Prof Hector Chinoy

Prof Hector Chinoy

Consultant Rheumatologist

BM BS, BMedSci(Hons), MSc, PhD, FRCP

"Spire Manchester is a state of the art facility located in a convenient location in Manchester with plenty of parking available."

Specialises in

  • Musculoskeletal pain/pain syndrome
  • Rheumatoid / inflammatory arthritis
  • Connective tissue and muscle disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Soft tissue rheumatism

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Consultant Rheumatologist. At Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, I look after about 1,000 patients with a variety of musculoskeletal complaints, run general rheumatology, specialist adult neuromuscular and combined psoriasis/psoriatic clinics. I am also the principal investigator on a number of clinical trials.

I firmly believe in the importance of clear, open communication with patients and sufferers of musculoskeletal conditions. I see a wide range of rheumatic diseases and closely work alongside a multidisciplinary team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses and podiatrists. Many rheumatic diseases cannot be cured, but accurate diagnosis and focused management/treatment can help significantly to improve pain, disability and quality of life.

On completing my medical degree at the University of Nottingham in 1996, I carried out medical training in Nottingham, Sheffield and Manchester. I trained in Rheumatology in the North West from 2001 - 2009. I completed an Arthritis Research UK Fellowship at The University of Manchester, studying clinical and genetic associations in myositis, a condition which causes disabling symptoms due to inflammation of muscle, and was awarded a PhD in 2007. In 2009 I became a Consultant Rheumatologist and in February 2010 and was awarded a Senior Clinical Lectureship in Rheumatology.

I am employed by The University of Manchester, where I am actively involved with research and the education of medical students and doctors, and am Programme Director for the Clinical Rheumatology MSc Programme. I have authored over 80 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals, have presented many research abstracts in national and international conferences, and am considered to be a global expert in inflammatory myopathy.

I am a member of EuMyoNeT, a European collaborative consortium funded by the Association Fran├žaise contre les Myopathies, and the International Myositis Genetics Consortium, MYOGEN. As part of EuMyoNeT, I am also chair of, a web-based consortium that collects standardised clinical data in over 30 countries.


General Medical Council Number: C4326553

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Prof Hector Chinoy at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Blood tests
  • Referral for physiotherapy
  • Soft tissue injections

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Additional information

Connective tissue disease
Muscle disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Soft tissue rheumatism

Special clinical interests: Musculoskeletal pain, pain syndromes, muscle disease (inflammatory) and ankylosing spondylitis.

BMedSci (Hons) / University of Nottingham / 1994
Bachelor of Medical Science

BM BS / University of Nottingham / 1996
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

MRCP / London / 2000
Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians

MSc, Clinical Rheumatology / The University of Manchester / 2004
Master's course

PhD, Medicine / The University of Manchester / 2008
Doctor of Philosophy

Certificate of Completion of Training (Rheumatology) / UK / 2009
Certificate of Completion of Training

FRCP / London / 2013
Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of London

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

British Society for Rheumatology

American College of Rheumatology

Medical Protection Society

British Medical Association

Professional leadership

Programme Director, MSc Clinical Rheumatology Programme, The University of Manchester
Royal College of Physicians representative for Specialist Rheumatology Clinical Reference Group
Associate Editor, BMC Rheumatology
Advisory Editor, Arthritis and Rheumatology
Editorial Board, European Medical Journal
Arthritis Research UK Representative, Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease Clinical Trials Subcommittee
Joint Lead of UKMYONET, a UK-wide research group to promote collaborative research in myositis
Chair, Euromyositis Registry, a web-based database consortium of over 20 countries Convenor for British Society for Rheumatology Myositis Masterclass

I have research interests in genetic, epidemiological and clinical aspects of adult idiopathic inflammatory myopathy, as well as immunogenicity of biologic therapy, and supervise a number of PhD and Masters students. I am the principal investigator of a UK Medical Research Council funded prospective myositis cohort collection called MYOPROSP.

I am a reviewer for several major rheumatology peer-reviewed journals, associate editor for BMC Rheumatology, advisory editor for Arthritis and Rheumatology, on the editorial board for the European Medical Journal and Reumatologia, and am on the abstract selection committee for the British Society for Rheumatology, European League Against Rheumatism and American College of Rheumatology annual conferences. I am co-chair of UKMYONET, a national consortium that fosters collaborative research in inflammatory myopathy and am a member of the Arthritis Research UK Autoimmune Rheumatic Disease Clinical Trials Subcommittee.

Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester.

Honorary Consultant in Rheumatology, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

I live in the Manchester area and have two children. I am a keen runner and a long suffering supporter of Newcastle United.

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