Dr Abhishek is a Clinical Associate Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Nottingham and Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust since September 2014. Prior to that he was a Consultant Rheumatologist at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for one and a half years.
He completed higher specialist training in February 2013, gaining dual Certification in General Internal Medicine and Rheumatology from East Midlands Healthcare Workforce Deanery. His higher specialist training was interspersed with a PhD at Nottingham University and post-doctoral experience at The University of Birmingham.
He has diverse research interests including epidemiology of rheumatic diseases, clinical studies in crystal arthritis, osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Over the last 3 years he has had research funding to the tune of £650,000 from Arthritis Research UK, National Institute of Health Research, Rosetrees Charitable Trust, AstraZeneca, Oxford Immunotech, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Charity, and the European League Against Rheumatism. He is the lead for musculoskeletal diseases and disability (MDD) module for undergraduate medical education at the University of Nottingham.
He is also the Founding co-convenor of British Society for Rheumatology Crystal Arthritis Special Interest Group, Associate Editor BMC Rheumatology, and on the editorial board of Rheumatology (Oxford), Joint Bone Spine. He is part of the European League Against Rheumatism Undergraduate School of Rheumatology and have given invited lectures at the British Society for Rheumatology, Gout crystal and hyperuricemia network (G-CAN), and European League Against Rheumatism annual meetings on several occasions.
Sons of Gout study - started February 2016
Are the benefits of a nurse led package of care in gout maintained after five years and can we identify patients at risk of frequent gout attacks?
Does the immune response to monosodium urate crystals reduce with time? A prospective study of patients with acute gout.
Developing classification criteria of hand osteoarthritis - EULAR project grant, UK lead,
ABHISHEK A and DOHERTY M, 2015. Understanding placebo effects in rheumatology. Joint, bone, spine. 82(4), 222-4 ABHISHEK, A, DOHERTY, S, MACIEWICZ, R, MUIR, K, ZHANG, W and DOHERTY, M, 2014. Association between low cortical bone mineral density, soft-tissue calcification, vascular calcification and chondrocalcinosis: a case-control study. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: Ann Rheum Dis. 73, 1997-2002
ABHISHEK A, 2014. Calcium pyrophosphate deposition. British journal of hospital medicine (London, England : 2005). 75(4), C61-4