Prof. Hasan Tahir  specialized in rheumatology

Prof. Hasan Tahir

Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist at Royal Free London NHS Trust and Honorary Clinical Professor in Division of Medicine at University College London, UK.

Country United Kingdom
Speciality Rheumatology
Subspeciality Inflammatory Arthritis
Experience 1996 years
Languages English

Professor Hasan Tahir is a Consultant Rheumatologist and Sports Medicine. He is a Principal Investigator for a large number of clinical trials investigating new biological treatments for autoimmune rheumatic disorders. He is actively involved both in undergraduate and postgraduate training, education and clinical research. He has been a TV presenter of a Live Health Show and is actively involved in humanitarian work overseas.

Areas of expertise: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Osteoporosis, SLE (lupus) & Vasculitis, Back pain, Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR), Familial Mediterranean Fever, Soft Tissue Rheumatism, Pain Management and Gout


Prof. Hasan Tahir is a Consultant Rheumatologist and Sports Medicine physican. His NHS practice is at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He is an honorary clinical professor in the Division of Medicine at University College London. He trained at Kings College London and completed his specialist training in both general medicine and rheumatology in the North Thames region. He has a Masters in Sports & Exercise Medicine. He provides a specialist service for Inflammatory arthritis which includes a focus on up-to-date care and streamlines the management of complex patients. He aims to improved standards of care, reducing treatment delays, integrating research and clinical practice and offering excellent training opportunities to maintain specialist knowledge on safe and effective prescribing. He continues to engage and develop new patient education material. Following a successful bid for an education grant, he introduced 5 Ipads in the rheumatology waiting area to support patient education. There is a wide range of educational material on rheumatological conditions and drug therapies as well as a library of exercises available to browse. He continues to be passionate about Clinical Research and is committed to continuing his involvement, despite his busy clinical job with the aim of capturing research, funding and producing publications, and presenting at International meetings. He was promoted to Honorary Clinical Professor status in the Division of Medicine at University College of London. He has promoted and embedded a research culture within his unit. He has participated in a large number of multi-national phase 3/4 national portfolio studies, which included him as a Chief Investigator. He continues to present the outcomes of a number of the studies at a National and International level. He was also extensively involved as a Principal Investigator in COVID research looking at new treatments for COVID. This included the national Recovery study for which he recruited over 350 patients. He has extensively published in peer reviewed journals and has written chapters in medical textbooks. He thoroughly enjoys teaching and continues to actively participate in both Undergraduate and Postgraduate teaching. He hosted 3 diets every year of triple cycles of the MRCP PACES exam at WXH (examining 270 doctors /year) and was the first site in the country to run the pilot PACES 2020 exam. He is on the panel of Chairs of International examiners and a board member of the Clinical Exam Board and Scenario Editorial Committee of the MRCP PACES exam. He has been a TV presenter of a Live Health Show and is actively involved in humanitarian work overseas. He recently appeared on the BBC Hospital Series in which they highlighted his involvement as a principal investigator with COVID research at the Royal Free London NHS Trust.

Experiences and Positions

2019 - Today

Dean and Professor
New Vision University, Georgia.

2019 - Today

Consultant Physician and Rheumatologist
Royal Free Hospital London, UK.

2020 - Today

Honorary Professor of Medicine
University College London

2020 - Today

International Examiner and Chair

2019 - Today

Associate Dean
St Matthews University, UK.

2018 - Today

Honorary Reader in Investigational Clinical Rheumatology
William Harvey Research Institute, University of London.

2012 - 2017

Honorary Senior Lecturer
The William Harvey Research Institute

2017 - 2020

Honorary Reader in Investigational Clinical Rheumatology
The William Harvey Research Institute

Honorary Professor of Clinical Sciences
St Matthews University Hospital.

2005 - 2019

Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine & Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK.

Degrees and Certifications

Master's in Sports & Exercise Medicine.

Member of the Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Physicians

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
Royal College of Physicians

Master of Science (MSc)Sports & Exercise Medicine
University of Bath

Bachelor of Medicine and surgery
Kings College London School Of Medicine & dentistry Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh


Member of:

  • Member of the British Society of Rheumatology
  • Member of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine
  • Member of The Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society (ASAS)
  • British Medical Association

Markers of esteem

  • BSR Best Practice Award Winner
  • Prestigious NIHR PI recognition awards for research - awarded to only 5 researchers nationally
  • Barts Health Innovations Awards for Service Improvement (2018)
  • Barts Health Innovation Award (2016)
  • Best Practice Award for Best Emerging Practice, British Society for Rheumatology
  • NIHR 'Consistently Deliver to Target' Award

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