Professor Hasan Tahir

Consultant Rheumatologist and Sports Physician

BSc, MB BS, MFSEM, MSc, FRCP, MSc (Sports & Ex Med)

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I am a Consultant Physician in Rheumatology and Acute Medicine. My NHS practice is at Barts Health NHS Trust, Whipps Cross University Hospital, London.

I trained at King's College London and completed my specialist training in both general medicine and rheumatology in the North Thames region. I am actively involved both in undergraduate and postgraduate training, education and clinical research.

I am the head for biological services and research and Chief / Principal Investigator for a large number of clinical trials investigating new biological treatments for autoimmune rheumatic disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. I was recently awarded two National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) awards, the most prestigious being the NIHR at 10, awarded to only five researchers nationally.

In 2009 I was awarded the title of Honorary Professor of Clinical Sciences at St Matthews University and in January 2019, I was awarded the position of Associate UK Dean of St Matthews University. In 2018, I was awarded the Title of Honorary Reader in Investigational Clinical Rheumatology at the William Harvey Research Institute, University of London. My other academic interest includes Sports Medicine. I am a member of The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS).

I am actively involved in both rheumatology and acute medicine and have been awarded the BSR Best Practice award for Best Emerging Practice.

I am the clinical lead for the training of overseas medical students and also an international examiner for the MRCP PACES exam and the final year clinical exam at the Barts and London.


General Medical Council Number: C4332044

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Hasan Tahir at Spire include:


General medicine

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Clinical interests

Back pain
Connective tissue disease
Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
Lumbar spine disorders
Pain management
Rheumatoid arthritis
Soft tissue rheumatism
Sports and exercise medicine
Sports injury

Special clinical interests: Ankylosing Spondylitis and Back Pain; Psoriatic Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis; Tennis Elbow; Fibromyalgia.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

British Society for Rheumatology

British Medical Association

Royal College of Physicians, London

Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine

Current NHS posts

Consultant Physician in Rheumatology and Acute Medicine, Royal Free London

Personal profile

I am married with two children. I enjoy sports and travelling. I am also a TV presenter of a live health show and am actively involved in humanitarian work overseas.

Contact information

Telephone Self-pay 0203 733 4250
Private secretary Debbie Rodrigues
Private secretary telephone 0207 123 4596
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