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Dr. Yathish G C

Lead Consultant - Rheumatology

MD - Internal Medicine, DNB - Rheumatology, FACR - Fellow American College of Rheumatology, ECR- European Certificate of Rheumatology
Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, English, Marathi, Bengali

Dr. Yathish G.C. is a dual Gold Medalist both in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. He completed his MBBS degree from the renowned institute KIMS, Hubli (RGUHS), Karnataka in 2008. To gain specialisation in Internal Medicine he went on to earn his MD from the esteemed Delhi University (UCMS) in 2012 and was honoured with a Gold Medal for the Best outgoing student. With a high affinity towards knowledge, he continued his educational endeavour by completing DNB Rheumatology from Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai in 2013.

He was awarded the gold medal for Rheumatology in the year 2018 during the convocation ceremony chaired by the Honourable Vice President of India. He has also actively pursued online courses on Rheumatism and Ultrasound and attended the 7th Eular SLE course 2015 in Pisa, Italy. He has acquired over 14 years of widespread experience by working in various hospitals across our country.

He has been invited to many eminent National and International conferences like the annual conference of the Indian Rheumatology Association, India; Eular SLE Course, Italy among many others, where he has actively delivered oral and poster presentations. He is also one of the few rheumatologists in Karnataka to become a member of the American College of Rheumatology and won the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Scholarship to attend the ACR 2014 conference in Boston, USA.

He has been acknowledged quite a lot for his publications in prominent journals such as India Journal of Rheumatology, British Medical Journal Case Reports, and The Rheumatologist to name a few. He has been a great academician and played a key role in starting the first DNB Rheumatology program in the whole of Karnataka.

Area of expertise
  • Scleroderma
  • Reproductive Rheumatology
  • SLE
  • Vasculitis.
Awards and recognitions
  • Gold Medal - Internal Medicine. Delhi University
  • Gold Medal – Rheumatology- National Board of Rheumatology.


  • International Fellow – American college of Rheumatology
  • Life Member – Indian Rheumatology Association
  • European Certificate of Rheumatology.

Papers Published

  • Acute muscle pain in a patient with diabetic nephropathy. Parikh Taral, G.C. Yathish, Doshi Bhargav, Joshi Piyush, Balakrishnan Canchi,  Mangat Gurmeet, Samant Rohini. Indian Journal of Rheumatology 8 (2013) 192 -194
  • Radiological resolution of peri-aortic thickening in a patient with IgG4 disease.Taral Parikh, Canchi Balakrishnan, Yathish GC, Piyush Joshi, Bhargav Doshi, Gurmeet Mangat, Rohini Samant, Vinay Joshi. Indian Journal of Rheumatology, Vol.10, Issue 1, p39–40
  • Synovial chondromatosis. GC Yathish, Balakrishnan C, Gurmeet M, Parikh T, Parikshit S, Alpana P. Synovial chondromatosis. IJRCI. 2015;3(1):V2.
  • Bilateral pulmonary artery aneurysm in Behcet's disease Yathish G.C., Canchi Balakrishnan, Taral Parikh, Neha Sawan Indian Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p97–98
  • Diffuse infiltrative lymphocytosis syndrome as a mimic of Sjogren's syndrome Taral Parikh, Yathish G.C., Canchi Balakrishnan, Gurmeet Mangat Indian Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p110–111
  • Melioidosis - A rare cause of septic arthritis- Yathish GC, Taral Parikh, Parikshit Sagdeo, C Balakrishnan, Gurmeet Mangat. The Rheumatologist. May 15, 2015
  • Benign joint Hypermobility Syndrome – not so ‘Benign": Yathish GC, Balakrishnan C, Gurmeet M, Parikh T, Parikshit S, Girish Kakade. Benign Joint Hypermobility Syndrome –  not so ‘Benign’. IJRCI. 2015;2(1):CS4.
  • A case of multicentric reticulohistiocytosis. Alpana Parmar, Rohini Samant, G.C. Yathish, Parikshit Sagdeo, Taral Parikh, Piyush Joshi, Indian Journal of Rheumatology, Vol. 10, Issue 3, p158–159
  • Aneurysms in Takayasu arteritis: Yathish GC, Taral Parikh, Parikshit Sagdeo, C. Balakrishnan, Gurmeet Mangat. The Rheumatologist. September 2015.
  • Mortality and morbidity in vasculitis. Rohini Samant, Yathish GC. Chapter in Monogram on Vasculitis-2015. Published by the Association of Physicians of India
  • Immunomodulators in Geriatric Rheumatoid arthritis (Review) Yathish GC, Canchi Balakrishnan, Mangat Gurmeet, Sagdeo Parikshit. IJRCI. 2015
  • Rheumatoid Lung nodule. Parikshit Sagdeo, Yathish Gattimallanahali, Girish Kakade, Balakrishnan Canchi. BMJ Case Reports 2015;29 October 2015
  • Behçet's syndrome with gangrenous bilateral lower limbs Yathish Gattimallanahali, BalakrishnanCanchi, Gurmeet Mangat, Girish Kakade. BMJ Case reports 2016;1 February 2016
  • Clues to diagnosing, and managing vanishing aneurysms. Taral Parikh, YathishGC, Parikshit Sagdeo, Canchi Balkrishnan, Gurmeet Mangat. The Rheumatologist. Dec16, 2015
  • Latitude gradient influences the age of onset of rheumatoid arthritis: a worldwide survey. GEO-RA Group. Clin Rheumatol. 2017 Mar;36(3):485-497
  • Survey of Current Practice of Scleroderma Management in India. Yathish GC, Jois, R, Balebail DG, Ravindran V. Indian J Rheumatol 2017;12:56-7.

Posters- National & International Conferences

  • Effect of Telmisartan and Perindopril on endothelial function, metabolic parameters and serum adiponectin levels in stage I hypertensive patients – a randomized placebo controlled double-blind study. 64th Annual Conference of Cardiology Society of India -2012
  • A study of 6 patients with immunoglobulin G 4 – disease. 30th Annual Conference of  Indian Rheumatology Association -2013
  • Predictors and Outcomes of AVN in patients with SLE- Retrospective study of 30 patients. 30th Annual Conference of Indian Rheumatology Association -2013
  • Predictors of Flares in Lupus Nephritis: Retrospective study of 67 patients 30th Annual Conference of Indian Rheumatology Association -2013
  • A study of short-term progression of Takayasu Arteritis –EULAR – 2013
  • Churg-Strauss syndrome: Experience over ten years- 31st Annual Conference of Indian  Rheumatology Association -2013
  • Study of efficacy and safety of methotrexate and leflunomide combination therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis 31st Annual Conference of Indian Rheumatology Association -2014
  • Non-scleroderma connective tissue disease interstitial lung disease- 31st Annual Conference of Indian Rheumatology Association -2014
  • Study of demographic profile and observing efficacy of systemic immunosupressants in  patients with autoimmune inflammatory eye diseases- 31st Annual Conference of Indian  Rheumatology Association -2014
  • Subglottic stenosis (SGS) in rheumatology clinic: Experience with 11 patients- 31st Annual Conference of Indian Rheumatology Association -2014
  • Autoimmune Neuro-inflammatory diseases: Retrospective 5-year study- 31st Annual  Conference of Indian Rheumatology Association -2014
  • Scary Salmonella- Poster at ACR- Annual meeting 2014, Boston. USA
  • Takayasu’s Arteritis: Experience From a Tertiary Care Centre in Western India. Study of  Predictors of Radiographic Damage at 1 Year in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis. 17th Asia  Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress (APLAR) 2015
  • Adult-Onset Still’s Disease-Experience over Last Five Years. 17th Asia Pacific League of Associations for Rheumatology Congress (APLAR) 201.