Consultant Profile

Dr Karl Gaffney

Dr Karl Gaffney MB, BCh, BAO (Hons), FRCPI, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Norwich Hospital
  • Rheumatology
    • Back pain
    • Connective Tissue Disease
    • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
    • Lumbar spine disorders
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoporosis
    • Pain management
    • Soft tissue rheumatism
    • Sports medicine
Special clinical interests:
Rheumatoid arthritis
Ankyloising spondilitis
Back pain
Crystal arthritis
Connective tissue disease
Soft tissue rheumatism
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Research interests:
Ankylosing spondilitis
Epidemiology of arthritis
Musculoskeletal imaging
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Rheumatologist and Clinical Director, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer University of East Anglia
Chair Rheumatology Training, East of England Deanery
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, London & Ireland
Member, British Society of Rheumatology (External Relations and Guidelines Committee)
Medical Advisor and Trustee National Ankylosing Spondilitis Society
President, National Osteoporosis Society (Norfolk branch)
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01603 255574
Private secretary:
Mrs Melanie Heatley
Private secretary telephone number:
01953 601 347 / 07758 373 585
Private secretary email address:
Wednesday or Thursday morning/Tuesday evening (at other times by special arrangement)
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Dr Gaffney qualified in 1988 from University College Dublin (Honours).
He trained in general medicine and rheumatology at The London Hospital. He is the author of over 100 papers in peer reviewed journals. His research interests include ankylosing spondilitis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.

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Dr Karl Gaffney

Dr Karl Gaffney Rheumatology Consultant, Norwich, private hospital specialist.

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