Dr. Padmanabha Shenoy is a gold medalist alumni of the prestigious JIPMER. He is also a specialist in clinical immunology and received his DM from SGPGI, Lucknow. After completing his training, he founded the first academic department of Rheumatology in Amrita Institute of Medical Science. After heading the department for 5 years he founded CARE. He is known for his compassionate approach and cost-efficient treatments he recommends for his patients. He was appointed as Rheumatologist Ambassador for Asia Pacific League of Association for Rheumatologists (APLAR). It is for the first time an Indian Rheumatologist is being appointed to this post.