Dr Dennis McGonagle

Professor of investigative rheumatology

Practising at

Spire Elland Hospital

Spire Leeds Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Dennis McGonagle at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I qualified at UCD in Ireland in 1990. I was awarded the gold medal in medicine for a first class honour in that subject. I undertook a PhD in Leeds and started as a consultant in 2000.

My work on psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis is internationally known and I am developing a website for patients to better understand these diseases.

I am an internationally known expert in inflammatory and degenerative diseases having published over 250 papers. This work covers research into diverse conditions including the seronegative arthropathies, gout and pseudogout, lupus, vasculitis, polymyalgia rheumatica, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

My seminal work and concepts has changed the way diseases of the immune system are viewed by doctors and scientists.

Clinical Interests

Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
Rheumatoid arthritis
Connective tissue disease

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List of publications

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Qualification and professional memberships

FRCPI / Dublin / 2002
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Professional memberships

British Society for Rheumatology
American College of Rheumatology

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Current NHS posts

Professor of investigative rheumatology, University of Leeds
Honorary NHS consultant, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Private contact details

Telephone For appointments at Spire Elland 01422 324041 or Spire Leeds 0113 218 5908/9
Website http://www.enthesis.info