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Dr Jananath Wijeyekoon

Bhathiya Wijeyekoon

General (internal) medicine, Rheumatology

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  • Osteoporosis

About me

Dr Wijeyekoon trained in medicine at Imperial College, London. As a medical undergraduate he completed an intercalated BSc (Hon) degree in immunology and microbiology and was awarded the Max Bonn Clinical Prize in his final medical examination. He was awarded a prestigious MRC UK Training Fellowship, studying molecular biology at Oxford University, going on to complete a PhD degree (D.Phil). He has an interest in basic medical research and has published a number of scientific papers, clinical case reports and contributed to book chapters including the rheumatology chapter of the Oxford Desk Reference of Acute Medicine. His specialist training in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine was at a number of different London teaching hospitals. He was acting consultant in Rheumatology at the Hammersmith Hospital, London before taking up a permanent consultant position at East and North Herts NHS Trust, where he is lead clinician for rheumatology biological services, rheumatology research and rheumatology databases. Dr Wijeyekoon has an interest in teaching and takes an active role in undergraduate Cambridge Medical Student education. Dr Wijeyekoon is accredited in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine and has been awarded a number of Clinical Excellence Awards for his work at East and North Herts NHS Trust.

Areas of interest

Specialist interest in the early diagnosis and treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis and other forms of inflammatory arthritis. Also expertise in the management of systemic lupus (SLE), vasculitis, Raynauds' syndrome, Sjogrens' syndrome and other types of connective tissue disease; pain and stiffness of the hands, elbows, shoulders, neck, back, hips, knees, ankles, feet and toes; osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, tennis elbow, golfers elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome; tendinitis and muscle pain; sporting injuries, sprains and strains of muscles, tendons and joints. Expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.

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