Dr Bela Szebenyi


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Bela Szebenyi is a medical doctor and specialist in rheumatology.

He holds a substantive consultant position at the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundations Trust, looking after patients in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole hospitals.
His private practice is conducted at the Spire Hospital in Hesslewood, Hull and at St.Hughes Hospital in Grimsby. He is recognized as a consultant by private insurance companies, such as AVIVA, AXA-PPP, BUPA, Simply Health, Vitality Health and WPA.

Bela has been qualified as a medical doctor in 1980 at the Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary. He managed his postgraduate training in rheumatology and in general (internal) medicine and had 25 years experience of practice at his university teaching hospital in Budapest. Since 2005, he works as a full-time NHS consultant in the United Kingdom.

He has had educational and research links with the University of Bristol, where he conducted studies with Professor Paul Dieppe and Professor John Kirwan on osteoarthritis and with Professor Anthony Hollander on autologous chondrocyte implantation. Presently he developed collaborative works with the University of Manchester with Professor Ariane Herrick on nailfold capillar microscopy and the Southend University Hospital with Professor Bhaskar Dasgupta on giant cell arteritis. He has an interest in medical history and published papers on Richard Bright and Philip Hench.

Bela is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, member of the British Medical Association and the British Society for Rheumatology and registered to the Medical Protection Society. The General Medical Council (GMC) has provided a Licence to Practise for him. He has annual professional appraisals and the GMC has revalidated him in 2015.

Bela has a wide range of interest in ’materia non-medica’, such as literature, art and languages. He reads Latin and apart from his native Hungarian, he speaks English, German and Russian languages. He is a classical music lover and plays on the piano and classical guitar at an amateur level.

He likes sports such as cycling and swimming and is a keen badminton and snooker player.

Bela has two adult children and lives with his wife Andrea in Lincolnshire.

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Areas of interest

Vasculitis (Giant cell arteritis);
Autoimmune diseases (Lupus);
Crystal-induced arthropathies (Gout);
Widespread pain syndrome (Fibromyalgia);
Inflammatory joint diseases (Rheumatoid arthritis)
Degenerative joint and spine diseases (osteoarthritis, spondylosis)

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