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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
I am the head of the connective tissue disease service at King's College Hospital which currently cares for approximately 800 patients with connective tissue disease and vasculitis including SLE, Mixed connective tissue disease, Dermatomyositis, Polymyositis, Sjogren's Syndrome, Systemic Sclerosis, polyangiitis with granulomatosis (Wegener's), Temporal arteritis.
I have a particular interest in Inflammatory Myositis and run NHS clinics at both King's College Hospital and St. Thomas' Hospital lupus Unit for this condition. My other subpeciality interest is lung disease in the connective tissue diseases and I have specialist NHS clinics for this at King's and Guy's Hospitals in collaboration with the chest team.
In addition to my specialist expertise I have a broad experience in general rheumatology including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Gout and soft tissue rheumatology.
Areas of interest
Connective tissue disease in particular inflammatory myositis and systemic lupus erythematosus. I also hasve specific expertise in connective tissue disease associated interstitial lung disease.
- Alison Ward
- The London Lupus Centre 1st Floor, St. Olaf House London Bridge Hospital 27 Tooley Street LONDON SE1 2PR
- 020 7234 2155
- Catherine O'Brien
- Dept. Of Rheumatology King's College Hospital Denmark Hill LONDON SE5 9RS
- 020 3299 1732
- 020 3299 1734
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant rheumatologist, King's College Hospital
Inflammatory myositis - polymyositis and dermatomyositis
De Bleecker JL, Lundberg IE, de Visser M; ENMC Myositis Muscle Biopsy Study Group.193rd ENMC International workshop Pathology diagnosis of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies 30 November - 2 December 2012, Naarden, The Netherlands. Neuromuscul Disord. 2013 Nov;23(11):945-51.
Linklater H, Pipitone N, Rose MR, Norwood F, Campbell R, Salvarani C, Scott DL, Gordon P. Classifying idiopathic inflammatory myopathies: comparing the performance of six existing criteria. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2013 Sep-Oct;31(5):767-9.
Longhi S, Ma Y, Grant CR, Samyn M, Gordon P, Mieli-Vergani G, Vergani D. T-regs in autoimmune hepatitis-systemic lupus erythematosus/mixed connective tissue disease overlap syndrome are functionally defective and display a Th1 cytokine profile. J Autoimmun. 2013 Mar;41:146-51
Gordon PA et al. Multisystemic disorders. In: Punit Ramrakha, Jonathan Hill eds. Oxford Handbook of Clinical Cardiology(2 Ed) Oxford: Oxford University Press; 2012
Chander S and Gordon P. Soft tissue and subcutaneous calcification in connective tissue diseases. Curr Opin Rheumatol. 2012 Mar;24(2):158-64
Gordon PA, Winer JB, Hoogendiik JE, Choy EH. Immunosuppressant and immunomodulatory treatment for dermatomyositis and polymyositis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012
- PhD King's College, University of London 2005
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians 2009
- MBBS University of London 1991
Reference number 3543298
Affiliations / memberships
British Society for Rheumatology
UK MYONET- co-chair ( myositis research group)
- Guthrie Clinic, SE5 9RS
- 17:30 - 20:00
- 020 3299 1735
- The London Lupus Centre, 1st Floor, St. Olaf...
- 14:30 - 19:00
- 020 7234 2155
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.