Dr. Shashank M. Akerkar

Dr. Shashank M. Akerkar
Rheumatologist, Mumbai


  • Dr. Shashank M. Akerkar is a consultant at Fortis Hospital, Mumbai


  • Rheumatology

  • Rheumatic Disorders



  • MBBS, MD

Practice Information

Fortis Hospitals, Mulund

Fortis Hospitals, Mulund

Mulund Goregaon Link Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400078

Mumbai Arthritis Clinic & Research centre, Mumbai

Mumbai Arthritis Clinic & Research centre, Mumbai

Shop 15, I wing, Bldg 2, Mayuresh Srishti, Opp. Asian Paints, LBS Road, Bhandup (w), Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Bhandup West, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400078

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Spondyloarthropathy- Role of combination DMARD therapy.
  • Early Rheumatoid Arthritis – Clinical study to look for any Indian Variant.
  • Correlation of serum Methotrexate levels with the clinical response in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • Study of the effect of treatment modalities on clinical behavior, Endotheliopathy, Rheology in patients of Scleroderma.
  • Systemic Sclerosis – Role of ACE Inhibitors as disease modifiers.
  • Study of the association of thrombocytopenia & thrombosis in patients with ACLA positive status
  • Young Scientist Award -- Indian Rheumatology Association Conference-2004
  • Young Clinician award -- 1st Asian American International Medical Conference –2003.
  • Second prize for the poster presentation at the Indian Rheumatology Association Conference-2003;
  • Best Resident of the year 2003-2004 Award—KEM Hospital
  • Silver Medal – Shirin Mehta Competition 2003.
  • Dr Jaykar Competitive Exam 2003- second prize
  • Conference presentations:Vasculopathy in scleroderma: Is Azathioprine an answer?- A pilot study to compare the efficacy of Azathioprine & Cyclophophamide in clinical & hand function improvement in Scleroderma. –Akerkar SM, Bichile LS – J Indian Rheum Asso 11:Suppl 1; 2003
  • Vasculopathy & digital perfusion in scleroderma: assessment by LASER DOPPLER Flowmetry & effect of Azathioprine. Bichile LS, Akerkar SM, Patel M, Kulhalli P – J Indian Rheum Asso 11:Suppl 1; 2003
  • Occurrence of thrombocytopenia with evidence of thrombosis in APLA positive patients. Akerkar SM, Bichile LS -- 1st Asian American International medical Conference 2003
  • An Echocardiographic study of patients with single ventricle. – Thakkar B, Narula D, Akerkar S Cardiology society of Indian Conference –2003.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Registry: Mumbai experience. Do we have an Indian variant of Rheumatoid Arthritis? Akerkar SM, Bichile LS, Rajadhyax A, Sonawale A J Indian Rheum Asso 2004; 12 S1:16
  • Neuropsychiatric manifestations in Lupus: clinical experience. Bichile LS, Akerkar SM, Rajadhyax A, Sonawale A J Indian Rheum Asso 2004; 12 S1:5.
  • Publications:Therapeutic options in Systemic Sclerosis -- Akerkar SM, Bichile LS – Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2004;70:67-75
  • Accelerated sclerosis in a case of Scleroderma with Carcinoma Ovary on Paclitaxel & Cisplatin. – Akerkar SM, Bichile LS – J Indian Rheum Asso 2005;13:26-28.
  • Pamidronate- a promising new candidate for the management of Spondyloarthropathy. Akerkar SM, Bichile LS. Ind J Med Sci. 2005;59(4):165-170.
  • Cutaneous vasculitis in lupus: A turning point in the course of the disease?- Case report & review. –Akerkar SM, Kale V, Bichile LS - J Indian Rheum Asso. 2005;13:29-31.
  • Pulmonary Renal syndrome- a case report – Akerkar SM, Kale V, Bichile LS Indian Practitioner 2004;57(6):402-404
  • Rationale of Laboratory investigations in Rheumatological conditions Bichile LS, Akerkar SM – J Gen Med 2004;16(2):13-17
  • Extensive Pulmonary Thrombosis – Images in clinical medicine. Akerkar SM, Dhargalkar P, Sonawane R, Rajadhyksha A, Bichile L. JK Science. 2005; 7(1): 53-54.
  • Angiotensin blockade in systemic sclerosis: Beyond vasodilatation— a DMARD effect? Akerkar SM, Bichile LS – under review – J Indian Rheum Asso.
  • What does the Internet offer our rheumatology patients - A case study Akerkar SM, Bichile LS – under review – J Indian Rheum Asso.
  • Unrecognised SAPHO syndrome presenting as recurrent isolated sternoclavicular joint involvement – Clinical Images – under review – Post Grad Med J.
  • Two booklets “DVT- an Indian Experience” published by a Pharmaceutical company.
  • Medical Informatics publications:Doctor patient relationship- changing dynamics in the information age. Akerkar SM, Bichile LS - J Postgrad Med. 2004 ;50(2):120-2.
  • Health Information on the Internet: Patient empowerment or patient deceit? A review Akerkar SM, Bichile LS. Indian J Med Sci 2004 Aug;58(8):321-6.
  • Use of the Internet as a resource of health information by patients: A clinic-based study in the Indian population. Akerkar SM, Kanitkar M, Bichile LS. J Postgrad Med. 2005 Apr-Jun ;51(2):116-8.