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Dr Rob Callaghan

Dr Rob Callaghan

Consultant Rheumatologist


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Conditions and Treatments

  • Arthritis treatment
  • Osteoarthritis – thumb, hand and wrist
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Wrist fracture

Professional bio

Dr. Callaghan is a Consultant Rheumatologist who qualified in 1996 and has held his NHS Consultant Rheumatologist post in Gwent, South Wales, since 2005. 

He has wide-ranging clinical expertise in all general rheumatological problems which include inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune musculoskeletal disease. He trained at Cardiff University with subsequent higher specialist training in the West Midlands. He also has a special clinical interest in connective tissue disease (SLE/lupus, Sjogren's syndrome, myositis, scleroderma, and vasculitis).

Dr. Callaghan sits on his regional medicine and therapeutic committee and has provided support for various advisory boards. 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 also actively involved in the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs. 

Special Clinical Interests

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


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: 1996

Personal Profile

Any spare time he has is spent with his wife and 3 children. He is also a keen tennis player and has played competitive tennis since his younger days.