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Dr Sundeept Bhalara

Name
Dr Sundeept Bhalara
Job title
Consultant Rheumatologist
PROFESSIONAL DETAILS
Primary specialtyRheumatology
Qualifications
MB BS
MSc
MD
FRCP
Year qualified
1991
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Sundeept Bhalara qualified in medicine at University College, London in 1991. After broad general medical training in London teaching hospitals including St Bartholemew’s, he obtained higher specialist rheumatology training at Charing Cross and the Hammersmith Hospitals, and the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London.   Dr Bhalara gained specialist recognition in rheumatology and general medicine in 2002 and has been working as consultant rheumatologist in West Hertfordshire (Watford, Hemel Hempstead and St Alban’s hospitals) and Charing Cross Hospital since then. He has also gained considerable experience in most aspects of general rheumatology but has a particular interest in arthritis and multisystem disease.   He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physician’s in May 2007. He practices privately at Spire Bushey and Harpenden Hospitals and the Bishopswood Hospital, Northwood.  
Clinical interests
Dr Bhalara’s current clinical practice is broad and involves the entire spectrum of rheumatological disease. This includes multisystem immunological disease, gout, osteoporosis, sports injuries and soft tissue disease. His particular interest is in the diagnostics and therapeutics of inflammatory arthritis.   He is also skilled in Joint and soft tissue injection techniques and trains a range of practitioners including GPs and physiotherapists locally.
Research interests
Dr Bhalara has a doctoral thesis on the assessment of early inflammatory arthritis and biological therapy following research undertaken at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London. He has published on these and related topics and has been involved with early clinical trials on the use of novel biological agents in rheumatoid arthritis.   He currently runs a tertiary centre early arthritis service at Charing Cross Hospital and is actively involved with an extensive research program to find novel diagnostic tests and therapeutic targets.   During his earlier training he obtained a master’s degree in immunology (awarded with distinction) and retains an academic interest in the immunology of rheumatic disease.
Professional memberships
• British society of Rheumatology
• Royal Society of Medicine
• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
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WHERE I WORK
NHS Hospital
West Herts NHS Trust
Private hospital/Private clinic
Spire Bushey Hospital
Address
Heathbourne Road
City/Town
Bushey
County
Hertfordshire
Postcode
WD23 1RD
Dr Sundeept Bhalara
Heathbourne Road
Bushey
WD23 1RD
United Kingdom
Private practice tel:
01895 628882
Call for appointments:
0208 901 5555
Fax:
01895 628885
Spire Accreditation