Maliha Shaikh


18 years of experience
18 years of experience


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Dr Maliha Shaikh is a highly skilled and compassionate Consultant Rheumatologist with dual accreditation in General Medicine. With a particular interest in early inflammatory arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, and chronic pain, she provides expert care in both her NHS and private practice. Dr Shaikh has specialist expertise in managing various aspects of general rheumatology, including osteoarthritis, connective tissue disease, vasculitis, osteoporosis, gout, and reactive arthritis.

Based at Barts Health NHS Trust, Dr Shaikh serves as the axial spondyloarthropathy lead, demonstrating her commitment to advancing care in this specific area. She runs a multidisciplinary fibromyalgia clinic in collaboration with pain specialists, clinical psychology, and physiotherapy, emphasising her dedication to holistic patient care.

Dr Shaikh strongly believes in patient involvement and has collaborated with renowned charities such as the National Spondyloarthritis Society (NASS) and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society to enhance patient management. She has a keen interest in global health and has been awarded a prestigious British Society of Rheumatology Travelling Fellowship to work at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute in Lucknow, India.

An advocate for medical education, Dr Shaikh serves as the educational lead for the undergraduate musculoskeletal program at Whipps Cross University Hospital. She is also an educational supervisor for junior doctors and has provided mentorship and supervision to allied health colleagues pursuing higher professional studies.

Dr Shaikh's approach to patient care is holistic, addressing both physical and mental wellbeing. She tailors treatment plans to meet the individual needs of each patient, ensuring the best possible outcomes. With her extensive expertise and dedication to improving the lives of her patients, Dr Maliha Shaikh is highly regarded in the field of rheumatology.


Connective Tissue Disorders

All procedures

  • Joint Injection

All conditions

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Gout
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Scleroderma
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Vasculitis





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General Medical Council: 6127984


St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9BS


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