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About Dr. Lakhanpal

Dr. Lakhanpal is a rheumatologist at HSS focusing on the care of inflammatory arthritis and basic science research to discern mechanisms driving autoimmune disease in individual patients by leveraging detailed molecular data. His education includes undergraduate study at Harvard College, medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and graduate school at the California Institute of Technology (under the auspices of the UCLA Medical Scientist Training Program). He completed his internal medicine residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and his rheumatology fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery (via the Medical Research Track of the Weill Cornell Department of Medicine).


Special Expertise

Inflammatory arthritis
Single-cell assays
High-performance computation
Machine learning



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Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Instructor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital


Internal Medicine


HSS DOM Discovery Grant, 2023
Rheumatology Research Foundation Scientist Development Award, 2023


Medical: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2017
Internship: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2018
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2019
Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, 2023

State Licensure



For My Patients

Publications by Dr. Lakhanpal

Selected Books/Chapters

Lakhanpal, A. (2021). Spondyloarthridities. In B.C. Leppert & C.R. Kelly (Eds.), Netter's Integrated Review of Medicine (1st ed., pp. 448-451). Elsevier.


Modern methods have enabled the acquisition of high-detail, high-volume data characterizing the human immune response. Focusing those methods on samples from patients with autoimmune disease in the most high-yield manner, and developing computational approaches that efficiently leverage the volume of data, is the basis of my research program.

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of July 01, 2023, Dr. Lakhanpal reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

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