Professor Kuntal Chakravarty

Consultant Rheumatologist

FRCP (London), FRCP (Glasgow), FRCP (Ireland), FACP (USA)


Specialises in

  • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
  • Back pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Soft tissue rheumatism

I am a Consultant Rheumatologist at Spire Hartswood Hospital in Brentwood, Essex, offering private rheumatology care for adults and children.

I conduct an educational and patient responsive service through my clinics at Spire Hartswood Hospital.

I have been a consultant in rheumatology since 1994 after finishing my training in Oxford and the East Anglian region. I was elected Hon Secretary for the British Society for Rheumatology after working as a Council member and a member of the Clinical Affairs committee and External Relations Committee from 2000-2008. I have been a Visiting and Host Examiner for the MRCP Royal College of Physicians of London for the last 10 years and also a member of the Question Setting group for the Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE). I am 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.

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General Medical Council Number: C3371590

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Kuntal Chakravarty at Spire include:

Rheumatology

Other treatments

  • Back pain (rheumatology)
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Soft tissue rheumatism

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Clinical interests

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.

Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

American College of Physicians, arthritis and musculo-skeletal alliance

American Society of Advancement of Science

Associate Complaint Advisor to the Quality and Care Commission

British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

British Society for Rheumatology (Honorary Secretary)

Central Consultants and Specialists Committee

Chair of the MS group of the South Asian Health Foundation

European Vasculitis Study Group

International Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology

Royal College of Physicians, London, Glasgow and Ireland

Royal Society of Medicine (rheumatology and rehabilitation council)

Research and publications

  • Paget's disease
  • Sclerodemna
  • SLE
  • Rrheumatoid arthritis
  • Empowering patients to manage their disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vasculitis

I am an editorial board member of two major journals and review articles for more than a dozen journals in rheumatology. I have published more than 100 peer reviewed articles and have contributed to chapters in the Oxford Text Book of Rheumatology, Oxford Hand Book of Investigations and the Text Book of Rheumatology (Klippel and Dieppe). I have developed national guidelines including Connective Tissue Guidelines published by ARMA. I have also contributed to self help booklets on vasculitis and rheumatoid arthritis published by LUPUS UK.

Media Coverage

National Osteoporosis Society

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

The British Society for Rheumatology

Personal profile

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

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