Dr. Md. Nazrul Islam, Professor of Rheumatology obtained FCPS and MD degrees in Internal Medicine in 1997. As a scholar, he had completed a Clinical Fellowship in Rheumatology from the Royal Perth Hospital of Western Australia. Currently, Prof. Islam is serving the Dept. of Rheumatology of BSMMU as a regular faculty and holding the charge of the course coordinator. He received many awards both from APLAR and EULAR and participated many national and international conferences as invited speaker. He has 117 publications in different international peer-reviewed journals and national journals. He himself serves as a peer reviewer of several journals. He is the Secretary General of APLAR, Member of the SpA Special Interest Group (SIG) of APLAR, Associate Editor of IJRD, Associate Editor of the Journal of BCPS, founder life member & at present Vice President of Bangladesh Rheumatology Society (BRS).