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Dr Andrew Barr

Rheumatology

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Dr Andrew Barr is a Rheumatology Consultant at Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. He studied medicine at London’s Imperial College School of Medicine where he was awarded a number of prizes, including the Wolfson prize for his academic achievements. He subsequently trained in Rheumatology in London and Leeds, at several centres of excellence including Imperial College NHS trust and Chapel Allerton Hospital. He has over a decade of experience in the management of arthritis, complex auto-immune disease, along with soft-tissue and joint injections / aspirations.

He was awarded a prestigious national Arthritis Research UK Clinical Research Fellowship to undertake clinical research in arthritis and joint imaging in the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Leeds and published his research and several book chapters on the evidence-based management of arthritis including the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. He was also appointed as a National Institute for Health and Research Academic Clinical Lecturer in the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine.

Today, Dr Barr is a Consultant Rheumatologist in Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS trust with a private practice at Nuffield Health Leeds Hospital, he is also a honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds.
In Dr Barr’s clinical practice he ensures all management plans are tailored to the personal needs and beliefs of each patient. In 2018 Dr Barr was awarded the Leeds Way Champion Award by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for his leadership in delivering excellent patient care.

Typical Investigations and treatments include:
1) Imaging of joints including Ultrasound and MRI scans of joints and spine;
2) Soft-tissue and joint injections;
3) Joint aspiration;
4) Autoimmune blood tests
5) Osteoporosis screening

Areas of interest

General rheumatology - simple and complex osteoarthritis, gout, pseudogout, joint, and soft-tissue injections; Urgent rheumatology – including temporal arteritis; Rheumatoid arthritis / inflammatory arthritis; Spondyloarthritis - ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis; Connective tissue disease – Vasculitis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Sarcoidosis and Sjögren's syndrome; Imaging of joints including Ultrasound and MRI scans of joints and spine; Soft-tissue and joint injections; Joint aspiration; Osteoporosis screen; Rheumatology profiles;

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