About SOAR

Osteoarthritis is a major public health problem in the country. It is not a killer but is one of the most common cause of disability. It is a major cause of DALY’s lost. In collaboration with the Indian college of Physicians and Indian Rheumatology Association, a society has been created namely Society for Osteoarthritis Research (SOAR). An expert group of doctors working and interested in the field of osteoarthritis including Rheumatologists, Orthopaedic surgeons and basic scientists are part of this group. The first meeting of this group was held at Lucknow in November 2016 and the main aim is of this society is to work towards making recommendations for Osteoarthritis in Indian context. The society has been registered in 2017 under the Indian Societies Registration Act 21, of 1860,

Team Soar


  • Dr Puneet Kumar
    Executive Members

  • Dr Urmila Dhakad
    Executive Members

  • Dr P.D Rath
    Executive Members

  • Dr Shabbir Chikani
    Executive Members

  • Dr Ved Chaturvedi
    Executive Members
  • Dr Rathin Haldar
    Executive Members
  • Dr Pradhyut Sinhamahapatra
    Executive Members

  • Dr V. Krishnamurthy
    Executive Members

  • Dr Kiran Seth
    Executive Members

  • Dr K.M Mahendranath
    Executive Members

  • Prof. Siddharth K Das
    President

  • Dr Arvind Chopra
    Sr Vice President(Rheumatology)

  • Prof R.N Srivastava
    Sr. Vice President (Orthopaedics)

  • Dr Ragini Srivastava
    Vice President (Basic Science)

  • Dr. Pooja Dhaon
    Secretary

  • Dr. Shweta Agarwal
    Treasurer

  • Dr. Kaushik Bhojani
    Joint Secretary

  • Dr. Arti Sharma
    Executive Member

  • Dr. Naibedya Chattopadhyay
    Executive Member

  • Prof. D.S. Katti
    Executive Member

  • Dr. B.G Dharmanand
    Executive Member