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Consultant RheumatologistH. Senior Clinical Lecturer King's College London, MD Rheumatology & Rehabilitation, FRCP (London)
Dr. El Miedany is a consultant Rheumatologist and fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London) with an NHS practice at Darent Valley Hospital. He has special interest in the early diagnosis and management of Joint pains and degenerative osteoarthritis, as well as carpal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. El Miedany had his post-graduate training in rheumatology at the Centre for Rheumatic Diseases, Royal Infirmary – Glasgow, where he carried out his MD thesis about pulmonary affection in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Since he joined Darent Valley Hospital, in 2003, he has been keen to develop the service to match the national and international standards. Dr. El Miedany has been an early proponent of the Treat to Target treatment approach of rheumatoid arthritis / Psoriatic arthritis/ Carpal tunnel syndrome/ Osteoarthritis/ Lupus / gout and Ankylosing Spondylitis.
Outcomes of his service audits have been presented and published in the British Society for Rheumatology conferences on year basis. In view of the work achieved by the rheumatology team at Dartford, the rheumatology service at Darent Valley Hospital under the leadership of Dr. El Miedany was selected as the best secondary care rheumatology service in Kent.
Dr. El Miedany is a lead figure in the field of rheumatology. He authored over 200 research studies published in peer reviewed journals, editor for 4 rheumatology books and authored several chapters.
His practice now encompasses all types of joint and soft tissue pain, with a special interest on joint preservation through conservative local management for osteoarthritis, local therapy for soft tissue pain as well as biological treatments for inflammatory arthritis together with the latest techniques in musculoskeletal Ultrasonography aiming at maximizing outcomes and meeting patients’ satisfaction.
Patients’ feedback has reported Dr. EL Miedany’s service as ‘excellent‘ both in the NHS and private practice.
His website www.rheumatology4u.com is a popular page which offers several tools for patient education and self-management and has been viewed by several patients over the past years. In addition, he runs regular simulated teaching activities for GP’s, trainees as well as undergraduates.
He has been appointed lead of undergraduate medical Education at Darent Valley Hospital and runs many successful courses for both under- and post-graduate trainees.
Doctor El-Miedany, has more than 100 publications in international peer reviewed rheumatology journals as well as international conferences. He has also lectured in most of the prestigious international conferences and was invited to write review articles in rheumatology. Currently he is associate editor for the BMC Musculoskeletal journal.
For his outstanding contribution in rheumatology clinical, academic and research fields, Dr El-Miedany was nominated the International Health Professional of the year 2004 by the IBC, Cambridge, England.
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Management of early inflammatory arthritis
Early diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease