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    Rheumatology is the investigation into conditions affecting patients with musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, and other conditions affecting the joints, bones, soft tissue and muscles.

    We diagnose, treat and care for patients of all ages with our leading consultant Rheumatologists here at New Malden Diagnostic Centre.

    Conditions we treat include:

    • Bio-mechanical bone problems
    • Inflammatory diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system
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Rheumatology Consultants

Dr Shahid Jawed
Dr Shahid Jawed Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr Jawed has been a Consultant in Rheumatology since 2000. He is Lead clinician for Rheumatology at Kingston hospital. In his first 2 years at Kingston he established an Osteoporosis Service locally. They now run a service with all the latest treatments available.

He then trained in musculoskeletal US and image guided spinal injections. This aids early detection of inflammatory arthritis and allows accurate aspiration & injections, if needed. He is experienced with complex biologics treatments with over 700 patients under our care at the unit.

Linking in to the US theme he is very experienced at dealing with sports and soft tissue injuries and has a long association with sporting bodies. Having been an international sportsman himself he has a good insight in to the goals and needs of injured athletes. Dr Jawed is also experienced at administering autologous blood injections for difficult tendon problems.

Dr Jawed also offers treatment for the general rheumatology problems of osteoarthritis, gout and more rare autoimmune disorders.

Dr. Israa Al-Shakarchi
Dr Israa Al-Shakarchi Consultant Rheumatologist

Dr. Israa Al-Shakarchi has been a Consultant Rheumatologist for eleven years. She graduated in Medicine from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2004, having previously gained an Upper Second Class BSc (Hons) degree in Physiology from University College London. Dr Al-Shakarchi went on to be awarded a Masters in Rheumatology with distinction from Kings College London, winning the MSc prize for the best research project in 2010. She gained the Royal College of Physicians Specialty Certificate Examination in Rheumatology later the same year. Dr Al-Shakarchi completed her training in Rheumatology and General Internal Medicine in 2013, and has been a Consultant Rheumatologist since, commencing her current post at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in August 2014. She became an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in June 2018.

Having trained in the South London Deanery, Dr Al-Shakarchi has worked in world-renowned centres of excellence, including King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and St George’s Hospital. She is an experienced clinician with extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of rheumatological conditions including inflammatory arthritis, connective tissue diseases, vasculitidies, inflammatory myopathies, osteoporosis and soft tissue rheumatological conditions. She has expertise in joint injections and has run the injection clinic at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for several years. Dr Al-Shakarchi has presented her work at national and international rheumatology conferences and has several publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Al-Shakarchi is passionate about championing a positive patient experience to deliver improved clinical outcomes, using excellent communication skills and through joint decision making with her patients. She consistently receives excellent patient feedback, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to provide her patients with correct diagnoses and effective treatment plans.

In addition, Dr Al-Shakarchi has a strong commitment to medical education. She has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at the Royal College of Physicians, London, and has received several teaching excellence awards. For the last seven years Dr Al-Shakarchi has been a senior member of the education faculty, as the Training Programme Director for the Internal Medicine Trainees and the Royal College of Physicians College Tutor for Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Clinical interests

  • Early Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Axial Spondyloarthropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Crystal arthritis (Gout/pseudogout)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Vasculitis (including temporal arteritis)
  • Connective tissue diseases (e.g. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Scleroderma, Inflammatory myositis)
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Soft Tissue Rheumatism (including tendinopathies and bursitis)
  • Joint and Soft Tissue injections
  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hypermobility


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