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Giovanni Sanna




Special Interests

Lupus, CNS Lupus, Antiphospholipid (Hughes) Syndrome, Connective Tissue Diseases, Myositis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and other inflammatory arthritis, General Rheumatology


Dr Sanna was appointed as a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Louise Coote Lupus Unit, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in 2008, having previously worked as a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Homerton University Hospital since 2003.

Dr Sanna qualified at the University of Rome in 1991 and did his specialist training in Rheumatology at the University of Cagliari, Italy. He completed his PhD in 2000 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 2006.

Having formerly trained in the Lupus Unit at St Thomas' Hospital under Professor Graham Hughes, he has a special interest in connective tissue diseases, in particular systemic lupus erythematosus, antiphospholipid syndrome and myositis.

He has written over 50 research papers and many textbook chapters. Most of his research and publications relate to clinical manifestations and management of neurologic disease in lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome.

In his NHS practice at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals Dr Sanna looks after a large number of patients with SLE and other connective tissue diseases from across the UK and runs multidisciplinary clinics dedicated to neuropsychiatric lupus, lupus nephritis and myositis, working closely with neurologists, renal physicians and specialist nurses.

He teaches medical students, supervises trainees in rheumatology and contributes to educational programmes and lectures in the UK and abroad.

He is a member of the British Society for Rheumatology, the American College of Rheumatology, the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis and acts as a reviewer for several international journals, antiphospholipid syndrome.

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