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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;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Today, Dr Barr is a Consultant Rheumatologist in Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS trust and is also a honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Leeds
Dr Barr has published over 20 academic papers in high impact peer-reviewed journals in the fields of Osteoarthritis and Inflammatory Arthritis. He has authored chapters on Osteoarthritis and Inflammatory arthritis in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine (6th Ed), Hochberg’s Rheumatology (7th Ed) and The Rheumatology Handbook (Imperial College Press). He has delivered multiple oral presentations at International Conferences, including at the European League Against Rheumatism.
Dr Barr enjoys open water swimming in and around Yorkshire, as well as water polo. He has worked in New Zealand and South Africa. Dr Barr is married with two children.
Dr Barr was awarded:
1) In 2012 the 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
2) In 2015 - Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine Postgraduate Research Symposium Prize
3) In 2018 - the Leeds Way Champion Award by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for his leadership in delivering excellent patient care.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Basic
- German - Basic
Chapter: Osteoarthritis: Oxford Textbook of Medicine (6 ed.) Oxford University Press; 2019: In press
Chapter 185: Imaging of Osteoarthritis Hochberg’s Rheumatology (7 ed.) Elsevier; 2018: ISBN-10 0702068659
Chapter 3 Arthritis; Bacterial infection and Arthritis, Viral infection and Arthritis in The Rheumatology Handbook. Edited by Margaret Callan. Imperial College Press; 2011: 165-176. ISBN: 978-1-84816-320-1
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
The relationship between two different measures of osteoarthritis bone pathology, bone marrow lesions and 3D bone shape: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Oct;26(10):1333-1337.
What imaging detected pathologies are associated with shoulder symptoms and their persistence? A systematic literature review. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 Aug;70(8):1169-1184.
The Relationship Between Synovial Pathobiology and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Abnormalities in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review. J Rheumatol. 2017 Sep;44(9):1311-1324.
Osteoarthritis. Nature Reviews Disease Primers 2016 Oct 13;2:16072
The relationship between three-dimensional knee MRI bone shape and total knee replacement – a case control study: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Rheumatology 2016; 55(9):1585-93
A systematic review of the relationship between subchondral bone features, pain and structural pathology in peripheral joint osteoarthritis. Arthritis Research & Therap.2015;17(1):228
The relationship between clinical characteristics, radiographic osteoarthritis and 3D bone area: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage,2014 vol. 22(10), 1703-1709
Osteoarthritis: recent advances in diagnosis and management. Prescriber Nov 05, 2014 p26-34
Disease-Modifying osteoarthritis drugs (DMOADs): what are they and what can we expect from them? Medicographia 2013; 35(2):189
Osteoarthritis: a holistic approach. Clinical medicine 2012; 12(2): 153-155
Spondyloarthritides: evolving therapies. Arthritis Research and Therapy 2010;12(6):221.
Courses offered to GPs
Regular talks delivered to GPs:
1) Osteoarthritis update: Myth busting and management in primary care
2) Chronic widespread pain: tips for primary care
3) Gout, what should we be doing in primary care?
4) Diagnosing inflammatory arthritis - Which patients should I worry about?
5) Managing inflammatory arthritis and connective tissue disease
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- PhD Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds 2016
- MBBS Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds 2000
- Specialty Certificate in Rheumatology University of London 2008
Reference number 6077939
Details of entry to specialist register
- Rheumatology, 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians;
British Society of Rheumatology;
British Society for Spondyloarthritis;
Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis GRAPPA;
UK and Ireland Vasculitis Rare Disease Group;
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