Arvind Chopra is the Director and Chief Rheumatologist at the Centre for Rheumatic Diseases in Pune, India. He is a distinguished alumnus of the Armed Force Medical College, Pune. He has completed 40 years of clinical practice. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians London. He is the first ‘Master of the Indian Rheumatology Association’. In 2022, he was made a Master of the ‘American College of Rheumatology’. In 2023, the Government of India appointed him the ‘AYUSH Distinguished Scientist Chair’ for Public Health and Epidemiology. He is best known for his leadership role and global research contributions in the WHO-ILAR Community-oriented program for rheumatic diseases (COPCORD) and is its current APLAR Coordinator. In addition, he is an icon of community rheumatology in India, and has seminal research in Chikungunya arthritis, Ayurvedic drugs for arthritis and COVID-19, the RA Meteor registry and quality of life measures. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications.