Professor Hasan Tahir
Consultant Rheumatologist and Sports Physician
QualificationsBSc MB BS MSc (Sports & Ex Med) MSc MFSEM(UK) FRCP(UK)
Main NHS base:
Barts Health NHS Trust (Whipps Cross Hospital)
Inflammatory arthritis. Connective tissue disorders. Osteoporosis. Soft tissue rheumatology and back pain. Sports problems, tennis elbow, knee problems, ankle injuries and rehabiliation. General medicine.
Fees, Training & Background:
Dr Hasan Tahir trained at Kings College London and completed his specialist training in both general medicine and rheumatology in the North Thames region. He is actively involved both in undergraduate and postgraduate training, education and clinical research.
He is the clinical lead for biological services and research and is a Chief / Principal Investigator for a large number of clinical trials investigating new biological treatments for autoimmune rheumatic disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. He recently was awarded 2 NIHR wards, the most prestigious being the NIHR@ 10 awarded to only 5 researchers nationally. He is actively involved in both rheumatology and acute medicine and has recently been awarded the BSR Best Practice award for Best Emerging Practice.
In 2009 he was awarded the title of Honorary Professor of Clinical Sciences at St Matthews University and in January 2019, he was awarded the position of Associate UK Dean of St Matthews University.
In 2018, he was awarded the Title of Honorary Reader in Investigational Clinical Rheumatology at the William Harvey Research Institute, University of London.
Professor Tahir is actively involved in acute medicine and is the clinical lead for one of the busiest emergency medical units in London. He is the clinical lead for the training of overseas medical students and is also an examiner for the MRCP PACES exam and the final year clinical exam at the Barts and London. He is the Training Programme Director for core medical training at his hospital.
He was a TV presenter of a Live Health Show and is actively involved in humanitarian work overseas.
His other academic interest includes Sports Medicine.
Personal website address:
- Member of the Royal College of Physicians
- Member of the British Society of Rheumatology
- Member of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine
- Member of The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS)
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