Professor Ian Chikanza


Consultant Physician & in Rheumatology (Adult & Paediatric)

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    A specialist in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology (Adult & Paediatric), and hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos disorders. Trained at Guys and St Thomas Hospital, London under the watchful eye of Professor Rodney Grahame (and has worked and collaborated with him for over 30 years); and the Children's Hospital, Tufts Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was appointed Prof of Rheumatology, University of Cape Town Medical School in 1996.

    Currently Consultant in Rheumatology (Adult & Paediatric) at St Barts & The Royal London Hospital. London, UK; and Prof of Medicine, Catholic University Zimbabwe; and previously visiting Prof of Medicine, University of Zimbabwe. He is also a medical scientist and some of his research work led to the development of successful biological treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune inflammatory diseases.

    He has published over 100 papers in peer review medical journals and over 4 medical books. His research interests are in immunotherapy, neuroendocrine immunology and corticosteroid resistances. A Fellow & member of the American College of Rheumatology, British Society of Rheumatology, African League Against Rheumatism, and a past President of The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK (Ethnic minority health section). A Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, UK; Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, London, UK; American College of Physicians; East Central Southern Africa College of Medicine. He has been involved in setting up pioneering healthcare systems in southern Africa and USA for effective healthcare delivery; is Chairman of Board of Trustees of Arthritis Care Africa Foundation. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the European Medical Journal Rheumatology and seats on the Editorial Boards of several other Medical journals.

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    Adult & Paediatric Rheumatology and Hypermobility Disorders, E; Internal medicine.

Practice locations

NHS base

St Barts & The Royal London Hospital, London, UK

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