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Dr Neil Perera

Rheumatology

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Last updated: 17 Jun 2020

About me

I am currently practicing as a substantive Consultant Rheumatologist at BHR University Hospitals NHS Trust / King George Hospital.

I graduated from University of Colombo Sri Lanka in 1992 and undertook my junior doctor training in Sri Lanka. I gained my first NHS experience at Royal Free Hospital London in elderly care medicine. This was followed by a position at my current hospital as a Junior Rheumatologist in 2005, from which I progressed to become a substantive Consultant Rheumatologist after having obtained GMC specialist registration in Rheumatology.

My current practice involves looking after patients with all aspects of general rheumatology, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, vasculitis osteoporosis, gout and connective tissue diseases such as SLE, Sjogren’s syndrome. I am also interested in musculoskeletal disorders such as tendinitis, ligament sprain, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and many more.

I am heavily involved in teaching medical students, registrars and GP trainees and I am an examiner for the MBBS medical degree at Barts and the London medical school, as well as teach joint injection techniques for local GP’s, rheumatology nurse specialists and physiotherapists.

Areas of interest

Rheumatoid arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Osteoporosis
Gout
Connective Tissue Diseases such as SLE

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