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Prof. Bryan Wordsworth

Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist



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John Radcliffe Hospital

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Professional Profile

Professor Wordsworth qualified in medicine at the Westminster Hospital, 1975. He pursued general medical training in London (MRCP, 1978) and undertook higher specialist training in rheumatology and rehabilitation in London and Oxford (GMC Specialist Register for Rheumatology, 1987). Professor Wordsworth carried out research fellowships in genetics of skeletal dysplasias and osteogenesis imperfecta, 1983-1985 and the immunogenetics of rheumatoid arthritis, 1987-1992. He was appointed Clinical Reader in Rheumatology in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford University, 1992 (Ad Hominem Professor of Rheumatology, 1998).

Professor Wordworth was the winner of British Society for Rheumatology Michael Mason Prize, 1992 “The New Genetics and Rheumatology” and author of approximately 300 peer reviewed scientific papers on a range of clinical and laboratory areas including genetic basis of monogenic diseases affecting the skeleton and the polygenic component of inflammatory arthropathies. He is the Director of the Rheumatology Clinical Trials Unit, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, 2000-2008.

His publications include Clinical and Biochemical Disorders of the Skeleton with Roger Smith, Oxford University Press 2005; Co-editor of the Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Oxford University Press 2011; and Genetics for Rheumatologists, Remedica 2001. His clinical interests are in inflammatory arthritis, SLE, heritable disorders of the skeleton and soft tissues.