Dr Pilkington

  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Arthritis
  • Hypermobility
  • Pain treatment

Dr Clarissa Pilkington

GMC: 2930189

Dr Clarissa Pilkington is one of London's leading rheumatologists. Specialising in paediatric rheumatology, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile dermatomyositis, juvenile arthritis, hypermobility and pain syndromes she is based at University College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital. She is President of the British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Rheumatology (BSPAR) and is a founding member of the UK paediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus study group, through which she has been dedicated to advancing medical knowledge in this area.

  • Professional experience

    • Consultant in Adolescent and Paediatric Rheumatology, University College Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital (2001 - present)
    • Consultant in Adolescent and Paediatric Rheumatology, University College Hospital (present)
  • Education

    • BSc (Hons) Class 1, UCL: Neuroanatomy and Immunology (1981)
    • MMBS, Middlesex Hospital Medical School (1984)
    • MRCP Paediatrics (1989)
    • CCST Paediatrics and Paediatric Rheumatology (2000)
  • Professional membership

    • Chair of Dermatomyositis Group of Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (2004-2010)
  • Publications and conferences

    • Clinical Director of Juvenile Dermatomyositis Research Centre (ICH) (2002-present)
    • Founder member of the UK paediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) study group
    • Principal investigator for the Biologics and Extended Biologics Registry and for the PLUTO belimumab SLE trial at GOSH
    • More than 130 articles
    • 20 conference papers

 Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Arthritis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Hypermobility
  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Pain treatment

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  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
    Great Ormond Street WC1N 3JH - London (Central London)
    (+44) 02037447779


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