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Professor Philip Hawkins FMedSci

Job Title
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
University College London (UCL)
Year elected



pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of amyloidosis and inherited periodic fever syndromes

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Medical specialties (excluding oncology, neurology) and paediatrics

Is clinical director of the NHSNational Amyloidosis Centre at The Royal Free. He is a rheumatologist and clinical scientist renowned for his studies on amyloidosis. His seminal work includes development and implementation of serum amyloid P component (SAP) scintigraphy for diagnosis and quantification of systemic amyloidosis, a method that has greatly increased our understanding of the natural history of this hitherto poorly understood group of diseases. SAP scintigraphy has also informed and directed advances in clinical management of amyloidosism, particularly by demonstrating that amyloid deposits are reversible and treatable. He has overseen the progression of this technique from a highly sophisticated investigative research tool to a routine clinical procedure within the NHS and has probably seen and managed more patients with more different forms of amyloidosis than anyone else in the world. He is the leading authority on hereditary amyloidosis as well as familial Mediterranean fever and other periodic fever syndromes that may be complicated by amyloidosis. More mutations causing these various conditions have been discovered in his practice than anywhere else.

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