I am an Associate Professor and Consultant Rheumatologist at University College London (UCL), and Principal Investigator at the UCL Centre for Rheumatology and UCL Department of Neuromuscular Diseases. I undertake specialist spondyloarthritis clinics at University College Hospital (UCH) and Northwick Park Hospital, two of the largest hospitals in London, UK. I qualified in Medicine from the University of Coimbra in Portugal and trained in musculoskeletal imaging and clinical epidemiology during my doctoral research at the Leiden University Medical Centre, The Netherlands. I have (co)authored over 140 articles and I have been awarded 4 fellowships and 13 scientific prizes. My research interests include the investigation of new therapeutic strategies and the assessment and prediction of outcomes in rheumatic diseases, with a focus on axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). My published research work includes the development and validation of the Ankylosing Spondylitis Disease Activity Score (ASDAS), and the study of the relationship between MRI inflammation, MRI fat deposition and progression of structural damage in axSpA.
Full name: Pedro Machado
Current country: United Kingdom
Membership level: Full
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