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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
Dr Richard Keen is a consultant Rheumatologist with specialist expertise in the management of patients with osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
Areas of interest
Osteoporosis; Paget's disease; Vitamin D deficiency; Hyperparathyroidism; Fibrous dysplasia; Osteogenesis imperfecta; Bone stress responses; Fracture repair
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Rheumatologist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.
Consultant Rheumatologist at University College London Hospitals, London.
Honorary Senior Lecturer in metabolic Bone Diseases at the Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences, University College London
Dr Keen is involved with research projects examining new imaging techniques to diagnose osteoporosis and other bone diseases. He is looking at new treatments for these conditions.
He also has an interest in bone stress injuries that occur in athletes, and has worked with UK Sport and professional rugby clubs looking at non-surgical treatments to improve fracture repair.
Outside of medicine, Dr Keen enjoys time with his wife and three children. He is interested in sport, particularly rugby and cricket.
Kerns JG, Gikas PD, Buckley K, Shepperd A, Birch HL, McCarthy I, Miles J, Briggs TW, Keen R, Parker AW, Matousek P, Goodship AE. Evidence from Raman spectroscopy of a putative link between inherent bone matrix chemistry and degenerative joint disease.
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 [Epub ahead of print]
Mani-Babu S, Wolman R, Keen R. Quadriceps Traumatic Myositis Ossificans in a Football Player: Management With Intravenous Pamidronate.
Clin J Sport Med. 2013 [ Epub ahead of print]
McCarthy ID, Bloomer Z, Gall A, Keen R, Ferguson-Pell M. Changes in the structural and material properties of the tibia in patients with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord. 2012 Apr;50(4):333-7.
Weiler R, Keen R, Wolman R.Changes in bone turnover markers during the close season in elite football (soccer) players. J Sci Med Sport. 2012 May;15(3):255-8.
Courses offered to GPs
Dr Keen is able to visit GP surgeries to give informal presentations and to conduct case-based discussions.
- MB BS St Mary's Hospital Medical School 1988
- BSc (Molecular Biology & Genetics) University of London 1985
- PhD (Genetic Epidemiology of Postmenopausal Osteoporosis) King's College London 2000
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member of Research Grants Commitee National Osteoporosis Society 2014
- Member of the Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Rheumatology Services NHS England 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Rheumatology CCST, 2000
Affiliations / memberships
National Osteoporosis Society
British Rheumatology Society
Bone Research Society
National Association for the Relief of Paget's Disease
Skeletal Dysplasia Society
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.