Dr Matthew (Thekkekkara) Roy

Consultant Rheumatologist


Specialises in

  • Rheumatology
  • Back pain
  • Connective tissue disease
  • Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
  • Osteoarthritis

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I qualified from the University of Bristol in 2004. My early training included time spent working in Australia and I then completed my rheumatology training within the South West region. 

I was awarded an MRCP (Rheumatology) in 2011 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 2017. I have been a full-time consultant rheumatologist at Bristol Royal Infirmary for six years and have a particular interest and expertise in managing osteoporosis.

My clinical work includes reporting over 1,000 DXA scans each year and delivering a weekly osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease clinic alongside my general rheumatology clinics. I am EULAR (European League Against Rheumatism) accredited to intermediate level in musculoskeletal ultrasound and use this regularly as part of my NHS practice. I see and treat patients with all forms of rheumatic disease and remain up to date with the latest developments in investigation and management. Teaching medical students is another interest of mine. From this I completed a postgraduate certificate in medical education at the University of Bristol in 2012 and have held an honorary senior clinical lecturer post since 2013.

I am experienced in diagnosing and treating rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, polymyalgia rheumatica, SLE, connective tissue diseases, gout and fibromyalgia. I also have significant clinical experience in musculoskeletal joint and soft tissue steroid injections.

I am lead clinician for the rheumatology ultrasound service and adult rheumatology transition service at Bristol Royal Infirmary and share clinical responsibility for the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust osteoporosis service.

In addition to my clinical work I am an honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Bristol and specialty tutor for Bristol Medical School undergraduates.


General Medical Council Number: C6103583

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Matthew (Thekkekkara) Roy at Spire include:


Other treatments

Back pain, connective tissue disease, inflammatory rheumatic disorders, lumbar spine disorders, metabolic bone diseases, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis and soft tissue rheumatism. 

My specialty is rheumatology with a particular interest in osteoporosis. I am also able to carry out joint injections, bursal injections and tendon sheath injections. 

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Additional information

MBChB / University of Bristol / 2004
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians London / 2017
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians London

Professional memberships

British Society of Rheumatology / Royal Osteoporosis Society / British Medical Association / Medical Protection Society/ Royal College of Physicians

Professional leadership

I am lead clinician for the Rheumatology ultrasound service and Rheumatology adult transition service at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust. I am also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol (UoB) tutoring undergraduates at UoB Medical School.

Consultant Rheumatologist, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust / Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Bristol

I enjoy spending all of my free time with my wife and two young children aged four and six. I am a sports enthusiast and continue to enjoy playing golf and football. In recent years I have developed a real interest in horticulture and love spending as much time as I can tending to our slowly evolving garden!

Private secretary Karen Parker
Private secretary telephone 0785 999 8537
Private secretary email krparker@hotmail.co.uk