About

BIO


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.

Qualifications

FRCP (UK) | Rheumatology | Mar 2018

Royal College of Physicians, London, UK

MRCP (UK) | Rheumatology | August 2013

Royal College of Physicians, London, UK

MRCP (UK) | March 2007

Royal College of Physicians, London, UK

MBBS | February 2003

Bahauddin Zakariya University, Pakistan


AWARDS & BURSARIES

BSR | 2018

Commendation prize at National Best Practice Awards

Luton | 2017

Clinical Excellence Award Level 4

EULAR | 2017

Bursary award for oral presentation

RCP | 2016

John Glyn Bursary for service to research

BSR | 2015

EULAR congress bursary for poster presentation

L&D | 2015

Clinical Excellence Award Level 1

IOF | 2014

Conference bursary for abstract presentation

CRN | 2013

Research Nurse funding 2013

Luton

Runner up for community health provision award

Luton & Dunstable (L&D) University Hospital | May 2019 to date

Director R&D

L&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

Singleton Hospital, Swansea | Aug 2005 - Aug 2007

 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

Swansea NHS Trust, Swansea | Aug 2004 - Aug 2005

 Foundation Year 2 
General Practice | Apr 05 - Aug 05
Women’s sexual health | Dec 04 - Apr 05
Palliative Medicine | Aug 04 - Dec 04

Jinnah Hospital, Lahore Pakistan

 House Officer 
General surgery
General Medicine
Cardiology