I am a dual-specialist Consultant having completed training in both Rheumatology and General Medicine.
Following completion of my training and education at both Cambridge and The Royal College of Physicians in
London, I now work as a Consultant Rheumatologist and Physician at the Luton and Dunstable University
Hospital, where I am also the Director of Research and Development.
As part of my role I act as Lead Clinician for the award winning early arthritis service and drive research in biologic therapies and inflammatory arthritis associated lung diseases. Since qualifying I have been involved in more than 50 clinical trials, have authored over 90 abstracts and presented at numerous international conferences. I am also a member of various rheumatology research panels and advisory boards worldwide.
In addition to my clinical work and research I am Department Lead for GP education, regularly providing lectures for the CCG and medicine optimisation teams, as well as arranging bi-annual sessions for primary care physicians. I act as mentor for professionals’ postgraduate training including extended scope physiotherapists, general practitioners and specialist nurses.
I live in Bedford with my wife and two daughters and during my spare time I like to volunteer with local charities, providing career guidance to local youth groups and health education to the public. I loves travelling, learning about different cultures and am also a keen quizzer – indeed I have won several medical quiz shows over the years.
Royal College of Physicians, London, UKMRCP (UK) | Rheumatology | August 2013
Royal College of Physicians, London, UKMRCP (UK) | March 2007
Royal College of Physicians, London, UKMBBS | February 2003
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan
Commendation prize at National Best Practice AwardsLuton | 2017
Clinical Excellence Award Level 4EULAR | 2017
Bursary award for oral presentationRCP | 2016
John Glyn Bursary for service to researchBSR | 2015
EULAR congress bursary for poster presentationL&D | 2015
Clinical Excellence Award Level 1IOF | 2014
Conference bursary for abstract presentationCRN | 2013
Research Nurse funding 2013Luton
Runner up for community health provision award
Director R&DL&D University Hospital | May 2013 to date
Consultant (Rheumatology/GIM)L&D University Hospital | Aug 2012 - Apr 2013
ST7 (Rheumatology/GIM)Addenbrooke’s University Hospital | Aug 2011 - Aug 2012
ST6 (Rheumatology)Addenbrooke’s University Hospital | Aug 2010 - Aug 2011
Clinical Research Fellow (Rheumatology)L&D University Hospital | Aug 2009 - Aug 2010
ST4 (Rheumatology/GIM)Watford General Hospital | Aug 2008 - Aug 2009
ST3 (Rheumatology/GIM)L&D University Hospital | Apr 2008 - Aug 2008
SpR (LAT) (Gastroenterology/GIM)L&D University Hospital | Aug 2007 - Mar 2008
ST2 (Core Medical Training)
Gastroenterology | Feb 08 - Apr 08
Respiratory Medicine | Aug 07 - Feb 08
Senior House Officer (General Internal Medicine)
Cardiology | Feb 07 - Aug 07
Gastroenterology | Aug 06 - Feb 07
Geriatrics | Feb 06 - Aug 06
Diabetes & Endocrinology | Aug 05 - Feb 06
Foundation Year 2
General Practice | Apr 05 - Aug 05
Women’s sexual health | Dec 04 - Apr 05
Palliative Medicine | Aug 04 - Dec 04