Dr David Perry, Consultant Rheumatologist and Lead Clinician
Area of work: Sports injuries, electromyogram (EMG), inflammatory joint disease / trauma.
Special interests: Sports and exercise medicine and electrodiagnosis (EMG).
Dr Ali Jawad
Dr Ali Jawad, Consultant Rheumatologist
Special interests: Osteoporosis and connective tissue diseases.
Professor Bruce Kidd, Consultant Rheumatologist
Special interests: Chronic pain problems and spinal disorders.
Professor Constantino Pitzalis, Professor of Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology
Special interests: Early arthritis/psoriatic arthritis.
Biography: After his university education and early clinical training in Italy, Professor Pitzalis came to England in 1985 as a Research Fellow to the Department of Rheumatology at Guy’s Hospital. Here he carried out full time laboratory research for 4 years that led to a PhD at the University of London. He then went back to full time clinical training in general medicine in the UK, gaining the MRCP in 1992. He returned to the Department of Rheumatology at Guy’s in 1993 as the Arthritis Research Campaign Lecturer/Senior Registrar. In 1996, he was awarded a Senior Lectureship/Career Development Award from the Wellcome Trust. In 2000 he was conferred the Chair of Experimental Rheumatology at King’s College London School of Medicine. In 2007, Professor Pitzalis was recruited to the William Harvey Research Institute to direct the Centre for Experimental Medicine and Rheumatology.
Current research interests: Professor Pitzalis’ principal interests revolve around the role of adhesion phenomena in the pathogenesis of immune mediated inflammation and how these processes can be modulated therapeutically both by conventional drugs e.g. glucocorticoids and new biologic agents.
Academic papers: for details of Professor Pitzalis' key publications, please click here.
Dr Dev Pyne, Consultant Rheumatologist
Special interests: Connective tissue diseases/vasculitis and acupuncture.
Dr Gerard Hall, Consultant Rheumatologist
Special interests: Metabolic bone disease
Dr Nurhan Sutcliffe, Consultant Rheumatologist
Special interests: Sjogren's syndrome
Dr Ian Chikanza, Consultant Rheumatologist
Special interests: Neuro-endocrine mechanisms of inflammatory artritis, early arthritis, mechanisms of corticosteroid resistance.
Dr Maria Bickerstaff, Consultant Rheumatologist
Special interests: Adolescent rheumatology, pregnancy and rheumatic diseases and connective tissue diseases.
Dr Nat Padhiar, Consultant Podiatrist and Honorary Senior Lecturer
Special interests: All sports, in particular endurance sport (marathon etc), cricket, tennis, rugby and football.
Area of work: Exercise induced leg pain (EILP) in sport and, in particular chronic compartment syndrome (CCS). We are one of the few centres of excellence for investigating EILP and have a dynamic online intra-compartment pressure measuring system capable of measuring 4 compartments at the same time.
Research interests: Dr Padhiar's research interests are mainly associated with EILP but he has conducted audits and research looking at musculoskeletal conditions affecting the foot and ankle. Biomechanics of sports is also an interest area.
Biography: After graduating in Podiatry from Chelsea School of Podiatry, Dr Padhiar pursued a clinical career in Podiatric Surgery and Biomechanics and, an academic career in Podiatric Sports Medicine. In 1991 he was appointed Honorary Consultant Podiatrist in the Rheumatology Department at The Royal London Hospital. In 1993 he became Fellow of the Surgical Faculty, College of Podiatrists. In 1999 he was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the field of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine from Barts and The London, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr Padhiar is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer, Internal Examiner and Module Leader in the Centre for Sports & Exercise Medicine (CSEM), Barts and The London, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry