Dr Deepak Jadon

Consultant Rheumatologist

MBBCh, MRCP (Rheumatology), PhD

Specialises in

  • Back pain
  • Unexplained joint pain
  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

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I specialise in a variety of rheumatology conditions, including back pain (acute and chronic), rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, osteoarthritis, fibromylagia, lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, osteoporosis, chronic pain, osteoarthritis (knee, hand, foot and spine), rotator cuff pain, and unexplained joint or musculoskeletal pain. I am an expert in giving joint and soft-tissue injections with cortisone and local anaesthetic.

I am also an expert in the ultrasound of joints, tendons and ligaments. Ultrasound can be used to help diagnosis, to monitor treatment and to give ultrasound-guided cortisone injections to these structures.

I have been a Consultant Rheumatologist at Addenbroooke's Hospital (Cambridge University Hospitals NHSFT) since February 2016 and I am Director of the Rheumatology Research Unit. I am an expert in managing all inflammatory rheumatological diseases (as listed below), but I have particular expertise in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). I give talks on these conditions at international and national medical meetings and publish internationally-recognised book chapters and research papers on these diseases. I contribute to several international steering committees advancing the treatment, care and research of PsA and AS.

Having grown up in Cardiff, I graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2003 and then undertook specialist training in rheumatology at the Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases in Bath (2007 to 2015), where I also completed a PhD thesis in rheumatology from the University of Bath.

The principles of my rheumatology practice are to: spend time listening carefully to my patients so that I deeply understand their symptoms, needs and impact on their life; to thoroughly examine my patients, thinking beyond just their arthritis; to apply established and novel imaging and laboratory tests to better clarify their disease; to safely use established and cutting-edge treatments for their disease; to counsel and educate my patients to empower them to best manage their disease; and to have open, frank and jargon-free conversations with my patients to ensure I am best addressing the issues important to them.

At Cambridge University Hospitals NHSFT I look after patients with psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, back pain, gout, osteoarthritis, and other rheumatological conditions. I am the Director of the Rheumatology Research Unit at Cambridge University Hospitals NHSFT (Addenbrooke’s Hospital), where I lead a team of five research nurses, three rheumatology fellows and one administrator. We are currently performing more than 20 clinical trials/studies of novel cutting-edge medications for the treatment of arthritis and other rheumatological diseases. I am currently the principal/chief investigator on more than 10 of these studies.


General Medical Council Number: C6074947

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Deepak Jadon at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Joint and soft-tissue injections with cortisone and local anaesthetic
  • Outpatient clinic consultations for a variety of rheumatology conditions
  • Ultrasound of joints, tendons and ligaments (for diagnosis, monitoring and ultrasound-guided cortisone injections)

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Additional information

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

PhD (Rheumatology) / University of Bath / 2015
Doctor of Philosphy in Rheumatology

MBBCh (First Class) / University of Cardiff / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

Professional memberships

British Society of Psoriatic Arthritis (Brit-PACT; Steering Commitee Member)

Group for Research & Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis (GRAPPA international; Steering Committee Member for Research & Publications)

Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS; Elected Member)

British Society of Rheumatology Psoriatic Arthritis Biologics Guidelines Group (Steering Committee Member)

British Society of Rheumatology (BSR; Member) Royal College of Physicians (London) - Member

Professional leadership

I have been Director of the Rheumatology Research Unit at Cambridge University Hospitals NHSFT, since July 2016.
I have been Director of Studies at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, since October 2020.

I have peer-reviewed a total of 68 manuscripts for international journals. I have several high-impact peer-reviewed publications in international rheumatology journals as listed below, mostly relating to psoriatic arthritis and ankylsoing spondylitis:

Stober S, Ye W, Guruparan T, Htut E, Clunie G & Jadon D. Prevalence and predictors of tumour necrosis factor inhibitor persistence in psoriatic arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018;57:158-163.

Jadon D, Sengupta R, Nightingale A, et al. Serum bone-turnover biomarkers are associated with the occurrence of peripheral and axial arthritis in psoriatic disease: a prospective cross-sectional comparative study. Arthritis Research Therapy 2017;19(1):210.

Budu-Aggrey A, Bowes J, Stuart PE, Zawistowski M, Tsoi LC, Nair R, Jadon D, et al. A rare coding allele in IFIH1 is protective for psoriatic arthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2017;76(7):1321-1324.

Jadon D, Sengupta R, Nightingale A, et al. Axial Disease In Psoriatic Arthritis (ADIPSA) study: Defining the clinical and radiographic phenotype of psoriatic spondyloarthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2016;76(4):701-707.

Tillett W, Shaddick G, Jadon D, Robinson G, Korendowych E, McHugh N. Novel Composite Radiographic Score for Longitudinal Observational Studies of Psoriatic Arthritis: A Proof-of-concept Study. The Journal of Rheumatology 2016;43(2):367-70.

Jadon D, Shaddick G, Tillett W, Korendowych E, Robinson G, McHugh NJ. Psoriatic arthritis mutilans: Characteristics and natural radiographic progression. The Journal of Rheumatology 2015;42(7):1169-76.

Jadon D, Shaddick G, Jobling A, Ramanan AV, Sengupta R. Clinical outcomes and progression to orthopaedic surgery in juvenile versus adult-onset ankylosing spondylitis. Arthritis Care & Research 2015;67(5):651-7.

Jadon D, Nightingale A, McHugh NJ, Lindsay M, Korendowych E, Sengupta R. Systematic review: Serum-soluble bone biomarkers in psoriatic arthritis and psoriatic spondyloarthritis. The Journal of Rheumatology 2015;42(1)21-30.

Tillett W, Jadon D, Shaddick G, Sengupta R, de Vries CS, McHugh N. Reliability, feasibility and sensitivity of four peripheral radiographic scores for psoriatic arthritis. Arthritis Care & Research 2014;66(2):311-7.

Jadon D, Ramanan AV, Sengupta R. Systematic review: Juvenile vs. adult-onset ankylosing spondylitis. The Journal of Rheumatology 2013;40(11):1797-805.

Tillett W, Jadon D, Shaddick G, Cavill C, Korendowych E, de Vries CS, McHugh N. Smoking and delay to diagnosis are associated with poorer functional outcome in psoriatic arthritis. Ann Rheum Dis 2013;72(8):1358-61.

Jadon D, Tillett W, Wallis D, et al. Exploring ankylosing spondylitis-associated ERAP1, IL12B and IL23R polymorphism in psoriatic arthritis. Rheumatology (Oxford) 2012;52(2):261-6.

Tillett W, Costa L, Jadon D, et al. The Classification for Psoriatic Arthritis (CASPAR) criteria: A retrospective feasibility, sensitivity, and specificity study. The Journal of Rheumatology 2012;39(1):154-6.

Biswas M, Smith J, Jadon D, et al. Long-term remission following withdrawal of dopamine agonist therapy in subjects with microprolactinomas. Clinical Endocrinology (Oxford) 2005;63(1):26-31.

Jadon D. Other seronegative spondyloarthropathies. Medicine 2018 (in press)

Jadon D, Chandran V, Stober S, Ogdie, et al. Proceedings of the 2017 GRAPPA Collaborative Research Network (CRN) Meeting. The Journal of Rheumatology. 2018 (in press)

Gladman D, Coates LC, Jadon D, Tillett W, Vjis M. The Benefits and Challenges of Setting up a Longitudinal Psoriatic Arthritis Database. The Journal of Rheumatology. 2018 (in press)

Jadon D, Gladman D, Mease P, et al. The Retreat: Proceedings of the GRAPPA steering committee meeting 2016. The Journal of Rheumatology. 2017;44(5):668-673.

Winchester R, Giles J, Jadon D, Haroon M, McHugh N, FitzGerald O. Implications of the diversity of class I HLA associations in psoriatic arthritis. Clinical Immunology. 2016; July:piiS1521-6616(16)30213-3.

Jadon D & McHugh NJ. Other seronegative spondyloarthropathies. Medicine 2014;42(5):257-261.

Jadon D, Sengupta R, Ramanan AV. Editorial: Challenges in the management and research of juvenile-onset ankylosing spondylitis. International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology 2013;8(6):1-3.


Clunie G, Wilkinson N, Nikiphorou E & Jadon D (Editors). Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology 2018. 4th edition. Oxford Medical Handbooks (in press)

Jadon D & McHugh NJ. Chapter 3: Laboratory tests for psoriatic arthritis. GRAPPA Textbook of Psoriatic Disease. (edited by Adebajo A, Boehncke H, Gladman D, and Mease P). 2016.

Jadon D, Ahmed T, Bhalla AK. Chapter 146: Disorders of bone mineralisation - Osteomalacia. Oxford Textbook of Rheumatology (edited by Watts RA, Conaghan P, Denton C, et al.). 2013. 4th edition. Oxford University Press.

Jadon D & McHugh NJ. Chapter 1: Symptoms and diagnosis of Psoriatic Diseases. Psoriatic Arthritis (edited by Veale D). 2013. Future Science Group.

I enjoy spending my spare time with my wife and two young children, and playing tennis and golf when I have the opportunity to do so. 

Telephone 01223 266 990
Email d.jadon@nhs.net
Private secretary telephone 01223 344 902