Professor Athimalaipet Ramanan

Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Athimalaipet Ramanan at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Paediatric medicine: Paediatric rheumatology
  • Rheumatology: Paediatric rheumatology

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Professional profile

I am a Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Bath, UK. After postgraduate training in London and Manchester, I completed a two year Fellowship in Paediatric Rheumatology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

My major research interests include genetic aspects of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM), biologics for uveitis in children with JIA and macrophage activation syndrome (MAS). I have just been awarded a substantial grant as Chief Investigator to do a "RCT of adalimumab in JIA associated uveitis".

I have published more than 90 papers in peer reviewed journals and authored chapters in textbooks. I am Associate Editor for the Archives of Diseases in Childhood and in the Editorial Board of Rheumatology. I am also a scientific committee member of the MCRN/arc Clinical Studies Group for Paediatric Rheumatology.

I remain a National Training Advisor for RCPCH for training in paediatric rheumatology, a Medical Advisor for the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society and the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society and I was awarded the British Society of Rheumatology's Innovation in Clinical Practice award in 2010.

Clinical Interests

Paediatric rheumatology

Paediatric Rheumatology - Hypermobility Syndrome and Arthritis in Children, Chronic Pain and Sports Injuries.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
General Medical Council
British Society for Paediatric and Adoloscent Rheumatology
Paediatric Rhematology European Society

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Current NHS posts

Bristol Royal Hospitals for Children and Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases

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Private contact details

Private secretary Sharon Goddard
Private secretary telephone 07971 335923
Private secretary email