Dr. Parul Baldi is an accomplished rheumatologist with 10+ years of experience in the rapidly evolving field of rheumatology. She completed her medical training from well reputed institutes like MBBS from Government medical college, Nagpur and MD in Internal Medicine from Medical college, Kolkata. She was further trained in rheumatology while being a senior resident doctor at PGIMER, Chandigarh. She also cleared the Specialty Certificate examination in Rheumatology by the Royal College of Physicians, UK. She had the opportunity to polish her rheumatology skills while working with the NHS at world renowned institutes like Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK and Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK. Owing to her brilliant track record, she has been awarded scholarship by the prestigious European league against Rheumatology (EULAR) to train in USG of the joints and muscles at Copenhagen, Denmark. After the fruitful and engaging international experience, she has now returned to serve the patients of Central India.
She specializes in managing Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Ankylosing Spondylitis and other Spondyloarthropathies, Vasculitis, Scleroderma, Gout, and other rheumatological diseases, along with the use of biological agents. Diagnosing and managing rheumatological conditions with ultrasound (sonography) and thereby giving the optimum, timely and guided treatment to patients, is an area close to her heart. She also strives to raise awareness about rheumatological disorders in the community as well.
Previously consultant Rheumatologist at Bombay Hospital, Indore, her patients describe her as knowledgeable, meticulous, trustworthy, compassionate and one of the finest rheumatologist they have come across.
Feb 2022 to May 2022: Clinical attachment, Wythenshawe Hospital,
Co-author at Learna Ltd (StudyPRN)for writing preparatory questions for Rheumatology SCE exams held by the Royal College of Physicians, UK
Nov 2021:Clinical attachment, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK
April 2019 to October 2020: Consultant in Medicine and Rheumatology, Private Clinic, Indore, India
Outline: Independent handling of common rheumatological conditions both on an outpatient as well as in-patient bases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, myopathies, Ankylosing spondylitis, and other SpA, including administration of anti-TNF alpha inhibitors, Rituximab, Tocilizumab and so on, and intra-articular injections at various sites under USG guidance. Have also managed less common rheumatological conditions like vasculitis, adult-onset Still’s disease, etc.
April 2018 to March 2019: Consultant Medicine and Rheumatology, Bombay Hospital, Indore, India.
Outline: Daily rheumatology outpatient and inpatient management, along with referrals in a leading corporate hospital, in close collaboration with internists, orthopedicians, and physiotherapists. A number of free rheumatology consultation camps and awareness programs were held during that period.
August 2017 to January 2018: Consultant Internal Medicine, Gurunanak Charitable Hospital, Chandigarh, India.
Outline: Responsible for managing various acute and chronic medical conditions in a busy charitable hospital, catering mainly to the geriatric population.
September 2015 to December 2016: Senior resident, Internal medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
Outline: Rigorous training in handling various acute medical conditions in emergency wards, along with regular medical OPDs, regular case presentations, and journal clubs. Had the opportunity to teach post-graduate trainees in Medicine.
May 2012 to June 2015: Junior Resident (post-graduate trainee), Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata.
Outline: Rigorous training in handling acute medical emergencies in the emergency ward, and chronic medical conditions, on both in-patient and out-patient basis. Had the opportunity to be associated with the Rheumatology wing of the Medicine department for the majority ofmy time there, which included weekly Rheumatology OPDs, regular in-patient management of Rheumatic conditions, biologic infusions, and referrals.
Conferences and Seminars
1.Ten Topics in Rheumatology, UK ( July 2021)
2. The Indian Rheumatology Association 33rd annual conference, Guwahati. ( Dec 2018)
3. The Association of Physicians of India annual conference, Ludhiana. (Feb 2014)
4. The Association of Physicians of India West Bengal Chapter Annual Conference, Siliguri (July 2013)
5. The IndianAssociation of ClinicalMedicine, West Bengal Chapter Annual Conference, Kolkata. (Sept 2012)
6. The Association of Physicians of India 19th annual conference West Bengalbranch, Kolkata (Oct 2012)
Specialty Certificate Examination (Rheumatology), by the Royal College of Physicians, June 2017
EULAR Course in Rheumatic disease, (online) September 2020
IELTS (Band 8.5), March 2021
Cleared MRCP part 1 (May 2021) and MRCP part 2 (Oct 2021) due to appear for PACES
EULAR basic course in MSK ULTRASOUND, held at Copenhagen, Denmark, May 2022.
Das S, Paul R, Sarkar RN, Bagri P, Dey A. Disease Activity in Spondyloarthropathy: Does it affect Vascular Health? J Assoc Physicians India 2018 Jul;66(7):63-66.
Paul R, Nandi S, Sinha P K, Das A, Bagri P, Das S, Saha A K. Epidemiological study of poisoning from eastern India. Asian J. Pharma. Hea. Sci. Sept 2013
Paul R, Bagri P, Mondal J, Basu R. Study on prevalence of allergic rhinitis in a sample population from Eastern India using the score for allergic rhinitis (SFAR) technique, Asian J, Pharma. Hea. Sci. Apr 2014 vol 4 issue2
Paul R, Das S, Bagri P. Plasmodium vivax malaria presenting with severe hyponatremia due to SIADH. Indian Journal of Medical Specialities. Jan- Jun 2013 Vol 1 Issue 4
Paul R, Bagri P, Ray J, Bandyopadhyay T K. Angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma presenting with vasculitis and hypercalcemia. SEAJCRR 2014; 3(5) :998- 1004
Oral: As Key Speaker in World Rheumatology Forum: Dec 2020 Presented case onan unusual complication of Rheumatoid arthritis.
Poster: The Indian Rheumatology Association 29th annual conference, Kolkata.(Dec 2013): Assessment of the efficacy of pulse Ibandronate in NSAID refractory ankylosing spondylitis.