Dr B.G Dharmanand is a well known senior consultant in Rheumatology from Bangalore. He started one of the first departments of Rheumatology at Manipal hospital. He joined CRICR (ChanRe Rheumatology & Immunology Center & Research) in 2007 as a Director and a Consultant Rheumatologist. Dr Dharmanand had authored chapters in text books and several articles in national journals. He mastered with qualifications MBBS, MD and DM. He currently stands as the president of Karnataka chapter of Indian Rheumatology Association.