Dr. Himanshi Chaudhary is a trained immunologist and pediatric rheumatologist based in Pune, Maharashtra. She has had an excellent academic record and has been trained in some of the best medical schools of the world. She was among toppers in the secondary and senior secondary school (CBSE) examination. She was awarded the CBSE scholarship for highest mark scorers in secondary school examination in 2008. She also received scholarship from Department of Biotechnology, Ministry Of Science & Technology ,Government of India for scoring 100% marks in Biology in Senior Secondary School Examination 2008. She was among toppers in the All India Medical Entrance Examinations. She pursued M.B.B.S. from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi and finished 1 year internship in various medical specializations at Lok Nayak Hospital, New Delhi. She then moved to Chandigarh for perusal of M.D. Pediatrics from the best training institute for pediatrics in the country, Advanced Pediatrics Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research(PGIMER), Chandigarh. She got an opportunity to be mentored by father of pediatric rheumatology in the country, Prof. Surjit Singh. Later, she also completed a doctorate in medicine; D.M.(super specialization) degree in Pediatric Clinical Immunology And Rheumatology from PGIMER, Chandigarh. She carried forward her feat of academic achievements in PGIMER and was able to publish almost 50 publications in various peer reviewed, international scientific journals. She has also been an active reviewer of various international and national scientific journals. She has also co-authored 4 chapters in medical textbooks. Her academic achievements also helped her secure the highly coveted scholarship in Clinical Immunology at Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands that was sponsored by European Society of Immunodeficiencies.
Her field of expertise include pediatric rheumatological disorders like childhood arthritis, childhood uveitis, childhood lupus, childhood inflammatory myositis, childhood scleroderma, childhood APLA, neonatal lupus, childhood vasculitis like Kawasaki disease, Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), Takayasu arteritis, Polyarteritis Nodosa, ANCA associated vasculitis), childhood sarcoidosis, Behcet's disease, childhood gangrene , IgG4 related disease, hypermobility syndrome, and skeletal dysplasia. She also specializes in immunodeficiency disorders in both children and adults like severe combined immunodeficiency, X Linked Agammaglobulinemia (XLA), Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD), Hyper-IgE Syndrome, Hyper IgM syndrome. Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) , Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID), Primary HLH, Autoimmune Lymphoproliferative Syndrome(ALPS). She also treats recurrent fever syndromes(periodic fever syndromes, inflammasomopathies, early onset inflammatory bowel disease, recurrent HLH), immune-dysregulatory states (Cytokine Release Syndrome, secondary HLH, hyperinflammatory state associated with COVID-19, Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children associated with COVID-19) , Hereditary Angioedema and pediatric HIV infections.
With a strong determination to contribute to betterment of healthcare in her own country, she has moved to Pune, Maharshtra. She is the first DM in Pediatric clinical immunology and rheumatology in the entire Western India. She is the only trained pediatric rheumatologist in Pune and only trained pediatric clinical immunologist in entire Maharashtra. She is an expert in disorders of immune system, the disorders that are considered rare by physicians. These "not so rare" disorders may present with things as simple as recurrent oral ulcers, recurrent fever episodes, growth retardation, recurrent loose stools, lymph node enlargement, anemia, low platelet counts, skin rashes to as sinister as life-threatening infections, organ failures, vision loss, limb deformities and even death. Unfortunately these disorders are often missed and under-diagnosed in the community. Most of these patients suffer for many months to years before they could receive some satisfactory help. Some of these disorders need very specialized therapy, something that is backed by scientific evidence. These therapies may not be easily available, may be expensive and can have many side effects(if given unsupervised). Hence, it is important to raise awareness about the existence of these disorders, medical needs of the patients suffering from these disorders and everything else that could be done to support them(diet, exercise, immunization, medications).
I would really like to add 5 more stars. Dr.Himanshi maam has really been very kind. She has that magic of getting connected to children very easily. N so she gets to know what the main issue is. We previously visited 2 drs for my baby but no one come to know about the disease my baby was suffering! But Himanshi maam literally vanished our sorrow in just 10 days. My baby was normal since then!! Very knowledgeable, very understanding, very encouraging she is. We literally thanks her from bottom of our hearts!! Ur just like an Angel to us maam!
My daughter had sudden onset of JIA last year. We came to know that Dr Himanshi is a paediatric rheumatologist in Pune. In our consultation, she explained the nitty gritty of JIA in detail which was easy to understand. She has very good knowledge and is super supportive and helpful. My daughter faced a flare up and few mild episodes... She always guided us promptly on phone, message and one to one interactions. She is empathetic and expert in her field. We were fortunate to have a good doctor taking care of our daughter's rare condition.
Dr. Himanshi is the best Pediatric rheumatologist. She listens to the problems and gives best medical advise. She can very easily connects with the child.
The one who looks after my friend daughter.We really appreciate the hospitality and care she have shown to my friend and her daughter