Professor Amita Aggarwal is a clinician scientist in The Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at SGPGI, Lucknow, India. Her major areas of research are Juvenile arthritis and Lupus. She is well known internationally in the field of Pediatric Rheumatology and has published more than 250 scientific papers. She has also developed a multi-institutional lupus network in India. In addition, she has trained a generation of rheumatologist in India. In recognition of her work, she has been elected fellow of National academy of Science as well as National academy of medical sciences in India. She has been the president of Indian Rheumatology Association.