Prof. Rohini Handa is currently working as Senior Consultant Rheumatologist at the Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India. He has earlier served on the faculty of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi for over two decades. Prof. Handa is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow), and Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India). His contributions to Rheumatology have been recognized by several awards and citations including MN Sen Oration Award & Shakuntla Amir Chand Prize by Indian Council of Medical Research; Dr GB Jain Oration and Dr Sukumar Mukherjee Honor Lecture by Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine; JC Patel and BC Mehta Prize, Pawan Kumari Jain Oration, Dr JN Berry Award and the Searle Oration by the Association of Physicians of India and IRA Oration by Indian Rheumatology Association.
Prof. Handa holds/has held leadership positions in many professional societies. He is the Dean of the Indian College of Rheumatology. He was earlier the Dean of the Indian College of Physicians (2017-2018) and has served as President of APLAR (Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology) from 2010-2012 and as the Chair of ILAR (International League of Associations for Rheumatology) in 2012. He was the President of the Indian Rheumatology Association from 2009-201. He has authored/co-authored more than 350 papers, book chapters, review articles and abstracts in national and international journals.