Dr Chethana D completed her undergraduate training from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore. She then went to the United Kingdom to pursue higher training, completed MRCP Internal Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians. As Rheumatology always fascinated her, she decided to further her career in the field. She has experience in laboratory based research, having worked as a Clinical Research Fellow in Rheumatology at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK. She was involved in a research project on Minocycline induced Lupus. She then joined the prestigious Cambridge Deanery for Superspecialty training in Rheumatology. She completed the Specialty Certificate Exam in Rheumatology and obtained Certificate of completion of training (CCT) in Rheumatology in 2013. She has 9years of experience in the field of Rheumatology.
On returning to India, she worked as a Consultant Rheumatologist at Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore from Aug 2013 to Dec 2016. She joined our elite Aster group in January 2017. She is well trained in managing all rheumatological conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic, reactive, crystal arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, vasculitis like wegeners granulomatosis, microscopic polyangiitis, takayasu’s arteritis, SLE, systemic sclerosis, myositis, sarcoidosis and chronic pain. She has a special interest in Vasculitis, having worked with experts in the filed in UK. She practices evidence based medicine. She performs intra articular (joint) injections, soft tissue injections and is trained in performing muscle and salivary gland biopsies. She is trained in musculoskeletal ultrasound. She also facilitates Biologic injections and infusions in our day care.