1000, p 1001-1005. 7th edition : In press 

5 Diphtheria Textbook of medicine published by the Association of Physicians of India, 7th edition, 2003; ed. Shah S, et al., p37-39 

6 Chronic arthritis of childhood 

Guidelines on the management of common pediatric problems , 1st edition, 2000; eds. Kamath SS, Bhave SY, Nair MKC; p 213-224 

7 Diphtheria, Pertussis, Poliomyelitis. Medical therapeutics, published by BI Churchill Livingstone, 2nd edition, 1998; eds. Joshi VR, Sainani G S, Mehta PJ; p 57-60, 60-61 and 53-54 

8 Meningitis in Children and Immunization Textbook of Medicine published by the Association of Physicians in India, 5th and 6th editions, 1992 and 1999; ed. Sainani GS; p 1160-1165 and p 1134-1138 


Clinical Competency Skills— A Reference Manual authored by Dr. Balu H. Athreya. Indian Pediatrics 2007; 44:557. 

Pediatric Rheumatology---authored by Helen Foster, Paul A Brogan, Indian Journal of Pediatrics 


1. National Advisory Board and Reviewer, Indian Pediatrics 

2. Editorial Board, Pediatric Rheumatology 

3. Editorial Board, Annals of Pediatric Rheumatology 

4. Guest Editor, Indian Journal of Pediatrics Oct. 2002 

5. Sectional Editor (Pediatrics), API Text Book of Medicine 6th edition, 2000 

6. Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Medicine (1983-2000). 

7. Reviewer, Arthritis Care and Research, Pediatric Rheumatology, Indian Pediatrics, Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Frontier’s in Immunology 


Postdoctoral 2018- Fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology (IAP /SRCC Hospital) 2015-2018 Fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology (IAP / JASLOK Hospital) 

Postgraduate 2001-2018 Diplomate National Board Guide. Has guided 10 students to date. 

2000-2017 Lecturer, College of Physicians and Surgeons (Diploma in Child Health) 

Apr 2003 Examiner, Diploma in Child Health, CPS Mumbai 

Undergraduate 1989- 2002 Hon. Asst. Professor, T.N. Medical College. 

1982- 1983 Registrar – Pediatrics, T.N. Medical College. 


2019 Conceived and Launched PROMISE, an independent online 

teaching initiative under the banner of ECHO India (Pediatric Rheumatology Orientation Made In Steps using ECHO) 

2014/18 PReS – EULAR Pediatric Rheumatology online course Module 10 


2015 Developed website pmmonline.org (India version) in 

collaboration with University of Newcastle ( Lead of the India team on behalf of IAP) 

2014 Conceived and conducted a series of 5 webinars for pediatricians 

in India on diverse pediatric topics 


Feb 2016 Organizing Chairperson/Course Director 

ReCAP-2 (Refresher Course, Asia Pacific): A training course in Pediatric rheumatology, Mumbai (under the auspices of the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society) 

Nov 2012 Organizing Chairperson/Course Director 

ReCAP (Refresher Course, Asia Pacific): A training course in Pediatric rheumatology, Mumbai (under the auspices of the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society) 

2011-2012 President 

Rheumatology Chapter, Indian Academy of Pediatrics 

Sep 2009 Convenor 

Reach and Teach: A course in pediatric rheumatology for practicing Pediatricians, Mumbai (under the auspices of the IAP Rheumatology Chapter) 

Nov 2003 Chief Organizer 

Rheumatology Chapter, IAP –1st National Conference, Mumbai 

2003-2004 President 

Respiratory Chapter, Indian Academy of Pediatrics 

2003-2004 President 

Rheumatology Chapter, Indian Academy of Pediatrics 

2000-2001 Convenor and Secretary Rheumatology Group, IAP 

2001 National Convenor 

IAP Respiratory Chapter Committee on Guidelines for Asthma Management in Children 

2001 Member, Scientific Programme Committee 

16th Asia-Pacific Congress on Diseases of the Chest (APCDC) Mumbai 

1995 National Co-ordinatorIAP Undergraduate Pediatric Quiz 

An activity conducted by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics in all medical colleges of the country, aimed at promoting Pediatrics in undergraduates 

1995 Joint Secretary (Pediatrics) 

World Conference on Cardiology Pulmonology and Critical Care, hosted by ACCP (Western India Chapter), Mumbai 


1. PROCIN (Pediatric Rheumatology Online Certificate (IAP, University of Newcastle) 

2. RAPID approach to common symptoms, Standardization of Pediatric office practice IAP 

Action Plan – 2005. Scientific Coordinator. 

3. ASK IAP – a series of FAQs, Basics and Beyond IAP Action Plan -2006. National Convener 

4. Asthma Training Module. A companion PowerPoint presentation to Asthma By 

Consensus – the IAP guidelines for asthma management 


Electronic media 1. Conceptualized and written script for 1-minute parent education messages – 

‘infomercials’– aired on national television channels. Topics such as dangers of passive smoking, harmful effects of baby walkers, dangerous local child rearing practices etc. 

2. Interviewed several times on national television and radio channels for parent 

education programmes usually pertaining to arthritis, asthma and common childhood infections. 

3. Co-authored web page content for the Public Health Dept., Municipal Corporation of 

Greater Bombay, for the Pulse Polio Campaign 2000 

Print media 1. Conceptualized and written copy for a parent education series titled ‘Pedia’ to 

educate mothers regarding new born caring practices. 4 leaflets in print covering infant feeding sleep patterns, toys for babies and hygiene practices. 

2. Authored and interviewed in leading newspapers (Times of India, Indian Express and 

Sunday Times) and periodicals (Readers’ Digest) regarding parent education topics. 

3. Co-author, Dr RK Anands Guide to Child Care : 2nd Edition Vakil Pfeiffer and 

Simons (in press) 

PATIENT WELFARE Founded and started JAS – Juvenile Arthritis Support – a not-for-profit support group for children with arthritis disorders, which worked as an activity of the Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic at Jaslok Hospital. 


Date of birth : 22nd January, 1956 

Nationality : Indian 

Passport number : Z 2286483 

Permanent residence : Ravindra Mansion, D Vacha Road, 

Mumbai 400 020 Tel: (+9122) 22028388, (+9122) 22028552 Mobile: (+91) 9821095552 

Family : Wife: Surgical Pathologist 

Daughter born: 21.11.83. Son born: 9.1.86. 

Languages spoken : English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati 

Other interests : Travel 

Swimming Writing nonsense rhymes Table-tennis (former Jr. National Champion) 


1. Dr. R. K. Anand 

Emirutes Director Jaslok Hospital and Research Center G. Deshmukh Marg, Mumbai 400020, India Tel: (+91 22) 24932825 Email: ishanand@rediffmail.com 

2. Dr. V. R. Joshi, MD 

Formerly Prof and Head (Medicine), T.N. Medical College Consultant Rheumatologist P.D. Hinduja National Hospital Veer SavarkarMarg, Mumbai - 400 016, India Tel: (9122) 24457081 


1. Dr Ross Petty, Professor of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada. rpetty@cw.bc.ca 

2. Dr Alberto Martini, Professor of Pediatrics 

University of Genova Head Pediatria II, Reumatologia EULAR Centre of Excellence in Rheumatology 2008-18 Head Department of Pediatrics IRCCS G. Gaslini, Largo G.Gaslini 5, 16147 Genova Italy. albertomartini@ospedale-gaslini.ge.it