Consultant Profile

Professor Dennis McGonagle

Professor Dennis McGonagle PhD FRCPI
Practicing at:
Spire Elland Hospital, Spire Leeds Hospital
  • Rheumatology
    • Connective Tissue Disease
    • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
    • Osteoporosis
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
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:
0113 218 5908/9
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, Leeds, West Yorkshire, private hospital specialist.

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