Arvind Chopra is the Director and Chief Rheumatologist at Centre for Rheumatic Diseases Pune India. He is a distinguished alumnus of the Armed Force Medical College, Pune and completed his rheumatology training in Australia under a prestigious APLAR award. He has completed 40 years of clinical practice. He became a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians London in 2017. In 2019, he was made the ‘First Master of the Indian Rheumatology Association and in 2022 conferred with ‘American College of Rheumatology Master’ award.
He is a physician scientist of international repute and best known for WHO Community oriented program for rheumatic diseases (COPCORD), Chikungunya arthritis DMARD drug trials and Ayurvedic arthritis medicines. He is the APLAR COPCORD coordinator.