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Dr. Niharika Harendra Gill

M D, M B B S

Super Specialty, Teaching Hospital


Internal Medicine


General Medicine

Clinical Title

Professor & Head

Languages Spoken

Academic Title

Professor & Head


28 Years 2 Months


Dr. Niharika Gill (nee Srivastava), presently Professor and Head, Department of Medicine at K.J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, graduated from the T. N. Medical College and Nair Hospital in Mumbai in 1984 and completed her post graduation in General Medicine from the same institute in 1989 under Mumbai University. She was then attached to Hinduja Hospital at Mumbai for one year where she further specialized in Rheumatology under the able guidance of one of the most respected and senior physicians of Mumbai Dr. V.R. Joshi. From 1990 to 1996 she worked as Assistant Professor in Medicine with special interest in Rheumatology at the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College Hospital at Sion, followed by a brief stint at the prestigious Hospital for Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Arthritis and Trauma(HOSMAT) at Bangalore as a consultant in Rheumatology. In 1997 she joined K.J. Somaiya Medical College Hospital and Research Centre as an Associate Professor in Medicine where she is currently Professor and Head of the Department of Medicine and Rheumatology unit for the past 12 years. She is also a leading consultant Rheumatologist attached to Lilavati, Asian Heart and Gurunanak Hospitals at Bandra and Joy Hospital in Chembur.

Dr. Gill is a recognized under graduate and Post Graduate teacher with the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi and has been an examiner at various universities throughout the country both at undergraduate and post graduate level for many years. She has several publications in reputed national and international journals including being on the advisory board of the prestigious text book ‘Clinical Medicine’ as International Faculty from India. Her special research interest has been in the field of development and use of immunity modifying drugs in the treatment of rheumatic disease in which she has conducted several clinical trials.

As a Rheumatologist her predominant interest has been in spreading awareness regarding osteoporosis and arthritis which are often neglected especially amongst women and the elderly population in India. She has conducted such programs regularly on World Arthritis Day including a recent talk on ‘Developing a Healthier India’ regarding Vitamin D deficiency, in the electronic media . She is a well known speaker and panellist and has been chairperson in academic sessions at various state and national conferences for the Association of Physicians of India and Indian Rheumatology Association of which she is an active member. She is a respected teacher on osteoporosis awareness through the renowned International Osteoporosis Foundation at Geneva.

Education & Training


M B B S [Bombay University], M D [Bombay University]

Area Of Expertise




Awards & Honours

  1. Awareness in field of Rheumatology in 2015, Governor of Maharashtra Mr. Vidyasagar Rao, 2015

Important Positions

  1. Member of the Governing council of the Indian Medical Research Society (Registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 with Registrar Mumbai, under No Bom 115/7,GBSSD, 6 th May,1917
  2. Organising Committee MAPCON, 2011
  3. Member of API - 2017, 2017


  1. Rohini Sawant, Niharika Srivastava, V.R. Joshi. Non Compressive Thrombotic Obstruction of Superior Vena-cava. JAPI 1990;949 950
  2. L.S.Bichile, N.Gill Management of Rheumatoid arthritis Medical Pulse 1994;21-23.
  3. L.S.Bichile, S.R.Palekar. R.P.Patel, Y.A.Gokhale. N.H.Gill, Relapsing Polychordritis JAPI 1995:43;363.
  4. V. P. Memos, N. H. Gill, P.G.Jiandani, L.S.Bichile. Right Sided infective endocarditis in and elderly non-addict female. JAPI 1995:43:213-214.
  5. Y. A. Gokhale, L.S.Bichile, N.H.Gill, Disseminated crytococcosis in a patient of SLE, JIRA 1996: 4: 35-36.
  6. L. S. Bichile, Y. S. Patel, Y.A.Gokhale, N.H.Gill Recurrent Haematobilia in a patient of polyarteritis Nodosa. JAPI 1996:44:49-50.
  7. N. Gill, P. S. Shankar. New strategies for treatment Rheumatoid Arthritis. Medicine Update 1998;571-573.
  8. L.S. Bichile, Niharika Gill, Meena Kalro Septic Arthritis Diagnostic Therapeutic Approach . J of Int. Med. Of India 1999;2:213-214
  9. Pictorial CME Pulmonary Crytococcus L.S.Bichile, Y.A.Gokhale, N.H.Gill JAPI 1999:47:900
  10. L.S. Bichile, N.H.Gill, SridharV, Sabris SA: Methotrexate induced pneumonitis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis LUNG INDIA 1999:120-121.
  11. L.S.Bichile, N.H.Gill Retroperitoneal Fibrosis with ankylosing spondylitis JAPI 2000:48:364
  12. N.H. Gill, P. S. Shankar: A clinician’s approach to irritable bowel syndome Medicine Update 2000:1582-84.
  13. N.H. Gill, P.S.Shankar Current status of Vitamin E and Health. Medicine Millenium Update 2000 API Assam Chapter. 28-33
  14. N.H. Gill, Pantaprazole: Medicine Update 2001, 41-43
  15. A.Bhate, N.H.Gill Antioxidants in health and disease Medicine Update 2001:37-42.
  16. L. S. Bichile, Y.A.Gokhale, V.Sridhar, N.H. Gill Disseminated Cryptococceal infection in Immunocompetent patient. JAPI 2001:49 :377-378.
  17. N.H.Gill, K. C. Mohanty, S. Bendre: Clean Environment and Lung 2001 Medical Education Cell: K.J.Somaiya Medical College Ministry of Environment of Forests Govt. Of India through BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune.
  18. N.H.Gill, P. S. Shankar. Calcium Dobesilate in diabetic retinopathy. Medicine Update 2002: 28-30
  19. N.H.Gill. Advances in Rheumatology. Anniversary Medicine Update 2002.
  20. SP Surana, DB Shah, K Gala, S Susheja, SS Hoskote, Niharika Gill, SR Joshi, Vijay Panikar.Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in an Urban Indian Diabetic Population Using The NCEP ATP III Guidelines - JAPI Vol 56, November 2008
  21. S.S.Hoskote, V.Panikar N.H.Gill:Pharmacological remission in newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes patients using metformin and pioglitazone.
  22. SP Surana,DP Shah, S.Sushija, S.R.Joshi, Vijay Panikar N.H.Gill:2008 original articles Prevalance of metabolic syndrome in an urban Indian diabetic Population using the NCEP AIP III Guideline.
  23. Arundati Barua, Niharika Gill : A comparative study of concurrent Dengue and Malaria, infection, JAPI, ISSN00045772, August, 2016.
  24. Harshwardhan Dongre, Niharika Gill : Journal of Association of India- A case of Lividoid vasculopathy, ISSN 0004-5772, October, 2016.
  25. Arundhati Barua, Niharika Gill:Acute onset Quadripelgia in a patient of SLE/SS0, ISSN-2454- 1486,2014.
  26. Dr.Arundhati Barua, Dr.Sanjay Godbole, Dr.Niharika Gill: Hypokalemic paralysis secondary to Tenofovir, Vol, 65, issue 1, ISSN-0004- 5772., \Impact factor : 0.37,JAPI, January, 2017.
  27. Dr.Arundhati Barua, Dr.Niharika Gill, Dr.Sanjay Godbole : An interesting case of Autoimmune Encephalitis,Vol,65,issue 1, ISSN-0004- 5772. Impact factor : 0.37, JAPI, January, 2017

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