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Dr Mankia is an Oxford trained Associate Professor and Consultant Rheumatologist. He has extensive experience in all areas of rheumatology. He has a special expertise in the early diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory joint disease, including the use of ultrasound and MRI. He is an international expert in rheumatoid arthritis risk factors, early diagnosis and intervention.
Dr Mankia was born and raised in Warwickshire. He was educated at Oxford University, where he won a scholarship and took a first class honours with double distinction, achieved by only a handful of students. He was awarded a prestigious academic clinical fellowship to train in general medicine at the world renowned John Radcliffe and Churchill hospitals, Oxford. He has spent the last decade specialising in rheumatology, working at two European centres of excellence, Oxford and Leeds. He first underwent general rheumatology training on the Oxford rheumatology rotation and then moved to Leeds for further specialist training and research. He developed a research interest in the early diagnosis and management of inflammatory arthritis. Alongside Paul Emery he currently oversees a world leading research programme in this area at the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine.
Dr Mankia publishes regularly in the leading rheumatology journals, and lectures nationally and internationally. He is a member of two international task forces on rheumatoid arthritis, convenor of one. He sits on national committees for inflammatory arthritis. He has edited three journal editions on early arthritis and is a member of the rheumatology question writing committee for the Royal College of Physicians.
Areas of interest
General rheumatology; inflammatory arthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; psoriatic arthritis; gout; polymyalgia rheumatica; osteoarthritis; ankylosing spondylitis; connective tissue diseases; vasculitis; joint and soft tissue injections; musculoskeletal ultrasound
Current NHS consultant posts held
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Inflammatory arthritis - diagnosis and treatment, including principle investigator of clinical trials
Ultrasound and MRI
Clinical Excellence Award (Leeds Teaching Hospitals)
- BMBCh Oxford University 2006
- MA - First class honours Oxford University 2003
- DM Oxford University 2018
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2010
Reference number 6144347
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Examination committee (rheumatology) Royal College of Physicians 2019
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Rheumatology
Royal College of Physicians
Medical Defence Union
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.