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Profile of Prof Paul Wordsworth

Prof Paul Wordsworth
Full name
Professor Paul Wordsworth
Job title
Professor of Clinical Rheumatology FRCP, Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist
Appointed Clinical Reader in Rheumatology, Oxford University 1992 (Ad Hominem Professor 1998)
Head of Ankylosing Spondylitis Genetics Group at the Botnar Research Centre
Special interests
Heritable disorders of the skeleton and connective tissues (Skeletal Dysplasias, Marfan, Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Scleroderma and related multisystem connective tissue diseases.

Clinical interests and academic research in heritable disorders of the musculoskeletal system (Author with Roger Smith of Clinical and Biochemical Disorders of the Skeleton, Oxford University Press 2016). Author of more than 600 scientific papers, book chapters, scientific abstracts, many on the genetic basis of musculoskeletal disease.

Fortnightly clinics for Marfan syndrome, rare metabolic bone diseases and the skeletal dysplasias.

Clinical and laboratory research in ankylosing spondylitis and related spondyloarthropathies. Co-discoverer of the genetic associations of AS with the ERAP1 and IL23R genes. Regular clinics for ankylosing spondylitis.

Weekly Lupus/Inflammatory Connective Tissue Disease clinic at John Radcliffe Hospital (multidisciplinary clinic with clinical immunology, dermatology and nephrology) for SLE, scleroderma, and other multisystem autoimmune diseases.

He is a distinguished member of the British Society for Rheumatology and Governing Body Fellow of Green Templeton College. Awarded Michael Mason Prize (1992) and Heberden Medal (2012) by the British Society for Rheumatology.

For information on Professor Wordsworth's research studies and publications please visit the NDORMS website.