Dr. Shashank M. Akerkar Rheumatologist in Mumbai

Dr. Shashank M. Akerkar

Rheumatologist, Mumbai


  • 2 Hospitals


  • Dr. Shashank M. Akerkar is a consultant at MGM New Bombay Hospital, Mumbai


  • Rheumatology

  • Rheumatic Disorders



MBBS, 2000, Grant Medical College, JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai

MD (Medicine), 2004, Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

Practice Information

Dr. Akerkar's Mumbai Arthritis Clinic & Research centre, Mumbai

Dr. Akerkar's Mumbai Arthritis Clinic & Research centre, Mumbai

Shop 15-16, Mayuresh Srishti Complex, Opp. Asian Paints, LBS Road, Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Bhandup West, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400078

Fortis Hospitals, Mulund

Fortis Hospitals, Mulund

Mulund Goregaon Link Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400078

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.