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I have 20 years of experience as a consultant Rheumatologist. I am the service lead for the Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust responsible for running the Rheumatology departments at both the Chelsea and Westminster and the West Middlesex Hospitals. Although my specialist interests include osteoporosis and early inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis, I am very experienced in the diagnosis and management of the full range of Rheumatological conditions including connective tissue disorders and vasculitis, back pain, soft tissue rheumatism eg tennis elbow, tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome as well as gout and have an interest in metabolic medicine. I teach medical students and junior doctors as well as giving talks on Rheumatology to GP's. I am very experienced in soft tissue and joint injections eg for carpal tunnel, painful shoulders, tennis elbow and inflamed joints.
Areas of interest
Inflammatory arthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; osteoporosis; connective tissue disorders; Osteoarthritis; Painful joints, muscles and tendons; Gout; Fibromyalgia; Widespread pain syndromes; Back pain; Carpal tunnel syndrome; Heel pain and plantar fasciitis; Tendonitis; Golfer's and tennis elbow; Vitamin D deficiency
Current NHS consultant posts held
I am head of the Rheumatology departments for the Chelsea and Westminster hospitals Trust, West London
I run 3 to 4 busy Rheumatology clinics each week at the West Middlesex University Hospital and have patients with a full spectrum of conditions including those on biologic treatment for inflammatory arthritis and those with back pain and soft tissue rheumatism. I run an osteoporosis service.
I teach medical students from Imperial College
I was involved in the first trials of biologic therapy for Rheumatoid arthritis at the Kennedy Institute, Charing Cross Hospital.
I maintain a research interest with close liason with projects at Imperial College and the Hammersmith Hospital as well as national research projects
Early inflammatory arthritis such as Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis represent my main clinical interests
Merit in Medicine on qualification in 1988
Long service award at the West Middlesex Hospital
Courses offered to GPs
Happy to talk about most Rheumatology related topics - recent talks have been on gout and ostoeoporosis
- MB BS London University 1988
- FRCP Royal college of Phyicians 2003
Reference number 3279526
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member of the Biologics registers commmittee British Society for Rheumatology 2018
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST in Rheumatology and Gen medicine, 1999
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Rheumatolgy
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
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