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Dev Pyne


Contact number

0208 223 8518


Contact email

Via secretary:  susan.lawrence@bartshealth.nhs.uk


Job title:

Consultant Rheumatologist/Clinical Lead

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology and Sports and Exercise Medicine



Primary location

Royal London Hospital (Mile End Hospital site)



Specialities (eg: Neuro-ophthalmology, Neurology



Clinics (eg: Heart Failure Clinic, Fracture Clinic)

General Rheumatology clinics (Mon AM, Fri AM), Lupus (SLE) clinic (Wed AM) , Sports Injuries Clinic (Mon PM, Thurs PM). Multidisciplinary Sports/Exercise Clinic (2nd Mon evening each month) All clinics at Mile End Hospital site except Fri clinic at Newham Hospital.



Dr Pyne graduated from Cambridge University (preclinical) and Barts and The Royal London Medical School (clinical) with Distinction (Honours). He undertook junior doctor training in London gaining his consultant qualifications in Rheumatology/General Medicine in 2003. After his UK training he acquired further experience in Melbourne , Australia in rheumatology, neurology and renal medicine for a year. He undertook further training in joint/tendon injections including ultrasound techniques in Oxford and at the Institute of Anatomy, Munich in 2011.

In 2004 he was appointed as Consultant Rheumatologist at The Royal London Hospital and became Rheumatology Lead in 2008. At merger of Royal London, Barts, Whipps and Newham Hospitals in 2012 he was appointed the Department Lead for Rheumatology on all sites for the newly created Barts Health Trust, now the largest NHS Trust in the UK. He now leads a department of 18 consultants across 4 sites.

Dr Pyne heads one of the largest lupus services in the UK , which has been assessed by NHS England as meeting its quality standards for a specialist national centre. He is also the Clinical Lead for the Sports and Exercise service at Barts run at Mile End site.

He is Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of London, QMUL for Rheumatology and Sports Medicine and is involved in teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate students and is an examiner for the University of London MBBS examination.

He is active in research in lupus and sports injuries and has given presentations on both subspecialist areas at international rheumatology and sports conferences.

His professional memberships include British Society of Rheumatology, British Society of Sports and Exercise Medicine and Royal College of Physicians. He is  a certified  acupuncturist by the British Medical Acupuncture Society. He has been an expert advisor to NICE for their Medical Technologies Advisory Committee.



Dr Pyne’s research interests are in:

1. LUPUS- currently international studies on biologic therapies (BLISS-LN, EMBRACE) and national studies on new drug safety (BILAGBR). He also leads local studies on lupus in ethnic minorities results of which have been presented at recent international rheumatology (ACR) and renal conferences (ASN).

2. SPORTS INJURIES- currently principle investigator in national trials on Achilles tendinopathy treatment and sciatica


He has been the Principle Assessor for the British Medical Association  UK Research Grants in Rheumatology.


Primary publications (include any professional publications that you have written and contributed to during the past 5 years only)




Assessment of Physical Activity in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Malliotis N, Dannhauser F, Pyne D. Accepted Rheumatology 2015


Renal Relapses Are Common in Lupus Nephritis.  Pakozdi A, Rajakariar R,  Sheaff M,  Pyne D.Arthritis and Rheumatism 2014; 66 (11) S735


Are Repeat Renal Biopsies Important in Managing Lupus Nephritis Flares? Pakozdi A, Rajakariar R,  Sheaff M,  Pyne D. Arthritis and Rheumatism 2014; 66 (11) S731


Influence of Ethnicity on Efficacy of Current Immunosuppressive Protocols in Proliferative Lupus Nephritis. Pakozdi A, Rajakariar R,  Sheaff M,  Pyne D. Arthritis and Rheumatism 2014; 66 (11) S732



Adherence to national cervical cancer screening programme in systemic lupus erythematosus patients in East London BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology  Sharif A.; Yousaf S.; Pakozdi A.; Pyne D.2014 vol121:34


Sunscreen Use in SLE:. Dua J,  Mahto A , Pyne D. Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70(Suppl3):559


A Near Miss. A Hartley, Pyne D . J Clin Rheum .2010 Apr;16(3):119-22



Interpretation of C-reactive protein values in SLE. Pyne D, Nikiphorou E. Grand Rounds. 2009;9:18-19.





A Comparison of two hyaluronic acid preparations in knee osteoarthritis. Shaikh M, Reddy V, Pyne D. Accepted Rheumatology 2015


Development and validation of a questionnaire to measure the severity and the impact of symptoms on function and sports ability in patients with acute hamstrings injuries. Malliaropoulos N, Korakakis V, Christodoulou D,  Padhiar N, Pyne D et al Br J Sports Med 2014;48:1607-1612


Editorial  Pyne D  British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine. BASEM Today Dec 2013 25(2)



Achilles tendon disorders . Pyne D. BMJ 2013;346:f1262












Minimally invasive ultrasound guided synovial biopsy as a clinical diagnostic tool Ng N, Di Cicco M, Humby F, Deidda S, Pyne D, Kidd B, Sutcliffe N, Jawad A, Breston C, Pitzalis C, Kelly S Ann Rheum Dis 2013;72(S3):1015



Rheumatoid Arthritis patient characteristics at different therapeutic timepoints Ng N, Humby F,  Kelly S, Di Cicco M, Dadoun S,  Bombardieri M, Hands R,  Rocher V, Pyne D,  Kidd B, Pitzalis C  Ann Rheum Dis 2013;72(S3):862


Clinical , Imaging and Histological Characteristics of patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis at different stages of escalation of therapy. Ng N, Humby F, Kelly S, Diccio M, Bombardieri M, Pyne D et al. Rheumatology 2013;52:71-71


Case Mix in a rheumatology outpatient department at a London Teaching Hospital Kirkpatrick B, Ludwig D, Pyne D, Kelly S. Ann Rheum Dis 2012;71(Suppl3):455


Ultrasound guided diagnostic synovial biopsies: An audit of a rheumatology led service. Ng N, Humby F, Ciccio M, Mahto A, Pyne D Rheumatology 2014 ;53 (Suppl 1): 105


Rheumatology Pyne D Handbook of Medical Management (Elsevier) Kumar and Clark. Chapter 9. 297-326, 2011


Quality and Productivity in Rheumatoid Arthritis . Pyne D NHS Alliance 2011 :23-25


Demystifying Acupuncture. Pyne D, Shenker N. Rheumatology. 2008;47(8):1132-6



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