Athimalaipet V. Ramanan

Athimalaipet V. Ramanan is a consultant pediatric rheumatologist at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, UK. He is the joint lead for research at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, and Professor of Paediatric Rheumatology at the University of Bristol.

Professor Ramanan’s research interests focus on biologics for uveitis in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), juvenile dermatomyositis, genetic aspects of JIA, and macrophage activation syndrome, and has published >120 articles and numerous book chapters covering a variety of topics in the field of rheumatology. He is Associate Editor for the Archives of Diseases in Childhood, and he is a member of the editorial board of Rheumatology.

Professor Ramanan is a medical advisor for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society. He is also Chair for the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Network: Children/Arthritis Research UK (ARUK) Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Studies Group, and Associate Director for the UK Experimental Arthritis Treatment Centre for Children (JIA-Uveitis and Industry work streams). He was awarded the British Society of Rheumatology’s Innovation in Clinical Practice Award in 2010. He is a scientific committee member of the ARUK/Medicines for Children Research Network (MCRN) Clinical Studies Group for Paediatric Rheumatology.