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Dr Steven Young Min has been a Consultant Rheumatologist in Portsmouth since 2006. Born in London, from Mauritian Chinese parents, he qualified from Oxford University Medical School in 1994 and undertook his junior rotations in Oxford, Bath and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He trained in Rheumatology in the Northeast of England, where he was awarded an Arthritis Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship. His PhD research was focused on Early Rheumatoid Arthritis and biochemical markers of rheumatic disease.
Since arriving in Portsmouth, Dr Steven Young Min has been clinical lead for the osteoporosis and ankylosing spondylitis services. He is currently the Clinical Director of the Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Rheumatology Department. His practise is diverse and spans the entire range of rheumatology from localised back or soft-tissue rheumatism to multisystem disease. He performs a wide range of procedures including ultrasound guided and non-guided injections, as well as suprascapular nerve blocks and caudal epidurals.
In addition to scientific papers, he is author of the bone health guidelines for Portsmouth and Southeast Hampshire and is one of the founding authors of a popular on-line resource for GPs called gpnotebook.co.uk.
Dr Steven Young Min is a frequent speaker at local patient conferences and is a tutor for the Wessex Rheumatology ultrasound group. On a more national stage, Dr Young Min gives lectures for the British Medical Journal master classes in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Rheumatology and he runs injection courses for the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Areas of interest
Soft tissue rheumatism; Rheumatoid arthritis; Osteoporosis; Metabolic Bone Diseases; Ultrasonography in early arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Inflammatory rheumatic disorders; Connective Tissue Disease; Back pain; Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR); Spondylitis; Temporal arteritis; Ultrasound guided injections; Ankylosing spondylitis;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Rheumatologist, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Early rheumatoid arthritis
Metabolic bone disease
- BA Hons Oxford University 1991
- BMBCh Oxford University 1994
- MRCP Royal College of Physicans of London 1997
- MA Oxford University 2002
- PhD University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2005
- CCT Postgraduate Medical Education Training Board 2005
- FRCP Royal College of Physicans of London 2010
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (5-50)
Spire Portsmouth Hospital (5-50)
Injection into subcutaneous tissue/painful trigger point under local anaesthetic - (5-50)
Joint fluid examination (e.g. polarising microscopy) performed by consultant (including aspiration of fluid) - (1-5)