Professor Kuntal Chakravarty

Professor Kuntal Chakravarty

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

Practising at

Spire Hartswood Hospital

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Treatment information

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

Rheumatology at Spire Hartswood Hospital

Other treatments

Rheumatology: Soft tissue rheumatism, Osteoporosis, Inflammatory rheumatic disorders, Connective Tissue Disease, Back pain.

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Professional profile

Availability: Monday morning, Tuesday morning, Friday morning.

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 Council member and member of the Clinical Affairs committee and External Relations Committe from 2000-2008. I have 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). 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.

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.

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.

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Media Coverage

National Osteoporosis Society

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society

The British Society for Rheumatology

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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
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

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Current NHS posts

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

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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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Private contact details

Telephone Spire Hartswood 01277 266 766

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