Dr Dennis McGonagle

Professor of investigative rheumatology


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In 1990 at UCD in Ireland, I graduated from my degree and was awarded a gold medal, first-class honours. I undertook a PhD in Leeds and started as a consultant in 2000.

My laboratory is very active in stem cell research in osteoarthritis, but we are not currently offering stem cell treatments as more research is needed. My work covers research into diverse conditions including the seronegative arthropathies, gout and pseudogout, lupus, vasculitis, polymyalgia rheumatica, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. My website explains more about my research on these diseases.

I am an internationally known expert in inflammatory arthritis, having published over 360 papers. My Google scholar impact factor is very high and can be found here.

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

I have been at Spire Elland for over two decades now.


Treatment information

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


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Additional information

Inflammatory rheumatic disorders
Rheumatoid arthritis

Special clinical interests: Ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis.

FRCPI / Dublin / 2002
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Professional memberships

British Society for Rheumatology

American College of Rheumatology

  • Adult stem cell therapy
  • Mechanisms of Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Immune disease classification


List of publications

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