Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti

Sr. Consultant Rheumatologist & Clinical Immunologist

Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti

Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti

MBBS (JIPMER), MD (JIPMER), DM Rheumatology (NIMS) (Gold Medalist), European LAR Certified in Lupus

Department: Rheumatology
Designation: Sr. Consultant Rheumatologist & Clinical Immunologist
Years Of Experience: 12
Day time OPD: MON - SAT 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location: Secunderabad
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil
Med Reg No: TSMC - 00058
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Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti is a Senior Consultant Rheumatologist & Clinical Immunologist at Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad.

Education Qualifications

Education Qualifications

  • 2012-2015: DM (Rheumatology), Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
  • 2009-2012: MD (Internal Medicine), Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
  • 2003-2009: MBBS, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
  • 2015-Present: Sr. Consultant Rheumatologist & Clinical Immunologist, Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad
  • 2015-Present: Honorary Consultant, Central Hospital, South Central Railways, Hyderabad
  • 2015-Present: Visiting Consultant, Hope Hospital, Nizamabad
  • MD Dattaiah Hospital, Kamareddy
  • Sri Sai Polyclinic, Siddipet
  • Bhavani Polyclinic, Gajwel
  • Trust Hospital, Kakinada
  • Academic Experience
  • 2024-2026: Executive Board Member, Indian Rheumatology Association
  • 2024-2026: Indian Ambassador, Asia Pacific League Against Rheumatism, Young Rheumatologists Forum
  • 2023-2025: Executive Editor, IRA E Newsletter
  • 2016-Present: Assistant Editor, Indian Journal of Rheumatology
Services offeredServices offered
  • Management of Musculoskeletal Diseases and Autoimmune Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spondyloarthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, Arthritis in Children
  • SLE/LUPUS, Scleroderma, Vasculitis, Dermatomyosistis, Osteoporosis, Vitamin D Deficiency
Special Interest and ExpertiseSpecial Interest and Expertise
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Exclusive Lupus Clinic on Every Wednesday)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pediatric Rheumatology
Professional MembershipProfessional Membership
  • Indian Rheumatology Association
  • Association of Physicians of India
  • Hyderabad Rheumatology Forum
  • Association of Physicians of India-Hyderabad Chapter
  • Asia Pacific League Against Rheumatism-Young Rheumatology Forum
Research & PublicationsResearch & Publications
  • Talari K, Ravindran V. Predatory journals: How to recognise and keep clear! J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2023 Dec;53(4):232-236.
  • Gupta PK, Maheshwari S, Cherian JJ, Goni V, Sharma AK, Tripathy SK, Talari K et al. Efficacy and Safety of Stempeucel in Osteoarthritis of the Knee: A Phase 3 Randomized, Double-Blind, Multicenter, Placebo-Controlled Study. Am J Sports Med. 2023 Jul;51(9):2254-2266.
  • Talari K. Virtual consultation in lupus during the COVID-19 pandemic – patients' perspective. Indian J Rheumatol 2022;17:S422-5
  • Goyal M, Talari K, Misra DP, Santhanam S, Ravindran V. Medical academic publishing: A comprehensive guide for authors.Indian J Rheumatol 2022;17:S281-2
  • Talari K, Goyal M. Understanding the awareness of publication ethics among medical postgraduate trainees in India: A web-based survey. Indian J Rheumatol 2022;17:S357-62.
  • Talari K, Ravindran V. Nuts and bolts of the publication process. Indian J Rheumatol 2022;17:S283-6.
  • Talari K, Ravindran V, Kumar P, Patil P, Mouli SC, Bandyopadhyay S, Dharmanand BG, Ray A, Rajeshwari S, Amin SN, Oak J,Chaturvedi V, Malaviya AN, Mukherjee S. Expert Panel consensus statements on the optimal usage of rituximab for themanagement of rheumatoid arthritis in India. Indian J Rheumatol [Epub ahead of print] [cited 2021 Aug 27]
  • Talari K, Ravindran V. Corrections in biomedical literature: Errata, expressions of concern, and retractions. Indian J Rheumatol2020;15:258-60
  • Talari K, Goyal M. Retrospective studies - utility and caveats. J R Coll Physicians Edinb. 2020 Dec;50(4):398-402.
  • Prakash SS, Talari K, Gurunath JM. Clinico-immunologic profi le, treatment strategies and response to treatment in a lupuscohort from a tertiary care centre in South India. J Assoc Physicians India. 2020 Jan;68(1):70
  • Giragani, S., Balani, A., Reddy, V., Bommakanti, K. T., Alwala, S., & Kumar, A. (2018). Spontaneous Isolated Inferior Mesenteric Artery Dissection With Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia: Case Report and Endovascular Management. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 52(7), 561-564
  • Talari K, Anandh U, Patrick A. Lupus nephritis with coexistent antiphospholipid antibodies associated nephropathy: A case report and literature review. Indian J Nephrol 2018;28:164-6
  • Sirisha, K., Keerthi, T., Habibi, S., Varaprasad, I. R., Jyotsna Rani, Y., Narendranath, L. and Rajasekhar, L. (2017), Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis complicated by hip subluxation: a case report. Int J Rheum Dis, 2017: 1800- 1801
  • Talari K, Bommakanti KT. Internal medicine residents' perception of rheumatology as a subspecilaity: A web-based survey. Indian J Rheumatol 2017; 12:116-7
  • Talari, Keerthi. (2016). Biosimilars in Rheumatology: an Indian Scenario. MOJ Orthopedics & Rheumatology. 5. 10.15406/mojor.2016.05.00180. Talari K, Proteus syndrome: A rare case report Indian J Hum Genet 2012 Sep;18(3):356-8
  • V Vinod, K & Talari, Keerthi & Gopalakrishnan, Maya & K Nisar, K & Dutta, Tarun. (2012). Unusual presentations of vivax malaria: a report of two cases. Journal of vector borne diseases. 49. 49-51
  • A S Kumar, Praveen & Talari, Keerthi & Dutta, Tarun. (2012). Super vasomol hair dye poisoning. Toxicology international. 19. 77-8. 10.4103/0971-6580.94503
  • Mahalakshmy T, Soudarssanane M B, Sarkar S, Balaji S, Bharathi B, Talari K, Mahadevan J, Patel B K. Consumption of fallen umbilical cord stump as a treatment for infertility: A case study from Puducherry. Indian J Community Med 2008;33:186
  • Principal Investigator (Ongoing trial)-A randomised, double blind, multicentric, placebo controlled, phase III study assessing the safety and efficacy of intraraticular administration of stempeucel (adult human bone marrow derived, cultured, pooled, allogeneic, mesenchymal stromal cells) in patients with osteoarthritis of knee. (CTRI/2018/09/015785)
  • Backache and osteoporosis-ICP Monograph and backache (2016)
  • 2018: Author, Rare metabolic bone diseases in rheumatic rarities
  • 2017: Co-author, Refractory myositis in ICP; monograph on myositis
  • 2017: Author, Differential diagnosis in myositis in ICP; monograph on myositis
  • 2016: Author, Backache and osteoporosis in ICP; monograph on backache
  • 2015: Co-author, Imaging in vasculitis-API; monograph on vasculitis
  • ‘Hemolytic facies and leg ulcers in an adolescent boy’-co-author in paper presented at JIPMER Scientific society
Education QualificationsPosters/papers/oral Presentations
  • Poster presentation “Breast feeding and the risk of systemic lupus erythematosus-registry data” at IRACON 2018
  • Poster presentation “Contact dermatitis with the nut extract of Semecarpus anacardium” at IRACON 2018
  • Paper presentation “Platelet indices as a predictor of cardiovascular risk in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: a cross sectional, observational study” at SZIRACON 2017
  • Poster presentation “Spontaneous isolated inferior mesenteric artery dissection presenting as acute abdomen in a patient of systemic lupus erythematosus with chronic mesenteric ischemia” at SZIRACON 2017
  • Poster presentation “Internal medicine residents' perception of rheumatology as a subspeciality: a web based survey” at IRACON 2016
  • Paper presentation “Audit of biologic use in a tertiary care centre in India” at National Conference IRACON 2014
  • Poster presentation “Translation, cross cultural adaptation and validation of the BRAF-MDQ (Bristol rheumatoid arthritis fatigue multidimensional questionnaire) in telugu for Indian patients with rheumatoid arthritis” at IRACON 2014
  • Poster presentation “Outcome of therapy in biopsy proven lupus nephritis: results from a South Indian lupus cohort” at IRACON 2013
  • Poster presentation “Hip subluxation in chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis” at IRACON 2012
  • Poster presentation “a. Neuroacanthocytosis: where Hematology meets Neurology; b. An unusual presentation of Hereditary Spherocytosis” at ISHTM 2011
Awards and AchievementsAwards and Achievements
  • Total of 26 medals in MBBS and MD
  • Certified by European League Against Rheumatism in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, 2020
  • Best Original Article (2nd Place), Indian Journal of Rheumatology, 2017
  • Best Poster and Best Paper in South Zone IRA Conference 2017
  • Best Outgoing Student for the Superspeciality Examinations 2015 at Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences
  • Second Place in the IRA DM Quiz held in October 2013
  • Gold Medal in honour of Dr. S. Chandrasekar for ‘Best PG in MD Medicine’ in the year 2012 (JIPMER)
  • Shri Abdoul Cader-Ibrahime Gold Medal for Neurology in the year 2012 (JIPMER)
  • Dr. Krishnaswamy Memorial Gold Medal for MD Medicine in the year 2012 (JIPMER)
  • Third Place in the Tamilnadu State Level Hematology Quiz, 2011
  • Third Place in Quiz on ‘Issues in HIV held at the Department of Microbiology, 2011 (JIPMER)
  • First Place in the Neurology Quiz held at ‘TROPICON 2010’, National Conference of Tropical Neurology, (JIPMER)
  • Dr Samir C. Mitra and Mrs. Geeta Mitra Endowment Prize for ‘Best Intern’ for the year 2008 (JIPMER)
  • Dr. Vikrant Gupta Memorial Medal for ‘Best Outgoing MBBS Graduate’ for the year 2008 (JIPMER)
  • ‘Brigadiar A Nilakantan Memorial Prize’ for Best Student of Final MBBS, 2007
  • ‘Mrs Subhadra Devi and Dr K. V. K Rao Memorial Endowment Prize in Oncology’ for Best UG Student in Oncology, 2007
  • ‘Dr Vijay Kumar Moorthy Endowment Prize’ for Orthopedics, 2007
  • ‘Mrs Susheela Selvadrajoulu Memorail Prize’ for Pediatrics, 2007
  • ‘Dr S N Mukherjee Gold Medal’ for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2007
  • ‘Smt Nishamani Parija Endowment Prize’ for Surgery, 2007
  • ‘Dr V Udayaraj Gold Medal’ for Medicine, 2007
  • ‘Dr V Murali Memorial Endowment Prize’ for Best student of MBBS in the subject of Medicine’, 2007
  • Institute Medal for ENT, 2007
  • ‘Sri N Selvadrajoulu Chettiar Memorial Prize’ for P&SM, 2006
  • ‘M/S South Arcot District Co-operative Supply and Marketing Society ltd Prize’ for Ophthalmology, 2006
  • ‘Dr Vijay Kumar Moorthy Endowment Prize’ for Microbiology, 2006
  • Best Outgoing MBBS Graduate-1st, 2nd, 3rd and Final years
  • Conferences and CMEs conducted
  • Scientific Co-Chair, IRACON 2023 (IRA National Conference)
  • Chief Organiser for "Anubhooti," a patient awareness program and lupus support group establishment in 2022
  • Organised multiple patient awareness programs on World Lupus Day
  • Assistant Scientific Committee Secretary, SZIRACON 2017
  • Scientific Committee Incharge, RHEUMALEARN 2018
  • Organised several CMEs for Physiotherapists, Nephrology Residents, and DNB Trainees at Yashoda Hospitals

Frequently asked questions   FAQ'S

  1. 1. Why do patients frequently visit Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti ?

    Patients visit Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti to receive treatment for various rheumatological conditions.

  2. 2. What is Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti's educational qualification?

    Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti holds the following qualifications: MBBS (JIPMER), MD (JIPMER), DM Rheumatology (NIMS) (Gold Medalist), European LAR Certified in Lupus.

  3. 3. What does Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti specialise in?

    Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti is a Senior Consultant Rheumatologist & Clinical Immunologist who specialises in the treatment and management of Musculoskeletal Diseases, Autoimmune Disorders, Arthritis in Children, Vasculitis, and Osteoporosis, among others.

  4. 4. Where does Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti practice?

    Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti practices at Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad.

  5. 5. How can I book Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti ’s appointment?

    You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti for both an Online Video Consultation and an OPD Consultation by visiting her profile on Yashoda Hospitals.

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Blogs by Dr. Keerthi Talari Bommakanti

Joint pains after a viral fever

Joint pains after a viral fever…

Oct 31, 2019 18:01

With the recent epidemic of viral illnesses in our city, especially dengue, chikungunya, the number of people visiting the OPD with joint pains with or without joint swelling is on an acute rise.

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Managing Lupus:All you need to know

Managing Lupus:All you need to know

May 24, 2019 10:58

Lupus is an autoimmune disorder which is caused when the immune system of the body starts attacking its own organs and causes inflammation. Lupus is often known as a mystery disease owing to its uncertain characteristics

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