Consultant Profile

Professor Kuntal Chakravarty

Professor Kuntal Chakravarty FRCP (London), FRCP (Glasgow), FRCP (Ireland), FACP (USA)
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital
  • Rheumatology
    • Back pain
    • Connective Tissue Disease
    • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
    • Osteoporosis
    • Soft tissue rheumatism
Special clinical interests:

Vasculitis, Wegener's granulomatosis, Giant cell arteritis, polyarteritis, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, Raynaud's phenomenon and scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis, Paget's disease, osteoporosis, rheumatoid and inflammatory disorders including lupus, connective tissue diseases, auto-immune diseases, metabolic bone disorders, soft tissue rheumatism

Research interests:

Paget's disease, sclerodemna, SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, empowering patients to manage their disease, osteoporosis, vasculitis

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Rheumatologist at Addenbrooke Hospital, Cambridge, and Royal Free, Hampstead.

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

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, London, Glasgow and Ireland
British Society for Rheumatology (Honorary Secretary)
American Society of Advancement of Science
International Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology
American College of Physicians, arthritis and musculo-skeletal alliance
Fellow and President-elect of the Royal Society of Medicine (rheumatology and rehabilitation council)
European Vasculitis Study Group
Essex Rheumatology Association
Vasculitis Research Association
Medical Advisor to the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
BMA Central Consultants and Specialists Committee
Chair of the MS group of the South Asian Health Foundation
British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin
Associate Complaint Advisor to the Quality and Care Commission

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 266 766
Professor Chakravarty consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on Friday and Saturday mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Professor Kuntal Chakravarty is a consultant rheumatologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Essex, offering private rheumatology care for adults and children.

Professor Chakravarty has been a consultant in rheumatology since 1994 after finishing his training in Oxford and the East Anglian region. He conducts an educational and patient responsive service through his clinics at Spire Hartswood Hospital. Professor Chakravarty was elected Hon Secretary for the British Society for Rheumatology after working as Council member and member of the Clinical Affairs committee and External Relations Committe from 2000-2008.

He has been a Visiting and Host Examiner for the MRCP Royal College of Physicians of London for the last ten years and also a member of the Question Setting group for the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE). Professor Chakravarty is also an examiner for the Professional and Linguistics Assessment Board (PLAB) conducted by the GMC and the undergraduate examination at Bart's and The London School of Medicine. He is an editorial board member of two major journals and reviews articles for more than a dozen journals in rheumatology.

Professor Chakravarty has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles and has contributed to chapters in the Oxford Text Book of Rheumatology, Oxford Hand Book of Investigations and the Text Book of Rheumatology (Klippel and Dieppe). He has developed national guidelines including Connective Tissue Guidelines published by ARMA. He has also contributed to self help booklets on vasculitis and rheumatoid arthritis published by LUPUS UK.

Personal profile:

I am a keen cricketer and represented my university during my student life in India. I have played in several clubs in Oxford and Norwich.

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Professor Kuntal Chakravarty

Professor Kuntal Chakravarty, consultant rheumatologist, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

For more information or to book an appointment

To book an appointment with Professor Chakravarty or another specialist consultant call 01277 266 766.

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Professor Chakravarty is a member of the Essex Bones and Joints Service.

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