Athimalaipet Ramanan

Athimalaipet Ramanan

Biography

FRCPCH, FRCP Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist Bristol Royal Hospital for Children & Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases UK Research Prof. Ramanan’s major research interests include biologics for uveitis in children, genetic aspects of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) and macrophage activation syndrome (MAS). He recently led as Chief Investigator the Sycamore trial and published and lead/corresponding author the results in NEJM. This Study will influence the management of children with uveitis across the world. He has more than £5 million in grants and is Chief Investigator of several trials of novel biologicals in children with arthritis/uveitis. Prof. Ramanan has published more than 120 papers in peer reviewed journals and authored several chapters in textbooks in Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology. He has also guest edited special issues of journals on Paediatric Rheumatology Management Prof. Ramanan is the Co-Chair of NIHR CRN/ARUK Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Studies Group. In this role he has helped mentor several individuals to lead on trials in children across UK. He is also the Joint Lead of Research for the Division of Women's and Children's at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. This role includes oversight as Research Head of all studies done in 2 hospitals – Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and St. Michael’s Hospital. He is Associate Editor for the Archives of Diseases in Childhood and in the Editorial Board of Rheumatology. Prof. Ramanan is a Medical Advisor for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and a trustee of the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society. Prof. Ramanan was awarded the British Society of Rheumatology's Innovation in Clinical Practice award in 2010.   Teaching Prof. Ramanan was part of the RCPCH College Specialist Advisory Committee for Paediatric Rheumatology from 2008-2016. He helped draft the training curriculum for paediatric rheumatology trainees. The Unit in Bristol which Prof. Ramanan leads has consistently been rated as one of the best training centers in paediatric rheumatology. He also drafted the research training requirements for specialist trainees in paediatric rheumatology. He has trained more than 15 individuals from across the world. He has had 2 trainees come on a Asia Pacific League against Rheumatism Fellowships to train with him. He actively supervises PhD students in clinical and laboratory studies. He has delivered more than 100 lectures worldwide.