Consultant Profile

Prof.  Ernest Choy

Prof.  Ernest Choy MB BCh, MD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Rheumatology
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
Special clinical interests:

Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia

Research interests:

Prostate, bladder and kidney cancer
Surgical technology and medical innovation

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Rheumatologis
Professor and Head of Rheumatology, Cardiff University

Professor of Rheumatology, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Association of Urological Surgeons

European Association of Urology
European Society of Surgical Oncologists
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and England

Financial interests/shares:

Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group PLC 

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 20736 011
Private secretary:
Rebecca  David
Private secretary telephone number:
07846 959440
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Professor Ernest Choy is Head of Rheumatology and Translational Research at the Institute of Infection and
Immunity and Director of the Cardiff Regional Experimental Arthritis Treatment and Evaluation (CREATE) Centre at
Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, UK. He is also Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at
University Hospital of Wales and Clinical Lead of the Welsh Arthritis Research Network (WARN). Previously, he
was Reader and Director of the King’s Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Unit in the Academic Department of Rheumatology, King’s College London. His major research interest is the treatment of rheumatic diseases focusing on the efficacy of new treatment strategies. He was Director of Research and Development at King's College Hospital between 2003-2008.
Prof Choy is a member of the European League Against Rheumatism Committee Standing Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutic Trials. He chairs the EULAR Taskforce on developing recommendations for management and classification criteria for fibromyalgia. Prof Choy has served as clinical expert to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in the UK and many pharmaceutical companies. He has published widely on treatments for rheumatic diseases in major medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine. He is a frequent lecturer on the treatment of rheumatic diseases.

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