Dr. Vishad Viswanath

  • Qualification: MD (Gen Med), DM (Clinical Immunology).
  • Speciality: Rheumatology
  • Experience: 5 Years

Dr. Vishad Viswanath

MD(Gen Med), DM(Clinical Immunology)

Dr Vishad Viswanath is an alumni of Medical College Trivandrum, where he did his MBBS . He received his MD in General Medicine from Medical College Kottayam, Kerala and joined for his DM training at the prestigious Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute for Medical Sciences, Lucknow. He completed his DM in the year 2011 and joined Christian Medical College, Vellore as a Consultant in the Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology. At CMC, he was involved in patient care and in the training of DM and fellowship students in Rheumatology. He was involved in operationalizing the extremity MRI unit at CMC, one of the first of its kind in India. He returned to serve his home state of Kerala in 2013 where he has been rendering yeoman service to patients suffering from various rheumatic diseases.

Dr Vishad is the recipient of various awards including the prestigious NTSE scholarship, IRA young investigator award and Best DM resident in medical specialties award at SGPGI. He is well published in national and international journals and is actively involved in educational activities raising awareness about rheumatic diseases among doctors and general public. He has also served as associate editor for the International Journal for Rheumatic Diseases and assistant editor for the Indian Journal for Rheumatology.

Dr. Pooja Belani

  • MD, DM (Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology)

Dr. Pooja Belani

MD (Medicine), DM (Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology)

Dr. Pooja Belani has done her MBBS and MD Medicine from Medical College, Baroda, Gujarat. She was working as Assistant Professor in Medical College, Baroda and thereafter joined DM training for Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology in prestigious institute, JIPMER, Puducherry and completed in December 2018.She has done EULAR Musculoskeletal Ultrasound certificate course. She was awarded with Indian Rheumatology association project grant for the year 2017-2018. Apart from paper and poster presentations at various national medical conferences, she is published in national and international journals as well. After completing the DM training, she has joined IRIS Hospital since February 2019.

Dr. Suma Balan

  • MD (Paediatrics)- JIPMER, Pondicherry
  • MRCP (Paediatrics)- RCPCH, London

Dr Suma Balan

MBBS-JIPMER, Pondicherry

MD(Paediatrics)-JIPMER ,Pondicherry


CCT(UK)- Nottingham-dual certification in General Paediatrics and Paediatric Rheumatology

Working as Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist (Associate Professor) AIMS, Kochi since 2009

Visiting Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist-IRIS,Trivandrum

She has a keen interest in educating medical professionals about various aspects of Paediatric Rheumatology and is a regular speaker in academic meetings. She organised the National Paediatric Rheumatology Conference in Kochi in October 2015.She has presented academic presentations in various conferences, published in national and international peer reviewed journals and has been a co-guide to several dissertations to postgraduate medical and nursing students in AIMS,Kochi.

Dr. Harikrishnan

  • MD Radiology, FRCR (London)

Dr Harikrishnan

MD Radiology, FRCR (London)

Dr Harikrishnan completed his MBBS degree from Government Medical College, Trivandrum and his MD in Radiology from Government Medical College, Guwahati and is a fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists, London.He is certified in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound by EULAR, the European League Against Rheumatism.

He has over seven years of experience in advanced diagnostic radiology including ultrasound, high field strength MRI and MDCT (64 and 128 slice).

He has undergone basic Fetal echo training from Mediscan, Chennai.

He has attended several conferences and workshops in musculoskeletal imaging, cardiac imaging and fetal imaging.

His areas of interest includes

  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Fetal imaging and Radiology Informatics
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Vascular Imaging)

Dr. Soumya Jose

  • MBBS, MD Pathology

Dr Soumya Jose

MBBS, MD Pathology

Dr Soumya joined IRIS laboratory as Consultant in Pathology after completing her MD in Pathology followed by a tenure as Senior resident in the department of Pathology, Government Medical College Trivandrum . She is well trained in Hisitopathology, Clinical Pathology, Hematology, Cytology, Immunohistochemistry, Transfusion medicines, Frozen section and HLA typing.

"We aim to provide the best care for patients with rheumatic diseases with most sincerity."