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Professor Chakravarty has been a consultant in Rheumatology since 1994 after finishing his training in Oxford and the East Anglian region. He is now semi retired but works as a honorary Consultant in the Connective Tissue Disease clinics at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust (UCL). He conducts an educational and patient responsive service through his clinics at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Professor Chakravarty was elected Hon Secretary for the British Society for Rheumatology after working as Council member and member of the Clinical Affairs committee and External Relations Committe from 2000-2008.
Special clinical interests:
Vasculitis, Wegener's granulomatosis, Giant cell arteritis, polyarteritis, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, Raynaud's phenomenon and scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis, Paget's disease, osteoporosis, rheumatoid and inflammatory disorders including lupus, connective tissue diseases, auto-immune diseases, metabolic bone disorders, soft tissue rheumatism
Areas of interest
Professor has been involved with clinical research locally and nationally and internationally in Rheumatoid arthritis; Osteoporosis; Shoulder pain and associated condition; Vasculitis; Connective tissue disorder; Scleroderma; Raynaud's; Polymyalgia Rheumatica; temporal arteritis; Lupus
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Honorary Consultant at Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, ex Honorary Consultant Addenbrooke Hospital, Cambridge
Paget's disease, sclerodemna, SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, empowering patients to manage their disease, osteoporosis, vasculitis
I am a keen cricketer and represented my university during my student life in India. I have played in several clubs in Oxford and Norwich.
Professor Chakrvarty has been a Visiting and Host Examiner for the MRCP Royal College of Physicians of London for the last ten years and also a member of the Question Setting group for the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE). Professor Chakravarty is also an examiner for the Professional and Linguistics Assessment Board (PLAB) conducted by the GMC and the undergraduate examination at Bart's and The London School of Medicine. He is also a GMC Assessor. He is an editorial board member of two major journals and reviews articles for more than a dozen journals in rheumatology.
Professor Chakravarty has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles and has contributed to chapters in the Oxford Text Book of Rheumatology, Oxford Hand Book of Investigations and the Text Book of Rheumatology (Klippel and Dieppe). He has developed national guidelines including Connective Tissue Guidelines published by ARMA. He has also contributed to self help booklets on vasculitis and rheumatoid arthritis published by LUPUS UK.
- B.Sc,MBBS,FRCP(Lond),FRCP(Ireland),FRCP (GLASG) North Bengal Medical College (India) 1981
- FRCPL, FRCPI,FRCPG,FACR ROYAL COLLEGES OF UK & IRELAND 1985
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