Latika Gupta

Latika Gupta


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Consultant Rheumatologist and Immunologist with expertise in myositis and autoimmune diseases. Currently serving patients at Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust and conducting research at the University of Manchester.  Previously Assistant Professor at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India with experience in managing adult and pediatric rheumatology ptients.


Dr Gupta’s profile was published in the Lancet Rheumatology as an early career researcher to inspire young rheumatologists:  Latika Gupta: a thinker and a doer for myositis research.




Dr. Gupta completed her undergraduate medical training from Manipal University in 2008, as the blue ribbonist of the class.  She subsequently obtained her postgraduate MD in General Medicine from Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi University followed by specialisation in rheumatology, as DM in Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology from Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.

She further honed her skills with clinical and research fellowships at premier institutes including the University of Oxford, UK and the University of Pennsylvania, USA.  Dr. Gupta subsequently published extensively in rheumatology, with particular focus on inflammatory muscle diseases. She is also a passionate medical educator involved in teaching and mentoring young rheumatologists.


Dr. Gupta is trained in clinical and translational sciences, including cohort building, autoantibodies and biomarker research. She has described unique myositis antibody profiles and phenotypes in Indian patients. Dr. Gupta received a prestigious EMBO fellowship to train in immunoprecipitation techniques at the University of Bath in the UK. She has generated grants and collaborations locally and internationally to support establishing immunoprecipitation services in India.

In addition to clinical research, Dr. Gupta's work in myositis focused on building a biorepository of over 300 myositis patients with follow-up visits, core set assessments, autoantibody profiling, and studies on biomarkers of muscle strength and accelerated senescence.

Drawing from her diverse experiences in India and abroad, Dr. Gupta is particularly interested in exploring ethnic differences in autoantibodies and immunodeficiencies related to autoimmunity, as well as the socio-epidemiology of specific inflammatory myopathy subsets. She also works on online and digital research, hoping to leverage social media to enable collaborative myositis research. Dr Gupta's current roles and academic profile are summarised below: 

  • Service lead for myositis at New Cross and Cannock Chase Hospitals.
  • Digital Rheumatology lead for the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. 
  • Authored 150+ peer-reviewed articles on myositis, telemedicine, and equity in rheumatology care. Published in leading journals including Rheumatology (Oxford) and Lancet Rheumatology.
  • Involved in curriculum development, training workshops, and teaching programs. Mentored over 30 young rheumatology fellows and international medical graduates resulting in many publications.
  • Chaired sessions at international conferences, invited speaker at over 50 events globally.
  • Serves as editor for multiple journals and on committees of international societies.
  • Co-Chair of EMEUNET and APLAR young rheum social media committees.
  • Trained in UK, India, and visiting fellowships in US and Australia. Passionate about improving access, quality, and equity in rheumatology care globally.


Research interests

Dr Gupta has a dedicated interest in myositis, equity, and digital health. She is  a clinician scientist with background of laboratory and trasnslational research, cohort building, and big datasets. Dr Gupta is currently undertaking training to be a EULAR methodologist. 

Methodological knowledge

Laboratory skills:

  1. ELISA, Immunoblots
  2. ANA, ANCA and tissue IFA reporting
  3. Nephelometry
  4. Flow cytometry
  5. PCR
  6. Western blots

 Imaging skills:

Musculoskeletal USG (Intermediate level proficiency)

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • British Society for Rheumatology
  • British Medical Association
  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Protection Society
  • Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • APLAR Young Rheumatology
  • IRA (Indian Rheumatology Association)
  • Association of Physicians of India
  • International Myositis Society
  • Association of Women in Rheumatology
  • GRAPPA (Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis)
  • PRINTO (The Paediatric Rheumatology INternational Trials Organisation)
  • Pediatric rheumatology society of India
  • Young GRAPPA

Other research


  • Study Lead for COVAD study: Collating the voice of patients wit autoimmune diseases. Works to amplify patient voice in rheumatology care and research.
  • Lead of EULAR study group on social media in rheumatology (SoMeR). Developing guidelines for meaningful social media engagement between patients, physicians, and organizations.
  • Chair of IMACS Telemedicine Special Interest Group. Guiding best practices in virtual care and telehealth for myositis patients.
  • Co-Lead of CHANGE group- Coalitation of Health and Gender Equity to explore the state of gender equity in global rheumatology. 
  • IMACS Mentorship Lead. Designing and implementing new mentorship program to support career development for myositis researchers and clinicians.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Medicine, Vertebral fractures in inflammatory myopathies, Serum MRP8/14- a biomarker for spondyloarthritis , Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences

Award Date: 30 Jun 2017

Doctor of Medicine, Pneumonia prediction module , Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi University

Award Date: 3 May 2013

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Award Date: 8 Mar 2009

External positions

Consultant Rheumatologist, The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

1 Nov 2022 → …

Areas of expertise

  • R Medicine (General)
  • Myositis
  • Equity
  • Digital Health
  • Social Media
  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology
  • Autoantibodies
  • Infection in rheumatic diseases
  • Reproductive biology
  • Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathy
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Research Ethics

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