Profile Summary

Medical Qualification : Paediatric Rheumatology

Designation at JHRC : Consultant

Years of experience: 4 years

Areas of expertise : 

  • Clinical & Research in Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Paediatric & Childhood Autoimmune Diseases

Introduction :

Dr. RPS Hasija's area of practise is Pediatric Rheumatology, a niche area which deals with autoimmune diseases in children.

Awards/Publications :

Awards :

  • YIM (Young Investigator Meeting) Award for the best communication at PReS, Valencia, (2010) for "Review of global therapeutic approach used for the treatment of active Juvenile Dermatomyositis - an international multicentre study
  • Distinctions: Anatomy, Pharmacology, Microbiology
  • Reid Scholarship: For Proficiency in 1st year MBBS University Examination


Publications :

  • Development of neoplasms in pediatric patients with rheumatic disease exposed to anti-tumor necrosis factor therapies :a single Centre retrospective study  Alexandra Okihiro1, Rachana Hasija2, Lillia Fung3, Bonnie Cameron4, Brian M. Feldman4, Ronald Laxer4, Rayfel Schneider4, Earl Silverman4, Lynn Spiegel4, Rae S. M. Yeung4 and Shirley M. L. Tse4*  Okihiro et al. Pediatric Rheumatology (2018) 16:17
  • Blau Arteritis Resembling Takayasu Disease with a Novel NOD2 Mutation.J Rheumatol. 2012 Sep; 39(9):1888-92. Epub 2012 Aug 1. Khubchandani RP, Hasija R, Touitou I, Khemani C, Wouters CH, RoseCD.
  • Therapeutic approaches in the treatment of juvenile dermatomyositis in patients with recent-onset disease and in those experiencing disease flare: an international multicenter PRINTO study. Hasija R, Pistorio A, Ravelli A, Demirkaya E, Khubchandani R, Guseinova D, Malattia C, Canhao H, Harel L, Foell D, W outers C, De Cunto C, Huemer C, Kimura Y, Mangge H, Minetti C, Nordal EB, Philippet P, Garozzo R, Martini A, Ruperto N; Pediatric Rheumatology International Trials Organization. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Oct; 63(10):3142-52. PMID: 21647864.
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPSS) for Budd Chiari Syndrome. Hasija RP, Nagral A, Marar S, Bavdekar AR. Indian Pediatrics 2010; 47: 527-528.Cited in PubMed; PMID: 20622284.
  • Budd-Chiari Syndrome in Children: Experience with Therapeutic Radiological Intervention. Nagral A, Hasija RP, Marar S, Nabi F. JPGN (Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition). 2010 Jan; 50(1): 74-78. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 19915494.
  • Joint Hypermobility in Indian Children. Hasija RP, Khubchandani RP, Shenoi S. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology 2008 Jan; 26(1): 146-150. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 18328164
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) detection for prevention of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD): Are Pediatricians aware of CKD? Kumud Mehta, Rachana P Hasija. Pediatrics Today 2007; 11: 227-230.

Memberships :

  • ACR (American College of Rheumatology): July 2012 to July 2015
  • CPSO (Canadian Physicians Society of Ontario): July 2012- June2014
  • Pediatric Rheumatology of the European Society (PReS): August2010
  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP): January 2003 onwards
  • Rheumatology Chapter of IAP (RCIAP)
  • Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC): from 1997
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