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Graduate of University Colege Dublin (1973). Consultant Rheumatologist, Aintree Unversity Hospital, Liverpool since 1985. Clinical Director Rheumatology from 1991 - 2011. Served on many national committees including pastChair of British Society for Rheumatology External Strategy & Engagement Committee, past Clincical Adviser to the Arthritis Research UK. Published first randomised contolled trial of methotrexate in rheumatoid arthritis (1984).
Areas of interest
Connective tissue disorders; Inflammatory joint disorders; Soft tissue rheumatism; Rheumatoid arthritis; psoriatic arthritis,Musculoskeletal ultrasound; Gout; Arthritis
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Rheumatologist, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool
Role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and monitoring of patients wiht inflammatory arthritis
sailing & SUBA diving
English, Spanish with a smattering of French & now learing Greek (slowly!)
Over 30 publcations in preer review journals
Courses offered to GPs
Importance of early diagnosis and management of RA. Role of ultrasound in RA. Gout
- MB, BCh, BAO, FRCP National University of Ireland (University Colege Dublin) 1973
- Research Fellow University of Alberta, Canada 1983
Reference number 2674292
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chair External Strategy & Engagement Committee British Society for Rheumatology 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- Joint Committee on Higher Medical Training, 1985
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow Royal College Physicians (London).
Member British Society for Rheumatology
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Post treatment communication
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