Dr. Rachna Shanbhag Mohite

Speciality: Pediatric Immunology & Rheumatology

Designation: Consultant Pediatric Immunologist

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Dr Rachna Shanbhag Mohite is a Pediatric Immunologist and Rheumatologist. She has completed her fellowship under the Aster-FPID (Foundation for Pediatric Immune deficiency,USA) programme during which she received extensive training in Clinical and laboratory Immunology & Rheumatology. She also had the opportunity to train at Pediatric Allergy Immunology Unit at the prestigious PGIMER Chandigarh.

Her area of expertise is treating children with Primary Immune deficiency diseases like SCID, CGD, CVID, Combined Immunodeficiency diseases and pediatric rheumatic diseases. She has had several publications in peer-reviewed national and International journals and has made several presentations at professional conferences and symposia.


  • Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Immunology & Rheumatology, Aster CMI Hospital bangalore x 2 years. Consultant Pediatric Immunology & rheumatology , Sai child care Hospital, Panvel since 1 year
  • Trained in managing patients with primary Immunodeficiency disease, Pediatric rheumatic diseases
  • Represented India as APSID junior at the 20th Biennial meeting of the European Society of Immunodeficiencies (ESID 2022) and presented ‘Autoimmunity in a large cohort of Inborn errors of immunity - experience from a tertiary care centre in South India’ in October 2022.
  • 1st Prize in Award paper presentation titled ‘Autoimmunity & Lymphoproliferation- a new paradigm in Inborn Errors of Immunity’ at the West Bengal Pediatric Rheumatology Society Conference- April 2022
  • 1st Prize in Oral paper titled ‘Autoimmunity in Primary Immune Deficiencies’ at the 19th National Conference of Pediatric Rheumatology Society (PRS)- November 2021
  • 2nd Prize for poster presentation ‘Very Early onset IBD in a young boy with oculocutaneous albinism’ at the APSID focused meeting for Phagocytic defects. – December 2021
  • 1st Prize for paper presentation ‘Dematiaceous fungal osteomyelitis in an adult with autoimmunity- First report of CGD with EROS mutation from the Indian subcontinent’ at the APSID focused meeting for Phagocytic defects. – December 2021
  • Chancellor’s Award for Best outgoing student at MGM university of Health Sciences
  • Mohite RS, Kotecha U, Bhattad S. Familial Cold Autoinflammatory Syndrome Type 1. Indian J Pediatr. 2021 Aug;88(8):834.
  • Joseph R, Mohite RS, Ginigeri C, Kumar H, Sudheer K, Bhattad S. Hypogammaglobulinemia and periodic fevers–Think of TRNT1 deficiency!. Pediatric Hematology Oncology Journal. 2021 Sep 1;6(3):147-8.
  • Mohite RS, Furtado S, Kaur T, Mn V, Bhattad S. Dermatitis herpetiformis in a child with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome: A rare occurrence. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2021 Nov 22:e29459.
  • Mohite K, Mohite M, Shanbhag RS. Pediatric Tubercular Monoarthritis: A Rare Manifestation and a Case Report. Pediatr Inf Dis 2021; 3 (3):116-118.
  • Natu SA, Mhatre S, Shanbhag R, Captain M, Kulkarni K. Immunization status of children admitted to a tertiary hospital in India. International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics. 2020 Aug;7(8):1686.
  • Mohite RS, Kaur T, MN V, et al. Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease: An Experience from a Tertiary Care Center in South India. Pediatr Inf Dis 2022;4(2):38–42
  • Mohite RS, Bhattad S. When do You Suspect Immune Deficiency in a Child with Eczema?. Pediatric Infectious Disease. 2022 Jan;4(1):27.
  • Shanbhag R, Bhattad S. Is Early-onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease a Primary Immune Deficiency?. Pediatric Infectious Disease. 2021 Jul;3(3):126.
  • Bhattad S, Libre M, Choi JM, Mohite RS, Singh N, Markle JG. Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome with early onset inflammatory bowel disease due to loss of dysbindin expression. European Journal of Medical Genetics. 2023 Jul 1;66(7):104786.
  • Bhattad S, Sadashiva R, Mohite RS, Arigela K, Naushad SM, Unni J, Pillai R, Cyril G, Paul G, Kumar10 S, Kumar11 S. Profile of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children Related to COVID-19: A Multicentric Study from South India. Pediatric Infectious Disease. 2023 Apr;5(2):37-41.
  • Bhattad S, Mohite RS, et al. Profile of 208 Patients With Inborn Errors of Immunity at a Tertiary Care Center in South India.
  • Mortimer PM, Nichols E, Thomas J, Shanbhag R, et al. A novel mutation in EROS (CYBC1) causes Chronic Granulomatous Disease. medRxiv. 2023:2023-04.
  • Mohite RS, Vidya MN, Kaur T, Furtado S, Raghuram CP, Ramprakash S. Miliaria Crystallina Type Rash as an Unusual Presentation of Acute Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD) After Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant'. Indian J Dermatol. 2023 Nov-Dec;68(6):727. doi: 10.4103/ijd.ijd_118_23.
Publications under review:
  • Clinical, immunological profile and outcome of a multicentre cohort of patients with common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) from India
  • Clinical and molecular profile of 17 patients with DOCK8 deficiency: A single-centre experience from Southern India
  • Fungal Infections and immune deficiency – Pediatric Infectious disease Journal 2021 Volume 3 Issue 2 (April-June 2021).
  • Laboratory clues to primary immunodeficiency diseases - Indian journal of Practical Pediatrics VOLUME 58 JULY 15, 2021.
  • Is early onset Inflammatory bowel disease a Primary immune deficiency? - Pediatric Infectious disease Journal 2021, Volume 3:125-127.
  • When do you suspect Immune deficiency in a child with Eczema ? Infectious disease Journal 2021, Volume 4(1):26-30.
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Timing: 9-11 am
* Timings are subjected to change in case of emergency & unforeseen situations.

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