Consultant Profile

Professor Dennis McGonagle

Professor Dennis McGonagle PhD FRCPI
Practicing at:
Spire Elland Hospital, Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Rheumatology
    Special clinical interests:

    Inflammatory arthritis
    Autoimmune connective tissue diseases
    Stem Cell therapy for arthritis
    Difficult cases-second opinions

    Research interests:

    Adult stem cell therapy
    Mechanisms of psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis and rheumatoid arthritis.
    Immune disease classification

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Professor of Investigate Rheumatology, University of Leeds
    Honorary NHS Consultant Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01422 324041 or 324020
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    Professor McGonagle qualified at UCD in Ireland in 1990. He was awarded the gold medal in medicine for a first class honour in that subject. He undertook a PhD in Leeds and started as a consultant in 2000.   

    Professor McGonagle is a internationally known expert in inflammatory and degenerative diseases having published over 250 papers. These can be viewed at

    This work covers research into diverse conditions including the seronegative arthropathies, gout and pseudogout, lupus, vasculitis, polymyalgia rheumatica, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.   

    His work on psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis is internationally known and he is developing a website for patients to better understand these diseases.View at His seminal work and concepts has changed the way diseases of the immune system are viewed by doctors and scientists. The Immunological Disease Continuum concept can be seen here.

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    Professor Dennis McGonagle

    Professor Dennis McGonagle Rheumatology Consultant, Elland, West Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

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