Professor Ernest Choy
MB BCh, MD, FRCP
I am Head of Rheumatology and Translational Research at the Institute of Infection and Immunity and Director of the Cardiff Regional Experimental Arthritis Treatment and Evaluation (CREATE) Centre at Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff, Wales, UK. I am also Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at University Hospital of Wales and Clinical Lead of the Welsh Arthritis Research Network (WARN). Previously, I was Reader and Director of the King’s Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Unit in the Academic Department of Rheumatology, King’s College London.
My major research interest is the treatment of rheumatic diseases focusing on the efficiency of new treatment strategies.
I was Director of Research and Development at King's College Hospital between 2003-2008. I am a member of the European League Against Rheumatism Committee Standing Committee for International Clinical Studies Including Therapeutic Trials. I chair the EULAR Taskforce on developing recommendations for management and classification criteria for fibromyalgia. I have served as clinical expert to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence in the UK and many pharmaceutical companies.
I am a frequent lecturer on the treatment of rheumatic diseases.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Ernest Choy at Spire include:
Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis
Spire Cardiff Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
I have been published widely on treatments for rheumatic diseases in major medical journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine.
Professor of Rheumatology, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.
Professor and Head of Rheumatology, Cardiff University.