Dr Rob Callaghan

Consultant Rheumatologist


MBBCh (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery)

First Class Honours Degree BSc (Bachelor of Science) in Pharmacology

FRCP (Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians), London

PGCME (Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education

Year of first medical qualification: 2006

Professional profile

Dr Callaghan is a Consultant Rheumatologist who has been working in the NHS for over 15 years. He sees his private patients at St Joseph's Hospital. Dr Callaghan specialises in diagnosis and treatment of all joint-related problems (arthritis, joint injections), soft tissue problems (rotator cuff, tendinitis, bursitis), chronic pain (regional pain, back pain, fibromyalgia, soft tissue injections) and osteoporosis.

He trained at Cardiff University and throughout South Wales with subsequent higher specialist training in the West Midlands. He has a special clinical interest in connective tissue disease (SLE/lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, myositis, scleroderma and vasculitis) and runs a regular clinic specifically for these conditions.

Dr Callaghan sits on various advisory boards, and his research background includes participation in various regional and national clinical trials. His publications include rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, connective tissue disease, septic arthritis and fibromyalgia. As an Honorary Clinical Teacher for the School of Medicine in Cardiff, he is actively involved in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs

Dr Callaghan is actively involved in the ongoing development of digital health records within the Aneurin Bevan Trust. He also sits on the Aneurin Bevan Medicines and Therapeutics Committee.

Any spare time Dr Callaghan has is spent enjoying his young family. He is also a keen tennis player and plays for his local tennis club.

Dr Callaghan has a special interest in connective tissue disease and vasculitis.

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