Dr Bhathiya Wijeyekoon - Consultant Rheumatologist in Hitchin

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Dr Bhathiya Wijeyekoon - Rheumatology

Dr Bhathiya Wijeyekoon is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Pinehill Hospital in Hitchin

Based at: Pinehill Hospital | Get directions | Go to hospital website

Clinical interests

Rheumatology. Specialist interest in the early diagnosis and treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of inflammatory joint disease. Also expertise in Tennis and Golfers elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and connective tissue diseases which include Systemic lupus ereythematosus and vasculitis.

Academic background

Dr Wijeyekoon trained in medicine at Imperial College, London. As a medical undergraduate he completed an intercalated BSc (Hon) degree in immunology and microbiology. He was awarded a prestigious MRC UK Training Fellowship, studying molecular biology at Oxford University. He has an interest in basic medical research and has published a number of papers. His specialist training in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine was at a number of different London teaching hospitals. He was acting consultant in Rheumatology at the Hammersmith Hospital, London before taking up a permanent consultant position at East and North Herts NHS Trust, where he is lead clinician for rheumatology biological services. Dr Wijeyekoon is accredited in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine.

Coauthored the rheumatology chapter in the prestigious Oxford Desk Reference Of Acute Medicine published in 2016

Published a case report in The BMJ  on-line titled 'A disabling iatrogenic disorder', 2016

Received an Excellence in teaching award by Cambridge University Medical Society , 2016

Primary Investigator (PI) for a number of commercial and NIH Portfolio Rheumatology Clinical Research  Studies at East and North Herts NHS Trust, where he is rheumatology clinical research lead

Revived a National Commendation from the British Society of Rheumatology for outcomes of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Audit

Developed a number on of electronic databases to support audit and governance in rheumatology at East and North Herts

Departmental lead in negotiations with the CCG to commission high cost rheumatology biologics therapies 

Professional Memberships

MRCP, MPS, BSR, GMC, BMA

NHS base

Lister Hospital, Stevenage

Clinic Times

Alternate Thursday & Friday evenings

01462 410 002